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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

RIP: The Death of Privacy

Posted by West McDonald on Sep 7, 2016 12:00:00 AM

A couple of years ago I sat in on a Millennials panel at a COMPTIA event.  There were 5 or 6 young folks sitting at the front of the room taking questions from a room of predominantly 50 year old plus business people.  It all started off congenially enough but quickly devolved into one of the most contentious and fiery things I have ever witnessed!

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Topics: managed print, Technology, printing

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

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’s New In Print Audit Facilities Manager 3.15

Posted by Scott Robinson on Jun 15, 2016 1:08:51 PM

We are pleased to announce the release of Facilities Manager 3.15 with a variety of features and improvements.

Alerting/Reporting Response Emails

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Topics: managed print, Managed Print Services, meter reads, MPS, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, Print Behavior, print management, print tracking, printers, printing, remote, remote monitoring, Service, Technology, technology

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

7 Deadly Sinners: Prepare To Meet Your Match

Posted by West McDonald on Apr 21, 2016 7:54:19 AM
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In 2014, Print Audit introduced the world to “The 7 Deadly Sinners of the Office Equipment Industry.”  We had no idea just how popular and powerful this group of industry experts would be when we brought them all together.  It’s almost as though on their own they were strong, but together they were explosive.

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Topics: 7 Deadly Sins, avengettes, business, business strategy, Business Tips, managed print, Managed Print Services, MPS, office, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, print management, print tracking, printers, printing, Printing, sales, Social Media, strategy, success, Support, Technology, tips, Top 100 Summit

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