A newly published report from
The report notes that mobile printing, as one of the few growth markets in the printer industry at the moment, shows great promise but is no panacea for the industry’s challenges: it is unlikely that mobile print volumes will be able to completely replace diminishing desktop print volumes. But the sooner the industry and mobile device vendors can simplify and universalize print functionality on smartphones and tablets, the faster mobile printing will grow, and the more slowly will users find non-print alternatives for viewing and sharing documents.
Over the long run, the shift to mobile devices will force users to develop new ways to manage and share documents, and printing will continue to be slowly squeezed as entirely digital ways of sharing and viewing documents get easier and easier. The ubiquity of mobile devices is hastening the transformation of paper-centric workflows to electronic business processes, eliminating the need to print. Based on results of the DWTAS 2013
The report examines the forces driving computer technology, including hardware performance, device format, wearable computers, the computing environment, and new input technologies. Photizo analysts then look at mobile printing solutions and printer-based print apps, and, along with data from the 2013 U.S. Office Worker survey, assess whether vendors are indeed keeping printing vital, and what improvements need to happen in the future.
“Combined with a broad survey of current user thinking on the evolution of computers and computing devices, we’ve been able to evaluate how new developments in computing technology will impact the future of the hard copy industry,” said
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