The A&A Blog

Ricoh Smart Operation Panel: A Conduit of Collaboration

Posted by Craig on May 31, 2018

What if I told you that you that your copier could be a secure customizable, educational, collaborative powerhouse? You might think I'm nuts. You might think you don't need any of that stuff, just the copies, please and thank you.

Well, the jury's still out on the nuts thing but when it comes to making your copier a powerhouse, Ricoh's Smart Operation Panel is the small wonder you should absolutely be making use of.

Virtual Private Servers: Getting the Most From VPS

Posted by Craig on April 23, 2018

Virtual private servers make a good midway point between shared hosting and dedicated hosting: a perfect balance for a small or medium business, or an organization in transition.

What is DeNIST in eDiscovery?

Posted by Craig on April 20, 2018

It's not a typo! DeNISTing is a powerful eDiscovery tool designed to make legal document review much easier.

Optical Character Recognition: The Unsung Hero of the Modern Office

Posted by Craig on April 11, 2018

In the modern office, there are a lot of processes and devices that make life easier. Some are obvious: card authentication, cloud backups, the break room coffee maker. But others are invisible by design. By design, they do the heavy lifting in the background so you don't have to worry about it. One of the greatest unsung heroes of invisible processes is optical character recognition, or OCR.

Bring the Team Together with Visual Communications

Posted by Craig on March 13, 2018

Visual communcation may just be the biggest business, collaboration and educational tool you're not making the most of!

What is Rules Based Printing?

Posted by Craig on February 13, 2018

Whether you're a small business or a large enterprise, you have a need to track and control your print. Taking a laissez faire attitude toward the print in your organization is a recipe for out of control costs and even data breaches. One of the best tools you can employ is rules based printing.

How to Boost Your Information Security with Electronic Document Management

Posted by Craig on January 15, 2018

Electronic document management is the best way to keep your files organized and immediately accessible throughout your organization. But did you know EDMS is also an excellent way to improve your information security and help meet state, federal, or industry compliance guidelines? It's true! Here are just a few ways EDMS can help you meet your security goals:

A&A is Retiring its Everyday Copier Social Campaign

Posted by Craig on December 27, 2017

When I took responsibility of A&A Office Systems' social media platforms in late 2015, I wanted to bring a human touch to our posts. As great and as helpful as our office technology is, it's not always fun. Copiers are functional. I wanted to make them relatable.

7 Ways Ricoh GlobalScan NX Streamlines Your Documents

Posted by Craig on December 18, 2017

Keeping the documents within your business properly organized and routed to the right place is undeniably important. And sometimes, it's a little more aspirational than practical. It can take a lot of time, effort and money to implement and maintain these processes. GlobalScan NX from Ricoh makes it easy and worthwhile.

A&A Office Systems Uses AWS IoT Button For Supplies and Service

Posted by Craig on December 08, 2017

By now, you may have heard of Amazon's Dash Button. It's a small device with a single button that you can place in your home. Each Dash Button is linked to a product on Amazon, such as paper towls or laundry detergent. When you have run low on a given household product, you can press the button on the corresponding Dash and Amazon will dispatch that product to in two business days.