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What Will You Do if the Worst Happens?

Mar 20, 2017 10:40:28 AM by Howard Hansen posted in Data Recovery

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Disaster recovery may be the last thing on your mind, particularly if your business is in a period of growth. When life looks sunny, it's hard to remember that storms may come. But data disaster recovery is a vital part of running a smart company because just one incident that results in catastrophic data loss could leave your business unable to function. Most enterprises that suffer a data loss end up shutting their doors within the following year—a sad reality that could be prevented with the right planning.

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3 Ways to Use a Smartboard

Mar 13, 2017 2:32:45 PM by Howard Hansen posted in smartboards

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The right tool can make your company more efficient, and higher efficiency will translate into a more profitable business. The Aquos Smartboard is one of those tools that can make all the difference in your company's productivity. Here's how a smartboard could benefit your business.

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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 every day, 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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