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Toner Scams – Warnings and Risks

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It seems like there is a scam for everything today, and businesses especially have to watch their backs. It's frustrating, but with some education and a little preparation, you can stay ahead of concerns.

Print environments are sometimes a major source of scamming because managers get frustrated with their print systems and just want to find an easy fix. First of all, managers should know that there is a solution for a stressful print environment, and it's print management.

Breaches – Are you on a Hacker’s watchlist?

 

Here’s an alarming statistic for Small Business owners: 65% of cyber-attacks are aimed at small to medium businesses. If you’re a small business owner, you’re aware that your company might be vulnerable to attacks by hackers. Even if they haven’t found a way to break into your system yet, you can be sure someone is trying to find a way to steal your precious data. Hackers enjoy a challenge, to a point. If they can’t crack your system the first time, it’s more than likely that they’ll keep trying. 

Be Smart about Outsourcing

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When starting a business or reevaluating costs, it can be easy to outsource everything that you can’t see a good ROI for. However, outsourcing could be extremely smart or very costly. It depends on what projects or aspects of your business you choose to outsource, and what vendor partner you select to help you.

Luckily, there are some technical aspects of a business that are very smart to outsource. Here are a few ideas.

What to Outsource

Outsourcing the following can lead to better productivity and efficiency in operations from your teams:

Ma! Did you make a new FB account?

Have you ever received a Facebook friend request from your mom even though she is already a friend of yours on Facebook? So, you call her up to make sure she didn’t forget her password again and just create a new FB page. Then, right after that, “she” sends you a video link saying you’re in a YouTube video. You think, “Well dang! I didn’t think she even knew how to use Messenger.” As the confusion mounts, you realize, momma’s FB has been cloned in an effort to hack your account. Not today hackers! 

5 Ways a Multifunction Printer Makes Work Easier

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A few things managers are always asking themselves – how can we cut costs, and how can we make work easier for employees to improve productivity?

What if there is a way to accomplish both efforts, in an aspect of office management that is often overlooked – the print environment? Would you take advantage of updated technology and print functions that make printing faster, easier, and cheaper? 

Of course, you would! That’s why we’ve got the solutions for how to improve your print environment below. 

How Paperless Pays Off in Distribution

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How Paperless Pays Off in Distribution 

Supply chain and distribution management is a complicated business. Cost reductions are rare, and external fluctuations can put entire companies underwater. 

Document management is a resource that can drastically improve the efficiency of a company, one of the only aspects that can still adapt to cost structures internally. Think about it – as you're using data, labels, slips, contracts, and other documents, there are more efficient ways to process those materials. 

Tips to Avoid Toner Scams

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The name might sound funny, but the problem is real – “toner pirates” are working hard to scam offices out of money, steal data, and create recurring charges that go unnoticed while businesses don’t receive anything in return. It’s not an unrealistic problem, either.

In 2016, a $216 million telemarketing scam was busted for selling overpriced toner over the phone. The threat is real!

Inform employees about toner pirates and other possible scams to make sure the pirates don’t sink your ship!

4 Reasons Managed Print Works

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Being competitive in today’s business market means constantly evaluating costs, processes, and productivity measures. Often, in budget analysis or changes, there are “low-hanging” fruits for fixing spending. While print environment is one easy solution, it can sometimes get ignored. However, managed print can help to save a lot of money in this aspect of operations.

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