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Choosing the Best Copier Dealer to Help Your Business Succeed

When was the last time you refreshed your printers and copiers?  It's a task that many IT directors and managers dread.  But choosing the right partner can be the difference between a productive workforce and copiers that are consistently down or in need of repair.  If you haven't purchased or leased a copier recently, it's hard to know what to look for.  When you select the best copier dealer, they will help you select the equipment that will work best [...]

By | 2018-09-18T19:21:49+00:00 September 18th, 2018|copier, MFP, printer, productivity, smart office, technology|

Print Environment Security – Why You Need to Include It In Your Cybersecurity Strategy

With the ongoing occurrences of cybercrimes and the various news cycle that follows them, businesses are aware of the threats out there .  While many businesses have security in place for their computers, networks and servers, they often overlook a growing threat to their information technology environment - print environment security.   A recent survey  indicated that approximately 60 percent of the businesses interviewed had experienced a security breach involving their printers.  Hackers and cybercriminals are aware that printers pose a [...]

Sharp Introduces New High-Speed MFDs for Busy Workgroups and Departmental Environments

Fraser Advanced Information Systems is pleased to announce that our partners at Sharp Imaging and Information Company has introduced two new high-speed monochrome MFDs for busy workgroups and departmental environments. The new MX-M6570 and MX-M7570 multifunction copiers offer print speeds up to 65 and 75 pages per minute respectively and are designed for demanding customers who require superior performance.  Both models offer an easy-to-use 10" (diagonally measured) touchscreen display with tablet-style menu navigation.  The new models also integrate easily with [...]

Lease or Buy Office Technology? Which Is Best For Your Business?

At Fraser, current and potential clients ask a lot of questions about the selection of a copier.  One of the most frequent and important questions we get is, "should I lease or buy?  Which is going to be best for my business?" We often equate buying a copier with buying a new car (see How Much Does a Copier Cost?).  The decision process that goes into buying both of these big ticket items are very similar.  Both are a significant [...]

Disaster Recovery: Are You Ready?

If your business was a victim of a flood, would you be able to recover quickly?  What about a fire?  How about a ransomware attack?  All of these are potential disasters for a business, but with a solid disaster recovery plan in place, most businesses could survive.  According to the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council, three out of four businesses are at risk of being unprepared for a disaster.  With reported losses from disasters ranging from a few thousand dollars to [...]

Sharp Announces Four New Additions To Its Desktop MFP Line

Fraser Advanced Information Systems is pleased to announce that our partners at Sharp Imaging and Information Company has introduced four new additions to the desktop MFP line, including two monochrome desktop printers and two monochrome desktop copiers. The new MX-B350P and MX-B450P desktop printers offer speeds up to 35 and 45 pages per minute respectively, with easy integration with leading mobile technologies, allowing easy printing from tablets and smartphones.  Taking into account today's mobile workforce, these new models also offer [...]

Document Management – Small Steps Can Make a Big Difference!

Take a moment to look around your desk.  Is there paper clutter?  How about your office?  Do you have filing cabinets of documents?  Think about when was the last time you opened one of those cabinets to find something.  How long did it take you to locate that document? Paper continues to clutter our desks, and filing cabinets continue to steal valuable office space.  What can you do to reclaim these things?  It might be time to start thinking about [...]

Laser vs. Inkjet: Which Better Suits Your Business Needs?

Selecting a new printer for your office can be a bit of a daunting task.  There's so many models, features to look at, toner choices and more to think about.  The decision to purchase new printers is certainly one that requires some homework on your part.  One of the most important factors to consider is the decision whether to opt for a laser printer or an inkjet model.  Determining which of these printing technologies is right for your office often [...]

By | 2018-08-20T14:42:34+00:00 August 16th, 2018|color, printer, printer costs, productivity, smart office, technology, tips|

Combat Socially Engineered Cyber Attacks

Social engineering is a modern-day method of attack that uses social conditioning and the naive nature of humans to infiltrate networks, gain access to systems and steal confidential information from organizations and businesses.  It isn't the tech-savvy hacker who figures out how to get around the firewall and crack passwords.  This is someone who uses the art of persuasion and uses it to manipulate employees - even yours! - into giving out passwords and unlocking confidential corporate and customer information. [...]

Use Your MFP To Increase Productivity

Think about what you do on a daily basis with your MFP.  You make copies; you print; you might even scan a document or two.  But did you know that the MFP has so many more capabilities to increase productivity in your business?  Today's business is focusing on eliminating manual inefficiencies and replacing them with automated digital workflows.  With the Internet of Things and your MFP, you have the beginnings of the digital transformation of your business.  So what are [...]