Are You Overlooking This Cost Reduction Strategy?
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
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 ]
Print Strategy: Lessons From Google Maps
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?
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 ]
Devices Don’t Print, People Do!
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 ]
Print Strategy: Revealing the Best Path Forward
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 ]
More Than Just Saving Money
At Pharos, we believe that the best solutions come from a mindset of discovery. This belief is refined by our experience and shaped by our values. One of these values is stewardship. Stewardship is an ethic that embodies the responsible planning and management of resources. It is a mindset of being accountable for the resources… [ Read more ]