There are significant benefits to be achieved by schools, colleges and universities by leveraging print technologies, whatever the ambition, outlook or budget. Here's a look at four reasons why all educational institutions should adopt a smart approach to print.
Students are mobile
Students are always on the go, whether moving from classroom to classroom or between different buildings across campus. It is vital for educational institutions to be able to account for this kind of highly mobile, location-shifted printing.
The concept of printing documents wherever you are is made possible by cloud solutions. A cloud-ready device allows you to securely log-in directly and print the documents you need.
As demonstrated by Apogee’s work with Hult International Business School, by putting in-place a centralised management system, standardising the print fleet and implementing cloud technology, institutions can enable students to easily access different printers regardless of their location.
Typically, managed print services can reduce all print activity by up to 40%. This is achieved by offering a centralised control of printing and copying which brings complete cost transparency, allowing organisations to identify and eliminate wasteful printing.
Institutions such as Granard Business School have taken full control of their printing expenditure by understanding precisely how much it costs to produce each page of printing, copying or scanning.
Keep information secure
With educational institutions often responsible for highly sensitive and confidential information, it is essential to ensure this information is protected accordingly.
Too often information falls into the wrong hands when document security has not been adequately established. To ensure authorised printer use, universities especially are increasingly providing students and teachers with codes and badges which are required to access each printer.
Transform students’ experience
In the digital age, the technology used in the classroom is constantly evolving. From apps and downloads that support learning, through to 3D print facilities, technology in the classroom has come a long way since the use of chalkboards.
Integrating technology in education is vital to ensure students stay encouraged. In today’s society, most students have been exposed to mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones from a young age. Technology provides the opportunity to transform students’ learning experience, empowering them to become more creative and connected.
From these reasons alone, the utilisation of print technology is likely to be an attractive proposition for schools, colleges and universities. Whether these institutions are looking to reduce costs, increase document security, improve classroom experience or simply cater for their on-the-go students, the answer may be in print.
To learn more about Apogee’s expertise within the education sector or to find out how we can benefit your organisation, please get in touch today by clicking here or calling 0345 300 9955.
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