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Valley Office Systems In business since 1974, Valley Office Systems is an Idaho-based office equipment dealer offering Ricoh, Sharp, Kyocera, and HP equipment, along with support, managed print services and document management solutions.

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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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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Who Owns Your Printing Budget? Don't Know? You Need Print Management.

Nov 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM by Valley Office Systems posted in Managed Print Services

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As a business executive, you know the questions that keep you up at night, and there are plenty of them. There's one question that too few professionals ask, though, and it correlates directly to the health of your company's bottom line: Who owns your printing budget?

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Smartboard Uses for Smart Teachers

Nov 22, 2016 9:04:00 AM by Valley Office Systems posted in smartboards

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Are you avoiding that smartboard in your classroom, teaching around it like it's a snake in the corner? Although new technologies can be challenging to adopt, the smartboard is one that's worth the learning curve, particularly because of the many modern ways students are accustomed to learning. A smartboard in your classroom can enhance the learning experience and introduce your students to new concepts in an engaging way. With a little practice, the intuitive controls of a smartboard can be simple to master, giving your students a multimedia classroom to explore and discover.

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Kyocera Product Spotlight: The Economical, Ecological M3550IDN MFP

Nov 14, 2016 2:58:13 PM by Valley Office Systems posted in Printers & Copiers

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Today’s businesses rely on technology at an unprecedented rate; it’s a global phenomenon that isn’t going anywhere. When used strategically, technology can be a driving force behind innovative ideas and norm-shattering solutions that push companies toward success. On the other hand, inadequate technological tools can hold an organization back, strangling productivity and creating bottlenecks in business processes. The wrong machine isn’t necessarily the less advanced machine; it’s just the one that doesn’t fit your company’s unique needs, and it could be devastating to your bottom line.

That’s why we’re proud to offer Kyocera products here at Valley Office Systems. We believe that these products can give your enterprise the right tools to succeed in helping your customers and developing new solutions. Today, we’re highlighting a customer favorite: the Kyocera ECOSYS M3550IDN, a high-power black and white multifunction printer that’s poised to take the full brunt of your office workload.

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Document Management: Salvaging the Wasted Motions

Nov 9, 2016 3:27:00 PM by Valley Office Systems posted in Document Management

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Time-consuming tasks can quickly become so a part of your day that you don't think about the inefficiency of them. Wasted motions can be taken for granted when repeated often enough. Let's look at some of them and snap to attention toward the solution for this waste of time.

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