1. Businesses rely on printer security
The growth of industrial and mobile printer management has always been slow and steady, like the tortoise in Aesop’s fable The Tortoise and the Hare. alone 40% of organizations have reliable processes in place to manage and support printersand 56% of printers are unsecured on the network – but that should change.
Until now, printers have not been considered a risk. But in the retail industry, IT managers are realizing the importance of printer management because of the threats they pose to their networks and their reliance on shipping and sales labels. Not only has cyberattacks been on the rise for a number of years, printer security is now just a click away.
2023 will mark the end of printer support issues between IT and on-site staff. Not only is it expensive to manage printers in multiple locations, it’s time-consuming and bad for carbon emissions. There is no longer a need to personally visit each printer to have it serviced, only to discover that there is no urgent problem. Instead, with an enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution, problems can be proactively identified and resolved remotely before they result in costly device downtime. Investing in an EMM solution not only saves time and money, but also makes device fleet management easier as issues can be managed and resolved remotely.
2. Technology at the service of more sustainable behaviors
According to one current SOTI study on sustainable development, 55% of IT decision makers believe that all corporate devices are disposed of unnecessarily or prematurely. This explains why the life cycle of corporate devices is only 2.42 years.
However, when IT teams have a better view of all their devices, organizations can encourage better lifecycle management. For example, an EMM solution can provide IT teams with accurate insight into device charge cycles, storage capacity, or battery temperature, providing an accurate picture of the device’s performance and remaining battery life. This saves companies from scrapping a supposedly faulty device when performance data shows it will be in good condition for months or years to come.
3. Businesses trust Zero Trust
Zero Trust challenges the “implicit trust” in network security. Specifically, when you open an application, the network assumes that your smartphone has the right to access it. With zero trust, the smartphone must validate its identification or authorization before accessing the network. Many methods such as two-factor authentication or multi-factor authentication are used to ensure correct and authorized access to endpoints and applications.
2021, 81% of organizations experienced a cloud security incident. By 2023, half of work is expected to take place in the cloud, raising questions about cybersecurity and the measures companies are taking to protect devices and end users from cyber threats.
Companies are constantly innovating and evolving. Several technologies are on the verge of breakthroughs, including printer security, green technologies and Zero Trust. Stimulated by greater visibility, these new approaches will make it possible to ensure the actions of the corporate world from an ecological and sustainable point of view.