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 ]

Saving Companies Millions on Printing – By Design (Part 4)

Keith Nickoloff

In part 3 of this series, we explored how to start saving your organization money by going after the low-hanging fruit immediately. Now the deeper dive begins, the execution of a comprehensive print strategy – incorporating the print policy, design, and communications plans – delivered in phases to ultimately arrive at a print environment that… [ Read more ]

One Technology to Improve Security and Reduce Expenses

Mike O'Leary

You probably don’t give much thought to your organization’s office printing expenses. It’s not sexy, and it’s perceived by many people as “free.” However, you might want to think twice about this. For many companies, printing is one of the highest ongoing expense categories. Office printing costs often fly under the radar because the true… [ Read more ]

Saving Companies Millions on Printing – By Design (Part 3)

Keith Nickoloff

In part 2 of this series, we explored the critical importance of obtaining benchmarks and a better understanding of the costs associated with printing. Now begins the fun part: the strategic design. Here, I will introduce several keys to achieving greater efficiency, better security, more sustainable printing workflows, and ultimately the lowest costs for your… [ Read more ]