Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Software Shelf rolls out its new websites!

I am proud to release our new website designs for and .

These websites have been redesigned and re-engineered for complete ease of use and fast easy click through to pertinent information. All product pages have been rewritten with new Benefits, Features, and At-a-Glance data pages that makes sense for our many vertical markets.

Solutions, Support, News, and Company pages are much more comprehensive with easy to view and simple navigation to any pertinent data needed.

Take the new site for a spin now at

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

How is software considered a "Green" product?

You should check out our press release on how Print Manager Plus saves trees. After a lot of research into trees, what kind of trees, what kind of paper is made from these trees, we calculated we save hundreds of thousands of trees each year, just from our Academic customers. added us as an environmentally friendly company! Very Cool.

The approximate number of trees that Print Manager Plus saves worldwide every 30 minutes.

Introduction from CEO

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Bill Feeley and I am the CEO of Software Shelf International, Inc.

I started the company in 1996 in San Carlos California, initially reselling 3rd party products to Network Enterprise customers.

After surveying customer requests I partnered up with an old friend of mine and we created Print Manager Plus. This was created by request from the IT industry at the inception of Microsoft’s Windows NT server release. We took on the challenge of surveying and developing a simple, and easy to use software based product, and it did in 1998 releasing our 1.0 version of the product.

Since then the company has grown to over 20 employees and supplies software to thousands of companies and organizations around the world.

Before starting Software Shelf I was the Vice President of Sales for PacificMicro Electronics. This publicly traded company made initial inroads into voice over IP from the US to ASIA. They also manufactured translation software for Mac and Windows, Mac-in-DOS.

Prior to Pacfic Micro Electronics I was the Vice President of Sales for DUX Software. This company published software titles for UNIX SUN O/S and OS/2. Published Software such as SimCity, Ta-Dah!, Xplot, American Heritage Dictionary, and Columbia Encyclopedia.

This Blog will represent my day to day activities, interactions, and product ideas. Please feel free to email me anytime!

I hope you find it interesting.

Best regards,

Bill Feeley

Monday, January 21, 2008

Print Management Company Software Shelf saves over 150,000 trees a month with Print Manager Plus

Printer Management Software ‘Print Manager Plus’ officially a ‘green’ company as it saves over 150,000 trees a month worldwide

‘Print Manager Plus’ makes major contribution towards
reducing global wastage of paper and ink

The approximate number of trees that Print Manager Plus
saves worldwide every 30 minutes.

Clearwater, Florida and London: The printer control company, Software Shelf International, has been included in the international green online directory GuideMeGreen which lists companies and charities that offer ethical and environmentally-friendly products and services.

Software Shelf’s print management tool, Print Management Plus, limits users’ ability to print their files by setting quotas or restricting printing by file size and type. The result is a dramatic reduction in wasted paper and ink which not only saves a vast amount of cost for the organisation, but is also great for the environment.

One user of Print Management Plus recently conducted a study into how much paper the software was actually saving them. The Jeanne d’Arc Technical College in Rennes, France which installed the software 2 years ago has 1200 students, 130 staff, 350 workstations and 14 networked printers. They report a saving of between 200 to 300 reams of paper per month, which together with savings on ink, electricity, printer repair and maintenance equates to a saving of about 15,000 Euros a year.

David Oglaza, founder of says “I was astounded when I saw how many thousands of trees Print Manager Plus is saving and we very much welcome Software Shelf to the site.”

According to the environmental site Conservatree, 17 reams of paper can be made from one tree. As there are about 10,000 schools using Print Manager Plus worldwide (each with an average of 1100 students), each school using Print Manager Plus is saving around 15 trees a month. In total, that represents a saving of 150,000 trees every month among its school customers alone; this figure does not even take into account the thousands of companies that also use this print limiting software.

“The positive impact that Print Manager Plus has on the environment is far reaching. Not only does it reduce paper and ink consumption, but it also reduces the amount of waste paper going to landfill as well as CO2 emissions as a result of the reduced printer running time. It thoroughly deserves to be known, from now on, as a ‘green’ product and Software Shelf has truly earned its listing in GuideMeGreen,” says Danny Byrnes, Software Shelf’s product manager.

About Software Shelf
Software Shelf was established in 1994 in Silicon Valley by William Feeley. Its flagship product, the print monitoring tool Print Manager Plus, is used by thousands of companies, schools, libraries and government offices worldwide, including: Yale University, Harvard University, Oxford University, Morgan Stanley, British Library and Microsoft. The company has offices in the US and UK as well as 150 partners with resellers in over 60 countries. Software Shelf was awarded the Hewlett-Packard Outstanding Partner of the Year Award in 2007. Software Shelf and Print Manager Plus are trademarks owned by Software Shelf worldwide.

For further information, contact:

Danny Byrnes
Software Shelf International, Inc.
601 Cleveland Street
Suite# 710
Clearwater, FL 33755
United States
Phone: +1 727 445 1920
Phone: +1 800 962 2290
Fax: +1 727 445 9223

Tatjana Kunze
Software Shelf International, Inc.
Vitality House
2 - 3 Imberhorne Way
East Grinstead
West Sussex, RH19 1RL
United Kingdom
Phone +44 1342 310950
Fax +44 1342 302405

Source: Enterprisewire® News Service
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