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Watch Out for Counterfeit Printer Supplies

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Investing in printer supplies may seem easy or like a no-brainer. Cheapest is best. Wait, wait – that's not it.

That mindset has helped "toner pirates," selling scam toner and putting businesses in precarious security situations, to thrive and prey on any company that doesn't build a stable relationship with a vendor and knows where their toner is coming from.

Don't be fooled by these fakes! It can have severe implications for your entire business.

Rise of Ransomware

From a technology standpoint, there’s never been a better time to be alive. Chatting with people for free all across the world or opening your front door at home while in a business meeting, it seems that our interconnected world has unlimited possibilities. Sadly, that can go really wrong when people with less than pure motives take advantage. Viruses and other threats are on the rise, and there is one word whose very mention sends shivers down the spine of mortal cybersecurity professionals everywhere: ransomware. 

Ransome is so frightening because of how quickly it is becoming a major issue across all systems worldwide and how devastating it is for businesses. Today, we will be discussing this threat and what you need to do to keep it out of your business.   

4 of our Favorite Benefits of Managed Print

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Managed print has developed more in the last few years, even though it has been around for a while. New technology has consistently improved the service, like cloud storage and additional advancements.

Managed print is now more efficient and can provide more significant cost savings than ever before. The question is, with a proven print budget improvement, reliable security, and an easy to learn the system, why wouldn’t your business have managed print?

3 Ways to Improve Print Efficiency to Cut Costs

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How your print environment runs can impact employee morale and productivity. Don’t believe it? Take a look at the line waiting for the printer. People are probably both unhappy and unmotivated.

Fix this issue once and for all, by investing in the right machine, the proper management, and the best features for your company. Excellent printing can make everyone a better worker – we’ve seen it happen.

Are You at Risk?

We’ve talked about some of the more common threats that all businesses need to be careful of, but how dangerous is the web and how much of a risk is the current landscape?  

 

Today we'll talk about a few of the most widespread threats that need your attention.  

4 Ways to Enhance Security and Compliance

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Office security in today’s high-risk world is serious. From data protection to network security, passwords, and confidentiality to compliance, it seems like the largest growing field in businesses is security.

This is stressful because so much is based on the what-if. However, establishing the right compliance, security procedures, and risk mitigation is the best way to protect yourself and severely reduce the stress of what could happen.

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:

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