Whether you’re purchasing new office supplies or making investments, the budget is the central factor as a small-to-medium-sized business makes decisions. Buying pens and making investments are on complete opposite sides of the budget spectrum, so what about the stuff in between? Have you ever thought about how much your current printer, copier and scanning device(s) play a role in that budget? Do you have a separate copier, printer, scanning device and possibly a fax machine? Do your current machines slow down productivity and frustrate you? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, it’s time to upgrade to a multifunction printer (MFP).
Phishing is not like normal fishing. With fishing, the bigger the fish the better the day, but with phishing size isn't what they go by. One would think that phishers and other hackers would only want to go after the large corporation-'the big fish-because there is more data and information to be gathered. However, quite the opposite is true. According to People Drive Solutions, 43 percent of phishing attacks aim for SMBs (compared to just 18 percent in 2011). 60 percent of small business go out of business within six months of a cyber-attack.
No matter what type of business you’re in or products you sell, generating a consistent stream of revenue and ensuring document security are two major objectives for any sized business to stay afloat. However, a lot of businesses- especially small businesses- fail to adopt a plan for tracking multifunction printer usage, maintenance and recovery costs. What is even worse is that many businesses don’t even take the most basic precautions to protecting and securing files across their organization. When that happens the business is practically throwing money out the window while leaving the organization open to security breaches and threats.
In 2010 a CBS report came out that said, “Nearly every digital copier built since 2002 contains a hard drive. Like the one in your personal computer; it stores an image of every document scanned copied, or emailed by the machine,” CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian reports, “and almost every one of them holds a secret.” Your office copy machine might digitally store thousands of documents that get passed on to resale; and the most alarming thing about that entire sentence is the word might. Do they keep information stored or not?
Did you know that the average retail company spends 4.8% of their annual revenue on imaging and printing? With that being said, when a retail business printer isn’t functioning properly, than neither is the business. Any downtime that affects retail workflow is directly affecting the bottom line, not to mention the risks involved if downtime affects a customer’s experience.