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 ]

Pharos Recognized for Office Print Security Expertise

Brandon Heffernan

Pharos was recently recognized for office print security expertise in Inc magazine and ReadWrite. The article in Inc is titled Too Much, Too Fast: How to Survive High-Speed Startup Growth, by author and CEO Rhett Power. He explores the challenges of rapid growth and how entrepreneurs can successfully navigate those challenges. Keeping costs under control… [ Read more ]

3 Ways Cloud Services Can Improve Information Security

Kevin Pickhardt

[This is a snippet of a Pharos article featured in Entrepreneur] In November 2018, people took to Twitter to post pictures of a bizarre message regarding a YouTube popularity contest. As it turned out, thousands of internet-connected printers across multiple countries had been hacked—each delivering the same unsolicited printout urging people to subscribe and spread… [ Read more ]

How to Secure Your Office Printing Infrastructure [Webinar]

Kevin Pickhardt

Printers might not leap to mind when you think about the most high-risk security targets. As experts in the print industry, we know the threat is greater than many people think. There have been several recent incidents in the news on printer-related security breaches. Most likely, there are many more such security events that never… [ Read more ]

Critical security measures government agencies are overlooking

Kevin Pickhardt

Cyberattacks can happen in any industry, but when a government agency is attacked, the consequences can be especially dire. Such fears recently came to light in Kansas when a cybersecurity firm tested the state’s government security and discovered that a handful of printers accessible on its network weren’t password protected. Using information from a single… [ Read more ]

Healthcare IT: Is Your Internal Printing Introducing HIPAA Risk?

Mike O'Leary

Cyberattacks are dominating the news, and they’re the first thing we think of when HIPAA breaches occur. But there’s another area of vulnerability that flies under the radar of many healthcare organizations: office printing. Breaches involving office printers include remote attacks from hackers looking for network access points, as well as privacy and confidentiality violations…. [ 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 ]

Pharos Uniprint Featured in Sharp’s Partner Spotlight

Brandon Heffernan

Sharp USA recently featured Pharos in the Partner Spotlight of their June 2018 newsletter. The article emphasizes Uniprint, our print management software for higher education. Sharp also recently announced a new iMFP connector for Uniprint, which enables secure print release and tracking of all copy, print, fax and scan jobs. This software supports the latest… [ 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 ]

Has Your Company Secured These Overlooked Attack Vectors?

Kevin Pickhardt

If you’re a business leader, you’ve heard, read or thought about it more than you probably want to: the ceaseless war to protect your company’s network and data from a hacker underworld that’s increasingly sophisticated and ambitious. Major breaches are a PR nightmare that no company wants to experience. Recall when ride-sharing giant Uber belatedly… [ Read more ]