Mobile Printing

Posted by Robert Caldwell on Aug 28, 2015 1:08:53 PM

Enable Mobile Printing, Unleash Productivity

The biggest barrier to printing from mobile devices, according to research from InfoTrends, is “technical connectivity problems to the printer.”

Many office workers don’t print from their mobile devices because they don’t think they can.

What if I were to tell you that’s not actually a problem? As everyone says these days, there’s an app for that – at least in the business world. There’s an app for printing from smartphone devices. A quick caveat here; for personal printing at home, connectivity and printer support does vary widely. That said, for office workers wanting to increase productivity by printing needed documents directly from phone or tablet, you can. After all, as work becomes untethered from a specific office location (and location within the office), not everyone will have immediate access to a networked PC and printer.

Smartphones in the Office

It’s no secret that employees BYOD (bring your own device) into the office – particularly their smartphones. As of 2013, 40% of employees were using their smartphones on the job. By the end of 2016, that number is expected to rise by 56%. As mobile computing outpaces traditional PC computing, the need to print from any device at any time will become more important.

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Fire Yourself – Managed Network Services Is Your Key To IT Success

Posted by Robert Caldwell on Aug 17, 2015 10:28:00 AM

You’re fired!

And thank goodness for it! Network services management is way more challenging than anyone thinks it really is, but you already know that, don’t you?

One truism that I find in life is that no matter how easy something looks on the surface; it’s almost always at least twice as difficult to actually do (and twice as difficult is just for starters). This is especially true when it comes to things we actually can do.

Take cooking. Many of you reading this most likely regularly cook meals for your family; and probably do it quite well. I caught an episode of MasterChef the other night (the show that takes home cooks then we all watch as they cook – or disastrously don’t cook – amazing food creations). I know I’ve been to restaurants, looked at my plate, and thought, “I could do this.”

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Did you know you can scan to email?

Posted by Joel Smith on Jul 28, 2015 8:00:00 AM


Sometimes, you receive physical pieces of paper that you need to send to someone electronically. Let’s explore how many people accomplish this (and end up wasting a lot of time). They scan their paper to save it to their designated spot on the company server. Then they have to go back to their desks and open a new email, find the document, attach it, then send the email. Sometimes, that file is not needed after it is emailed and sits on your server, forgotten, taking up space and cluttering up the server. 


Tags: office productivity, Did you know?

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7 Ways to Squeeze More Out of Your Work Day

Posted by Robert Caldwell on Jul 22, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Eat your frog.

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The Multifunction Copier - Small Footprint, BIG Productivity

Posted by Robert Caldwell on Jul 16, 2015 8:17:46 AM

Anyone with children knows the outsized impact on your life that something so small can have on everything you do. You begin to worry about things and imagine dangers where none were before (how many of you have crawled around your house at child-eye level looking to remove anything that could be crammed into a tiny mouth or that could be pulled over?). Your thinking changes and your lifestyle certainly changes.

And, as all parents would say (though you might hesitate on “those” days – you know the ones): It’s worth it.


To ham-handedly switch gears to business, there are other good things that come in small packages; namely, the multifunction copier.


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Don't Buy Technology to Solve Your Business Problems

Posted by Robert Caldwell on Jul 7, 2015 2:32:26 PM

It’s summertime, and a quick glimpse at the magazine rack in the grocery check-out lines promises quick weight-loss, guilt-free dieting, 6-pack abs (of course), and any number of pain-free ways to a better body and enjoy a spectacular summer. Now, of course, you know, deep down, that it’s not going to be quite that easy, but, still you think, as you reach for “how to lose 15 pounds in 15 minutes,” maybe this time . . .

Tags: Business Problems, Technology, Solutions

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Did you know there IS an app for that on your copier?

Posted by Joel Smith on Jul 1, 2015 3:07:00 PM

Everything and everyone in an office needs to be as productive as possible. Did you know you could extend the productivity benefits of your copier with an App?

Most companies don’t realize that there’s an "app for that" on their copier. Take a look at your multifunctional printer (MFP) and visit the apps screen. If you have a Canon copier then you can literally download an app from the Apple App Store. If you visit the Document Distribution and Management page on the Canon Copiers website, you can see the types of apps supported by color copiers, black and white copiers, and production printing systems. 

Tags: Apps available on your bizhub Konica Minolta, Canon color copier, Did you know?

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You, Your Copier Service Provider, and Peanut Butter and Chocolate

Posted by Robert Caldwell on Jun 23, 2015 3:07:58 PM

Reliable copier service providers and a solid relationship go together like chocolate and peanut butter. If you’re going to consume the calories, you want it to be worth it. Like a peanut butter cup. Its not much different with a service provider and a relationship – if you’re going to find one, you want it to be the right one. Life is too short to suffer through poisonous relationships (or a high calorie, unsatisfying treat) – either in your personal or professional life. When I typed “relationship” into Google search, this quote above was the first result:

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Documents at Your Fingertips

Posted by Robert Caldwell on Jun 17, 2015 8:00:00 AM


If the following sounds familiar, consider document management.

You need to find a contract proposal – immediately – because a potential client has moved their timeline up a week. But, you don’t have a copy because Todd’s been working on it and he hasn’t shared it yet – assuming he’s even created a draft.


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Printing in Color: A Little Dab’ll Do Ya

Posted by Robert Caldwell on Jun 10, 2015 8:00:00 AM



In Western culture, white symbolizes “purity” and “cleanliness” (or taken to extremes, “sterility” or “coldness”), while in traditional China white is the color of mourning. Black cats are seen as a sign of bad luck or a bad omen in the West; but are a symbol of good luck in Japan and most of England. Color has meaning (and, yes, the color scheme in McDonald’s is designed to get you to eat more!).


When it comes to communicating with your office documents, a little color can make a big difference. Consider these two statistics:

  • Institute for Color Research – up to 90% of subconscious judgements about a person, environment, or time are based on color alone.
  • CAP Ventures (From 2008/9) – full color variable documents enhanced customer loyalty and retention, generating 34% faster response rates, a 48% increase in repeat orders, and a 32% increase in overall revenues.


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