Fix or Upgrade Your Copier? 4 Ways to Know What to Do Next

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When your copier goes down, it can knock the whole office off its schedule (and ruin at least a day's worth of productivity). So, what do you do next? You've called your copier dealer for service, but if it happens more than once every few months, it's probably time to think about your next steps with the copier.

Should you fix it or buy a new one? Just leave it to the team at Usherwood Office Technology to answer all your copier questions!

6 Steps to Keep Yourself Safe Online

We all use the internet, and nothing is going to change that. But can we all use it safely?

Avoiding sketchy websites used to be the key to protecting yourself online, and for the most part, it was rather easy to do. But now, avoiding malicious websites is only part of the gig. You can be infected with viruses, spyware, trojans, and other ruthless malware simply by opening the wrong email, clicking on the wrong link, or landing on the wrong website (whether it’s a sketchy website or not). However, this doesn’t mean safeguarding your online world is a lost cause.

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a form of malicious software that encrypts your computer system and blocks access to valuable information or files until a certain amount of money is paid to the ransomware hacker. Getting hit by a ransomware attack can happen to any person or business, small, medium, or large, and once they have gotten ahold of your system it can result in a great loss of money and time until the system is back up and running properly.

4 Quick Tips to Remember After a Data Breach

No one likes hacked accounts. Am I right? A hacked account can result in financial loss, identity theft, or just a whole lot of wasted time. None of which is fun. But unfortunately, you don’t have too much control over what is or is not hacked when it comes to third party data breaches. All you have control over is the aftermath. So, if you happen to find yourself on the receiving end of a data breach, here is what you should remember.

6 Ways Managed Print Changes Your Budget for the Better

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Managed print will shift your print environment from a chaotic, confusing beast to a streamlined, affordable system. It might even seem like an impossible change if your print environment has been out of control for a while, but it is possible.

Why wait to make the change, then? Some businesses want to have a clear understanding of how managed print will make impacts on their budget before they move their print environment into an outsourced, professionally supported system. We understand that at Usherwood Office Technology, so here's a breakdown of six ways that managed print directly impacts your budget - in a positive way. As you read each one, you'll see the savings start to add up.

How to Get the Right Managed IT Services

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Your office seems to be running fine - except for when there's a technology issue. Then, you notice that your IT team and your administrators are wrapped up in trying to fix it, doing research, and making calls for at least the entire day until it's fixed. There must be a better way, but it's impossible to hire more staff right now.

Ring a bell? If so, don't panic. Managed IT is the solution to this common practice and many other IT problems that your business may experience along the way.

Streamline Operations with a New MFP

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Your office multifunction printer is a key element of your accounting business. Having a machine that can do it all in one place, with top efficiency and cost effectiveness is critical for any business. Your MFP needs to match your office budget and print needs in order to leverage the investment and serve your team. Getting the right machine starts with getting the right vendor for any industry.

Your passwords are sometimes the only protection of your privacy against a malicious hacker. Are you sure your passwords are secure enough to keep you protected?

Usernames and passwords are quickly becoming the sole way we maintain privacy and security of our sensitive information. We exist in a world where everything you do requires some form of password, whether it be getting into your online banking, logging onto social media, or entering a passcode to get into your phone. As we continue moving towards a virtual world, it is more apparent that most of our personal information lies in our hands phone applications and online presence.

3 Tips to Get the Right Office Copier Vendor

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Your office copier vendor might seem like a no-brainer relationship - you buy a copier from them, and you're done. Right? Not exactly - when you work with a high-level vendor, you'll have a relationship that meets your needs for service and supply while ensuring that you have the best copy machine which meets your business needs. It's a more essential relationship than you may think, and having a good vendor can truly build your business.



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