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Why Are Toner Prices So Outrageous?

September 12th, 2022 by Kevin Box

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Did you know that toner is the eighth most expensive liquid in the world according to Beyondtype1.org? According to a list published on the site, toner is just behind the cost of Insulin and Mercury at $2,700 per gallon. Most organizations buy HP...

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Posted in: Managed Print Services

Leveraging Powerful Artificial Intelligence Anti-Phishing Technology to Keep Email Inboxes Safe

September 8th, 2022 by Function4

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Leading MTSP Shares Why Email Is an Easy Way to Destroy A Company’s Network SUGAR LAND, TX - Function4, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), recently announced that they are protecting small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) with...

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4 Ways to Overcome the Supply Chain Issues When Ordering Printers

September 6th, 2022 by Kevin Box

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Over the last two years, anything that requires a computer chip has gone through supply chain issues in one way or another. COVID-19 did not entirely create this issue but exposed it. If you need to order a new printer, it could take as...

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Posted in: General

6 Ways to Ensure Your Printer Fleet is Hack Proof

August 29th, 2022 by Kevin Box

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Your organization is continuously creating confidential, valuable data that's critical to it running optimally and efficiently in real-time. And you're probably using multiple security methods–including authentication, encryption, and monitoring–to...

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Posted in: Cybersecurity, Managed Print Services

What Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Reveals About Disposable Printers

August 24th, 2022 by Kevin Box

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My father was a small-town Justice of the Peace in rural Louisiana and if you ever opened the closet in his office, you would find his black robe on the left, crammed against the side of the closet and the rest of the closet occupied by stacks of...

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Posted in: Managed Print Services

Secure Your Documents and Business with Document Management System – DMS

August 18th, 2022 by Function4

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A company's growth entails considerable documentation to keep track of all your spending and earnings along with what projects are being worked on and more. Imagine a growing company with an inefficient file management system that could...

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Posted in: Document Management

MPS and Print Management Insights

August 15th, 2022 by Kevin Box

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Insights in the Managed Print Services and Print Management Software Space Over the last two plus years, the Print Management industry has been hit hard by a global pandemic, supply chain issues, and a lack of hardware inventory due to chip shortages....

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Posted in: Managed Print Services

The High Costs of Toner Got You Down?

August 8th, 2022 by Kevin Box

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Why Buying Retail Toner Is Insane, and Other Reasons to Have a Managed Print Services Agreement in Place In past discussions with organizations, I've come across a great deal of IT Managers and Administrators who often fail to fully understand...

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Posted in: Managed Print Services

Help Desk - Third-Party Solution Providers Just a Call Away

July 27th, 2022 by Function4

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There are several flourishing businesses worldwide; however, each business differs from the other. One significant difference between a multi-national firm and a small business is the lack of resources. If you work for or own a small firm, you'd know...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Function4 Prepares Customers to Leverage AI to Reshape Their Businesses

July 22nd, 2022 by Function4

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Leading MTSP Shares How Businesses Can Gain a Competitive Advantage with AI SUGAR LAND, TX – Function4, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP) is preparing organizations to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to...

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Posted in: Press Release

Eight Reasons Why Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Need Managed IT Services

June 23rd, 2022 by Function4

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Bill Patsouras of Function4 Describes Why This Solution Is in High Demand SUGAR LAND, TX – Managed IT services is rapidly becoming one of the hottest solutions in business today because it dramatically improves an organization’s...

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How Copier Companies are Accommodating and Benefiting the IT Industry

June 9th, 2022 by Function4

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The copier machine, since its production, has undergone numerous changes. Today it stands as one of the most polished and user-friendly machines making business life more manageable. While its usage has decreased by a slight margin in the present times,...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Function4 Leverages Latest Technology to Manage Networks with Apple Devices

May 26th, 2022 by Function4

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Protects IT Networks that Rely on Apple/Mac Products SUGAR LAND, TX – Function4, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that the company is...

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Using Screen Sharing to Demo Products and Services with Teams / Zultys / Zoom

April 18th, 2022 by Function4

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In an organization, it is the job of the sales and marketing teams to enhance sales, keep existing customers happy, and help the company expand, and to do this; they need to present their ideas. Studies show that visual aids can increase...

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Posted in: Business Technology

How to Find the Best Copier Company Near Me

March 22nd, 2022 by Function4

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No matter how advanced the world has become, there are some conventional things that we can't just let go of. Printing papers is one of these. You can have all of the information you need in digital form, but some documents must be in physical...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Supply Chain Issues: How have the Supply Chain Issues Today Affected Your Business?

March 9th, 2022 by Function4

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Business production is not a one-person show. It takes many people from suppliers to manufacturers, from producers to retailers, and in the end, those that take the product to the desired customer. This particular chain is essential to take a...

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Posted in: General

Function4's Bob Evans Named BTA's Volunteer of the Year

February 23rd, 2022 by Function4

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Function4’s Leadership Wins Award for Contributing to Entire Industry SUGAR LAND, TX – Function4, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), recently announced that Bob Evans, one of the key members of...

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Function4 Announces Substantial Increase in IT Spending to Come in 2022

February 9th, 2022 by Function4

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Shares Significant Findings About IT Growth SUGAR LAND, TX – Function4, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), recently shared that IT research and consulting...

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Staffing Issues Going Forward Post Pandemic

January 23rd, 2022 by Function4

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No business could have seen the pandemic hitting the shore in 2020. However, every business across the board, big or small, was somehow and to some extent affected by it. One of the biggest challenges that business owners had to deal with was staffing....

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Posted in: General

Things to Look for When Buying a Copier or Printer

January 17th, 2022 by Function4

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Are you thinking of buying a new printer or copier for your business? Need to make an upgrade right away in the fastest time? Then make sure to read this post first as we share with you some of the most crucial things to consider when buying a copier...

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Posted in: Document Management, Business Technology

Key Factors to Consider in a DMS (Document Management System)

January 3rd, 2022 by Function4

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To manage a successful business, it is important to keep things well-organized. Though every business has unique organizational needs, how you store, track, and manage internal documents can significantly impact your business's operational efficiency....

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Posted in: Document Management, Business Technology

Integrated Unified Communications: Why It’s a Smart, Cost-Effective Move

November 1st, 2021 by Function4

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Effective communication is a key driver for business productivity across all industries. Today’s business environment makes unified communications nearly an operational necessity. Small businesses (SMBs) may feel such use of technology...

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Posted in: Business Technology

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