How to Create a More Sustainable Print Environment

Dale McIntyre

From 2011 to 2013, the percentage of Standard and Poor’s 500 companies publishing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reports rose from 20 percent to 72 percent. The message was clear: Disclosing information on sustainability performance is no longer just a way for business leaders to get ahead of the competition; it’s a requirement to avoid… [ Read more ]

Delivering Print As It Should Be

Paul Reddy

Print has been around a long time—since about 1040 AD if we include the movable type system from China. The first distributed printing system was arguably the modern laser printer, which was commercialized in 1976 and has since become a staple of almost every office in the world. Today, practically every company, regardless of its… [ Read more ]

How to Foster Mindful Printing Habits

Dale McIntyre

Most people don’t give much thought to office printing. Because printing is a habitual part of everyday office workflows and processes, it’s often taken for granted. This tendency even applies to the people who are tasked with managing print for their organizations. Typically, cost management strategies for office printing are focused only on print devices… [ Read more ]

How Healthcare Organizations Can Reduce Costs and Secure Information

Mike O'Leary

In 2005, HIMSS Analytics developed the electronic medical record adoption model (EMRAM) to measure the degree to which hospitals have improved their electronic medical record systems and facilitated progress toward paperless workflows. EMRAM measures the use of information technology applications according to eight stages, from 0 to 7, in which Stage 7 is the highest… [ Read more ]

Leading in the Business of Change

Kevin Pickhardt

A few years ago, we asked some of our customers a simple question, “What has Pharos helped you to achieve?” Most of them easily recognized that we help them save money. While that’s an inevitable result of working with Pharos, we sought to understand on a deeper level what it is that really drives that… [ Read more ]

Customer Service: Show, Don’t Tell

Joe Lachiusa

It seems that no matter what product or service you explore, the company will claim to have the best customer service. When comparing similar products we often ask, “What makes you different?” We might hear the universal claim of superior customer service and maybe a prepared list of reasons to back up that claim. What’s… [ Read more ]

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 ]


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