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Lexmark International announced that its enterprise Print Release
solution can now be hosted in the cloud via a software-as-a-service
model, letting IT administrators scale the solution without having to
make an investment in new IT infrastructure. The company has also
enhanced Print Release’s mobile printing capabilities.

Print Release can now be deployed either in a traditional,
on-premise fashion or as a hosted service on a subscription basis, the
company announced on Oct. 20. The hosted solution is managed by Lexmark
at a secure data center, and includes support for enterprise-class
mobile printing with the Lexmark Mobile Printing App for Apple iOS and
Google Android smartphones and tablets.

Print Releases lets users print from their email enabled mobile
devices, including RIM’s BlackBerry devices, by attaching the document
in an email and sending it to the corporate Print Release email
account. Coupled with Lexmark’s Document Accounting, Print Release
gives
enterprises the ability to track and manage mobile print jobs and
monitor activity on output devices.

“Tablets, smartphones and cloud-based technology are rapidly
changing the way enterprises are managing their technology assets, and
Lexmark’s latest enhancements to its Print Release solution enable IT
professionals to continue enhancing their output strategies while
concurrently managing infrastructure costs and empowering today’s mobile
workers,” said Marty Canning, Lexmark executive vice president and
president of Imaging Solutions and Services, in a statement.

“For the past 20 years,
Lexmark has helped many of the world’s largest companies maximize their
IT investment and improve their business processes, and Lexmark’s new
offerings are our latest examples of doing both successfully,” he said.