It became clear in 2022 that the company that is leading the pack when it comes to business printing solutions is definitely Toshiba. This became evident when Toshiba was listed in this year’s merit awards. Toshiba took home the coveted 2022 Gold Merit Award for Technology in the Cloud Services category.
This is great news for those who lease Toshiba multifunction printers, or who are planning on doing so in the future. Let’s look at why this award is so important, and what it means for anyone who is incorporating Toshiba products into their managed print services.
What are the Merit Awards?
The Merit Awards were created to recognize industry leaders in various categories across different sectors, such as:
- Business Excellence
- Cloud Services
- Healthcare Technology
- Sensor Technology
The award winners are companies that have contributed to the “continued growth of the market worldwide.” This means that the companies who’ve been recognized with the award are driving innovation and demonstrating their usefulness to consumers.
The judges are a “who’s who” list of well-known tech journalists, industry execs, entrepreneurs, and others. The products and services recognized by the Merit Awards are some of the most innovative products around. These are changing the way business is done and what choices consumers are making.
At Clearview Business Solutions, we watch the Merit Awards to stay current on the latest industry trends. This way, we can make sure we are providing the best, industry-recognized products to our managed print services customers in Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersberg areas.
Why was Toshiba Chosen as a Merit Awards Winner?
The latest line of Toshiba multifunction printers has been a game changer when it comes to their cloud integration. This has resulted in more and more customers choosing Toshiba for their cloud printing needs. It’s also why Clearview Business Solutions feature Toshiba products.
Cloud printing is more important than ever, with the changes we’ve seen over the past few years. With more and more workers adopting a fully remote or hybridized working arrangement, an increasing amount of printing workloads are originating from outside the office itself.
Toshiba recognizes this with their products. They carefully looked at how the print environment has changed over the last few years, and where it’s likely to go in the future. They are truly the tip of the spear when it comes to cloud printing services.
Merit Award-Winning Toshiba Cloud Printing Features
When you take a deep dive into all the features that Toshiba multifunction printers have, it is hardly a surprise they were chosen for a Merit Award. It’s also why Clearview Business Solutions chose to feature the full line of Toshiba printers. They’ve become an indispensable part of the modern work environment. Let’s take a look at some of Toshiba’s award-winning innovations.
As we’ve discussed in other blog posts, adopting the efficient workflows of cloud services should never mean sacrificing security. It can often be difficult to maintain a good security posture as many cloud multifunction printers aren’t hardened against cyberattacks.
One of the reasons we feature Toshiba products is that they are engineered with security in mind. All the communications between the user and the printer are encrypted utilizing the latest TLS1.2 standard. They also use a certificate-based key infrastructure to ensure proper validation at all times.
Toshiba’s Elevate Sky Service
Providing top-notch security and maintaining a high level of uptime is made possible by Toshiba’s “Elevate Sky service.” This is an entire suite of cloud tools that seamlessly integrate with business printing needs.
These include things like “e-BRIDGE Remote Assist” which is an innovative support portal where technicians can remotely connect with a printer to diagnose any problems. This eliminates the need for many service calls, getting you back up and running quickly.
Toshiba’s cloud-connected printers also gather usage statistics and analyze them through their advanced AI engine. This is now allowing for failure prediction, which means problems can be fixed before they cause extended downtime.
One of the reasons we really love Toshiba multifunction printers is that they are purpose-built for the cloud. It’s not an afterthought; it’s part of the ground-up design. This means it can connect to and work with all of your various devices and peripherals, no matter where they are located.
Workflow Management and Managed Print Services
Handling a range of printing jobs at all times is key to our managed print service solutions for businesses here in the Tampa and St. Petersburg area. Output needs to scale to demand, which, in some cases, can be quite high.
Toshiba printers utilize a single print queue, which then prints when the end user can release at any e-BRIDGE printer. This makes for a highly flexible workflow meeting the demands of the offices we serve.
Toshiba Printers for Lease Through Clearview Business Solutions
Leasing a printer is often a much better call for business than buying them outright. The high up-front cost is one reason. With a lease, you get a predictable monthly payment, rather than having to come up with cash upfront for a depreciating asset.
The features of Toshiba Multifunction printers that we’ve discussed, like remote maintenance and diagnostics, mean they are a great fit for a lease. You’ll have the highest possible uptime because of the inherent reliability and extreme ease of repair when anything does go wrong.
How Toshiba Printers Integrate with CVBS Managed Print Services
Toshiba’s Merit-Award Winning Multifunction Printers are a great fit with Clearview Business Solutions Managed Print Services. This is why we feature the full line of Toshiba e-Studio printers. These range from small printers good for individual workstations or a small business to high capacity, high output units appropriate for some of the largest companies in the Tampa Bay area.
That’s why we were named a Toshiba ProMasters Elite dealer. We know their products inside and out, and how they can fit in with your managed cloud printing environment. This is what makes managed print services so valuable: our expertise can fuel your productivity. A huge part of that is having an understanding of which products are adding the most value to your investment in managed print services.