Saving Digital Documents for Decades – What You Need to Know About PDF/A

By Lane Lebahn | Oct 24, 2018 4:35:18 PM

Businesses are forgoing traditional archiving formats, such as microfilm and paper, and are increasingly opting for electronic formats to store valuable information securely.


Why? Digital storage makes retrieval faster and is often less costly. As a larger portion of documents are “born digital” it also makes less and less sense to print those documents for long-term archival or records management needs.

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Document Management in Action - Human Resources

By Lane Lebahn | Oct 10, 2018 12:48:14 PM

Human Resource departments are often piled high with documents -- and for good reason. HR is the keeper of vital company policies, employee records, and other information necessary to maintain and keep available.

While some records are never given a second glance, HR staff need quick access to them at all times, just in case an issue arises. Some documents are regularly needed and accessed several times a year.

For that reason, paper is a challenging method of record keeping. Document management software provides an efficient way to retrieve information and ensure its accuracy.

Here are just a few of the ways HR departments can benefit from going digital.

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How Are You Going to Get Better Next Year?

By Dave Quint | Oct 5, 2018 4:20:42 PM

Smart businesses are beginning to plot out their plans for growth in 2019 now.

Goals shouldn't be vague wishes either – growth or “better productivity” are as useless as all of those upcoming New Year's resolutions to “eat better” and “lose weight.”

No, your goals need to be SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.

Without a SMART plan of action, a goal is just another name for “wish” (and just as unlikely to come true).

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6 Careless Ways to Expose Sensitive Documents and Risk a Data Breach

By Dave Quint | Sep 24, 2018 5:11:01 PM

It should be impossible to ignore security challenges today - though many offices do continue to try.

We’re bombarded with commercials, ads, radio spots, articles in the newspaper and magazines, podcasts, news programs, and even this blog (sometimes) about various security issues.

Most of this content focuses on securing networks, which is a huge, complex, and important topic. We’ve focused on the issue of copier security.

I’d like to bring the focus down to a level we’re all familiar with -- the humble document. We all work with documents. Paper or digital, sensitive documents need to be secured.

Here are six ways documents could be accessed by the wrong people -- and what to do about it.

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Get Rid of Toner Pirates -- Free Downloadable Tip Sheet

By Dave Quint | Sep 19, 2018 10:41:17 AM

Avast there, me hearties!

In case you didn’t know it, today is Talk Like a Pirate day.

Over the years, we’ve had these scallawags attempting to board our clients. Most recently, a handful of our clients were attacked.

Fortunately, these boarding attempts were repelled as our clients knew to call us and not answer the high-pressure techniques of the toner pirates.

Others may not be as lucky.

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Don’t Be Boarded By Toner Pirates – 7 Tips to Sink Their Ship

By Dave Quint | Aug 20, 2018 12:29:00 PM

I know, “toner pirates” sounds like a crazy Saturday Night Live sequel to the “Makin’ Copies” skits of the 90s (the phrase always makes me start humming “A Pirate Looks at 40” by Jimmy Buffet).

Unfortunately, they’re real (in 2016 Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller secured a judgement against three Orange County, CA operations barring them from targeting Iowa offices with “a classic toner pirate scam”). When originally created this post after two of our customers had been victimized. They're at it again.

Here's how they tried to board three of our clients just this past week.

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Oldies But Not So Goodies – 13 Reasons to Update Those Old Copiers Holding Your Business Back

By Dave Quint | Jun 19, 2018 8:06:00 AM

Every other year or so we've gotten used to the release of the next new batch of amazing phones.

People line up around the block or camp overnight for a chance to be the first to get their hands on one. Sometimes the changes and upgrades have been revolutionary; more often they're evolutionary.

Either way, we know that we'll be able to do more with the new phones – even if we end up just watching cat videos on a slightly larger and better screen. 

While not as exciting for the wider world, copier manufacturers are also constantly innovating and improving their products.

It might not be as exciting as getting a brand new phone, but investing in new office equipment can help your office get more done. There is a time and a place for “if it's not broke, don't fix it.” However, if you've had the same copier for a decade (or even a few years); considering an upgrade isn't a bad idea.

Here are 13 benefits from updating older office equipment.

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