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Articles by Function4

In-House vs. Outsourced Printing

October 17th, 2022 by Paul Perez

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For some organizations, print marketing is their primary avenue for distributing information to the public. Though digital marketing has unleashed new marketing methods such as SMS, Email, and Social-Media, print still plays a large role, and its effectiveness...

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Posted in: Managed Print Services

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

Function4 Selected to Share Their Expertise at Top IT Event

April 6th, 2022 by Function4

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Leading MTSP to Offer Their Technology Knowledge to Peers Around the U.S. and Canada SUGAR LAND, TX – Function4, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that they’ve been selected to...

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Posted in: Press Release

Strategic Cybersecurity Partner, Sentinel One, Ranked #4 Fastest Growing Technology Company by CNBC

June 25th, 2021 by Function4

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Function4's Clients to Benefit from Early-Stage Partnership With Cybersecurity Firm SUGARLAND, TX -Function4, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), recently announced that one of their earlystage strategic partners, Sentinel...

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3 Ways to Improve Vendor Relations & Liquidity

May 4th, 2021 by Brian Erlien

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Many companies today are looking for ways to strengthen vendor relationships and improve liquidity and working capital. Here are three areas to focus on and three solutions that can help you do just that. Vender & Supplier Communication ...

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Posted in: Automation

It’s the Last Mile That Counts: Valuing Customer Experience When Selecting a Solution Provider

December 1st, 2020 by Taylor Bucher

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Businesses know that customer experience (CX) is quickly becoming the key differentiator among brands. In fact, according to Gartner, when it comes to making a purchase, 65% of people find customer experience more important than price. So when a business...

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Posted in: Business Technology

How to Select a Technology Partner

November 10th, 2020 by Christian Colasono

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In today’s increasingly evolving print/imaging technology industry, it is of the utmost importance to know what to look for, avoid, and what questions to ask when selecting your next technology partner. One of the most essential and overlooked areas...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Why Choose an Office Hardware Dealer versus a Manufacturer

November 3rd, 2020 by Dave Volberding

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INDEPENDENT DEALERS In business, the concept of cutting out the middleman often makes logical sense. After all, why pay someone else to get you what you need when you have the option to buy straight from the manufacturer? Fortunately, you have a choice...

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Posted in: Business Technology

How To Improve Working Capital And Supplier / Customer Relations

September 23rd, 2020 by Brian Erlien


Many companies today are looking for ways to strengthen customer and vendor relationships as well as improve working capital. Here are four ideas that can do just that. Vender & Supplier Communication Do you offer your vendors...

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Posted in: General

What is a Copier Lease Buyout? (And Why It Might Be a Good Idea)

November 25th, 2019 by Function4

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The copier you leased a few years ago was a perfect fit for your day-to-day operations—until it wasn’t. Now your company could really use an upgrade. The problem is, the leasing period for your copier isn’t complete. A lease is a non-cancelable contract....

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How to Get Out of a Copier Lease with Minimal Losses

October 29th, 2019 by Function4

“How do I get out of a copier lease?” As a copier dealer, this is a question we commonly hear from businesses unhappy with a lease they signed with a competitor’s leasing company. Contact a Solutions Expert The business may want to break their copier...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Copier Leasing vs. Buying: Which Is Best for Your Business?

September 23rd, 2019 by Function4

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Even in an increasingly digital age, some things just work best in print. Visit any booming business, and you’ll likely see their copier humming. This points to a copier’s essential function in a successful business, and it makes copier acquiring decisions...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Should You Outsource to Managed IT Services?

July 30th, 2018 by Function4

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Developing an in-house IT solution means you'll be starting from the ground up. Here's a look at the primary considerations when deciding whether to outsource to managed IT services. The In-House Solution One of the benefits of an in-house IT solution...

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Posted in: Business Technology

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