Printer manufacturers such as Xerox and HP now offer comprehensive print-management services to their customers along with hardware, with the goal of reducing printing costs. Yet the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has declined these services in favor of a solution proffered by one of its students, reports. The university has integrated Virebo software, the creation of medical engineering doctoral candidate Joseph Barillari, across the campus to regulate its printing output. Barillari told that he devised the print-management software and founded a startup company during a year's break from his studies. He created Virebo to monitor the output...

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