Learning to share
Open architecture is an open software environment designed to make adding, upgrading and swapping components on a network easy. Its great advantage is that anyone can design add-on products for it that allows third parties to develop their own components, software and interoperable systems providing low cost, ubiquitous support and ease of use in a mass market. You only have to look at the success of the PC to see how open architecture computing has encouraged third-party innovation, fostered strong relationships and ultimately provided a platform for success.
Why open architecture?
The death knell for legacy IT systems sounded some time ago as organisations strove to achieve the business agility they required by moving to more open and collaborative environments. Open software provides users with the ability to customize their solutions to meet demands and ultimately provides greater potential for innovation and future growth. Extensibility provides increased longevity to systems requiring less hardware upgrades and making solutions more cost effective over time.
Printers’ Open Architecture
Focused on aligning IT with business strategies, organizations have looked towards open architecture computing as a way to be more flexible in achieving their goal and helping businesses to work smarter.
Open architecture software has disrupted typical notions of printing as well. Once regarded as peripheral devices merely connected to the PC, printers have now become smart devices in their own right. By embedding open architecture software into printers they may now be customized for many more functions, providing users with printing solutions that enable quick and easy mobile management of documents. Businesses are able to innovate continuously and be more agile, flexible and cost effective.
Samsung’s printing solutions ‘approach was just this: deliver a seamless experience, letting employees print, scan and copy from anywhere to get more done faster, and smarter.
The XOA Platform: The unique one
Samsung’s approach to using printers as smart devices, coupled with its knowledge of open architecture printing, means organizations are able to customize components and applications to perfectly fit the needs of the workplace and employees. XOA, short for eXtensible Open Architecture, is Samsung’s unique open architecture platform. It provides increased agility, customization and cost effectiveness whilst providing a wealth of new services for full document management across the enterprise. Why not consider combining Samsung’s printing hardware with software solutions from Independent Software Vendors (ISV) and developers, to provide your organisation with all the benefits of open architecture printing?