Schools are pretty orderly, right? With its grades, classes, tracks, departments, periods, semesters and all the other ways it’s categorized and arranged, your average K-12 or college often looks like a model of efficiency and organization.
From the outside, at least.
IT sees a different side of things. Students move from classroom to classroom throughout the day. During the school year, especially in higher education, every semester can bring a massive shift in where each student and teacher needs to be. And then every year you have students leaving the system and new ones entering it. That creates an ultra-mobile, ever-changing pool of end users.
Providing IT services to a user base that’s in constant motion can be tough. When you’re dealing with printers, it gets even tougher.
Why? Because printers are still rooted in a static model—which is to say that printers were basically designed to connect to a single desktop workstation through a cable. The mobile revolution is at odds with that model. Today you’ve got hundreds of free-floating devices interfacing with multiple network printers.
It’s not like this is something that only affects schools. Most enterprise print solutions don’t have this figured out, either.
But schools and districts face extra challenges because they’re working with fewer resources. Budgets are tighter. IT staffs are smaller. They’re dealing with legacy hardware in locations that are scattered all over a town or city. Or larger. In the case of Lamar Consolidated Independent School District (read the case study here), you’re talking about an area spanning 400 square miles.
That’s why print solutions for schools have to be able to meet these extra challenges. Specifically, they need to:
PrinterLogic is the smart choice for printing in education
PrinterLogic’s serverless printing software is a leading choice among enterprise printing solutions. So it might be easy to think that it’s best suited for corporate environments. But PrinterLogic’s unique architecture is exactly what makes it so versatile. It’s able to meet all the unique IT challenges of educational environments, making it the perfect print solution for schools.
Migrating to PrinterLogic from a direct-IP or print-server environment is rapid and almost effortless. Once PrinterLogic is installed, your K-12 school, community college or university can:
Along with Lamar CISD, educational organizations like the Fulton County School System (read the case study here), Oklahoma City Community College (case study) and La Roche College (case study) have all switched to PrinterLogic’s serverless printing software. Northwest Area Education Agency opted for PrinterLogic SaaS (formerly PrinterCloud), our cloud-based print solution for schools and other enterprise-scale organizations (case study).
In every instance, PrinterLogic saved them time and money by simplifying their print environments. Lamar CISD pegged its savings from PrinterLogic at about $20,000 per year.
Want to see the magic that our serverless printing software can work as your K-12 print solution? Then check out this white paper we wrote on the subject. A lot of the tips and topics in there apply to higher ed as well. Or better still, sign up today to demo our print solution and see exactly how it performs. It’s free for 30 days.