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Top 4 Things You Should Know About Microsoft Universal Print

Outside of restricting who can see and use which printers, basic usage tracking capabilities, and other vanilla print management features, Microsoft Universal Print does not do much else— especially compared to the full-blown print management solutions that we’ve evaluated in the past." - Keypoint Intelligence

For organizations eager to extend their existing cloud services, the arrival of Universal Print was a much anticipated and more-than-welcome technology delivery.

Topics: Print Management Cloud Technology Cloud Print

4 Signs It's Time to Consider a Print Management Solution on Campus

Exploring ways to print, scan, and share documents efficiently, securely, and to regain accurate visibility of print costs? It helps you put more time into forward-thinking initiatives that ultimately benefit your classrooms.

It’s one of the most memorable slogans in education — “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”

  • But what about wasted paper?
  • What about wasted costs related to excessive printing?
  • What about wasted time on print-related maintenance?
  • What about wasted opportunities to shore up your print security? 
Topics: Print Management Education Multifunction Copier

Considering Cloud Print Management? These 6 Questions are Looming.

The short answer is that cloud services create new opportunities. Print management is no exception.

Just as migration is a necessary journey toward available resources at any given time, businesses, too, are increasingly finding new capabilities in the cloud.

Cloud migration is soaring. Flexera’s “2020 State of the Cloud Report” says that 93% of enterprises use some form of multi-cloud services, up from 84% in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing Work From Home mandates only rushed the migration for many.

Topics: Print Management Cloud Technology Canon uniFLOW

Control Print Environments of Any Size Securely with uniFLOW Online

uniFLOW Online is designed to help reduce overall printing costs, maintain print and workflow productivity, and keep printed documents out of the wrong hands.

As the last 12 months has evidenced, work environments are ever-changing.

Topics: Document Workflow Print Management workflow uniFLOW

McAfee Embedded Control Enhances Endpoint Security on Canon MFPs

McAfee Embedded Control blocks the execution of unauthorized applications like malware through intelligent whitelisting.

In an attempt to fully secure your home, imagine creating a list of every potential intruder that exists in your neighborhood, in your city, and beyond. Now – imagine creating a list of every APPROVED individual into your home.

Topics: Office Equipment Print Management Canon Multifunction Copier Ransomware MFP Security

5 Essential Endpoint Security Considerations When Purchasing MFPs

When it comes to security, MFPs should be treated just like any other endpoint on the network.

So, it's time to finally upgrade your copier(s) or MFP(s). How seriously have you considered security?

Although speeds, feeds, and cost of ownership are still relevant elements of pre-sale discovery and dialog, a heads-up sales consultant will also proactively introduce MFP Control and Security to the conversation. They know, when it comes to security, MFPs should be treated just like any other endpoint on the network.

Topics: Office Equipment Network Security Security Canon MFP Security Print Security

Top 10 Frustrating Copier Service Clichés and How You Can Avoid Them

The imaging industry is not immune to the flurry of all-too-often heard clichés from technicians, from administrative staff, and remote support teams.

They’ve become an unfortunate, painful ear sore in today’s customer service experience: The tired, frustrating service cliché.

  • “Sorry, but it’s our policy.”
  • “Let me transfer you to another department.”
  • “Our technician’s having issues on another call. We’ll need to reschedule for another day.”
Topics: Office Equipment Creating Raving Fans Copier Service

Unified Firmware Platform: A Steady Stream of Canon Copier Security

Canon’s Unified Firmware Platform (UFP) allows Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE models to be updated with cutting-edge features, new functionality, and enhanced security measures on an ongoing basis.

Steady moving streams are critical to the quality and supply of drinking water, ensuring a continuous flow of clean water and recharging of underground aquifers.

Topics: Office Equipment Security Canon MFP Security

More Power to Prevail: Our Top 10 Most-Read Blogs of 2020

This blog space is intended to "promote collaborative discussion, and spark new ideas to provide your organization with more power to prevail." 

Perhaps the single biggest burning question for businesses in 2020? "What happens next?"

Topics: Creating Raving Fans Production Print Unified Communications Work From Home Video Conferencing

Datto Report: Ransomware Remains Major Cyber Menace in 2020

Top-to-bottom business awareness, employee education, multi-layered security protection, and proper business continuity planning continue to be a much needed prescription for avoiding the number one malware threat to SMBs.

As one menace to business livelihood (the COVID-19 pandemic) dominates headlines, another continues to lurk in the shadows as a significant threat to businesses of all sizes — ransomware.

Topics: Network Management Network Security Business Continuity Ransomware