Print Management Insider Blog

10 Million CPUs Can’t Be Wrong

Posted by West McDonald on Aug 1, 2017 1:58:05 PM

When you think of a supercomputer, what comes to mind? How big do you think it is?  Are you thinking of the WOPR in War Games?  Are you thinking of those old IBM data center pictures from the late 60’s and early 70’s?  Not even close.  Let me help you, because it’s way bigger than you might be imagining.  How about a supercomputer that uses over 10 million CPUs?  One that can create an entire virtual Universe and keep it simulating for over an hour? Some scientists in China recently did just that!  It’s a cool story and you should check it out HERE.

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Topics: print audit, Managed Print Services, Managed IT, managed print, Document Management, IT, Technology

Looking For A Managed Print Provider? Buyer Beware

Posted by West McDonald on Jan 16, 2017 11:49:42 AM

If you are a company looking to reduce printing costs and decrease the complexities of managing your fleet of printers and MFPs, you might want to consider working with a partner that offers MPS (Managed Print Services). You might be in an MPS agreement today and feel that it hasn’t really delivered on its promise. So you go onto Google, look up “Managed Print Services” and WHAM, you see a hundred options. Choices galore!

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Topics: B2B, CPP, IT, MPS, SBB, printing, managed print

Convergence Radio Episode 1: Spectre of Convergence

Posted by West McDonald on Nov 14, 2016 2:13:49 PM

Whether you are sitting at your computer, commuting to work, hammering out a few miles on the treadmill or relaxing at home, podcasts are a great way to consume content no matter how busy you are. Print Audit has just released its first podcast for a new program called Convergence Radio. It has been designed to make it easy for you to help improve how you do business in an age of convergence. It is the industry’s only podcast that explores all of the hot topics affecting the office equipment and IT services industries in an age of change. Our motto: “Convergence Radio: Saving the office equipment and IT services industries.”

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Topics: print audit, print tracking, print management, IT, podcast, convergence, convergence radio

Data Breach Got You Down? 3 Proven Document Security Tips For Office Copy & Print

Posted by West McDonald on Jul 19, 2016 10:24:56 AM
comphackYour company data is valuable, and unfortunately, you’re not the only one who thinks so.  We live in a world where data theft is becoming a bigger issue every day.  Here are some alarming statistics:
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Topics: assessment, business, business strategy, Business Tips, data, data breach, IT, managed print, Managed Print Services, MPS, office, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, Print Behavior, print management, print tracking, printers, printing, Printing, printing trends, Revenue, sales, security, selling, Service, strategy, success, Technology, technology, theft, tips, weaknesses

The War For The Modern Office Has Begun

Posted by West McDonald on Jun 29, 2016 8:14:49 AM
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In 2015, Print Audit was proud to introduce you to The 7 Deadly Sinners of the Office Equipment Industry.  They shared the good, the bad, and the exciting issues facing our channel.  From e-books to comics, the Sinners gave us lots to think about and fresh ideas for growing our dealerships.

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Topics: 7 Deadly Sins, assessment, avengettes, Billing, business, business strategy, Business Tips, Cost Per Page, CPP, IT, managed print, Managed Print Services, MPS, OEM, office, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, Print Behavior, print management, print tracking, printers, printing, Printing, printing trends, Revenue, sales, sales cycle, Savings, SBB, seat based billing, Service, strategy, success, Technology, technology, tips

Want To Win More and Assess Less? 2016 Assessment Essentials

Posted by West McDonald on Jun 6, 2016 11:19:22 AM
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Are you new to Managed Print assessments or are you a seasoned veteran looking to raise your “A” game? Either way it’s a good idea to make sure that your assessment practice is better than the folks you are competing with.  There is an all out war for pages and a solid assessment practice can help ensure that you win more business with better profits.  Below are 6 great focus areas to help you wow your customers and win more business through assessment selling:
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Topics: Billing, business, business strategy, Business Tips, Customer Service, IT, managed print, Managed Print Services, MPS, new business, OEM, office, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, Print Behavior, print management, print tracking, printers, printing, Printing, printing trends, Revenue, sales, sales cycle, Savings, selling, Service, strategy, success, technology, tips

HP Is Getting Its 3D Voxels On: What’s in It for the Channel?

Posted by West McDonald on May 25, 2016 9:33:43 AM
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UPDATE (5/26/2016):  It seems we have our answer as to the role of the Channel for HP’s 3D efforts.  You can read the CRN interview with HP CEO, Dion Weisler HERE.
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Topics: 3D, 3D Print, 3D Printing, business, business strategy, HP, IT, managed print, Managed Print Services, MPS, OEM, office, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, Print Behavior, print management, print tracking, printers, printing, Printing, printing trends, Revenue, sales, selling, Service, strategy, success, Technology, technology, tips, Voxel

The OEMs and “Innovation”? One Expert’s Take

Posted by West McDonald on May 18, 2016 2:13:27 PM
Steampunk-TypewriterPrint Audit has brought together 7 of the leading women in the office equipment industry to bring insight and expertise to a channel undergoing great change.  We call them “The Avengettes”.  This week’s guest blog is written by one of those 7 bright minds, Petra Diener, the CEO of 3 Across The Sea.  We asked Petra to give us her thoughts on the OEMs and what they are doing to innovate and keep up with the needs of the modern office.   Here is what Petra had to share:
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Topics: business, business strategy, Business Tips, IT, managed print, Managed Print Services, MPS, OEM, office, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, Print Behavior, print management, print tracking, printers, printing, Printing, printing trends, Revenue, sales, selling, Service, strategy, success, technology, tips

Diversifying Your Business? 3 Reasons “Unified Billing” Should Be On Your Mind

Posted by West McDonald on May 4, 2016 1:54:26 PM
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As the Office Equipment industry continues to mature, one thing is certain: Progressive dealers are spending a lot of time researching and investing in diversified business practices.  For some that means creating or buying a Managed IT Services company.  For others it means providing document management and BPO solutions.  For fewer yet it means doing all of the above.

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Topics: assessment, Billing, business, business strategy, Business Tips, Cost Per Page, CPP, Customer Service, IT, managed print, Managed Print Services, MPS, office, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, Print Behavior, print management, print tracking, printers, printing, Printing, Revenue, sales, SBB, seat based billing, selling, Service, strategy, success, Support, tips

What’s New In Print Audit Facilities Manager 3.14

Posted by Scott Robinson on Apr 12, 2016 2:03:49 PM

Certificate Changes to the Facilities Manager Server

On Thursday April 7th, Print Audit upgraded their SSL certificates to use SHA-2 in keeping with industry best practices.

For computers with Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 or better, you won’t notice any changes.  Support for SHA-2 based certificates is already built into these operating systems.

For older Windows operating systems running the ICE software or older browsers, please click here for further details about this change.

For additional information regarding SHA-2 compatible operating systems and web browsers, you can visit the following site:  https://www.digicert.com/sha-2-compatibility.htm.

New Features in Facilities Manager 3.14

With the release of Facilities Manager 3.14 on April 12th, we are pleased to announce the following enhancements:

Improved Customer and Site Management*

Users can search based on distributor and dealer with filters to narrow down the customer and site.

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Topics: facilities manager, FM, IT, managed print, Managed Print Services, MPS, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, print management, print tracking, printers, printing, Printing, remote monitoring, Service, Support, Technology, technology, tips

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