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Purchasing vs. Leasing a Copier: Which is Best for My Business?

Here at AIS, current and potential clients ask us lots of questions about our selection of copiers. One of the most frequent (and important) questions we receive is, “should I purchase or lease a copier? Which is going to be best for my business?”
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Buying a Laser Printer – The Problem Might Be You

A blog post, The Printer We Need, got me thinking about how much office equipment like laser printers and copiers is taken for granted. The author bemoans the fact that printers don't work. Not everyone wants to print color or color photographs. Ink's expensive (that's true). And that someone needs to produce a low-cost, reliable black and white printer for people like himself to buy. Well! He goes on to suggest what he wants – which basically seems to be something that's small, attractive, and has features that I'm not sure fit with small and attractive.
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Did You Know You Can Rent Your Laptops and Desktops?

on Jun 6, 2017 1:12:49 PM By | Monique Phalen | 0 Comments | Managed IT Services Leasing Information Office Equipment
I'm sure this isn't 100% true (though maybe it is), but it definitely feels like you can rent anything these days. Whether you want to call it a rental, a lease, a subscription, or hosted; you can pay a monthly fee for just about anything – music, storage, clothes, cars, movies, houses, IT networks, copiers and printers . . . you get the idea. Add to that list another one designed to help businesses manage costs and avoid technology obsolescence – device-as-a-service. Don't confuse this with two other “as-a-service” flavors. Desktop-as-a-service is a cloud service for hosting a business' virtual desktops. Hardware-as-a-service refers to storage management – servers, data backup, etc. Just for fun, the IT industry also refers to device-as-a-service as PC-as-a-service (PCaaS). Enough jargon, what is device-as-a-service? Device-as-a-service (DaaS, confusingly enough, also the acronym for desktop-as-a-service) focuses on the procurement and management of your hardware – Deployment Management Services End-of-life recycling Plans vary, but generally include those four elements. Device-as-a-service can be a separate contract or bundled into a more inclusive managed IT services contract.
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Buying a 3D Printer? Consider This

on Feb 22, 2017 11:37:09 AM By | Gil Mayron | 0 Comments | 3D Printing Leasing Information Office Equipment
If you're reading this, I think I can assume that you've at least heard about 3D printers and that anyone can buy one. Who wouldn't want a 3D printer? I mean who doesn’t want to 3D print their own Legos and create life-size constructs with ease? Heck, that's why I started – print 3D objects I can imagine and then print? Yes, please! Before diving in though, there are a few things you should know before you buy a 3D printer.
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Buying a Copier Is Nerve-Wracking – Copier Salesmen Want to Help

on Jan 16, 2017 11:02:03 AM By | Gary Harouff | 0 Comments | Copiers Leasing Information Office Equipment
Buying or leasing a digital copier can be complicated – and make you nervous. After all, it's not something you do every year and if you print, copy, and/or scan a large volume of documents; it can be a significant investment – the larger and more capable models easily reach five figures. Your nervousness isn't helped by copier sales reps' reputations. I've heard the jokes about there being no difference between copier salesmen and used car salesmen. And, OK, I'll admit, there's a kernel of truth in those jokes. However, the RIGHT Business Consultant really does want to help you streamline your office technology with the right mix of services that we provide. They want to help your business. You read that right: Business Consultant.
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