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The Best Copier Dealers in Minneapolis/St. Paul -- Where Should You Buy a Copier?

on Jan 31, 2019 1:10:00 PM By | Kirk Studebaker // VP of Sales | 0 Comments | Optimizing Your Business Printers and Copiers
  Did you know that many copier dealers’ name begin with the letter “A” so they’d be first in the phone book and Yellow Pages? You remember the Yellow Pages, right? That way when someone looking for a new “copy machine” flipped the pages, they’d see names like “Advanced Copiers” or “All-in-One Copy” (I made those names up, FYI). Searching online removes the alphabet from the equation. Instead of guessing and just calling the first company you see listed, you can look in more detail at what a company offers before you make a buying decision. If you’re reading this, you need a new copier and/or printer. You’re also probably thinking “what do I need?” and “who can I trust?” We recommend doing your due diligence.
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The Coordinated Difference -- We Eliminate the Fear and Frustration of Buying Copiers and Managed IT Services

For the previous 18 months, we’ve focused on providing you accurate, actionable information about how to get the most out of your copiers and printers, managed IT (especially focused on security issues), and document management. Why did we devote our time and resources to this? We believe an educated customer will be a happier customer. Over the years, we know that nearly everyone who wants to buy a copier or make an IT purchase experiences some combination of two feelings, frustration and fear: Frustration -- from previous experiences and/or lack of knowledge Fear -- of poor service, of paying too much, and of not getting the right equipment To put it even more bluntly -- you’re afraid of being ripped off and, to use a used car salesmen metaphor, be sold the equivalent of undercoating you don’t need or a lemon. I’ve been in the copier industry for over two decades. I understand where you’re coming from. I’ve seen how businesses are treated by copier salespeople. Sometimes, it’s not pretty. At Coordinated, we look at selling differently. I’m not sure if he coined this, but I’ve heard Mark Cuban say it, “Selling is helping.”
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The Top 5 Most Popular Posts of 2018 -- Security, Toner Pirates, and Billing for Color

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!
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Why Ask Why? Because Only Then Can We Provide the Right Technology That Will Improve Your (Office) Life

Can I ask you a question? If you ever have a sales meeting with me, you'll hear me ask lots of questions. One of the things that makes us different is how we approach selling our products and services. We can, of course, talk speeds and feeds and run down the list of functions for the equipment we provide. But we don't do that.
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“Customer First. Always.” Philosophy Helps Make Coordinated a 2018 Torch Awards for Ethics Finalist

“Better Business Bureau’s Torch Awards for Ethics celebrate and recognize local companies that demonstrate integrity and a strong commitment to ethics in all that they do.” Once again, we were honored and humbled to have been a Torch Awards for Ethics finalist. As we strive to uphold our “Customer first. Always.” ethic, it is rewarding to be recognized for our efforts.
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In-House Production Print—Take Control and Do It!

on Oct 10, 2018 2:21:07 PM By | Kirk Studebaker // VP of Sales | 0 Comments | Optimizing Your Business Printers and Copiers
Ever felt unsure about something? Like about bringing all of the printing that you outsource “in-house” and doing it yourself? It’s time to just do it.  No, really DO IT!  It will require a little more work on your end when it comes to the actual prepress process, but not much more than a quick “file” and “print” and you’re golden. In the end, you will thank me, and here are four big reasons why:
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The Cloud Isn’t an Automatic Answer to Your IT Challenges -- A Quick Explanation of What the Cloud Is and Isn’t

You can’t escape mentions of “the cloud” as the solution to nearly any business challenge. Need more storage? The cloud. Need to better manage your network? The cloud. Need a business app to manage your documents? The cloud. Need a marketing and/or website platform? The cloud. Need help with backup and disaster recovery? The cloud. On a personal level, need music, an exercise app, productivity software, something to watch, a game to play -- it’s all in the cloud. As a business owner trying to get the best IT infrastructure in place to run a business, it’s easy to be bedazzled and think, “Yes! I need the cloud!”
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End-to-End: Your Network Is Locked Up Tight, What About Your Printers and Other Endpoints?

Information security is an issue that’s not ever going away. Methods of protection and attack will change over the years, but there will be cybercriminals attempting to steal data when we all finally get our flying cars in the future. Most companies and leaders have at least heard about the importance of securing their networks and information. Hopefully you’re acting on this knowledge. However, even companies that invest in robust network protection can overlook other points of entry cybercriminals look for.
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5 Ways to Leave Your Sensitive Documents Open to a Data Breach

You’ve all heard the song, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, right? Slip out the back, Jack. Make a new plan, Stan. Hop on the bus, Gus. Just drop off the key, Lee. Now that I’ve planted that ear-worm inside your head, what’s a Paul Simon song have to do with document security?
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