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Print Manager Plus 5.5 Cluster Version Released for Microsoft Cluster Server

23 Nov, 2004

Print Manager Plus 5.5 Cluster Version Released for Microsoft Cluster Server

Software Shelf corporation announced the release of its new Print Manager Plus version 5.5 for Microsoft clustering technology for all Microsoft operating systems. This release opens the door for every organization in the world that uses Microsoft servers in a clustered environment to reduce the cost of its printing by up to 75%.

The primary reasons organizations make use of clustering technology are to provide application availability and data integrity and to reduce costs associated with downtime. Clustered servers keep an organization going with no downtime to end users even if a system or server crashes. The technology is used in many mission critical enterprises from government organizations to banks to any organizations that invest heavily on its IT enterprise and chooses clustering technology.

Print Manager Plus is the only Microsoft verified and certified print management, reporting and quota technology in the industry.

“The high cost of printing often goes unnoticed by many businesses and institutions,” commented Danny Byrnes, Print Manager Plus product manager, Software Shelf. Industry research reports the cost of printing as equivalent to 40% of a company's labor costs.

“By using an easily managed enterprise solution for any number of printers, IT managers can take full control and significantly reduce these costs with minimal time or effort. Through its nearly instant deployment, ease of use, minimal administration and support of all brands of printers and plotters, Print Manager Plus puts complete control of the cost and administration of printing back into the hands of the management,” said Mr. Byrnes.

Print Manager Plus not only provides reports and allows quotas to be set on users, it allows one to bill clients for printing done for them, it enables consultants to assess customer networks to determine what printers or configurations will optimize their printer fleet, and other features which all add up to reducing the cost of printing and simplifying the print enterprise.

Over 10,000 customers use it including Microsoft (who offer it to the Public Sector in Europe, Middle East, and Africa), Hewlett-Packard, Dell (who also offer it as part of their standard server software), Oxford University, Siemens, CNN, NASA, the Red Cross, along with schools, universities and companies in nearly every country of the world.

For more information, prices, and a fully functional trial version, go to www.printmanagerplus.com

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