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 ]

Unexpected Lessons from an Open Mindset

Kevin Pickhardt

There are very few things of which I am sure. I would have thought that recognizing colors is one of them. But, like many of you, I enjoyed the recent worldwide fascination with the blue and black dress–or is it white and gold? My daughter and I had some fun debating the now infamous picture…. [ Read more ]

Devices Don’t Print, People Do!

Keith Nickoloff

Last June I gave a talk at the Photizo Transform Show that I called Common Sense: Not So Common—Insights from Pharos. I’d like to focus on the first insight: Devices don’t print, people do. Obvious, right? Well, maybe not so much. The print industry seems to be enamored with the notion of Managed Print Services… [ Read more ]

Enterprise Pull Print Deployments Just Got A Whole Lot Easier

John Stewart

Deploying any secure pull print solution in a large enterprise that has thousands of printers and multi-function devices can be complex and time consuming. After all, each device needs to be secured and configured with the system. Imagine how much simpler and easier the process would be if it took less than a minute to… [ Read more ]

Print Strategy: Revealing the Best Path Forward

Kevin Pickhardt

The hotel shuttle drops us off on a dimly lit street corner somewhere in pre-dawn Scottsdale. Allegedly, there is a trailhead to be found before the end of this street and beyond that, yet unseen, lies Camelback Mountain. Exploration and discovery are at the core of Pharos, and I can’t help but notice how fitting… [ Read more ]


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