Procter & Gamble employees will soon print documents from their smartphones courtesy of a mobile printing setup from Xerox.
The implementation goes like this:
- P&G will use Xerox's new mobile print software and services;
- 20,000 mobile P&G employees will print documents from their phones to a secure server with a specific email address;
- The documents are held on a secure server until a worker goes to a printer and enters a code.
Xerox said its first to offer a mobile print setup that only requires an email and an IP address and works with any device. Xerox, which is in a dogfight with HP to win print managed service deals, singled out HP's ePrint, a cloud-based product that works with BlackBerry devices only.
HP verifies that its ePrint service requires a BlackBerry Enterprise Software and smartphone.
P&G, which outsources a lot of its IT to key vendors, used Xerox to consolidate printing infrastructure.