IDC MaturityScape Gives Organizations Strategies for Developing Mobile Print and Scan Maturity

Framingham - 25 January 2016

Mobility in the office environment is causing disruption of traditional workflows and creating new demands for IT. New research from International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that mobile print and scan has the ability to improve worker productivity, improve access to content, and enable better mobility in the workplace. Mobile print and scan can be both transformative and disruptive for many organizations, so it is important to have a robust plan on how to approach or improve implementation. To help organizations gain maximum benefits of mobile print and scan, IDC has published a new MaturityScape report that offers senior leaders a framework to assess their level of mobile print and scan as well as to prepare a strategy that is in line with their overall enterprise mobility goals.

"Mobility promises to be one of largest disruptors to the office environment – especially in regards to workflows centralized around print and scan," saidArianna Valentini, Senior Research Analyst, Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions. "As a result, investment in mobile print and scan drives efficient workflows and gives organizations a competitive edge in worker productivity. Mobile print and scan needs to be addressed as a key part of the overall enterprise mobility investment."

Deploying a mobile print or mobile scan solution requires most organizations to change their current organizational practices to meet the demands of mobile users. To help organizations successfully make this transition, IDC's MaturityScape framework identifies the stages, critical measures, outcomes, and actions required to develop an efficient and effective mobile print and scan strategy.

The IDC study, IDC MaturityScape: Mobile Print and Scan (IDC #US40188716), describes IDC's Mobile Print and Scan MaturityScape framework, which are Ad Hoc, Opportunistic, Repeatable, Managed, and Optimized. The report provides a description of each stage's defining characteristics and business outcomes. IDC has also identified the critical capabilities and practices that are common within each stage of mobile print and scan maturity. When properly addressed, these dimensions – people, technology, vision, and process – enable an organization to understand and evaluate itself in order to move from one stage of maturity to the next.

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