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Actionable Tips for Office Managers

Actionable Tips for Office Managers | Copiers Plus

Increasing office productivity should be a goal of any office manager. Getting your staff moving more quickly and making tasks move seamlessly is a hallmark of a good office. Your productivity can go through the roof if you simply follow some time-honored actions that managers have been using for years to get their office running better.

3 Keys to Improving Your Sales Strategy

3 Keys to Improving Your Sales Strategy

“According to the Customers 2020 report, customer experience has overtaken price and product as the key brand differentiator. To put it simply — the future of business success relies on providing superior customer service.”

So, how can you improve in the customer service department to delight your customers? Here are a few key points to consider:

End of Year Business Tips #3: Ways to Cut Equipment Costs for the New Year

Ways to Cut Equipment Costs for the New Year | Copiers Plus

In last week’s blog, we gave you some tips on assessing the current state of your business now that the New Year is almost here. Specifically, we recommended that you ask two questions:

1) “How can I save more?”

2) “How can I work better?”

In our next two blogs, we’ll give you some good ways to answer these two questions. We’ll begin with the first question and look at how your business can cut costs going forward.

End-of-Year Business Tuesday Tips #2: Investing in Products and Services for the New Year

Investing in Products and Services for the New Year | Copiers Plus

In last week’s blog, we gave you some tips for making an end-of-year assessment of your company’s equipment and processes. The three big points were:

  • Make sure your current hardware is operating as well as it can.
  • Review your annual budget and see where you’re spending your time and money.
  • Go over any problems you had or complaints you received over the past year.

Once you’ve figured out your current state of affairs, you can start thinking about the future. You can begin to look for ways to make your workflows more productive and trim away your expenses.

Here are a couple of questions to ask as you’re preparing to invest in products and services for the future:

End-of-Year Tuesday Tips #1: Do an End-of-Year Assessment

Do an End-of-Year Assessment | Copiers Plus

As the end of this year draws closer, you’ve hopefully brought in a fair amount of profit. With some smart planning, you can use that money to set your business up for success both in the coming year and beyond.

In the blogs for this month, we’ll take a look at how you can invest in products and services that will help cut costs and increase your productivity in the future. The first step in that process is to assess your current expenses and practices.

Schedule Maintenance for Your Current Devices

If your Indiana office isn’t in order now, it’ll be harder to prepare for the future. Have your printers and other equipment serviced to ensure that they’re working at their peak capacity. You should also check your supplies and restock if you’re running low.

Tuesday Tip: Pros and Cons of Cloud Storage

Tuesday Tip: Pros and Cons of Cloud Storage | Copiers Plus

The terms "cloud" and "cloud storage" are ubiquitous with technology these days. Most people are familiar with iPhone's famous iCloud as well as other cloud-based storage options for data, such as DropBox. But what exactly is the cloud and how can it help your Greencastle business?

Is the Cloud Real?

According to tech site Mashable, "the cloud is not a physical thing... [it] is a network of servers, and each server has a different function." (Mashable) These functions include running an application or delivering a service, which allows you to access or store data over the Internet.

Tuesday Tip: Top Five Tips for Wi-Fi Security

Tuesday Tip: Top Five Tips for Wi-Fi Security | Copiers Plus

These days, almost all public spaces -- especially coffee shops and restaurants -- offer free wireless access to customers. While free Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi hotspots may seem like little gifts from Internet heaven, it is important to be vigilant when using them.

Just as Wi-Fi hotspot use has increased, so have related cyber-security breaches and thefts. Criminals stay abreast of technology so they can steal your data without you even realizing it.

Tuesday Tips: 4 Steps to Data Destruction

4 Steps to Data Destruction | Copiers Plus

As technology continues to develop at a rapid rate, businesses must try and keep up with the latest offerings. But, part of upgrading to new equipment and software is properly disposing of your old systems. Here we want to offer helpful information to keep you safe and legal.

 

  1. Shredding

    Shredding is not just for paper documents. Computer hard drives contain tons of proprietary information, which must be protected. Simply deleting files is not enough. Shredding is the most effective way to do this. The hard drive is shredded down into metal scraps ensuring that any data left on them cannot be recovered.

  2. Keep it Legal

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