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Xerox, P&G hook up on mobile printing from smartphones

Procter & Gamble employees will soon print documents from their smartphones courtesy of a mobile printing setup from Xerox.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor

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.

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