Heh, actually. This happened to me regularly at my previous employer, at two locations, 15 minutes apart by bike, and then your 200-page print job came out of the wrong printer because it was last used yesterday (when I was at the other location). Argh!
This would undoubtedly be more convenient, but ICNeener (that’s what we called it, because he thought everything was too much trouble), thought this was a great solution. He only worked in one location and was never in the other, so it wasn’t a problem himself. VPN for work at home was also an old solution, everything should be in the cloud. He wasn’t concerned that this isn’t very useful with CAD models, because you guessed it: it didn’t do anything with them. In the end, the engineering department set up the NAS, but by that time I was already gone.
I’m now working in a company with “Follow Me” and I think it’s really cool. The only drawback is that you have to physically walk to the printer to start your work, which takes a while compared to the old way of sending your job to the nearest printer and sitting at your workplace, because you hear it’s still printing. The advantage (and the main reason for introducing it) is that we save hundreds of thousands of unnecessary prints, because often you realize after you submit the job that it had to be color or one-sided, or whatever.
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