Google Cloud Print and Google Drive are revolutionising the way offices function. Employees no longer need to be at their desk to access the files they need to do their jobs. In addition, staff that work out on the road can increase productivity by retrieving and printing the documents they need – no matter where they are based.

What is Google Cloud Print?

Google Cloud Print allows employees to access and print documents saved in Google Drive from any compatible device. A wide range of manufacturers – including Lexmark and Konica Minolta – allow direct access to Google Drive.

This means users access their documents by simply logging into their Google account on the printer itself. In addition, scanned documents can be saved straight to the correct folder from the printer – a huge time-saver.

What is Google Drive for Business?

Google Drive is a file storage service that allows you to access, share and collaborate on documents in the cloud. Google Drive doesn’t just store your files; as it also allows you to create, share, and manage documents in the same vein as Microsoft Office. This gives your business greater flexibility to support home working or team on the road.

The benefits of using Google products for your business

Secure
Devices can be configured to have different levels of access and cards can be provided to staff pre-programmed with their credentials, therefore nobody can gain access to files they are not permitted to see.

Flexible
These Google Products offer a simple and cost-effective way for your team to stay connected. In other words it makes a global network feel local, as no matter where they are, employees can access everything they need.

Cost Saving
Working in the cloud saves businesses money. Easy access to documents on the move means less printing for meetings, saving your business money on paper and toner costs. Documents are secure in the cloud, and therefore IT costs are also reduced because there is less need for storage space on office servers and devices.

Increased Productivity
Google Cloud Print is quick and easy to use. In addition to cutting down on paper and consumables, processes are streamlined, saving your business time and money as productivity increases. For example, many office workers are not tied to their desks 9-5 anymore, and the cloud allows them to access documents quickly and easily.

For more information on the benefits of moving your business to the cloud, get in touch today.