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Going Above and Beyond: Exceptional Hosting Value Isn’t About Blinking Lights

Posted by Sean Halliday on Nov 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Where the Money Lives Series,  Part 6: Going Above and Beyond – Exceptional Hosting Value Isn’t About Blinking Lights

As we explore opportunities for companies to make money offering Document Management solutions to their clients, we reference our first article in the series that spoke to Software as a Service subscription revenue.  SaaS is usually more than just charging a monthly fee for the software licenses – it’s hosting the whole environment and alleviating the client’s need to worry about anything technical.  Regardless of the level of SaaS you’re pursuing, every client of a Document Management solution needs a place to run the software.  The technical environment can either live within the company (referred to as ‘On Premises’), a Public Cloud Service (such as Microsoft or Amazon) or a Private Cloud Service (such as one you might operate for your clients).

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Topics: 7 Deadly Sins, security, Document Management, content management, document security, backup recovery

A Lesson for the Office Equipment Channel from the Alleged Reality Winner Leaks

Posted by West McDonald on Jun 14, 2017 11:55:47 AM

It’s all over the news: Reality Winner, a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation who was doing work for the U.S. government is alleged to have been the source of a leak of classified information surrounding Russia’s attempts to hack elements of the U.S. election system.  Big news for sure.

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Topics: data breach, print audit, print management, print tracking, security, Document Management, document security, classified information

Worried About Ransomware? 3 Ways Your Corporate Secrets Are At Risk

Posted by West McDonald on May 24, 2017 11:26:45 AM

It seems all we see in the news anymore is another article about Ransomware and it certainly has gripped the popular (and fearful) imagination.  I know a couple of people who have fallen victim to it and you probably do to.  But I know a TON more people who have stories to share about data breaches and leaks from “the inside.”  In most cases they know the secrets left the office but they have no idea how or when.  Unlike ransomware, these threats to data security exist under our noses every day and most people don’t even know that it’s happening.  

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Topics: Managed IT, Managed Print Services, print management, security, neostream, Document Management, document security, ransomware, cyber security

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

Focus Is The Shiniest New Object Around - A Fireside Chat with Chris Mee of ImageOne

Posted by West McDonald on Jan 21, 2015 11:17:25 AM

January is a great month for reflection and planning for the year ahead.  Specific to managed print, there are a lot of different opinions on what the future holds.  Industry pundits are quite happy to fill your head with their ideas of what office equipment dealers need to do to keep up with the changing times.  I personally believe that the best opinions related to the future of managed print come from those whose livelihoods depend on it.

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Topics: business, business strategy, Business Tips, ImageOne, managed print, Managed Print Services, MPS, OEM, office, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, print governance, print management, print tracking, printing, sales, security, selling, Service, strategy, success, tips

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