As part of the development of MyQ X 8.2, MyQ’s web interface for both users and IT admins was significantly improved to meet the complex standards of Web Content Accessibility guidelines.

There is a substantial number of users of information and communication technologies (ICT) with disabilities (visual, physical, cognitive…), for whom accessing the digital content might be somehow challenging. Web Accessibility is a tool for developing and designing technologies and websites in a way that makes sure everybody can use them and interact with them.

Web accessibility and WCAG

In order to make ICT accessible to everyone, the European Union adopted a European standard for digital accessibility EN 301 549, which follows Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 and its application to EU public sector websites is required since September 2020.

Issued by the World…

MyQ X 8.2 is an essential new product version which answers modern-day challenges of working out-of-office, as well as growing demand for touchless MFP operation and equal opportunity for people with disabilities.

MyQ customers can look forward to web application accessibility compliant to BITV 2.1 (WCAG 2.1 AA), unprecedented flexibility in accounting and managing costs, secure remote printing thanks to a connector to Universal Print by Microsoft, an all-new MyQ X Mobile Client for completely touchless printing and much more.

Compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent people with disabilities (visual, auditory, motor, cognitive) from quality interaction with websites. MyQ started working on the Accessibility project in July 2020, working towards a BITV certification which confirms that MyQ web interfaces for users and admins are fully accessible…

Paper is becoming obsolete and situations that ask for physical documents are more and more scarce. We’ve been getting used to automated processes, and that’s a good thing — it helps prevent human error.

Archives are moving away from carton to digital folders, although there will always be departments relying on printed documents. But one thing is having an official paper copy, and another is working with information contained in the document. This is where digitization comes into play — scanning and other processes which involve electronically transferred data. It is no longer necessary to manually re-type items from an invoice into the computer. We’ve been getting used to automated processes, and we don’t need to intervene manually nearly as often as before. That’s a good thing. …

MyQ has 4 different solutions for clients using Chrome OS after the end of Google Cloud Print, which are — just as the terminated service — completely free of charge.

What was Google Cloud Print, exactly?

In short, Google Cloud Print was a printing service introduced in 2010, and it served as a digital “connector” between cloud storage and on-site printing devices. It could also work as a printing server — as long as there was an computer running on-site connected to the printer and Chrome browser, users could access the printing device remotely. This way it also allowed for printing from older devices that wouldn’t be supported otherwise.

Google Cloud Print was originally introduced as a solution for Chromebooks running Chrome OS and Android devices to give them a tool for accessing printers. …

In the wake of the BLI 2021 Software Pick Award announced last November, which names MyQ X Enterprise Edition an “Outstanding Print Management Solution”, comes an extensive review confirming its unique value proposition.

Keypoint Intelligence has issued a detailed Solution Report, picking apart MyQ X Enterprise’s features and functions after having subjected the solution to months of heavy testing. The Report contains detailed information regarding MyQ X Enterprise’s performance in the following sections: Features & Productivity, Usability, IT Admin & Security, Support & Training and Value.

A quick summary of the review

The first and most extensive section, Features & Productivity, focuses on the most prominent…

“Progress cannot be stopped” — a saying that is twice as valid when it comes to new technologies and modern workplaces. And printing — as a tool that is relevant to both of these categories — is no exception.

The constant push towards digitization and smart technologies challenges the whole printing industry to come up with new products and features to satisfy the digital demand. To make the future of printing a little clearer, Quocirca created the Global Print 2025 report to sketch out the most important changes ahead.

For a better insight into the printing sector, Quocirca conducted two…

Despite the rapidly increasing digitization, there are still many people that prefer the feel of good old paper between their fingertips. Sure, this might be justifiable in the case of belles-lettres and comic books. However, more often than not, lot of employees click the “print” button without giving it a second thought.

You pay for every page

Despite the rapidly increasing digitization, there are still many people that prefer the feel of good old paper between their fingertips. Sure, this might be justifiable in the case of belles-lettres and comic books. However, more often than not, lot of employees click the “print” button without giving…

We’ve all been there — first we wait in a long supermarket queue and when it’s finally our turn, we spend ages searching our wallet or pockets for the right coins to hand over to the cashier. But a few years ago, the “magic beep” of contactless payment came to our rescue. And its popularity has been increasing ever since. For example, Czechia, which is not exactly known as a great technological innovator, is a world leader when it comes to contactless payment, preceded only by Australia. The Czechs simply love “to beep” and they have many opportunities to do…

In the age of digitization, companies reinvent their processes and encourage their employees to think twice before printing a piece of paper. Still, when you type “office printing costs” or “printer usage monitoring” into Google, this is what starts popping up:

“As much as 3% of a company’s income is spent on printing, copying, filing and posting paper documents.” (MyDataScope)

“An average person uses between 250 and 300 kilos of paper every year.”

“According to a survey of small businesses, 47 percent report that employees printing email was a big part of their print usage.”

“Almost two thirds of small…

We hear the term “non-essential” mentioned quite often these days, as businesses are slowing down in their tracks to think about how to best allocate their resources and energy. Maybe one of the things we can and should do without is using a multifunction printer — especially since we are cautious about frequently touched surfaces, and a printer’s control panel is a good example of such a surface. Still, we would like to show that with the right print management solution, printers can become smart assistants that offer welcome help.

In our previous post on this topic, we suggested you…

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