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Xerox’s latest ConnectKey technology is here. It’s transforming how employees work. It’s giving them the freedom to solve problems, be more productive and take on new challenges. Xerox ConnectKey technology is indeed cutting-edge. As such, you’d be forgiven for thinking it is only viable for large corporations.

In fact, Xerox has designed its latest iteration of ConnectKey to help you get the job done whether you’re a small, midsize or large business.
We recently sat down with RDT’s head of technical services, Marek Wieczorek, to review the business opportunities Xerox ConnectKey offers up for SMBs.

Xerox ConnectKey: tablet-like interface

Q) What are the differences between Xerox ConnectKey of yesteryear and the ConnectKey of today?

A) Let’s face it, Xerox is a savvy business. They understand there’s a huge SMB market out there. If you look at the system stats taken from the House of Commons, as of 2015 there were 5.4 million businesses in the UK, 95% of which were micro businesses.

As such, Xerox are perpetually developing products to help small business owners and their workers improve and grow. Xerox Connectkey is the epitome of this.
The platform is more accessible than ever to SMBs. Take smaller businesses such as the kebab shop owner, for instance. At the end of a long night, the owner still needs to print invoices and send to his accountant. All SMBs, regardless of sector, have business requirements. Xerox ConnectKey streamlines such processes whilst cutting time and monetary costs.

The new tablet interface on Xerox VersaLink and AltaLink series devices are infused with a simplified user experience that is comparable to using a personal home-based device such as a smartphone or a tablet.
This family of products offers true tablet-like functionality that allows you to configure jobs by scrolling, just like a tablet. Its intuitive design is simple to use, resulting in fewer clicks to complete a job and less time spent at the printer. App-driven and task-specific, allows you to tailor towards your business preferences by placing the apps used most front and centre. And installation wizards makes setup fast and easy – even for non-technical users – without having to call IT.

Xerox ConnectKey: security

Q) Can SMBs trust ConnectKey to deliver the comprehensive security measures required to protect confidential material?

A) According to SMB owners, security is a top six challenge. Xerox ConnectKey technology security is a top priority for us too. That’s why every Xerox ConnectKey technology-enabled device is armed with a holistic four-point approach to security, ensuring comprehensive, all-encompassing protection for all system components and vulnerability.

Just take the recent NHS hacks – data security is a challenge right now. Xerox ConnectKey is the benchmark of print security.

  • Intrusion prevention prevents malicious attacks, proliferation of malware, and misuse of unauthorised access to the printer.
  • Device detection alerts you if any harmful changes to the printer have been detected.
  • Document & data protection prevents intentional or accidental transmission of critical data to unauthorised parties. Documents are not released until the authorised user is at the device.
  • External partnerships provide extra security standards through partnership with McAfee.

Xerox ConnectKey: Mobile and cloud-ready

Q) Can SMB users manage, print, scan, and share to and from the cloud?

A) Yes they can. With the proliferation of mobile devices and the cloud, this is key. That’s why everyone can print, scan and share docs from their mobile devices. In essence, Xerox ConnectKey technology turns the mobile device into a remote workhub. Users can work from anywhere on any device. With a simple tap of an app, users can download, share, print, scan, distribute and even translate documents on the go.
Use the ConnectKey Technology Wi-Fi feature and your cloud service to connect everyone’s mobile devices to ConnectKey MFPs. This includes AirPrint, Mopria, Google Cloud Print, and the Xerox Android Print Service Plug-in. Also, DropBox, Google Drive and OneDrive are pre-installed on VersaLink printers and downloadable from the AppGallery on AltaLink MFPs.

Xerox ConnectKey: Managed print services

Q) For those with a managed print service, does ConnectKey easily integrate?

A) Print is essential for businesses of all sizes. Your document output, people and processes depend on it. Unmanaged systems are chaotic to operations. Therefore, businesses are using managed print services to control print, save money, boost productivity, and ensure document security.

With a Xerox ConnectKey technology-enabled device as the hub of your document environment, businesses can automate processes, optimise and manage devices remotely.
Every managed print solution is unique. Whatever your MPS setup, ConnectKey Technology seamlessly integrates with it, giving you document management control and workplace efficiency.

Xerox ConnectKey: Customised Apps

Q) Can ConnectKey users add, delete, or swap tools and apps to fit their business needs?

A) The beauty of the ConnectKey platform is that it’s no different to the app store on your phone. Given that your business needs change over time, ConnectKey features an ever-evolving gallery of apps — including those built by third parties such as RDT. This means that you can add, delete, or swap tools in your own custom app gallery.

Connect with ease mobile workers to Xerox ConnectKey technology-enabled devices. Scan and convert paper into the format you need with CapturePoint; translate documents via MFP, PC, or smart device with Easy Translator; share patient information securely with the healthcare app. Whatever your process requirements, ConnectKey technology helps to streamline how you handle critical information.

Ready to get connected with streamlined workflows?

Whether you run a small to midsize business or a large corporation, RTD’s ConnectKey Technology allows you to connect to other ConnectKey Technology-enabled devices and customise your experience to fit the needs across your business.

The end result? You’ll spend less time managing documents and more managing your business. For more on how Xerox ConnectKey can connect your business with process optimisation, email, call 0344 264 0791 or fill in the form below:

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