target audience: TECH BUYER Publication date: Jan 2022 - Document type: IDC MarketScape - Doc Document number: # US48596221
IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print in the Distributed Workforce 2022 Vendor Assessment
This IDC study assesses the strategies and capabilities of the major office printing vendors to support an increasingly distributed workforce on a worldwide basis. Organizations using this IDC MarketScape for global print in the distributed workforce will be able to identify vendors with strong offerings and well-integrated business strategies to provide for this growing market need.
"One of the most significant developments anticipated out of the global COVID-19 pandemic is the development of a more hybrid business operating model that combines the traditional office setting along with home/remote locations. Over the past several months, organizations learned how to effectively work outside of the normal office environment, and we expect that this business model will be maintained in the future," said Keith Kmetz, program vice president for Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions research at IDC. "As such, both print providers and end-user organizations will need to consider the adjustments needed within the print infrastructure to support an increasingly distributed workforce. If done correctly, there are numerous benefits to be gained. On the other hand, if done incorrectly, the organization could suffer with undue costs and productivity shortcomings."