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Boost Your Productivity and Save Money With These 9 Copier Apps

The copier prints. The copier copies.  For most users, that's all their copier is used for (with maybe the occasional fax or scan).  If that's all you're using your copier for, you're wasting the potential of the copier to make your life easier. Copiers today include more functionality than ever before. As software becomes more embedded in copiers (and even larger laser printers), functionality will continue to explode. Today, if you aren't using the apps available in your digital copiers, you're missing out on more productivity and saving money for your business. The following six apps are available on Kyocera Copiers. While some of these apps are Kyocera-specific, similar functionality exists for copiers from other manufacturers.
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Tips to Keep Your Office Copier in Good Working Order

on Sep 25, 2017 1:00:00 PM By | Gary Harouff | 5 Comments | Resources & Training Copiers Multi-function Printers
Learning how to maintain and keep an office copier working properly will make your workday easier. Make your bed, floss your teeth, and … clean your copier? Are you the kind of person who makes your bed every morning? How about flossing? Do you even buy it anymore since it was deemed pointless last summer? While we may not remember (or like) to do these things, deep in our hearts we all know we should. Just like taking care of you copier. We’d all like to unload on it sometimes (remember that iconic scene in Office Space?) While slamming those doors and drawers might make you feel a little better when it jams, don’t forget that the way you use and care for your copier can greatly affect its overall performance in the long run.
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Cybersecurity Training Tip – Why Explain Why

on Sep 20, 2017 11:59:45 AM By | Monique Phalen | 0 Comments | Security Data Backup Resources & Training Managed IT Services
“Because I said so.” How often did your parents answer one of your questions with that statement? Infuriating, wasn't it? While I'm older and can understand how frustrated and annoyed parents get at the repeated questioning of their decision, explaining why would usually work well with getting me to do whatever it is they wanted me to do (at least sometimes). In our professional lives, it's very much the same.
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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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Transforming Your Business – Before Moving to Managed IT, Consider These 6 Questions

on Sep 13, 2017 7:45:00 AM By | Monique Phalen | 0 Comments | Insider Resources & Training Managed IT Services
It's hard to avoid “business transformation” articles, whitepapers, presentations, and blog posts in the world of IT these days. I'll even admit that I sometimes roll my eyes at the breathless claims of what  the next “better, faster, cheaper” technology/idea/strategy will do for your business. As a small business owner, it's also sometimes easy to ignore these articles about transformation. After all, you've got 5 or 20 or 50 or 200 employees and transformation is for companies with hundreds or thousands – that's what all the books and case studies are about right? Nope.
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