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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
It's easy to think production print is the realm of marketers, graphic artists and designers alone, but it's not just branding that demands a powerful production machine. Any organization consistently utilizing any kind of standard forms, printed memos or notices has a need for production print.
It might come as no surprise that we here at A&A Office Systems think the copier can be a cornerstone to your office. What might come as a greater shock is that it's actually true! When combined with smart business practices and modern software, your copier is a much bigger asset than you may realize.
One of our favorite software solutions is eCopy ShareScan from Nuance. eCopy is great because it offers a whole slew of useful features with centralized administration so it's easy to configure and maintain your whole print fleet.
A group purchasing organization (GPO) is an organization designed to leverage the collective might of its members to get preferred pricing on products and services those members might typically use. GPOs often serve a particular industry or vertical, such as healthcare or education. Purchasing through a GPO usually requires a member to pay a membership fee or to make a minimum purchase amount. What can be purchased through the GPO depends on the industry and the participating vendors. It can be as specific as surgical gloves for a healthcare provider, or as widely applicable as office technology.
Desktop printers are great. At home, you can count on your desktop for new recipes, for your children's homework, or for driving directions. If your business employs just a few people and produces and manages very little paper, a desktop printer is a great asset. In fact, despite the attention grabbing title of this article, desktop printers may still have a place in your home and small business.
If you've just purchased your first office printer or copier you maybe be wondering, "How do I recycle the toner and ink cartridges?" Heck, maybe you've owned an office copier for years and you're still thinking about this question (if you're just throwing them away, please don't do that!). It's the sort of thing you don't give much thought to until you're standing next to your machine with a spent cartridge in your hand, cursing your luck that the cyan ran out on your watch.