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Valley Office Systems' New Strategic Alliance

Sep 11, 2018 12:07:33 PM by Howard Hansen posted in Valley Office Systems,

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How to Calculate Your Copier's Lifespan

Aug 21, 2017 10:37:00 AM by Howard Hansen posted in Printers & Copiers

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Whether you're in the market for a copier right now, or simply wanting to plan for the future, it's important to calculate your copier's lifespan. It's not an exact science, but there are a few ways you can estimate how long a machine will serve your company, making budgeting and planning decisions simpler.

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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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What will you do if the worst happens? 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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Stop paying for equipment downtime. 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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Digital Storefronts and Their Value

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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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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IT Management: Don't Make These Mistakes

Apr 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM by Howard Hansen posted in IT Management,

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In the world of managed IT services, there are a few well-known mistakes that you really don't want to make. Unfortunately, these mistakes are also common. Take a look:

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Document Management and its Copious Benefits

Apr 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM by Howard Hansen posted in Document Management

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The benefits associated with document management are, to say the least, extensive. Are you feeling stressed for time, even now, as you read this sentence? Perhaps if you had document management, you wouldn't feel that way. To ease your current state of mind, let's take a look at the extensions document management might add to your business.

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