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Novell Welcomes iPrint to its Mobility Portfolio

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July 16, 2013 8:00 am

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Today’s mobile workforce demands a more productive, secure and manageable work environment.  At Novell, we remain dedicated to delivering products that meet those demands.  This past spring, Novell Filr challenged big names such as Dropbox and Box.net to offer secure file access and sharing for the enterprise. Today, we’re excited to announce that Novell’s trusted enterprise printing solution, iPrint, is going mobile for on-the-go, self-service printing from virtually any device – without compromising security or user productivity.

Employees are no longer limited to working from desktops. They can work from any device, and any location without losing print and share functions that are critical to productivity. Users anticipate that any resources available on their PCs should also work seamlessly with their tablets and smartphones. Unfortunately, that means that they are often turning to enterprise or consumer print services in the cloud, where sensitive corporate data isn’t necessarily secure – and it may even violate compliance regulations for some industries. For sensitive corporate data, enterprise printing solutions need to be secure, but also convenient for the users so they don’t turn to consumer cloud apps and services.

Our customers have been excited for Novell’s iPrint as a part of our robust mobility portfolio. Customers like TWIN MRO have enjoyed all that Novell mobility has to offer, including Novell iPrint, to enable a more productive, secure workforce – while still keeping IT in control.

“After evaluating solutions from HP and Xerox, we chose Novell iPrint because it is incredibly easy to use and it provides an unmatched level of control when integrated with our existing fleet of printers,” said Kevin Salisbury, manager of Global Marketing and IS&T at TWIN MRO.  “In tangent with Novell ZENworks Mobile Management and Novell Filr, we now have an enterprise mobility suite that effectively and securely allows us to manage and control our mobile devices just as we can our desktops and laptops.  The end result is a more productive mobile workforce with the benefit of efficient corporate-level, location-aware security policies.”

With iPrint, users have always been able to simply point and click to install printers from the browser without administrative interaction on Windows and Mac desktops.  Now enhanced with mobile functionality, users have more options and features to print from any of their devices on-the-go.   And, just as Filr does with mobile file sharing, iPrint aims to make the move to mobile printing as seamless for IT as possible, by integrating with existing printers and software – including Windows, Mac and Linux desktops and Android, iOS and Blackberry devices.

Analyst firm IDC revealed that the percentage of users who printed from their mobile devices increased dramatically in 2012. Based upon our own research, we expect that number to grow even more, so we’re arming businesses with the tools they need to keep their mobile workforces productive on-the-go.

To learn more about Novell’s mobility portfolio and Novell iPrint, visit: www.novell.com/press/iprint

 

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