Incorporating technology in the classroom has always been a challenge, but the scope of today’s obstacles is wider than ever before. School resources are stretched to their limits while budgets shrink and costs continue to rise unabated.
In the midst of this, IT specialists working for school districts have to come up with efficient solutions for managing desktop printing and consumable spend. In most districts, only one or two specialists serve an entire school, doing their best to ensure that the institution’s aging print and computing fleet run on a daily basis.
Under these conditions, educators have precious little time and energy to develop a long-term strategy for reducing technology costs. Even coming up with a short-term plan for maintaining a school’s print fleet is an ordeal.