It has been nearly 600 years since the printing press was invented. With this much history behinds us, why is printing across all the schools in a district so challenging?

There needs to be a better and easier way, as printing is an essential element for any education ecosystem.

A quick history of printing

Behind the click of the “print” button to the actual printer output is a complicated infrastructure that can wreak havoc if not set up properly. Printers need to be functional and loaded with supplies, staff and students must have proper access to the right printer, we must support an ever-growing pool of school and personal devices, and it must all be done affordably.

Recent private-sector innovation, driven by a more mobile workforce and the rapid growth of co-working spaces, has brought about print-management solutions with tools we can leverage to make districts future ready.

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About the Author:

Henning Volkmer is president and chief executive officer of ThinPrint Inc. and Cortado Inc. He drives the execution of ThinPrint’s strategy as the leading provider of print management software and services for businesses across the Americas. Volkmer has been at the forefront of technology trends for the past 17 years, helping to shape both the future of desktops and printing. Under Volkmer’s direction, the ThinPrint brand has increased its lead as the premier print management software, optimizing printing from traditional PCs, mobile devices, thin clients, virtual desktops, or from the cloud for more than 25,000 companies across all industries and of all sizes.