Managed Print Services: It’s More Important Than You Think

Outsourcing the management of your company’s document output via Managed Print Services (MPS) offers a myriad of benefits. Most companies embark on an MPS solution to save money, reduce energy costs, and consolidate printer fleets. However, an MPS solution offers much more than that – It also enables you to increase workflow and boost productivity. Your return on investment is limited only by the limitations you put on your solution.

Here are a few ways to help MPS help you, maximizing its impact on your organization:

Start from the beginning. From day one, plan on using MPS to its fullest potential. Rather than following the learning curve, dive in head first. This way, you will avoid using MPS only for short-term savings. Instead, you’ll be better equipped to take advantage of infrastructure optimization, proactive management, and business optimization.

Set yourself free. You may not realize it right away, but maintaining a proactive MPS solution will free you and your employees from tedious work-allowing you to focus on more productive tasks. It will also free you from distractions (like when a printer goes down) and tracking inventory (such as when you need more toner). With MPS, it’s all taken care of for you.

Robots Win, You Lose

The job market remains ugly, regardless of the boasting from the president, the Fed and Wall Street’s talking heads. As we have explained on more than one occasion, we’ve replaced high-paying jobs in the manufacturing sector with low-paying jobs in the services and health care sectors. That is not how you build up a middle class that will support your economy.

Security in the job market doesn’t look like it’s going to improve anytime soon. A recent survey of 5,006 adults by the Pew Research Center revealed that more than half of American workers believes there will be less job security over the next 20 to 30 years. What’s more, technology is seen as a rising threat to jobs.

Approximately 71% of workers believe that employees will need to improve their skills more often in the future if they want to keep up with job-related developments, particularly as more robots are used in the workplace.

In fact, we’ve seen a significant rise over the past couple of years of the implementation of robots, starting with the fast-food industry. In California, Zume Pizza has replaced its human chefs with robots, cutting its labor costs in half.

Uber is using self-driving cars in parts of

4 Myths About Fiber Optic Cables

While fiber optic cables have been around for a long time, most people don’t fully understand them. Due to this, there are plenty of myths surrounding them. Some of the most common myths include:

The optic fibers are expensive

Years ago, the fibers used to be expensive. They were more expensive than copper. This is no longer the case. Nowadays, due to the drop in the manufacturing costs and ease of terminations, fiber optics are now less expensive than most of the copper installations. In addition to the cables being cheap, they are also easy to maintain.

The cables are difficult to terminate

Just as the fiber cables were expensive a few years ago, they were also difficult to terminate. The cables were fragile, they required you to limit the amount of exposed glass, and the glass shards were dangerous thus you had to take great care of yourself. With advances in technology, this is no longer the case. Nowadays terminating the fibers with SSF is very easy. In fact, you can do it with just a little training.

The fiber optic is impossible to hack

Fiber optic cables are often used in computer connections. One of the most sensitive issues with computer connections is

What You Need To Know About Magnet Card Readers

Magnetic stripe readers or magnetic card readers are devices used in interpreting data found on the magnet stripe of a debit, credit or any other payment card that you might be using. The reader works by using magnets to scan code from different cards. To use the card reader you have to slide it through the slot. You can also hold the card near the reader.

There are many benefits that come with having the readers in your business. One of the benefits is that they save you time and effort. In the absence of the devices, you would have to manually put data into your computer but with the readers, in place you have to only slide the card into the reader and you are good to go. The card reader also increases efficiency as you are able to finish recording the financial information fast and continue working.

Types of magnetic readers

There are many types of these card readers that are ideal for different uses. There are those that are ideal for use in retail stores, restaurants, and other vending areas. These aid in processing debit, credit, and gift card payments. There are others that are effective in reading

Internet of Things: More Than Just Protected Plumbing

The man looking over the water gauges couldn’t believe what he was seeing…

Just down the road, a few miles from his little control room, the giant tank holding Robinson Township’s municipal water supply was draining down… fast.

He looked at the clock. Midnight. The thermometer registered an icy 20 degrees. Somewhere out there, among the Pittsburgh suburbs’ 15 square miles of snow-covered neighborhoods and businesses, a water main was losing more than 3,000 gallons of water a minute.

He checked his dials again and did some quick calculations. The township’s storage tank held 1 million gallons of water. At this rate, all of it would be gone before dawn.

But exactly where was the water leaking? Where was the pipe break?

He had no idea.

The answer came five hours later.

A ruptured water main in the town’s commercial district drained off the majority of the township’s supply and left six inches of standing water on the floor of a neighboring Toys “R” Us (not to mention – with little available water for the day, it forced schools to close).

You read about this stuff all the time. For cities around the country, water main breaks are a fact of life.

Or are they?

This is where one

Data Center & Server Relocation Planning and Execution

Until recently, most companies considered data center relocation to be a once in a lifetime event. As infrastructure demands and technology advances continue to expand, current forecasts predict 3-5 moves, with 53% percent of companies expecting to do so within the next few years. What is your company blueprint for a successful data center and server relocation planning and execution?

Data center movers and server movers have experience in the complexities required for a successful relocation. Working hand in hand with your IT team ensures a minimum of down-time, as well as maximizing performance before, during, and after the move. Selecting a partner with the knowledge of the intricacies encountered during a move can make the difference between a smooth transition and a potential nightmare.
Comprehensive Planning

Proper planning is crucial for companies that are planning to relocate their data centers and servers. Team coordination, both within the company, as well as with the data center movers and server movers who have been chosen to perform the move, is essential for a successful data center relocation, as illustrated by mistakes that plagued the State of Oregon relocation.

Hoping to upgrade and move their data bases into a single facility, the state spent

What Matters When Hiring 3D Scanning Services?

3D scanning has proved to be very beneficial to various processes in different fields. The accuracy and precision offered by the technology has not only ensured that only top quality results are achieved in different projects, but has also reduced costs in the processes making it a great option especially for designers and manufacturers. 3D scanners can be attained and used, but if you are not very familiar with the process, especially when dealing with complex projects, it is best that you let the experts come to your aid in achieving your desired results.

There are so many companies offering 3D scanning services today. Because of how serious the scans can be, especially in determining quality and accuracy in any given project, you should ensure that you select a service provider who has what it takes to even deliver beyond your expectations. There are factors that you can never ignore when hiring the services if at all you are to enjoy a rewarding process for your project.

The 3D scanning services offered

What you should remember when looking for a service provider for your 3D project is that some primarily focus on specific areas. This means that you might find a