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What SMBs Should Expect from their Managed IT Provider (and at what cost)

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Should SMBs work with Managed IT Providers? When people hear "managed IT provider," they usually assume it's only for the big dogs handling complex issues. But actually, small to medium-sized businesses can benefit from investing in a managed IT partner as well. Take a look at our lis …

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5 Most Common IT Problems Your Company Faces

As the technology landscape continues to change, it's important to us to keep this post updated. We've kept the original post as they are still common IT issues – just maybe not as common. Security: Network, Data, and Cybercrime Security is a problem for all companies. Every company i …

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Copier and Printer Repair Do's and Don'ts


Copiers and printers are essential to most businesses. Whether preparing a big pitch, onboard a new employee, or an important meeting - we depend on them to churn out essential documents.

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10 Simple Steps to Stop Paper Jams

Copiers and printers jam. It's just a part of office life. How often they jam is something you can control. Proactive maintenance and regular cleaning are two obvious steps to take to keep your copiers and printers functioning at peak capability. While some offices maintain and clean …

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How Technology Impacts Employee Retention

With many still trying to recover from “the great resignation” employers are not only looking at what they can do to bring in new employees, but also to keep their top performers. Supplying better benefits, shorter workweeks/workdays, and in-office perks like free lunches, gyms, and p …

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Why is my color usage higher than it should be?

When I meet with prospects, I ask them “does the amount of color volume that you are billed for seem higher than it should be?” I’d ask you to ask yourself that question.

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Can I Reduce the Cost of Unnecessary Color?

YES! Why else would I be writing this?

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I Want Color, But I Don't Want to Pay for it

It used to be that the cost of color equipment was double or even triple that of black and white. Not anymore.There is certainly a higher price tag as the machine has more capabilities, but nothing like it used to be. The uptick for the hardware should be around 30%.The real cost come …

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Avoiding Expensive Color Mistakes

When users make a mistake printing it can cost an organization thousands of dollars on a single occurrence. Just because a document looks to be black and white doesn’t always mean it is. Things like clip art or images in documents that have commands for processing black, or all the co …

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