Posted by Kirk Studebaker // VP of Sales on Jan 8, 2019 10:28:14 AM

Read our best copier, security, and document management blogs from 2018 for tips, helpful info, and more.I hope your 2019 is off to a fantastic start.

Before completely diving into the new year, here’s a look back at some essential knowledge from 2018 that’s still relevant.

It’s time for you to get up-to-speed on the best tips for buying and securing your copiers, understand 3-tier color billing, out-sailing toner pirates, and understanding document management.

Below you’ll find our top 5 as well as two “Hall of Fame” posts that have been at the top of our readers’ attention for the last three years!

#1 - 4 Ways Copier Hard Drives Are a Security Risk

Data security is critical for any business that handles confidential information – customer credit card, private medical files, sensitive demographic information, or banking account numbers, are just a few examples.

You've probably taken measures to protect your networks, servers, and computers.

However, I bet you haven't given much thought to the security of your networked printer or copier. You need to. Read more.

#2 - How 3-Tier Color Billing Works

Smart use of color can trigger desired actions on the part of your customers. But color printing can be expensive.

That's why we offer 3-tier color billing. You can take advantage of strategically using color without overpaying. Read more.

#3 - Scam Alert! 19 Ways to Avoid and Sink Toner Pirates

Shiver me timbers, toner pirates are at it again. This sounds like a funny office joke or a Saturday Night Live skit with the “Makin' Copies” guy. 

It's not.

A bunch of our customers are reporting that these scammers have been calling them. Here's how the scam works, how to spot a toner pirate, and tips on how to avoid being boarded by these villainous dogs – make them walk the plank instead! Read more. 

#4 - The Evolution of Document Management: What’s Next?

Business rely on documents to conduct business. If employees can't find the documents they need to support customers, conduct research, create and analyze reports, etc. then your business is going to slow down. And emailing documents (and then managing multiple revisions) is a waste of everyone's time.

Document management software makes it easy to find, store, and organize digital files across an organization. Read more. 

#5 - 9 Key Questions to Ask Before Buying a Copier

Whatever kind of buyer you are, asking a few questions lessens the risk of problems down the road. The more questions you ask (and there is no such thing as a dumb question), the more confident you will be knowing that you got exactly what you needed.

We’ve put together a list of nine of the key questions every buyer should ask before they buy a copier. Read more.

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The Hall of Fame!

The following two posts have been read thousands of times each, rather than put them in the top 5 (which we’d have to do next year too) we’ve arbitrarily created a blog Hall of Fame.

The 5 Most Common IT Problems Your Company Faces

Here they are: Network security/data security, data backup, too much paper, no IT plan, and cloud confusion. Read more.

5 Reasons to Keep Your Office Space Clean and Organized

Clutter makes many people want to scream. Piles here, piles there. And I’m not just talking about your home sweet home.

Think about your work space (and office in general) – is it…a mess? If you just can’t keep it clean, here’s a quick look at the reasons why a clean desk can result in a more productive, fulfilling professional life because you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Read more.

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Kirk Studebaker // VP of Sales

Written by Kirk Studebaker // VP of Sales

Kirk has been in the Office Technology sector for 20 years working in the dealer world focused on supporting sales teams. Having worked for Manufacturers and dealers as well as his own entrepreneurial ventures, Kirk is dedicated to the development of people in the sales profession.

Outside of work Kirk has a wife and two children and enjoys being outside whether hunting or horseback riding.

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