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IT and Copier Talk Your Business Can Rely On

The AIS IT Services and Office Technology Blog. Insights and perspective into what works and makes businesses more competitive.

Gary Harouff

As President and founder of AIS, I am passionate about growing our business and serving our customers. I'm proud that we are considered one of the fastest-growing companies in America. We have been named by Office Dealer magazine the elite dealer of the year and most recently by ENX Magazine as an elite dealer for 2017. Our partnership with Kyocera is strong and we have been an elite dealer for them. We recently became an authorized dealer of Xerox in their Document Technology Partner Program. Before founding AIS, I was President of Toshiba Business Solutions. I enjoy staying active, both physically and professionally. Charitable endeavors include: The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Safe House, Christian Children’s Fund as well as other faith-based charities.

Recent Posts

Avoid "Can I Speak To Your Manager?" by Creating Quality Standards to Empower Staff

on Jan 21, 2020 8:51:00 AM By | Gary Harouff | 0 Comments | Insider culture quality standards
READ TIME: 4.5 MINS. How frustrating is it to speak to a company, and you can’t get the answers you are looking for, so you ask, “Can I speak to your manager?” It’s pretty frustrating, right? And, it certainly isn’t a good impression. It can be a total win-win for your customers, staff, and business by identifying and creating quality standards and empowering your staff.
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Company Culture Isn’t Important… or is it?

on Oct 8, 2019 8:30:00 AM By | Gary Harouff | 0 Comments | culture
READ TIME: 6 MINS. “Company Culture is not important” was my exact statement and mindset for many years after starting up a business. I thought culture was something only fortune 1,000 companies said they did to make themselves feel better or more important. But boy, I was wrong. To me, culture in the business world was one of those “fluff” words companies would use when interviewing potential candidates to make their organization sound more appealing. Never did I believe that something as small as a great company culture could make such a significant impact. Oh, and by the way, culture isn’t really a small thing! 
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Customer Experience: How to Achieve SMB Growth and Slay the Giants

on Jun 11, 2019 11:06:26 AM By | Gary Harouff | 0 Comments | Insider Customer Service
READ TIME: 6 MINS. Achieving SMB growth can undoubtedly seem challenging at times, especially if you’re competing against larger or more established companies. Even if your SMB has endless amounts of resources, such as employees or a healthy budget, becoming the top dog in your market can bring unexpected challenges and setbacks. So, what is it that makes even the smallest of companies able to compete with the giants? What’s the differentiator that causes them to stand out over the rest? These are both pretty thought-provoking questions you might not have the answers to, and that’s ok! You’ve come to the right spot.
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How Do I Choose Between an Office Copier and a Multifunction Printer?

on May 14, 2019 1:13:36 PM By | Gary Harouff | 2 Comments | Copiers Multi-function Printers
READ TIME: 6 MINS Technology is continuously evolving at a quick rate, and when your business needs of a new office copier or MFP (multifunction printer), how do you decide which to choose? When it comes to your office technology, an office copier and an MFP are the same thing, right? Actually, they’re not. A copy machine and an MFP are pretty different and can have very different capabilities. Learning what makes these devices different is the best way to make sure you're purchasing the best copier for your business.
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How Your Office Copier Helps Your Company Succeed

on May 9, 2019 2:26:03 PM By | Gary Harouff | 0 Comments | copier
READ TIME: 5.5 MINS Do you remember the last time you gave your office equipment a refresh, such as buying or leasing new office copiers or printers? If it took you some time to think of this answer, you’re probably long overdue for some new and updated equipment. You might not know this, but your company could be lacking in certain areas because your office technology is literally, slowing you down. Do you feel like you spend more time than average troubleshooting that old office copier in the corner than you do actually using it? You’re not alone!
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