How We Transformed Student and Staff Printing at NIU

By Marisa Benson
Associate Vice President,
Northern Illinois University

Print Management Case Study In 2016, Northern Illinois University (NIU) faced a challenging budget scenario the likes of which every public university hopes to avoid: for over two years, Illinois had no state budget. This meant drastic cuts to its state universities, most of which would never be recouped. As each division within NIU was… [ Read more ]

The Right Print Strategy Can Deliver Impressive Results

Every company wants to control costs and operate as sustainably as possible. However, most business leaders are not aware of their company’s total enterprise printing costs even though the figure is significant—typically in the range of 1 to 3 percent of revenue. Simply put, most people don’t think much about office printing and they have… [ Read more ]

4 Steps to Dramatically Reduce Office Printing Costs

Keith Nickoloff

You have a huge opportunity to streamline your enterprise print operations, secure your devices and documents, and significantly lower your total cost of ownership. We have helped many of the largest organizations in the world save millions of dollars each year. Here are 4 critical steps to reduce your office printing costs and optimize your… [ Read more ]

Managing Student Printing with Pharos

By Buz Grover
Associate Director,
George Mason University

Print Management Case Study George Mason University, Virginia’s largest and most diverse public university, found itself at a crossroads. Print management had become such a specialized field, our in-house effort was unable to effectively keep up with current best practices for printing efficiencies. This led to bad user experiences and overwhelmed support staff. The GMU… [ Read more ]

How to Analyze Employee Printing to Improve Efficiency and Save Money

Eric Heinen

Imagine you’ve been tasked with reducing your organization’s annual printing costs. This ongoing expense, which is surprisingly high, has caught the attention of senior management and they want to understand it better for expense planning purposes. Few details around office printing are readily available. Where do you begin to get the answers you’re seeking? What… [ Read more ]

Stop Losing Money on This Sneaky Expense

Kevin Pickhardt

[This is a snippet of a Pharos article featured in Entrepreneur] Now that we’re decades into the digital age, you might think that printing is a bygone concern for businesses—just a minor drop in the bucket of overall expenses. But think again: Many businesses spend millions on employee printing every year without giving this ongoing… [ Read more ]

Manage Print to Drive Savings to Your Bottom Line

Mike O'Leary

Printing is a hidden cost that many organizations find hard to quantify. Beyond the price of physical materials such as equipment, paper and toner, there also are costs associated with maintenance, departments “doing their own thing” and even the opportunity cost of time spent waiting at the printer for a job to print. At Pharos,… [ Read more ]

Healthcare Organizations Can Apply Millions in Savings to Patient Care

Mike O'Leary

Believe it or not, printing is often one of the largest expense categories in healthcare. As a result, leaders in healthcare are seeking proven solutions that prevent overspending on office printing, clinical and production printing, and print that is externally sourced. By managing print with help from Pharos, healthcare organizations are able to re-direct millions… [ Read more ]

Improving Document Security & Savings in Healthcare

Mike O'Leary

In healthcare organizations, something is consuming millions of operational dollars but not receiving proper attention, and this lack of awareness not only prevents the achievement of real savings, it also increases the risk of security breaches. Healthcare providers and payers have an important opportunity that too often goes unrecognized. While most professionals express concern about… [ Read more ]

Target the Top 1 Percent to Reduce Printing Costs by 10 Percent

Jim Lancer

One of the many features of Blueprint Enterprise, our on-premises print management solution for corporations and government agencies, is something we call Policy Print. It helps companies to reduce printing costs and achieve their sustainability goals by setting and enforcing policies for specific types of print jobs. Simple pop-up messages will appear on an employee… [ Read more ]