A clean sweep of technology at Loreto College brings its rewards
Company: Loreto College Coorparoo
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Loreto College Coorparoo for girls in Brisbane is justifiably proud of its history, which dates back to 1928, yet incorporates a strong historical connection reaching much further back in time. The college’s founders were inspired by Mary Ward, a devout Catholic devoted to educating and caring for girls in the early 17th century. Now a worldwide community called the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM), Mary Ward’s charism was brought to Australia in 1875 by Mary Gonzaga Barry. Loreto schools are part of the IBVM international network of friendship.
With 700 students and a staff of approximately 120, the college requires a veritable mountain of educational resources, most of which needs to be printed on campus. The print room is called on to provide material from exams to study texts, brochures to newsletters.
Much of the school’s printing, however, was done on the armada of small printers and copiers scattered around the campus. The school’s ICT department was responsible for maintaining and supplying the printer fleet, but found that this task had become a major drag on its operations. With so many different devices, the ICT department needed to stock a room full of toner cartridges and spare parts to keep the printers operating, and spent an undue amount of time doing so.
Loreto College faced the following challenges:
- The college needed to find a more effective and less costly solution for its print needs.
- It needed to improve its printing infrastructure, understand the costs involved and save both money and time in the process.