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4 Advanced IT Security Tools You Should Consider in 2023

As you plan for 2023, we invite you to consider what’s worked for you before, what might not be working moving forward, and then consider these advanced IT security layers of protection.

Business trends come and go, along with blog spaces just like this that purport to know the ones we should be watching for in the coming year. Here’s a safe bet, though. One trend that stands immune to whatever else comes our way in 2023 (inflation, staffing issues, remote work, etc.) and won’t be going anywhere anytime soon? Security vigilance.

Topics: Managed Network Services Network Management Cloud Network Security

Section 179 & Bonus Depreciation: Act Fast on Potential 2022 Tax Incentives for Office Technology Acquisition

Almost all types of “business equipment” new or used that your company buys or finances will qualify for the Section 179 Deduction and/or Bonus Depreciation.

Need a little additional "incentive" to close out your year with the acquisition of office technology? Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation are two components of the 2017 TCJA (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) that present potential tax savings for your organization if you're in the market for copiers, printers, or other related technology hardware or software.

But you'll need to act fast.  To maximize the current incentive, qualifying equipment must be financed or purchased before January 1, 2023.

Topics: Printing Office Equipment IT Consulting LeaseCare Technology Procurement

Stay Up to Speed on Security with Canon's Unified Firmware Platform

Unified Firmware Platform allows these models to be updated with features, new functionalities and, yes, enhanced security measures on an ongoing basis without a complete model upgrade.

As the security threat landscape progresses, and the business security environment becomes rapidly more complex, your organization’s cybersecurity systems (including that of your copier/multi-function printer) should evolve accordingly. This can make a small business owner feel insecure on multiple fronts.

Topics: Canon Color Copier Office Equipment Print Management Canon USA MFP Security

3 Ways Healthy Communication (UCaaS) Enhances the Patient Experience

How do healthcare organizations keep up to speed with patient expectations? How do they engage the right channels to connect to both consumers and their staff?

You only have to spend 1 minute in a hospital to understand just how much healthcare staff remains constantly “on the move.”

As nurses scurry from room to room, wing to wing, and doctors serve in multiple locations on any given day (or completely remotely), there are new waves of movement inside healthcare: Mobile clinics are on the rise, telehealth has exploded, and (perhaps most notably), the patient expectation has evolved.

Topics: Information Technology Healthcare Solutions IT Consulting Unified Communications VoIP Phone System

Unlock Your School's Printing Potential With Print Management

If you use Google Workspace apps, create content on Chromebooks, store files on Google Drive, or manage users with Cloud Identity, you have the potential to enhance your printing experience with the help of a Print Management solution.

Famed cartoonist and “Peanuts” creator Charles Schultz once said, “There is no heavier burden than an unfulfilled potential.”

It’s back to school time — a time of great optimism, nerves, excitement, and new possibilities. While parents scurry to ready their kids for another academic year, teachers and administrators are collaborating on ways they can best help students reach their full potential.

Topics: Color Printing Print Management Print Assessment Document Solutions

Think Green, Save Green With PaperCut Version 22.0

It’s imperative in business to remain “green and growing” – and with this print management engagement, your organization is doing just that.

Printing smarter has always made good business sense. But it’s also about thinking “green.”

Print Management, at its core, is about reducing print waste through a multi-layered solution that includes print rules, security measures, and accurate tracking of print activity.

Topics: Print Management Managed Print Services Mobile Printing

9 Defensive Tactics For Your Cybersecurity Game Plan

While 43% of cyber attacks are aimed at small businesses, only 14% are considered prepared, aware, and capable of defending their networks and data.

In football, a blitz is a tactic used by defenses to disrupt the quarterback by sending a higher than the usual number of players his way. It's called often out of a sense of urgency to proactively change the momentum of the offensive attack. 

Topics: Security Network Management IT Consulting Network Security Cybersecurity Managed IT Services

Explore and Discover: What You Gain from a Business Technology Needs Assessment

After exploring your workflow environment, while pulling together data and key information from stakeholders and end-users alike, the sky opens up with new and unforeseen productivity possibilities.

Ever been stargazing in one of Arkansas’ beautiful National Parks? The experience can be equally awe-inspiring and overwhelming.

Even so, Astronomical discoveries are being made all the time, making more sense out of the endless sea of stars blanketing the night sky. Pulling together volumes of information and data, Astronomers can process information and develop new findings, often without even pulling out a telescope.

Topics: Canon Color Copier Office Equipment Business Technology Needs Assessment

Secure Your Print Environment Before, During, and After You Hit Print

Securing your print comes down to understanding – and protecting – your jobs throughout the entire print lifecycle.

Cyber security is an ever-growing priority for businesses year after year. Nearly nine in 10 IT decision-makers in North America expect their organization’s cybersecurity budget to increase (by as much as 50 percent!) in the next 12 months, a recent Kaspersky survey found.

Topics: Print Management Managed Print Services Cybersecurity MFP Security

Cloud Document Management vs. On-Premise: 8 Factors You Must Consider

In the spirit of cloud vs on-premise engagements, here is a starting point for deciding your best route for harnessing the power of a Document Management System.

Consider documents as the building blocks of everyday business workflow. Now imagine building a Lego set. Instead of having blocks packaged into groups and a list of instructions, you empty the bags and scatter the 500 or so pieces across your living room floor.

Topics: Document Management Document Workflow Document Security Cloud Content Management Cloud Technology