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What is a Virtual CIO (vCIO)? And How Can it Benefit Your Business?

on Jan 11, 2018 4:59:47 PM By | Monique Phalen | 0 Comments | Managed IT Services
A Virtual CIO or “vCIO” is basically the outsourcing of all of the functions of a Chief Information Officer (CIO) for businesses that may not have the experience or the budget to take advantage of a full-time CIO.
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How to Fix a Paper Jam in a Copier: Repair, Prevention, & Tips

on Jan 2, 2018 11:38:00 AM By | Gary Harouff | 0 Comments | Copiers copier repair
  If you own or use a copier frequently, there’s one thing for sure: you will inevitably have a paper jam. There’s a saying in the copier industry… A copier does three things: copy, misfeed, and jam. It has happened to all of us. It’s frustrating, unnerving, and it always seems to happen during a deadline. We have even heard of some clients naming their copier or multi-function printer (MFP). One actually named their copier Bob Marley because they said, “it be jammin’!”
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Sharp Copiers vs. Kyocera Copiers: Which is better?

on Dec 27, 2017 3:08:17 PM By | Gary Harouff | 1 Comment | Copiers
We often get asked this question on which copier is better. It usually depends on who you are talking to because everyone has an agenda, or information can be manipulated to skew one way or the other. So, are you talking to Sharp, an Authorized Sharp Dealer, or are you asking a response from someone that represents Kyocera? Isn’t a better question, which is better for your business?
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What’s the Difference Between a Copier and a Multi-function Printer (MFP)?

on Dec 20, 2017 4:26:54 PM By | Gary Harouff | 0 Comments | Copiers Multi-function Printers
Is there a difference between a copier and multi-function printer? This a question that we get asked quite a lot, and as authorized resellers of copiers and multi-function printers (MFPs) that are used to selling office technology, we often forget to explain the difference or the similarity. It’s our own industry’s fault that we haven’t done a really good job at explaining the history of why we refer to all our copiers as MFPs, or why the terms are interchangeable when we speak to our clients. This is also an industry where we love to talk using acronyms, and sometimes we just forget that one of the basic successful methods of communication is to make sure our customers understand what we are trying to communicate—or it’s lost in translation. Right?
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Top 10 Color Copiers for Small Businesses: Cost, Quality, Features & More

on Dec 15, 2017 2:54:20 PM By | Gary Harouff | 1 Comment | Copiers
When you own a small business, it’s important that you make the right buying decisions, especially when it comes to office technology. Typically, a copier is an investment that you want to perform different functions in your business like copying, printing, scanning, and faxing and anything else to help you manage documents or workflow. You also want to make sure that you purchase a device that can grow with your business (match your volume needs), one that is affordable at the initial purchase, and doesn’t bankrupt your business when purchasing toner or maintaining it.
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