Is Your Security Compromised by a Weak Print Strategy?

Mike O'Leary

In February 2017, a hacker going by the name “stackoverflowin” accessed over 150,000 internet-connected printers and printed messages stating, “Your printer has been pwnd’d!” — hacker-speak for gaining access to and claiming ownership of a system. When an organization’s network is breached, it is a serious threat to information security. In this situation, however, the… [ Read more ]

Saving Companies Millions on Printing – by Design (Part 1)

Keith Nickoloff

At the start of an engagement, our new customers typically ask what savings are possible and what steps should they follow. Most companies want to spend less on their office printing and they want to create a user-friendly printing environment that’s secure and optimized for their business needs. We demonstrate how they can realistically save… [ Read more ]

Healthcare Organizations Can Reduce a Major Hidden Cost

Mike O'Leary

For the past 10 years, HIMSS Analytics has been tracking the adoption of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and rating organizations according to stages ranging from 0 to 7, with 7 being an environment in which paper records are no longer used. At the end of 2015, only 4.2% of the nearly 5,500 hospitals tracked had… [ Read more ]

Use Cloud-based Insights to Reduce Printing Costs

Dale McIntyre

For many organizations, office printing is one of the top expense categories — yet many companies pay little attention to this ongoing expense. When asked, they usually underestimate how much they’re actually spending on print each year. We’ve found the annual cost of printing is typically about $1,000 per employee, after factoring in paper, toner,… [ Read more ]

Change Your Company’s Printing Habits For Big Savings

Mike O'Leary

Few people realize it, but at $2,700 per gallon, black printer ink is one of the highest-priced liquids on Earth — five times more expensive than an equal volume of Dom Perignon. Office printing can be a huge expense, especially if many employees have their own desktop printers rather than shared network devices. The initial… [ Read more ]

How to Minimize Printing to Maximize Results

Dale McIntyre

Typically, it costs a business about 2 to 4 cents to print a single black-and-white page and up to 15 cents to print in color. Add in color graphics, and costs can climb as high as 60 cents per page. These seemingly tiny amounts add up over time, and yet many company leaders don’t consider… [ Read more ]

A Print Management Strategy for Healthcare Organizations

Mike O'Leary

Print management is rarely a popular topic of discussion among leaders in healthcare, even when they’re performing value analyses and devising strategies to reduce costs. Many healthcare organizations have a contract with a managed print services (MPS) provider, and too often, the assumption is that all potential savings are accounted for in the contract. MPS… [ Read more ]

Print Management Lessons from a Cat

Dale McIntyre

Heat loss. Wasted energy. The unwanted transfer of thermal energy. Yes, we can learn a lot from a cat. Heat, or thermal energy, is a wavelength of light that is invisible to our eyes. While most of us know that heat loss happens, we don’t really understand the magnitude of it until we get a… [ Read more ]

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 ]