The Datamax Thinking Blog

Educating, collaborating, and sparking ideas for maximizing the technology that matters.


Copiers and Office Equipment Enable Customer Communication

Take the time to get the right office equipment or your communications – internally and with customers – could suffer.

When companies buy printers or digital copiers from us, they're not all that interested in the actual equipment. What you actually get from the purchase is communication.

Topics: Printer Management Multifunction Copier Digital Copiers Productivity Tips and Tools Office Equipment

The Technology Advocate – Helping You Find Sound IT Direction and Formulate Smart IT Decisions

The Technology Advocate provides client-focused advise grounded in the business case and tailored to address the unique needs of each organization.

Are you making good decisions about investments in your technology infrastructure? What business goals are you trying to accomplish? For many companies, the answer to both questions is a resounding "um..."

Organizations of all sizes use technology to conduct business functions ranging from simple communication to complex "big data" data analysis. Sometimes the adoption of technology is well conceived and cost effective, however all too often the acquisition and deployment of new

Topics: Managed Network Services Network Management Partnering IT Consulting

Nothing Lasts Forever, Definitely Not Your Copier

Copiers and printers can remain effective for years. However, they don't last forever.

How much has technology changed in the past few years? Every other day it seems like something new is in the pipeline – and it's only been a decade since the iPhone was first introduced. This pace is great for innovation, but it makes your IT outdated. Digital copiers, printers, computers, and the rest of your office equipment get left behind. Yet many businesses are surprised that keeping their 20-year-old digital copier around is a bad idea, even if it does still function. 

Topics: Printer Management Digital Copiers Digital Security Office Equipment

Don't Go Primal - 6 Tips to Minimize Copier Repair Needs

It's a fact of life, copiers are machines and they sometimes break. Here are six steps to take to keep from losing your cool.

Printers and copiers have a unique ability: the more these technologically advanced devices break down, the more primal you become in turn. This transition starts with an open palm hit, and then a kick, and then more profanity than you might otherwise use at work. Toward the end you are re-enacting the dawn of man obelisk scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Printers and copiers will break down; however, you can minimize their ability to transform you by following these six simple steps.

Topics: Printer Management Productivity Tips and Tools Office Equipment Technology Pain Print Management

Healthcare Provider? Cure Your IT Ailments with Business Continuity

Keeping your patient data properly backed up and protected will help you focus on what matters most the patients you care for.

As a healthcare provider, you know your patients are the number one priority. Part of your obligation to them is to keep their health-related information as confidential as possible.

Topics: Managed Network Services Healthcare Solutions Network Management Cloud Business Continuity Disaster Recovery Cybersecurity

Natural Disaster Survival Guide: Tornado or Extreme Storm

Because tornadoes can have catastrophic impacts on physical facilities, businesses must plan ahead for an alternative way to carry out everyday processes such as answering phones, processing orders, issuing invoices, signing checks, etc.

Every business has to prepare for the worst. Those that don’t may never fully recover from a disaster. But not all disasters are created equal. And not all businesses are at risk for every kind of disaster. That’s why we’ve put together this quick Natural Disaster Survival Guide to help you ensure that your business can keep operating even if a natural disaster strikes.

Topics: Managed Network Services Network Management Business Continuity Disaster Recovery

4 Undeniable Reasons CEO's Should Care About Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.

If you don't have a plan currently, please join us at the upcoming Datamax Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Seminar (June 20th) and learn more on how to protect your business from human error, hardware failure and natural disasters that can bring your company to its knees.

As a proactive CEO, you know that implementing a solid business continuity and disaster recovery plan, also referred to as BCDR, is essential for your business. After all, why would anyone in your esteemed position ever put a business at risk to downtime or data loss when prevention is so easy? While some CEOs fail to give BCDR the proper attention it deserves, we’re not worried about you.

But if anyone asks, here are four critical reasons that you, the CEO, care about business continuity and disaster recovery.

Topics: Managed Network Services Network Management Business Continuity Disaster Recovery