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4 Benefits of Using a Virtual Private Server (VPS) For Your Business

Posted by John Partenio on January 15, 2019

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. 

5 Ways to Secure Your Printers and Copiers

Posted by John Partenio on December 13, 2018

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.

The Benefits of Leasing vs. Buying Printers and Copiers

Posted by John Partenio on November 21, 2018

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.

Print Technology For The Modern Office

Posted by John Partenio on November 12, 2018

No matter what industry you’re in, and no matter how digital the world gets, every modern office needs printing technology. The only questions are about the type and scale. 

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.

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.