It’s that time of year again! Time to take a look up the road ahead, regarding innovations in office technology. Today, we’ll take a quick look at a few of the surest bets:
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Printers and copiers regulate and handle one of the chief cardinal assets of any business— Documents. The decision between buying or leasing them for your organization can set the tone for success or failure in your business’ day-to-day operations. Of course, there are benefits to either buying or leasing printers and copiers, and which you choose should depend on the needs of your business.
These days, most businesses and offices need more than just a printer or a “plain-jane” copier. Multi-function printers/scanners are rapidly becoming standard equipment. This is especially true in workplaces that are trying to be “paperless” as possible.
As we've mentioned before, colocation has some pretty impressive benefits to companies, and specifically to IT teams. People who deal with a business architecture can often use colocation to decrease costs, maximize efficiency and make things easier on the bottom line.
An office is only as good as its people, but if your team is struggling with outdated equipment, you could be missing out on valuable potential. Take a look around. Where are your employees struggling? There’s a good chance you mentioned several office equipment classics such as the printer, scanner, or fax machine. It’s time to upgrade.
These days, more and more businesses are moving away from “plain-vanilla” virtual/shared hosting plans and opting to set up a Virtual Private Server (VPS) for their various website hosting and other networking/data-related needs.
There are several reasons for this upward trend. One being that VPS solutions simply provide more power, autonomy, and flexibility than most standard virtual or shared plans, and at a slightly higher average cost.
How many times a week does someone in your organization scan a document? How many times does that scan head to someone's email? If you answered anything over zero, you need to consider the security of your scanned documents. Until copiers become standalone servers, you’ve got a weak spot.
We live in a world of digital acronyms SaaS, Iaas, PaaS, and more. But there’s one that may not be as familiar, DaaS or Desktop as a Service. DaaS provides desktop solutions so that employees can work virtually anywhere without sacrificing the use of critical apps and data. Employees can access all their desktop applications as well as line-of-business software in a cloud-hosted configuration.
Copiers and printers can be at risks for loss of company data. Modern machines have hard drives on them, which can lead to data breaches or other kinds of theft. Private documents can be downloaded and in some cases, print activity can be rerouted, or hackers can get access to a network through printing software. All of the most feared types of malware, Trojans, DDoS attacks, spear phishing and ransomware can apply to the data that gets generated by print jobs or run through your printer queue.
Every business strives to be a purpose-driven story, especially now when people care where their products come from. A survey shows that 58% of U.S. consumer-respondents review a company’s effort for sustainability, specifically its impact on the environment, before making a purchase. Also, the sustainability practices of the company influence the buying decisions of 50% of customers. Many other studies have echoed these findings.