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Finding the Perfect IT Management Provider

"Perfect" isn't something you usually expect in the business world, or any world, for that matter--but IT management providers might be the exception. Here's how to know whether you've found a long-term partner in IT or a provider who's "okay." What's the Difference? Let's pretend we have two different companies--Company A and Company B--, and both are implementing IT management solutions. Company A did their research, made plenty of calls, and eventually settled on an excellent provider.

Hungry Hungry Hard Drives: What Do Copiers Remember?

Many companies don't realize that their copiers--more specifically, their copiers' hard drives--are a huge security risk. Why is this? What do copiers remember? Today, we'll take a closer look--and what we find might surprise you. Those Pesky Hard Drives In general, copier hard drives are hardworking, diligent, and pretty darn innocent. They don't cause too much trouble, so we don't think about them very often--and most of the time, that's just fine. But the truth is that your copiers remember a lot more than you might realize.

Does In-House Scanning Make Sense?

Scanning, while a simple and comparatively stress-free solution, does come with its big questions. For example, many companies aren't sure whether to get their scanning done in-house or to outsource the whole endeavor. Today, we'll take a closer look to help you decide if in-house scanning makes sense for your needs. Pros and Cons When you're choosing a new tool for your business, especially one as powerful and promising as scanning solutions, sometimes the best thing to do is bust out a pen and paper and make an excellent old-fashioned pros-and-cons list.

Simple Solutions, Big Wins: Document Management

Document management is a pretty simple solution, but that doesn't mean it's not capable of helping you score some seriously big wins in your business. Let's find out how document management makes it easier than ever to go for the gold! A Savvy Choice There are plenty of business solutions out there that can help you make a difference, and document management is only one of them. So why should you put your time and money toward this option instead of the others? It's simple: document management is what you might call a "holistic" approach.

IT Management: The First Year

If you've decided to implement IT management solutions, chosen a provider, and signed a contract, congratulations--you've just made a truly great investment in your company's future. Now it's time for the big question: what can you expect in this first year? Let's find out! A Long-Term Relationship When you sign a contract with an IT management provider, you're not just making a business deal--you're starting a long-term relationship. A provider should be loyal, trustworthy, and interested in learning more about you and your needs.

Why Data Backup & Recovery Never Go Out of Style

In the business world--and, realistically, all over the world in general--things are always going in and out of style. Data backup and recovery, however, are two pretty big exceptions. Read on to find out why these two simple but powerful techniques will never be "old news." Expecting the Unexpected Some companies worry that, by focusing on IT management solutions like data backup and recovery, they're emphasizing the negative and taking time, energy, and funding away from more forward-focused opportunities.

Getting an A: Document Management in Schools

Schools have a lot of unique needs and challenges--and the unfortunate truth is that not all business solutions can keep up. Document management, however, is uniquely suited to the academic world. Sound too good to be true? Read on to find out how document management helps every school get an A! A Word on Documents In many ways, "documents" sounds like an official word.

Beat Growing Pains with Managed Print!

Is your small business going through some growing pains? Are you looking for fast, effective, and cost-efficient solutions that will help you grow even more? Look no further than managed print--a small business's best friend! Why Focus on Printing? Many small businesses hesitate on managed print for a few big reasons. Maybe they don't have too many printers yet, or perhaps they think printing is going out of style for environmental and efficiency reasons, or maybe they aren't ready to spend money on such a broad solution. No matter what the hesitation is, managed print has a solid answer.

Simplify Backup and Recovery with Cloud Solutions

There are many ways to approach the big but crucial tasks of backup and recovery--but the good news is that you've got a secret weapon. Cloud solutions are always there to help you keep your business safe, effective, and efficient, even in the face of an unforeseen disaster. Why Turn to the Cloud? You have a lot of options when it comes to backup and recovery, so why turn to the cloud? The answer is simple: the cloud can do just about anything.

Where to Start with Document Management

As a business solution, document management represents a lot of changes, transitions, and new tools. These are all good things, of course, but so much movement can feel a little overwhelming at once. To help you take that first step, here's a little advice on where to start with document management! Preparing for Change It's important to remember that document management is on your side.