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Office Equipment Service During COVID-19: What Should You Expect From Your Copier & Print Provider?

How do you know that your office equipment service provider is taking all the necessary preventative measures? How can you ensure that they are not potentially raising the risk of COVID-19 infection inside your workplace?

Copiers/MFPs sitting dormant for a good stretch of time are often overdue for service.

Rollers go flat, causing jams. Corona assemblies get ozone built in them and print quality takes a hit. Typically, preventative maintenance visits prevent occurrences like this, but throughout the pandemic, these routine check-ups have inevitably become scarce.

Topics: Canon Color Copier Office Equipment Coronavirus

3 COVID-19 Phishing Email Examples To Help Your Business Identify Scams

But what might a COVID-19 phishing email scam look like? We looked in our own inbox, and accessed a valuable cybersecurity resource, to show you things to be looking for.

Two basic qualities that cybercriminals prey on are vulnerability and desperation. With so many on high alert with COVID-19 information and updates, phishing season is in full swing.

Topics: Network Management Network Security Coronavirus

Post-Pandemic: Taking the Work From Home Plunge Long-Term

Fifty-seven percent of small and midsized business owners who increased remote working due to the COVID-19 pandemic said they will likely maintain the option for employees in the long term.

What happens as we move past the COVID-19 pandemic?

It’s a universal question faced by businesses right now. And while the Internet is abuzz with post-pandemic postulation, a vast amount of uncertainties still loom.

Topics: Unified Communications Coronavirus Remote Workforce Planning Remote Work Work From Home

A Remote Reality: 3 Communication Tips That Bridge the Gap in Work-From-Home Productivity

Communication solutions such as video conferencing go a long way in bridging that collaborative gap between office and home. But they must be used strategically.

The Remote Reality: It's one that all organizations are coming to terms with in recent weeks. As the impact surrounding COVID-19 continues to set in, IT personnel are scrambling to set up "work from home" scenarios. Business executives are left with a variety of tough decisions about this suddenly scattered workforce. And employees?

Topics: Unified Communications Coronavirus Remote Workforce Planning Remote Work

How Businesses Can Help Employees Securely Work From Home

With the likely increase in remote work, companies will have to prepare in various ways to avoid cybersecurity risks or interruptions to business.

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread uncertainty regarding routine business operations, employee safety stands as a top concern for employers ... as does network management and IT security.

Topics: Managed Network Services Network Management IT Consulting Business Continuity Network Security Cybersecurity Coronavirus Remote Workforce Planning Managed Services Provider

Work Remotely The Right Way: A Seven-Point Checklist

In your shift from the cubicle to the couch, consider these tips to help make the best use of both technology and your time.

From suit to sweatpants? Fantastic.

But there’s more to remote work than leveraging the comforts of your home.

While working remotely, an increasingly escalating trend amid COVID-19, does have its aesthetic appeal, a certain due diligence is necessary for employees to maintain their level of professionalism while maximizing their at-home productivity.

Topics: Unified Communications Coronavirus Remote Workforce Planning Cloud Technology Remote Work

10 Relevant Statistics Regarding Remote Work in 2020

How organizations accommodate and — more importantly, manage – remote work moving forward should involve an important discussion with their trusted technology partner.

Working remotely – it’s an upward workplace trend that has escalated tremendously since the events surrounding COVID-19 began affecting businesses recently.

Topics: Network Management Unified Communications Coronavirus Remote Workforce Planning Cloud Technology Remote Work

Continuity Of Voice In Disaster (COVID-19): Prepared to Work Remotely?

While the impact of the virus is yet to be determined, the COVID-19 outbreak serves as one poignant example of the need for agility, flexibility and cohesion in the way organizations communicate (via voice or data) and conduct business.

What happens when working remotely ceases to be a luxury … and starts to become a necessity?

With the series of events unfolding surrounding the Coronavirus, employers are making operational adjustments to comply with a quickly-evolving public narrative — one that may soon include a work-from-home strategy.  Given these circumstances, how do businesses maintain effective communication with customers? With their team? How do they preserve standard business operations if employees aren't at the office? 

Topics: Network Management Unified Communications Coronavirus Remote Workforce Planning

7 Proactive Steps SMBs Can Take Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak

While the series of events surrounding COVID-19 may leave business owners seemingly with their hands tied, there are proactive steps that can alleviate concerns, ensure healthy practices, and sustain productivity for the days and weeks ahead.

As our nation and our world continues to deal with the coronavirus and its impact, small businesses find themselves on the front lines of this outbreak.

Topics: Office Equipment Business Continuity Disaster Recovery Coronavirus Remote Workforce Planning