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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

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 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