Steve Hoover

The Process of Getting Work Done Has Moved from the Desktop to Your Pocket: Steve Strauss Podcast with Steve Hoover and Dragana Pavlovic

Leading small business expert Steve Strauss recently sat down with Xerox Chief Technology Officer, Steve Hoover, and Xerox Senior VP of Engineering, Dragana Pavlovic, for a podcast to discuss the history of innovation at Xerox. Key to the conversation is how Xerox® ConnectKey® technology helps you rethink the printer, transforming the way you work. Strauss notes that any discussion of innovation at Xerox would be remiss without a nod to Chester Carlson and his invention of xerography, which set the course for Xerox as an industry trailblazer.

Workflows Are As Simple as a Swipe on Your Phone

With apps available on smartphones for almost any purpose, do you ever wish you could connect your mobile phone to your multifunction printer? Xerox® ConnectKey ® has a mobile app for that. Hoover mentions in the podcast that among agile small businesses, apps are essential to how they remain productive and get business done. In fact, some of our sales partners — who are small businesses themselves — even sell apps they’ve created for use with Xerox multifunction printers.

The small business market is an important audience for Xerox. Pavlovic says that’s why our user experience designers and engineers relied heavily on input from small business customers while developing ConnectKey. What they discovered is every user — from small business up to enterprise — wants to take advantage of technologies like mobile printing and cloud connectivity. But they don’t want to spend half of a day with IT trying to figure out how to do it. Thus, the easy, tablet-like touchscreen and app interface for ConnectKey was born.

With Xerox® App Gallery, you can choose which mobile app will make your job easier and help you be more productive. Customize an app to your needs, and make it your own. In the podcast, Pavlovic highlights the scan and convert app which auto-fills expense reports with a simple receipt scan. She also mentions the healthcare app, which easily manages medical records in a secure, HIPAA compliant environment. No matter the industry, ConnectKey has you covered. It’s now simple to go from the physical world to the digital world with apps for cloud and mobile connected workflows available in a full range of easily accessible mobile apps.

As the workplace becomes increasingly connected, Xerox has reimagined how work gets done. ConnectKey gives you a choice of more than 40 apps you can easily and securely download from the App Gallery directly to your device. What’s more, you can connect to the cloud network, without help from a big IT department. Whether you’re a small, mid-size business, or a large enterprise, ConnectKey is a smart workplace assistant that makes the complex simple for every day users like yourself.

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Editor’s note: Steve Strauss is a paid contributor for Xerox.