Secure Printing: A Critical Strategy for Financial Institutions

Mike O'Leary

Print management is an important business function for banks, but it’s often overlooked. Despite the emphasis on security these days, companies too often ignore the security and confidentiality of internally printed materials, and they don’t see the hidden costs of indiscriminate printing behaviors. To secure print workflows, educate employees and reduce the cost of printing… [ Read more ]

The Hidden Gem of Healthcare Value Analysis

Mike O'Leary

Many healthcare organizations are missing an opportunity to save millions of dollars each year and apply these savings to improving patient outcomes. In my experience helping healthcare organizations save money on printing costs, I often hear the statement “we have an MPS contract to manage our printing.” What many hospitals and healthcare facilities don’t realize… [ Read more ]

Are You Overlooking This Cost Reduction Strategy?

Mike O'Leary

Companies routinely spend millions of dollars — between 1 and 3 percent of their revenue — on the creation of paper documents. However, very few companies today measure and control this critical element of their IT spending budget. In fact, from our experience, most companies cannot estimate the number of printer and copier assets they… [ Read more ]

How to Unlock a New Source of Funding

Ben Bowen

An Executive Order is a legally binding Presidential mandate intended to better manage the affairs of the various federal agencies that provide services on behalf of the American public. You might think that an order issued with the intent to reduce wasteful spending would be universally implemented because it simply makes good business sense to… [ Read more ]

Discovering a Recipe for Success

Kevin Pickhardt

We live in a world in which one need not travel far to get advice on just about anything. In fact, Google suggests more than 809,000,000 web sites as sources for advice. Over 11,000 new business books are published each year. So, surely in the last 20 years we have created a much smarter business… [ Read more ]

Print Strategy: Lessons From Google Maps

Dale McIntyre

Constant learning is key to a mindset of discovery and part of our core belief here at Pharos. An open mind finds lessons in some of the most unusual places. Take Google Maps, for example. Yes, you really can get a lesson on print strategy from an experience with Google Maps. When determining the best… [ Read more ]

What Does Your Print Data Tell You?

Bill Sullivan

Recently, one of our higher education customers expressed his amazement that in less than 24 hours after installing the Beacon Uniprint Scout, he was able to analyze print data on over 10,000 users. The deployment speed and the depth of the data insights impressed him, but I explained that what’s even more compelling is the… [ Read more ]

Be a Steward of Print and Reap the Rewards

Dale McIntyre

As I mentioned earlier in this blog, stewardship is one of our foundational values at Pharos. It recognizes that we have a responsibility with our choices that goes beyond simple business profit. Stewardship in the world of print forces us to look outward and consider the global ramifications of each decision to print. It requires… [ Read more ]

The Voice of the Customer Shines in Pharos Beacon

Cal Curtice

As a photography enthusiast I excitedly purchased my first digital SLR camera several years ago to take family photographs. The image quality was great, but there were dozens of poorly-designed features that made using the camera difficult. For example, every time I wanted to override my automatic exposure setting I had to navigate through several… [ Read more ]

Pharos Support: Discovery in Action

Joe Lachiusa

Our core belief at Pharos is that the best solutions come from a mindset of discovery. For Pharos support engineers, this open mindset is crucial. Effective problem solving requires both critical thinking and listening. When Pharos support engineers are faced with a unique challenge, we can’t assume to know where the problem lies; it must… [ Read more ]


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