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Stop Paying for Equipment Downtime

Feb 22, 2017 8:49:20 AM by Howard Hansen posted in Managed Print Services

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Printing costs are already too high for many companies, and it's an even worse rub when your machines don't function well and you're paying for downtime. It's not uncommon for businesses to find that printing costs are as high as their monthly rent, and yet, it's rare that executives take the time to work out exactly how to lower and control these costs. Many assume these costs are unchangeable: a necessary evil of the workplace.

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Here's What Digital StoreFronts Can Do for You

Feb 14, 2017 3:13:26 PM by Howard Hansen posted in IT Management

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These days, eCommerce is growing by leaps and bounds—and for a good reason. Consumers love the convenience and ease of shopping online. In fact, more functions than ever are going online, and your potential customers, clients, and employees expect you to have significant online offerings that fit their needs.

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3 Questions to Ask Your Copier Repair Technician

Jan 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM by Howard Hansen posted in Printers & Copiers

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Groan. The copier is down again. Whether it's due to a lack of maintenance, a low-quality machine, or an aging machine, making a call to a printer repair technician can be frustrating. Even the best printers need maintenance once in a while, though, so you'll likely encounter this situation in the course of doing business.

How do you choose a good company to hire for printer and copier repairs? You shouldn't simply rely on a quick Google search and call the first result. Instead, consider a few factors before hiring a copier repair technician.

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Managed Print Services and the Environment

Jan 23, 2017 11:41:00 AM by Valley Office Systems posted in Managed Print Services

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Out of all the tasks and goals that companies need to juggle everyday, environmental friendliness is undeniably one of the most important. “Going green” is a big goal for businesses of every shape and size, but it can be difficult to find ways to quickly minimize environmental impact. Managed Print Services give you an effective, reliable solution to your environmental concerns while improving your workflows and maximizing productivity.

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Improve Disaster Security with Document Management

Jan 19, 2017 5:07:00 PM by Valley Office Systems posted in Document Management

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Preparing for disaster is one of the most important things a business can do. No matter how productive the workdays are or how efficient the office is, one incident can still jeopardize the stability of the entire company if crucial info is lost. Issues that can put an indefinite stop to your operations include:

  • Technological failure
  • Security penetration
  • System malfunctions
  • Natural disasters
As a result, it is vital for businesses to improve the security, backup, and reliability of their sensitive documents–not only to protect their longevity but also to avoid more expenses and a blow to customer satisfaction.
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Is Your Printer Fleet a Money Pit?

Jan 16, 2017 3:06:00 PM by Valley Office Systems posted in Managed Print Services,

Printers & Copiers

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Copiers and printers are dynamic tools for businesses across most industries. However, you may be under-thinking them. You purchased them, set them up but maybe never really thought about the little money pits they can be. If not managed well, you may be experiencing a financial drain to your office technology environment -- conveniently disguised as your printing fleet.

Managed print services can save the day and work wonders for your copiers' workflow. It helps keep things organized and under control.

Did you know that managed print services increases general efficiency?

It's true! Having an established print management plan in place will improve office efficiency in your office every day.

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Document Management: Declutter Your Office for 2017

Jan 12, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Howard Hansen posted in Document Management

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If one of your resolutions for 2017 is to declutter, you are not alone. Many offices are overwhelmed by paper clutter and unsure where to start their conquest to reduce paper chaos and waste. 

With the right tools and a little know-how, you'll be digging out of your paper pile in no time.

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The Right Tools Can Help Your Business Grow

Jan 6, 2017 12:46:13 PM by Valley Office Systems posted in Printers & Copiers

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Small business owners wear many hats. When you started your business, you probably functioned as the CEO, the CFO, the IT department, the front desk, and the sales team by yourself. You pulled off near-miracles and convinced investors and could give your new company's elevator speech in your sleep. In short, small and medium-sized business owners have a healthy respect for multi-taskers.

But multi-tasking isn't worth your time if it isn't done right. Multi-tasking can bring productivity to a screeching halt if you don't have the tools, resources, and sheer power to make it work. Let us introduce you to a multi-tasker that can truly do it all and then some: the multifunction printer.

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VOS is built on SMB: Why we love small-to-medium-sized businesses.

Dec 22, 2016 8:45:00 AM by Valley Office Systems posted in Valley Office Systems

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There's nothing like the holiday season to remind us of what's truly important: family, friends, and community. This time of year gives us a new perspective on what makes a community tick, and here at Valley Office Systems, we're proud to be a part of the vibrant local economy of small and medium-sized businesses. When you partner with us, you're not only investing in world-class business solutions; you're supporting a close-knit coalition of locally owned and operated companies.

Why We Care About Small Businesses

While we may offer office equipment, copiers, and solutions that can meet the needs of any enterprise—big or small—we're a locally-owned company with a strong sense of community. Nothing is more powerful for the good of a local economy than an active group of businesses bringing jobs, security, and services to the people who need them. We're not just passionate about what we do; we're passionate about how we do it. We do things with the small-business mentality, knowing that local companies are often the people clothing kids, feeding families, and giving back the most.

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Is it Time to Upgrade to a New Multifunction Printer?

Dec 16, 2016 2:29:54 PM by Valley Office Systems posted in Printers & Copiers

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There was a time when shopping for a new multifunction printer was a relatively simple endeavor for a small business. There were a few options on the market, so it was a straightforward matter of comparing and contrasting the available models. Today, the world of MFPs has expanded to include every configuration imaginable—a double-edged sword for small to medium-sized business owners. On the one hand, this means that there are better options than ever at your fingertips, and you should be able to find exactly the model that meets your company's requirements. On the other hand, it means that selecting the right multifunction printer can be a chore—and it's easier than ever to make an expensive mistake.

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