The A&A Blog

Your Business and the Environment: How Managed Print Services Can Help You Reach Your Sustainability Goals

Posted by John Partenio on December 05, 2018

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.

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. 

5 Misconceptions of Managed Print Services

Posted by Craig on October 11, 2018

 In the pantheon of new services available to today's companies, Managed Print Services has its own particular niche. It's a specialty service in an inherently complex business world, and it’s a little bit difficult for some clients to really define.

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.

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.

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.

The Impact Color Has on Your Brand and Business

Posted by Craig on November 10, 2017

It's no secret that humans are visual creatures. Art, photos, film, we love to take splendor in with our eyes. The truth is, your business is no different and color in particular is important to your brand. Numerous studies have been conducted exploring the psychology of color and why we respond to colors (and brands!) differently.