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A Helpful Guide in Mobile Printing

A Helpful Guide in Mobile Printing

 

Almost everyone today owns a smartphone and most of us cannot leave our homes without carrying them with us. We now heavily rely on them for work, communication, information, entertainment, purchasing, socializing, running a business and even for our printing needs. 

 

So how do you go about printing from your mobile phone or your tablet? Here are a few things to keep in mind.

 

When looking at mobile printing it is best to have it broken down into categories. Some smartphones allow you to print directly to specific printers. Of course you should expect that you would always be in a situation wherein your 

Image representing iPad as depicted in CrunchBasesmartphone is compatible with the printer available. In situations when your smartphone does not match the  printer, the most common solution is to use a web service or email,  send what you needed printed out perhaps halfway across the globe to have a printer that is just within your reach print it for you. This can sound a bit too much and complicated but as soon as you have this type of service set up, using it is very simple and quick.

 

 

Integrated Support

 

There is great news for iPhone and iPad users in mobile printing. These Apple iOS devices have an AirPrint feature which lets you print directly to Airprint compatible printers that are on the same network. You won’t need to install anything else or tinker with any setting to start printing. If you use an iOS and you’re planning to get a new printer, it is best to check if the printer supports the AirPrint feature.

If you have an Android device like the Samsung Galaxy S3, you can print using Bluetooth. One thing you should know is that printing via Bluetooth can either be a hit or a miss. You can give this a try if a printer with Bluetooth is available. Just pair your Android with the device and choose the Share via Bluetooth option on your Android. Printing via Bluetooth gives varied results and there are certain limitations on what you can print out. But this can come as a handy solution when you’re out of options.

 

Via App Support

 

Most printers do not support mobile printing yet. However most printer manufacturers have found a way to support mobile printing and this is with the use of an app. Today, most printers make use of an app that will allow a direct connection to the printer or provide you access over the web or through email. After downloading the app, you’ll need to take care of setting up an account on the printer for it to become accessible. Most commonly, it is accessible through email. After the account has been set up, you can start printing by simply sending an email attachment to the printer. Because of the rising popularity of mobile devices and mobile printing, many manufacturers have come up with an app that does all the tinkering for you. Most commonly, you will be asked to set up these services at the time of installation of your printer but you can also set it up at a later time.

 

Google’s Cloud Printing Service

 

Google's Cloud printing service has helped immensely in making mobile printing a lot more available. To use this service you would need to have a Google account so if you don't have one yet, simply create one to take advantage of this service. Most of the newly released models of printer have a built in support for this feature.  But you'll be glad to know that you can actually use the Google Cloud Print service with any printer. Simply download an extension to Google Chrome then you can start setting up Google's Cloud Printing service for any local or network printer you would be using.

 

Mobile printing is steadily becoming more popular as more and more people are finding the need for it. In the near future we can expect that new advancement and developments in printers would be done to accommodate this modern way of printing.

 

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July 16, 2013Posted by igadmin in blog

How the Internet Has Changed the Business World

Before the internet technology was born, the business world operated in a very different way. Pre-internet technology, when a business opens their storefront, they make use of local papers for advertisements and perhaps get in touch with networking organizations in their locality. Afterwards, business owners wish and hope hard that they were spot on with their assessment that what they sell is needed by local consumers. But with the birth of internet technology, things changed.

 

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How did the internet change the world of business?

It’s a Global Market Now

 

If in the past, businesses relied or depended solely on their band of loyal local customers to survive, this is no longer the case. The internet has opened wide a door of vast opportunity to entrepreneurs, allowing them to market their products and services in a global scale.

 

A New Way of Communicating

 

No one can deny the fact that the internet has made the world smaller and it has broken down a thick wall that separated the business world and its consumers. With the advent of the internet technology, businesses became more open and connected to the consuming public. Businesses have taken advantage of the communication tools such as email and instant messaging the internet has brought about therefore improving the ability of businesses to communicate with employees, customers as well as associates.

 

The World of Telecommuting Came to Life

 

Thanks to the internet technology a new world, referred to as telecommuting, came into the picture. Many businesses have embraced telecommuting in which employees can work from the comfort of their home using equipment provided by their company. In doing so, a business is able to cut overhead expenses as less office space and utilities are needed for its day to day operation. Telecommuting would have not been possible if not for the wonderful world of the internet technology.

 

Marketing Online

 

It is no longer surprising to see that businesses have put up websites. Since almost every consumer surfs the web, it is only a smart move to make your business available on the web too. In this day and age, when the competition is at a global scale, a business must stay on top of their customers’ needs and wants and deliver them. Businesses have put up surveys, questionnaires, feedback forms, subscription options and a platform for comments on their website so they can monitor what these needs and wants are.  

