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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: What’s So Great About Xerox Managed Print Services?

What’s So Great About Xerox Managed Print Services? | Copiers Plus

“Why do I need Managed Print Services? There’s nothing wrong with how people print in my office. It’s not like it’s some complicated procedure.”

These thoughts may run through your head when you hear about Xerox Managed Print Services. This line of thinking is certainly understandable. However, a lot more may go into your printing processes than you realize. And it could cost your business a lot of money and resources.

The Hidden Costs of Printing

For many companies, printing costs constitute one of the most neglected parts of their overhead. When you’re busy dealing with day-to-day tasks, you may not have time to think about:

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

Tuesday Tips: 10 Tips for Data Security

10 Tips for Data Security | Copiers Plus

We are living in an online world- at work, at home, and everywhere else due to smartphones. Our highly connected world offers real-time convenience, but it also leaves us vulnerable to attacks. It is critically important to protect your organization from cyber criminals and security breaches.

Here are the top 10 most important tips and tricks to keep your Indiana business safe. Some of these may sound obvious, but it often the simplest things are inadvertently overlooked in lieu of the big picture.

  • Be sure you have a security plan in place as well as security-specific line items in your budget.

  • Educate employees on cyber security. Spending money on proper training can save you time and money in the long run.

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