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6 Do-It-Yourself Best Practices for Managing Your Printers

September 1st, 2021 by Kevin Box / Glyn Morgan

A women holding her head in frustration while looking at a office printer that is jammed.

Recently, one of our more tenured consultants gave an internal lunch and learn to our Sales Team on how to help our customers understand and better manage their printer fleets. This is the sort of “inside baseball”, so to speak, that organizations...

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Print Server versus Service Client: What’s the Difference?

July 1st, 2021 by Tom Darnall

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At Function4, we have one overarching mission: to eliminate print servers. They’re a huge pain point for print environments of every shape and size, a resource vortex that devours time, money and effort with very little to show for it. IT departments...

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Posted in: Document Management

Printing for Businesses with Multiple Locations

March 30th, 2021 by Brian Wistisen

How to Optimize for Multiple Locations

Print servers are the go-to choice when it comes to a corporate printing infrastructure. Conventional direct IP printing is different than server printing. With direct IP, printers are managed on a workstation-by-workstation basis. Print...

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How to drastically reduce printer-related service desk calls

March 23rd, 2021 by Tom Darnall

Technician getting stressed over server maintenance in server room

You can probably imagine how eliminating print servers also helps to end single points of failure. This means increased printer availability and more printer uptime at your organization. A welcome bonus? Fewer calls to the service desk. ...

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Be Ahead of the Game: Give Your IT Department Tools to Encourage Innovation

March 17th, 2021 by Jacob Eskelsen

Innovate Or Die: The Cost Of Not Doing Anything

As much as some folks like to brag about their ability to multitask, we all know by now that multitasking just isn’t efficient. Our brains prefer to focus on a single task rather than be pulled in different directions. That applies to IT departments...

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3 Common Security Mistakes When It Comes to Printing in Federal Organizations

March 16th, 2021 by Steve Kelley

Technician getting stressed over server maintenance in server room

In 2019, the online training platform Skillbox sent a rogue print job to unsecured network printers. To do that, they relied on a search tool called Shodan that discovers vulnerable Internet-connected devices. It was the very same tool that a prankster...

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Posted in: Cybersecurity, Document Management

Are Your Current Print Management Practices Future Proof?

March 11th, 2021 by Tom Darnall

Print Manager for Business and Education | Print Management Solution

When planning their enterprise print management strategies, most organizations try to take a long-term view. They look to purchase cost-sensitive workhorse printers for their fleet and printer management solutions that will support and integrate...

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Print Server versus Service Client: What’s the Difference?

February 23rd, 2021 by Tom Darnall

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At Function4, we have one overarching mission: to eliminate print servers. They’re a huge pain point for print environments of every shape and size, a resource vortex that devours time, money and effort with very little to show for it. IT departments...

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Posted in: Document Management, Business Technology

What Are the Key Components of a Serverless Print Infrastructure?

January 27th, 2021 by Brian Wistisen

serverless print infrastructure

Contact a Solutions Expert As IT professionals are looking to move away from legacy print solutions, the idea of a serverless print infrastructure is becoming more widespread. That's true even in large enterprise organizations, where print servers were...

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