 

Advertising Online

 

The internet has given businesses a chance to reach almost all parts of the world. By putting up a website, banners and with the use of SEO, a business can establish a strong presence online and therefore reach millions of potential customers worldwide.

 

A More Convenient and Effective Collaboration

 

The internet has given a simpler platform for businesses and professionals to collaborate with each other. Webinars or internet seminars have turned project collaborations a breezy task.

 

Research Made Easy

Research is very important for any business. The internet can be very helpful when researching new ideas for products and new ways of making products as well as pricing information. Any business who wants to dominate their industry would wisely use the internet to research their competition and get to know what they are up to. The internet will also be very helpful when one is planning to put up an expansion of their business for a particular location. Information on the locality’s population, its needs and ideal products and services best for the area can be gathered from the web.

 

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July 11, 2013Posted by igadmin in blog

Which wireless protocol is best for your hotel? B, G or N

Looking to understand which wireless protocol is best for your hotel? B, G or N

Almost everywhere WiFi is available. So which wireless network is best for your hotel? B, G or N? 

 

Wireless networking experiments

We usually see stickers saying "Free Wifi" or simply "Wifi" in most cafes, airports and numerous public buildings. Wifi or wireless networking or wireless fidelity allows us to connect to the internet without the use of wires. Since the internet plays an integral role in many aspects of our life, many homes today also have Wifi. Numerous businesses have also jumped in the wagon of “Wifi”, implementing the wireless technology within their offices.


It is also a prevailing trend now for most companies   to provide mobile devices with wireless capabilities to employees enabling 
them to work at any given time at any given place.This is not surprising   at all since Wifi can reduce cost in overall equipment plus it provides convenience to employees.

 

This just means productivity  is increased and consequently net earnings can go up. So how does Wifi works? Wifi gets your computer connected to the internet with the use of radio frequency instead of network cables.

 

Just like cordless phones, Wifi technology transmits data from a point to another via radio signals. When using wireless technology, one has to be within the range area of the wireless network to successfully connect a computer to the internet. Now that you know how Wifi works, how then do you decide what kind of Wifi network will serve your needs best? This part can get a bit confusing especially when you start hearing Wifi terminologies such as Wireless-B, Wireless-G, Wireless-N, Dual Band, 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and many others. These acronyms and terms may probably sound funny and alien like for many. But getting to know these terms and acronyms will be helpful in finding the right kind of wireless network for your needs.

 

What is Wireless B?

 

Wireless B operates in the 2.4 GHz frequency range and provides an average speed of 4.5 mbps and reaching maximum speeds of 11mbps. In simpler words the Wireless B network is quite a bit slow in speed. However it can cover a distance of about 150 feet. The Wireless B is ideal when your top priority is range requirements and not the network density. If there are not many people who would use the network or there are not many people who would compete for the network’s speed, then the wireless B is a good option. Considering the cost, this is also the most affordable for setting up small wireless networks.

 

What is Wireless G?

 

Wireless G provides a faster speed averaging at 16 mbps and reaching a maximum of 54 mbps and has a wireless range radius of 75 feet and a wireless channel width of 20 MHz. It is ideal for small-sized homes or offices that would only want access to emails and surf pages on the internet.

 

What is Wireless N?

 

Wireless N is the newest kid on the block and is considered to be the future of wireless technology. It has maximum speeds of 600 – 900 mbps which is definitely the fastest. The wireless range radius of Wireless N is up to 200 – 450 feet and its wireless channel width is 40 MHz. In other words, it is the fastest and covers the largest distance in range. If you need to cover a large home or office or one that is built with heavy materials, the wireless N is a fitting choice. Wireless N is ideal for those who want to do more than access their emails or surf internet pages. If you want to be able to stream videos without dealing with the jitters or without having to wait, or if you want to be able to play online games or watch movies online then the wireless N is the best fit.

 

Now that you know the main difference between these three types of wireless network, you would have an easier time picking which wireless network best suits your needs.

 

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Ask the question Why 5 times to find root Hotel Problem

Ask the question Why 5 times, and you will likely find the root of your core hotel problems.

 

Taichi Ohno was one of the inventors of the Toyota Production System, and he wrote a book about it called The Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production.

 

The premise of this concept is that you can ask the question Why something happened or is happening 5 times to find the root of the problem.

 

An example of how that could work in the Toyota Production line could be -

    •    1. Why did the tooling machine stop? (There was an overload and the fuse blew.)
    •    2. Why was there an overload? (The bearing was not sufficiently lubricated.)
    •    3. Why was it not lubricated sufficiently? (The lubrication pump was not pumping sufficiently.)
    •    4. Why was it not pumping sufficiently? (The shaft of the pump was worn and rattling.)
    •    5. Why was the shaft worn out? (There was no strainer attached and metal scrap got in.)

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