SINGAPORE – 27 May 2011 – Canon Singapore and SingTel have announced the launch of Canon Cloud Advantage – a service which will deliver the cloud to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and growing enterprises in Singapore.

Making Productivity Affordable

With the launch of Canon Cloud Advantage, SMEs can enjoy the same document management efficiencies as the large enterprises. The CanonCloud Advantage delivered by Canon and SingTel Cloud will enable these companies to quickly and securely deploy document and workflow management solutions. Canon is not new to the delivery of cloud solutions. It has over 500,000 devices worldwide that have enabled their devices to receive updates, maintenance alerts and other services over the Internet. Companies currently have access to Canon solutions consultants who are able to analyze their business and look forways to optimize technology spend. But with the Canon Cloud Advantage, organizations are now able to leverage on Canon’s full range of technology solutions to see a significant reduction in their processes’ downtime.Through interactions with more than 50,000 customers in Singapore, Canon has gathered a series of best practices which enable quick and effective deployment of technology.

About Canon Cloud Advantage

Canon Cloud Advantage is a platform-incorporated solution for smarter document management. Linked to the cloud through theimageRUNNER ADVANCE series of machines, users are enabled to access, share,print, scan, convert and create information as they choose. With this solution, companies can now seamlessly connect to the cloud via their multifunction device enabling the automated flow of documents thus enabling a smooth flawless work process.

As a sophisticated “Scan to” and “Printfrom” cloud solution with secured access, the Canon Cloud Advantage provides the ability to push-pull, convert and repost documents from and into the cloud before actual printing. At the moment, companies can immediately access and upload to and print documents from Microsoft Sharepoint Online and Google Docs on their cloud-enabled imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices. Companies looking to use document management as a service can employ the Canon Cloud Advantage to access solutions like Therefore Online and eCopy Scan toCloud.