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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

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

Section 179 Deduction: A Big Incentive for Office Technology Acquisition

Essentially, Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your gross income.

Small-to-medium sized businesses looking to bolster their workflow environment can now utilize technology addition by deduction — the Section 179 Deduction.

Topics: Office Equipment Productivity Tips and Tools Multifunction Copier Technology Procurement

COVID-19: 5 Benefits of Body Temperature Measurement Kiosks

With body temperature measurement kiosks, the human to human contact is eliminated completely by simply walking up to the device and getting temperature read via facial recognition.

As COVID-19 cases linger in Texas, businesses continue to try to stay ahead of the spread and ensure a safe and healthy workplace.

Topics: Office Equipment Coronavirus Body Surface Temperature Screening

5 Signs Your Old Copier Could Be Creating Security Vulnerabilities

Many SMBs fail to recognize the copier for what it is today — just another device on the network, as susceptible to cyber attack as an email inbox or web browser.

"If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it."

I see this old, tired adage at play frequently when I visit offices and learn more about their printing environment. Whether it’s due to low volumes, reluctance to incur new costs, or just flat-out comfort factor, many businesses run their decade-plus-old copiers into the ground, much like one would an older vehicle that’s been paid for.

Topics: Office Equipment Print Management Security Cybersecurity MFP Security

Plug-and-Play: Canon uniFLOW Hybrid Technology Increases User Flexibility, Functionality

With built-in hybrid technology, uniFLOW now combines on-premise facilities and cloud resources, to allow organizations to blend a solution that satisfies a particular technology landscape.

A hybrid model poses many potential advantages to an end user, with an ability to mix and match elements according to customized needs.

Topics: Office Equipment Document Workflow Print Management Canon