The Printer is Going Wireless

Google released “Cloud Printing” today for Windows users. Read the announcement here: http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/print-from-your-phone-with-gmail-for.html

This means you can be on the road and print your important document at your printer of choice. It’s that simple. No biggie, right? Of course the printer is going wireless, isn’t everything?

It’s time to install the application and print while on the way to school/work! Hold that thought.

Academia is often slower to deploy such eye popping technologies for a variety of reasons, support being one of the biggest. Security is incredibly important and the I.T. world is not known for it’s rapid deployment of new technologies. The path followed is likely to be described as “Tried and true.” It’s safe and it’s proven. Two words a CIO will like.

What is the present state of printing at your institution?

  • Can you print via the wireless network?
  • Can you print from a laptop via Ethernet or wireless?
  • Can you print to any printer or only a select printer?
  • Do you have to swipe a card to release a job?

What would be the best solution for you – students, faculty, staff?

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Printer on January 25, 2011 at 11:40 am

    thanks.

    Reply

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