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Filing, Piling, and the Theory of Relativity: What You Need To Know

Posted by John Hewitt on Feb 7, 2017 2:03:04 PM

It’s amazing to see the major changes in the look and feel of the typical office over the course of the last 50 years. If you have seen TV shows like Mad Men with their 1960’s workplace décor and then compare this to the open space and cubicle jungle concepts of the modern office, you notice a radical change in the physical working environment. The only constant is change, right?
Your office could be old school or new school but one thing remains the same: When it comes to managing documents your people are either Filers or Pilers. Both lay claim to high levels of efficiency and have an unwavering belief that their way is the best way when it comes to managing their documents.

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Topics: MPS, printers, printing, Document Management, print audit, print management, print costs

The Stakes Are Still High

Posted by Charles Rodney on Jan 23, 2017 2:33:53 PM

Since my last blog I received many questions regarding my past, and my experience in my former life as a blackjack player. I cannot answer all of them, but I will take a stab at a few…

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Topics: print audit, print tracking, print costs, managed print, Managed Print Services, MPS, sales, sales tips

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

5 Free Printing Hacks To Save Money and The Planet

Posted by West McDonald on Aug 17, 2016 11:39:02 AM
A printer/photocopier covered in unnecessary notices urging people not to waste paper etcOffice print and copy is essential to running our businesses but takes a huge toll on the environment.  From the power printing devices consume to the paper they print on, the cost to both our pocket books and our planet are considerable.  Whether you’re a Fortune 500 Company or a 5 person SOHO operation, most of us would like to do more to decrease our environmental footprint.
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Topics: assessment, business, business strategy, Business Tips, environment, environmental impact, green, managed print, Managed Print Services, Mobile Print, MPS, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, Print Behavior, print management, print tracking, printers, printing, Printing, sales, strategy, success, Technology, technology, tips

5 People We Wish Would Stop Using Linkedin

Posted by West McDonald on Aug 10, 2016 1:31:36 PM

Linkedin is quite possibly the best business networking tool on planet earth.  Used correctly it can dramatically increase your success in selling and can help to broaded your reach for all kinds of opportunities.  But let’s face facts: There are people on Linkedin that drive us bonkers and that we wish would stop polluting our feeds.   Here are the top 5 people we wish would stop using Linkedin today:

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Topics: B2B, business, business strategy, Business Tips, LinkedIn, managed print, Managed Print Services, marketing, MPS, Networking, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, Print Behavior, print management, print tracking, printers, printing, printing trends, Revenue, sales, sales cycle, selling, Social, Social Media, strategy, success, tips

Not So Mobile Printing

Posted by Print Audit on Aug 4, 2016 10:23:42 AM
Young Businesswoman With Mobile Phone Showing Graph Connected To Printer At Desk


 By Petra Diener: Talent and Communication Specialist / CEO, 3 Across The Sea

Don’t you love these moments in your day when the latest newsletters come into your inbox? You’re totally excited about a headline, Like “XYZ to set another milestone in mobile printing”. Overly excited you click on the link and what do you see?

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Topics: assessment, business, business strategy, Business Tips, managed print, Managed Print Services, mobile, Mobile Print, mobile printing, MPS, office, Office Equipment Dealers, paperless, print audit, Print Behavior, print management, print tracking, printers, printing, Printing, strategy, success, Technology, technology, tips

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

Still Selling Software? Stop It!

Posted by West McDonald on Jul 12, 2016 9:57:26 AM
keyboarddollarAs a consultant and trainer, one of the most common questions I get asked is “What is the best way to sell software?”  Usually I’m being asked this question because one of my clients is having a hard time competing against competitive software solutions.  My usual response: Stop selling software.  It’s not the answer you’d expect, but hear me out: There are far better ways to make money with software other than selling it as a sku.
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Topics: assessment, Billing, business, business strategy, Business Tips, Cost Per Page, CPP, managed print, Managed Print Services, MPS, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, Print Behavior, print management, print tracking, printers, printing, Printing, Revenue, sales, Savings, SBB, seat based billing, selling, Service, strategy, success, Technology, technology, tips

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

What To Wear Guide: 2016 Top 100 Summit

Posted by West McDonald on Jun 21, 2016 1:15:26 PM
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Are you heading to the Top 100 Summit this September in San Diego and starting to think about what to pack for the best event of the year?  San Diego in late Summer along the Pacific ocean is about as ideal as you could get. The temperatures are pleasant and the days will be dry.  Here are the top 5 tips for what you’ll need to pack for the 2016 Top 100 Summit.
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Topics: business, Business Tips, Events, managed print, Managed Print Services, MPS, OEM, office, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, print management, print tracking, printing, sales, san diego, strategy, success, tips, Top 100 Summit, what to wear

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