Annodata is advising schools to update their printer estates to secure the full benefits of bring your own device (BYOD) schemes.
Its recommendation follows a recent survey by RM Education, which found that 29% of UK secondary schools have already opted for some form of BYOD, with a further 26% considering a policy.
Annodata Marketing Director Joe Doyle said: “BYOD and mobile devices have the potential to significantly increase engagement and make it easier for students to transfer work, collaborate and, ultimately, learn. But in our experience many of these mobility drives are being hamstrung by a lack of mobile printing. It’s all very well equipping students and staff with new devices, but unless documents can be accessed efficiently, when and where they need them, any productivity gains to be had from mobility and BYOD schemes will be lessened.”