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Todd Stanton

Todd Stanton
Todd is a graduate of Old Dominion University and started his career in print technology with a toner delivery job at Rapid Refill Ink in Norfolk, VA. After graduating, Todd spent four years with a Xerox company in Northern Virginia progressing from corporate sales to Director of MPS before beginning with Meridian in 2013. Today, he manages the Corporate Sales Team in DC and oversees the managed print services program as MPS Director. He enjoys working with clients to assess and optimize output environments and when the weather is warm, he enjoys playing golf against his older brother.

Recent Posts

3 Steps to Avoid Analysis Paralysis and Right-Size Your Printer Fleet

Todd Stanton

Posted by Todd Stanton
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

I hear it all the time—"Help! I have all this information and don't know what to do with it!" It begins with a print assessment—an overview of how many printers and devices your organization has. Then, an overview of the cost per page, utilization per employee and overview of cost savings once the number of devices is reduced.

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The 3 Phases of Successful Printer Management

Todd Stanton

Posted by Todd Stanton
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Every day, I’m on the front lines of Managed Print Services, working with clients to resolve business challenges associated with the operations and management of their print fleets. Fleets vary, but the challenges they produce for IT, Facilities and Purchasing can be quite costly to an organization’s bottom line.

Take into consideration the effect that a solid decision-making process can have on the efficiency of operating a large fleet of assets. Most organizations have traditionally acquired multifunction devices (MFDs) from a single provider that delivered a break-fix model within the operating costs of the equipment. However, since printers have always been peripherals to computers, they have generally been managed and deployed out of IT departments. Somewhere in the middle, purchasing processes POs for their copier management and buys supplies for a heterogeneous fleet of inkjet and laser printers. IT is then typically left to manage this hodgepodge of printers, copiers and fax machines. 

With each operation trying to independently handle these shared machines, it's not shocking to hear that 24% of IT helpdesk calls are related to issues on these devices.

Read on to learn about each of these 3 phases of successful print fleet management, as well as how you can implement them and reduce the burden on IT, facilities management and purchasing personnel:

  1. Management and reporting
  2. Optimization
  3. Innovation
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How Managed Can Managed Print Services (MPS) Really Be?

Todd Stanton

Posted by Todd Stanton
Tue, Aug 18, 2015

The price of platinum today closed at $985. Three years ago the price was $1,500.

Commodities like gold, silver and platinum have not been the best solution to have in your investment portfolios over the past three years. I think the market is speaking with this trend and saying that there are more valuable investments than tangible commodities. At the same time, technology continues to evolve society into an all knowing, more predictive environment.

I’ve heard the following claims about where our technology has brought us:

  1. Amazon stages products closer to you because they predict when you are ready to buy them.
  2. Uber is able to predict when you will need a driver and where you need to go.
  3. Big Brother monitors social media to prepare for protests and monitor riots.

None of these claims seem outlandish because we know the relevant information is being captured somewhere by someone who does something to it and bam! Predictive analytics happens.

Therefore, I posit this hypothesis: data is greater than gold.

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5 Factors That Make an All-Star Managed Print Services Partner

Todd Stanton

Posted by Todd Stanton
Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Baseball scouts grade prospects on five key skills: hitting for power, hitting for average, running, throwing, and fielding. Possess all of these talents and you are known as a five-tool player, and you may be headed for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game like Derek Jeter, Andrew McCutchen, or Mike Trout. Granted, managed print services (MPS) requires a different skill set than playing hardball, but a similar scouting process can be used. Look for an MPS solution that gets an A+ rating in these five critical areas: savings, service, security, skill, and scalability.

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Find Your Documents in 60 Seconds or Less Using Document Management

Todd Stanton

Posted by Todd Stanton
Tue, Jun 17, 2014

Congratulations, you have made the bold decision to go digital with a document management solution (DMS). Now what? In a previous blog post, we discussed the first phase in converting paper documents to electronic form—manual preparation. The next stage in reducing the paper process is indexing the data stored on those documents so it can later be easily and accurately retrieved.

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Finding Happiness in ESOP

Todd Stanton

Posted by Todd Stanton
Tue, Sep 10, 2013

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