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Find the Secure Print Resolution You Need With These 3 Components

A print security vulnerability could be something as ubiquitous as a user hitting "Print," forgetting, and the job (with sensitive information) ending up in the wrong hands, or as malicious as an intentional data breach. 

All great stories eventually come to end.

Whether that ending is unexpected, shocking, or largely ambiguous, it provides some level of resolution. It’s in our DNA as readers and as humans to expect a beginning, middle, and end to any story. Without this simple, basic narrative structure in place, we’re left feeling anxious, restless, frustrated even.

Topics: Print Management Color Printing Cybersecurity Print Security

Going Deep: 3 Keys to a Relevant Business Technology Needs Assessment

The willingness and ability of a technology vendor to deeply explore a client’s print and workflow is a difference maker. It's the first step in streamling business processes and improving total cost of technology ownership. It also eliminates costly assumptions.

Perhaps spelunking’s greatest allure is exploring everything that's impossible to see on the surface. The thrilling discoveries lie in making the unknown known, of pursuing the depths below because, ultimately, you don't know what's there until you dive deep.

Topics: Office Equipment Document Workflow Technology Support Multifunction Copier Workflow

You've Been Schooled: 5 Types of Phishing Email Attacks You Should Be Educated On

Prepare your team for the next phishing threat by "schooling" them on these 5 types of attacks. 

As most outdoors enthusiasts can tell you, there's a reason it's called fishing, and not catching.

Despite all your preparation and skill, that coveted fish can be hard to catch. The same goes for phishing, a cybercriminal tactic that involves email messages crafted to capture a person or an organization's sensitive data. More and more, these sophisticated attacks are hard to catch.

Topics: Network Management Managed Services IT Consulting Network Security Cybersecurity

Cloud Document Management or On-Premise: Find The Right Path For You

For organizations aware of the power that comes with digitally accessing, tracking, and securing a multitude of documents in one system, the next choice becomes a tougher one: Cloud or on-premise? What's the right path for you? 

It’s been said before that The 3 C’s of life are choices, chances, and changes.

When it comes to document workflow, the chance to improve slow, ineffective, and error-prone manual document workflow processes necessitates change. Changing to a digitized business process via a Document Management System (DMS) can impact productivity and your customer's overall experience. For a growing number of organizations today, DMS is undoubtedly the right path for the road ahead.

Topics: Document Management Document Workflow Cloud Technology

Sharpen Employee Skills, Satisfaction With UCaaS Engagement

As it pertains to communication, are your employees still using a dull knife? Is it stifling performance? Affecting morale?

It’s been said that “a sharp knife is a chef’s best friend.”

Cooking at an elite level requires carefully crafted skills and expert-level training, sure. But the right tools are essential.

Topics: VoIP Phone Systems Unified Communications UCaaS

Begin Carving Out Your 2022 IT Security Plan With These 6 Questions

Good IT security practices require more than just a bundle of technology tossed at a potential problem.

Author and Poet Rumi once wrote: “I’ve said before that every craftsman searches for what’s not there to practice his craft.”

Topics: Network Management Managed Services IT Consulting Technology Training Managed Services Provider MFP Security

Section 179: A Huge Incentive for SMBs to Invest in Technology Now

Almost all types of “business equipment” new or used that your company buys or finances will qualify for the Section 179 Deduction.

Still considering an upgrade on that antiquated office equipment? For small to medium-sized businesses searching for ways to boost productivity and improve profitability through technology investment, there's a big incentive to do so now — The Section 179 Deduction. 

Topics: Office Equipment Technology Support Technology Procurement

5 Habits of a Highly Effective Copier Company

 

Just as Aristotle said centuries ago, “Quality is not an act, it’s a habit.”

You’ve seen lists like this before.

The web is overflowing with videos and blogs that offer headlines like “9 Daily Habits of Highly Effective Leaders” or “23 Habits any Entrepreneur Must Exercise.” Peruse any business section of a bookstore and you will find more of the same.

Topics: Office Equipment Technology Procurement

Secure Your Last Line of Defense With a Strategic Backup Solution

Businesses commit IT hardware and budgeted funds into their defense again cyber attacks. But have they considered their last line of defense …. their backup solution?

As a last line of defense at the battle of Gettysburg, the Union regiment led by Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, at Little Round Top, made a desperate, yet strategic move that halted the Confederate assault and helped tilt the outcome of the war.

His men out of ammunition, they turned to bayonets. A single “right wheel forward” maneuver, orchestrated by Chamberlain, not only stopped the seemingly overwhelming Confederate threat, but reinforced the strength of a timely, calculated strategy.

Topics: Network Management Network Security Ransomware

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