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Top 5 questions when moving to the cloud: How to manage printing with multiple platforms?

Business Development Director
Our 5-part blog series looks at the top questions you need to consider when moving your print environment into the cloud. In this post, the final installment to the series, we look at how to manage your printing across multiple platforms.


From Windows, Mac and Linux, there are many options when it comes to an organizational operating system (OS). Many IT administrators advocate the use of multiple operating systems so that users in the organization can choose the best tool for their jobs. Virtualization gives you some serious benefits, such as the ability to conserve energy and consolidate servers, enhance security and empower employees to choose an operating system of their choice.
However, it is not all positive -- using multiple operating systems brings complexity and problems for IT teams as they are unable to standardize. This affects all systems within a company, including your print services. On-premises print management, such as YSoft SAFEQ solved this long ago and most providers support multiple OS platforms, but what about when your print management is in the cloud?

Cloud support

Moving your print environment into the cloud comes with many benefits, but only if your operating systems are supported. Your print management system should not dictate the choice of operating system you have running or might be planning to use in the future.
With the introduction of Universal Print from Microsoft, you might be wondering about multiple OS support as Universal Print only supports Windows. The good news is, YSoft SAFEQ Cloud is designed to support MacOS, Linux, Chrome OS and Windows whether or not you choose to use the Universal Print feature in Microsoft 365. Our family of cloud-based print management services caters both the enterprise (YSoft SAFEQ CloudPro) and SMBs (YSoft SAFEQ Breeze) and each service supports these multiple platforms.
As you evaluate your cloud printing options, be sure to ask:
  • Will this cloud printing solution support the upcoming Universal Print feature in Microsoft 365?
  • Will this solution also seamlessly support MacOS, Linux and Chrome OS?
With Y Soft solutions, the answer is yes.
Contact us today find out how we can help your print infrastructure move into the cloud.

Other articles in this Top 5 Questions to Ask When Moving to the Cloud series:
Question 1: How much should I pay?
Question 2: How can I ensure my print services will always be available?
Question 3: How can you ensure cloud-based print management/infrastructure can scale without your costs increasing astronomically?
Question 4: Can cloud printing integrate with other cloud services?
Jim Wieser
Jim calls New York home and, when not traveling to visit with partners and customers, he enjoys spending time with his family and scuba diving. As a professional scuba diving trainer and master dive instructor, he is literally under water a lot. When he comes up for air, he can tell you a lot about owning his own businesses and his previous work at OpenText, Xerox and Eastman Kodak.
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