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IT Management Tips: Choosing a Provider

IT management is only as good as the provider you choose. Excellent providers have the power to protect your data, improve your communication, boost your efficiency, and even save you money--while not-so-great providers can cause more problems than they solve. Today, we'll offer a few tips to help you tell the difference! Good Provider, Bad Provider It's not always easy to decide if you're talking to a good IT management provider or a bad one.

Copier Conundrum: Standalone or MFP?

Let's face it: just about every company needs to make copies. The only real question is how you're going to make those copies. Is it best to have a standalone machine, or should you invest in a multifunction printer that scans, prints, faxes, , and copies? Worry no more--we're here to help you find out! A Big Choice Some companies might think that choosing a copy machine isn't that big a deal.

The Power of Digital Documents

Switching over to a digital office can seem a little overwhelming at first, especially when it comes time to utilize scanning solutions and say goodbye to your physical files. We've all been using paper for so long that not using it can seem a little strange--but not to worry. Here are a few convincing reasons digital documents are about to become your new best friend. Making the Switch Most companies don't hesitate to make the switch to digital workflows just because they're sentimental about paper.

What Makes Document Management Modern?

All office solutions have "trends"--things that go in and out of style, and may or may not leave a lasting impact on the way we do things. Document management is no exception. However, the features we're about to explore are proving to be long-lasting and efficient--so maybe they're not just trends after all! Not a Stagnant Solution The key to any document management system is staying active.

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.

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.