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Buying vs. Leasing a Printer: What You Need to Know

Posted by Ken Godzik - March 22, 2019 - Multi-Function Printers

As your business scales, so does the need for larger-capacity office equipment. Office printers are typically one of the first investments that companies consider when growing their staff or moving into a larger office building. However, many companies struggle to decide whether they should purchase a multi-function printer (MFP) or lease the equipment from a managed print services company.

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4 Crucial Strategies for Securing Employee Remote Access

Posted by Mark Jennings - March 19, 2019 - IT Security

Having a remote workforce has become more of a necessity and less of an option for growing organizations. Whether hiring outsourced professionals or providing more flexibility to in-house employees, enabling remote access to business systems and applications can significantly increase productivity to benefit your business.

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How to Prepare Your Business for the Windows 7 End of Support

Posted by Mark Jennings - March 08, 2019 - Managed IT

July 22nd of this year marks the 10th anniversary of Windows 7. For years now, this older version of the Windows operating system has been a popular choice for personal and business users alike.

Microsoft has officially announced that as of January 14, 2020, it will no longer update the Windows 7 operating system.

If you currently use Windows 7, the news may raise questions about what this change means for you. This is especially the case for businesses that use Windows 7 for their day-to-day operations. One study showed that almost half (43%) of IT professionals said their company is still running Windows 7, and that 12% of businesses were not aware of the end of support for Windows 7.  

Luckily, there is still some time before Windows 7 officially reaches its end of life, and there are steps you can take now to better prepare.

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