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Getting Ahead of Windows End of Life

With Windows 7 end of life quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what needs to be done to prepare. Technically, regular Windows 7 support has been dead since 2015, however, the extended support period is over January 2020, which means no more updates or security patches. What should you be aware of for EOL? Get ready, you may have some work to do.

What Does Windows End of Life Mean to My Business?

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You’ve all heard the panic. Windows is cutting off support for its widely popular version 7 software. January 14, 2020 will officially mark Windows 7 End of Life. Many companies have used Windows 7 since its onset in 2009 and are still actively using it today. That means you will need to migrate every single device. It’s possible you’ll need to upgrade your hardware as well. So, what’s the big deal? Can you just stick with Windows 7 or will your computer self-destruct?

 

Time to Upgrade Your Office Printer? 3 Simple Signs

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You don't spend a ton of time thinking about your printer. Why would you? It should be working, completing the functions your office needs, and generally not a device you need to think about.

However, your office may have issues with the printer you haven't fully realized, if you haven't taken a moment to consider the machine and the impact on workflow. Is your printer really operating efficiently and making work faster and easier on your team?

It’s All About Customer Service: How Document Management Helps

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Setting up a digital workflow means that your office will transition from a hard copy, old school operation into a high-level, customer-oriented machine.

Not sure you believe this in this change? Using office automation technology can improve client relations, employee morale, office operations, and most importantly, all interpersonal communications.

One of the biggest advancements in technology and automation is document management; the service that takes your business from analog to digital - going paperless is how it's commonly known.

Fixing Your Weakest Link: Your Employees

You can have every piece of security hardware in the books: firewall, backup disaster recovery device, and even anti-virus. However your employees will still be the biggest vulnerability in your organization when it comes to phishing attacks. How do you mitigate as much risk as possible?
 

Easiest Ways to Go Green #1 - Invest in Water Filtration Systems

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In the average office, bottled water is used freely to greet clients, provide customer service, and even by staff. While it might seem convenient, using bottled water is becoming an outdated tactic that can even reflect poorly on your business.

Major international corporations are pitching in to increase sustainability, which includes efforts to ditch single-use plastics. Of disposable water bottles, under two thirds of bottles used actually get recycled, and the water is not exactly a higher quality anyway.

How To Spot A Phishing Attack

Would you know if you were the subject of a phishing attack? Many people claim that they’d be able to tell right away if they received an email from an illegitimate source. If that were the case, there wouldn’t be 1.5 million new phishing websites every month. A 65% increase in attacks in one year!

How Print Audits Cut Major Business Costs

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Overseeing a print fleet can be pretty work intensive and costly. Also, there may not be one centralized system in your business - different departments often oversee different aspects of the print environment, making it hard to review costs, set a budget, and streamline effort and time put in to print management.

Luckily, managed print can overcome these challenges and really get your print budget back on track. In fact, InfoTrends recently reported that businesses can cut print spending by 30% by switching to managed print services.

What Is Phishing & How Are Hackers Using It?

While the number of people falling for sending personal information to the crown prince of Nigeria in hopes of receiving his promised wealth and riches seems to be dropping, phishing remains a major issue. In fact, the number of phishing campaigns pursued by hackers around the world increased 65% in the last year.

Don't Let Multifunction Printers be a Security Risk

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Multifunction printers are a great addition to your workflow, but if they're not properly managed, they can be a huge security risk. Here are a few things you can fix so that your multifunction printer is improving security rather than weakening it!

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