How Printix managed to provide secure cloud-based printing across 50 sites for Norwegian civil engineering company Spordrift

Spindrift is Norway’s largest, oldest and most experienced supplier of operations and maintenance services for railway infrastructure. With 150 years of history and presence on all the country’s railway lines, the company offers a unique experience, competence, capacity and knowledge in the operation and construction of railways. What they did not have was a secure mobile cloud print management provider.

Formed from Bane Nor and as part of this transition, Spordrift retained 1,223 staff members, some of whom now work from shared offices with Bane Nor staff. As part of the new company structure, a dedicated cloud-based IT infrastructure was set up. This infrastructure had to service the 50 Spordrift sites at points across the major train lines in Norway.

“A model IT environment based in the cloud was the goal. This infrastructure included Microsoft 365 and, importantly, a modern print solution.”- Kjell Espen Leirvaag, Leader IT Operations for Spordrift

The resultant IT infrastructure model was referred to as “Track Drive”. At the core of the Track Drive, the IT solution included Microsoft Azure with Azure AD, Microsoft 365, and Office 365, as well as devices managed through Intune. Printix was chosen as the cloud print management system within the Track Drive infrastructure.

“Printix was a smooth rollout and deployment.”- Kjell Espen Leirvaag, Leader IT Operations for Spordrift

In a collaborative deployment effort involving system integrator Sopra Steria and Printix, the Spordrift team rolled out printers to all 50 offices.

A key Spordrift requirement for the print management solution was that it had to be a secure printing solution, it had to be user friendly and it had to always meet the needs of different users in the system.

“Secure print is an important feature. Using the Printix App, allows users to choose from multiple printers and pick up the print job after scanning a QR code with their smartphone. This helps to ensure that print jobs are only picked up by the authorized user.”- Kjell Espen Leirvaag, Leader IT Operations for Spordrift

Track operation’s need for a cloud-based and scalable infrastructure meant that Printix was the ideal
print service in locations with dedicated Track Drive networks, because Printix cloud-based print management solution processes printing directly from clients to print device for sending print data to the cloud and no data is stored except as a logical print queue, which reduces the potential for data leaks or exposure.

Spordrift Track operation chose Printix for the company’s secure cloud print management, making Printix its primary solution for printing on the Track Drive platform.

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