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Increase Traffic and Sales with Digital Signage

Digital Signage

Has your retail company discovered the power of digital signage? Ready to go beyond paper posters and vinyl banners? Read on to find out the compelling advantages of digital signage.

Increase traffic

Do you need a new way to drive customers into the store? Digital signage is still the new kid on the block, and while customers may walk right past a full-color poster, a digital display will catch their interest. Screens have become a part of everyday life, and it's their ability to attract and hold our attention that makes them so popular. With digital signage, your retail locations will benefit from an on-trend tool proven to draw a crowd.

Is It Time for a Switch to Managed IT Services?

Managed IT Services

Chances are good you didn't start a business to spend hours every week on IT responsibilities, and anything that takes you away from core business objectives can be a distraction. Rather than tying up your time trying to stay ahead of software updates and network issues, try letting managed IT services providers take over IT responsibilities instead. Here are three questions to ask to evaluate your situation.

1. Are you keeping up with compliance regulations?

No matter what industry you're in, you have a responsibility to protect the confidential information that flows through your business. From private health data to HR records and customer names and addresses, regulations govern how you handle protected information. Managed IT services can make sure your network is up to date and protected from malicious attacks.

Key Considerations When Choosing a Multifunction Printer

Things to consider

A multifunction printer, or MFP, combines the capabilities of four stand-alone office technologies into one streamlined device. Users can conveniently print, copy, scan and fax from one location for improved productivity and cost savings. With so many industry-leading manufacturers offering a wide variety of devices, deciding which multifunction printer you need can be a challenge. The solution begins by asking a series of question. Here's where to begin:

Evaluate your requirements

Evaluate your workgroup requirements by answering a series of simple questions. If the answers aren't clear, check with your staff; they're familiar with your daily workflows and will have hands-on experience with your existing equipment.

MFP Tips: What to Know About Page Yield

Copiers

There's a lot to learn about your MFP, but one of the most important things to know is your current page yield. This can be a complicated subject, but it makes a big difference to your efficiency and budget, so sit back, relax, and get ready for a crash-course in page yields.

The Basics

"Page yield" refers to the number of pages you can print before your ink or toner cartridge runs out. It's a helpful unit of measurement because it can help you gain insight into your print habits, your budget needs, and the efficiency of your multifunction printer--but there's more to know before you can put your MFP to work for you.

Do You Need a Copier Maintenance Contract?

Copiers

Copier maintenance is pretty important, so it makes sense that a contract guaranteeing it would be important too. Here's what you need to know about maintenance contracts--and why you definitely want one.

Taking Care of Your Copiers

When it comes to protecting and maintaining your multifunction devices, it's not just about making sure that you save money or keep your copier functioning properly--it's about protecting your business. Contracts mean that you don't have to face the uncertainty of extended downtime or expensive repairs, and they state clearly who is expected to pay for what. At the end of the day, you want a copier maintenance contract because it takes care of your company as well as your copier, and that's a worthwhile guarantee to have. So, what are the benefits of a maintenance contract? Here's a quick look.

3 Technology Resolutions for 2018

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As you know, a lot can change in a year, and it’s no different with technology. But is your tech ready to power you through another year? Are you falling behind your competition thanks to out of date technology? Do you feel prepared to take on the uncertainty 2018 could bring? It’s a lot to think about, but before you start stressing, here are a few tips on how you can ring in the New Year with confidence: Reach Out for New Opportunities Cloud computing is more than just a trendy buzzword, it’s the new normal for creating new opportunities such as:

Scream for Section 179 Tax Deduction

While Halloween has actually passed, the scariest season for businesses has started to send shivers down their spines-- tax season. But, don't let the doom and gloom of tax season get you down, Section 179 might just be the trick that raises you up.

Exactly what is the Section 179 Tax Deduction?
Instead of slowly depreciating hardware and software over numerous years, Section 179 allows you to subtract the complete price of any allowed hardware or applications acquired or rented throughout the year. It's designed to encourage businesses to remain competitive and move forward by buying the technology they need while also benefiting their bottom line.

What is allowed?
Bought, financed or rented equipment
Workstations, laptops, tablets, smartphones
Servers, printers, routers, network switches, network security devices
Off-the-shelf applications (productivity, administrative, operating systems, etc.)

Three Benefits of a Virtual CIO

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The only way to ensure growth and longevity is to protect one of your business’ most valuable assets: information. You need a strategic plan to manage information and ensure it consistently aligns with your goals. This is easier said than done for many small businesses that have an IT team of only one or two people.

  To remain competitive, you have to prioritize strategic IT initiatives—they can’t be a bottom-of-the-bucket task that gets your team’s leftover attention. You need a chief information officer (CIO) who can provide expert risk management advice and devise a strategy to leverage the latest technology and help you gain a competitive edge in your industry.   For small businesses who can’t afford the hefty salary of an experienced CIO, a virtual CIO (vCIO) is a cost-effective way to fill the expertise gaps within your organization. Here’s a look at three major benefits.  

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