5 Innovations to Consider When Buying a Business Printer
Printer manufacturers are finding new ways to solve SMBs' printing problems and challenges. They are merging the ease-of-use of consumer printers with the robust security and performance of enterprise devices, in attractive and more compact printer packages.HP has a "One Life" guiding principle in designing products that are robust enough for office use yet intuitive enough for personal use. "One Life refers to the trend that our personal and professional lives are blending—and this is further amplified for SMBs," HP's Olson explained. "You will continue to see more solutions from HP that help our customers manage across all aspects of their lives."Other SMB-focused features offered by HP printers include "self-healing" Wi-Fi, which means it proactively detects and fixes wireless connectivity issues. Voice-activated printing with voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Google Voice Assistant, or Microsoft Cortana, is relatively new but allows for hands-free printing in situations that require this kind of functionality.Konica-Minolta's new bizhub i-Series MFP for offices features intuitive icon-based multi-touch screen technology, advanced security, and longer-lasting consumables. The company integrates a Workplace Hub, which combines a network firewall, IT management system, and cloud backup functionality designed for SMBs all within the printer solution.Have any questions you need answered about business printers? Join the PCMag@Work discussion group on LinkedIn and you can ask vendors, other professionals like yourself, and PCMag’s editors.
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