September 13, 2018
Lexmark International, Inc. has revealed the state of print in the education sector.
Conducted in partnership with iGov, the 2018 Print & IT Applications in Education report highlights the need for improved security solutions across print devices and networks to prevent breaches of sensitive information.
iGov surveyed 105 individuals from 98 unique organisations across a wide range of roles within the education sector, examining the extent to which the digital landscape has changed since iGov’s Print & IT Applications in Education Survey 2015.
The research revealed that the vast majority (89 percent) believe device security is a high priority at their organisation, but just 57 percent are confident that they currently have a security solution in place. A quarter also claim not to know whether their organisation is currently using a print security solution. Furthermore, 12 percent are spending up to four hours a week scanning hard copy documents, and 41 percent can’t qualify the amount of time they are spend scanning at all.
“The research suggests there is plenty of scope for improvements across the sector,” commented Martin Fairman, Managing Director, Lexmark International Ltd, UK & Ireland. “The 2018 iGov survey seems to reflect similar figures to 2015 with a high number of professionals spending unquantifiable amounts of time manually scanning in hard copy documents. As the education sector continues to come under pressure, quality MFP solutions could present an opportunity to unlock efficiency and increase productivity.”
Alongside a need to reduce administration times and improve security solutions there were several areas which the survey exposed as having room for improvement. iGov found:
“These survey results are consistent with what we hear when onboarding education customers,” Fairman said. “Education customers throughout the UK are considering Lexmark because of our leadership in print security and our knowledge of the education industry.”
You can download the report from the iGov website here.
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