These Sustainability Technologies Pay for Themselves

Dale McIntyre

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Dale McIntyre

Vice President | Marketing, Sustainability

BEFORE JOINING PHAROS, Dale brought his energy and creative vision to Kodak (while dreaming of being a professional baseball player). Author of over 160 US Patents, Dale has a knack for translating technology into the language of business, and vice versa. He has helped lead Pharos in exciting new directions, from bringing fresh clarity to the Pharos brand to being the driving force behind the company’s recent recognition as a certified B Corp.

An avid explorer, Dale has hiked all 46 High Peaks in the Adirondack Mountains and savors the solitude of wilderness settings while camping, hiking and canoeing with his wife, three boys and friends. His passion for sustainability is driven by a strong sense of stewardship and is evident in his approach to his varied personal pursuits.

“Pharos values my passion for learning and creativity, for applying the skills I have acquired to a new set of challenges. I enjoy the process of growing the business and the flexibility afforded to me to get it done.”

Sustainability has become a priority for businesses, both internally and externally. Today, executive decision makers and employees alike are demanding access to the abundance of sustainability-focused technologies that help reduce costs, improve efficiency, and enhance their companies’ public images.

Externally, customers prefer to patronize companies that make sustainability a priority, and shareholders view it as an investment in top-line growth. That’s why, for example, half of all global companies had publicly disclosed greenhouse gas reduction targets as of 2014. But achieving greater environmental standards is not all that motivates these companies. Slashing operating costs while increasing value for shareholders also aligns with sustainability goals. Practically speaking, these are not competing agendas.

 

Successful strategies rely on technologies that address both the business case and the social case for improved sustainability results. However, many companies struggle to make lasting progress in their sustainability efforts, and they remain less operationally efficient than they would like to be.

One of the most common roadblocks to progress is a lack of awareness about the full spectrum of benefits these technologies offer. Several sustainability-focused technologies deliver a fast ROI and provide tremendous value over the long term. Here are three technologies that can quickly pay for themselves if you work with the right tools and partners to integrate them into your organization’s systems.

Print Management Technologies

Inefficient printing practices are a huge drain on any organization’s finances and may result in significant amounts of wasted paper, ink, and energy. Print management solutions can give you comprehensive perspective and control over your organization’s printing infrastructure and related costs.

Overly large and complex printer fleets waste energy and increase IT labor costs. Cloud services make it easy to access a complete inventory of your printers and see who is printing to which devices, the applications being used to print, and the ongoing costs of that printing activity. These insights illuminate significant opportunities for waste reduction and cost savings.

Another important component of print management is secure pull printing. With this technology, employees print as they normally do, but not directly to a specific printer. Instead, print jobs are held in a secure queue and are not printed until the user walks up to a preferred printer to authenticate using his or her ID or access card (or login credentials). So, employees are always physically present at a device when their documents are being printed. This secure workflow eliminates all of that abandoned “tray trash” you see lying around printers, and on its own reduces printing waste and costs by 25%.

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Let us help you establish more mindful and sustainable printing habits in your organization. You’ll be surprised to see how much more efficient your printing operations can be and how much money you can save your organization every year. Start the conversation today!


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