IDC Market Note on RICOH CloudStream
View the 2023 IDC Market Note report on RICOH CloudStream and discover how organizations are simplifying print management and enabling a more secured and effective print environment.
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Business applications, connectivity, and office print solutions are constantly evolving to support flexible and hybrid work environments. When choosing workplace technology and solutions to support today’s dynamic workforce, ease of deployment, scalability, and strong security measures are important factors to consider.
When it comes to office print solutions, traditional print infrastructures, which are primarily based on on-premises print servers and physical connectivity, can no longer meet the demands of hybrid or flexible workers.
Print remains an integral part of an organization’s day-to-day processes and employees, whether mobile, remote, or in-office, need seamless printing access regardless of network and location. For organizations looking to optimize their office space to create satellite or flexible workspaces, relying on traditional print infrastructures would mean setting up and managing additional print servers, which is costly, time-consuming and complex, especially in multi-vendor print environments.
Furthermore, traditional print servers, if not updated regularly, can become a security vulnerability. This can also be a source of pain for IT teams as traditional print servers require constant monitoring, troubleshooting and maintenance.
Embrace the future of work through the advantages of cloud printing
As the demand for workplace solutions tailored for a distributed workforce increases, many organizations are turning to cloud-based print solutions to modernize their print infrastructure. According to a market insight study, 73% of organizations are looking to increase their use of cloud-based printing services over the next few years.¹ And by 2025, 61% of businesses expect to fully or mostly use the cloud for their IT infrastructure.²
As the digital landscape continues to evolve, forward-looking organizations can leverage the agility and innovation of cloud technology not only to stay ahead of the curve, but to build a resilient print and IT infrastructure that can support the evolving needs of the workforce.
- 1Print 2025. Print 2025: The IT and Office Worker Print and Digital Divide. November 25, 2019.
- 2Quocirca. The impact of cloud maturity on printing. January 23, 2023.
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