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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 Much Does a Copier Lease Cost?

November 12th, 2019 by Function4

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If you’re looking into a copier lease for your business, one of the first questions on your list might be, “How much does it cost to lease a copier?” The short answer: It depends. A copier lease is similar to leasing a fleet of cars or an office...

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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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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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22 Scary Cybercrime Statistics: What Businesses Need to Know in 2019

July 22nd, 2019 by Function4

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Do you worry about a cybersecurity breach impacting your business? These threats to cybersecurity are increasingly common, as hackers become more sophisticated and bolder in their attacks. Data breaches are destructive to your customers and your company’s...

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Revenue and Reputation: The Costs of a Cybersecurity Breach

April 29th, 2019 by Function4

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With all of the responsibilities that come with small business ownership, it’s easy to neglect cybersecurity. However, the cost of a data breach is simply too high to ignore. A single data breach could destroy your company’s revenue and reputation —or...

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How to Deploy Cybersecurity Awareness Training

April 22nd, 2019 by Function4

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Your company’s biggest cybersecurity weakness may be your employees. Your staff likely means well, but if they aren’t trained in proper cybersecurity procedures, their innocent errors could cost you a small fortune. But you can keep your company both...

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Mobile Device Management Addresses Challenges in the Healthcare Industry

April 15th, 2019 by Function4

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Mobile device usage in the workforce is now commonplace, with an increasing number of workers turning to personally or company-owned mobile devices to perform daily tasks. The benefits for employers are well established, including those in the healthcare...

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How a Cybersecurity Breach Can Impact Your Business

April 3rd, 2019 by Function4

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When you leave the office each evening, you probably lock the doors and set the security alarm. This seems obvious since you don’t want criminals breaking into your business. But do you treat cyberthreats with the same caution? After all, you probably...

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3 Managed IT Services Benefits You May Have Overlooked

March 25th, 2019 by Function4

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You may be familiar with the core benefits of a managed IT services partnership, but some advantages aren't as well known. Managed IT services providers have valuable solutions to offer your company that could make a big difference in productivity and...

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9 Cybersecurity Solutions for Businesses

March 18th, 2019 by Function4

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It doesn’t matter if you’re running a small-town business or a large, multinational corporation. If you own a business of any size, you’re at risk for threats such as cyberattacks and data breaches. Cyberthreats do not discriminate. For a business,...

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Is Your Business Prepared for Emerging IT Security Threats?

March 13th, 2019 by Function4

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IT security issues are on every business leader's mind, or they should be. For every high profile cyberattack, there are thousands more that never make the headlines. Where does your company stand? With small and midsize businesses (SMBs) now a favorite...

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Cybersecurity: 6 Best Practices for Small Businesses

March 11th, 2019 by Function4

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If you’re a small business owner, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about cybersecurity. After all, don’t most cybercriminals focus their efforts on big companies with deep pockets? The truth is, cybercrime presents a genuine threat to your...

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Are Your Business Printers Vulnerable to Hackers?

March 6th, 2019 by Kevin Box

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In late 2013, hackers breached the systems of Fazio Mechanical Services, a heating and ventilation systems contractor. Through the Fazio Mechanical Services breach, the attackers were able to steal the network credentials of the third-largest U.S. retailer...

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Document Management Improves Critical Business Processes

March 4th, 2019 by Function4

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No matter what type of business you're in, managing information requires a good portion of your team's time. A robust document management solution can replace ad hoc strategies that take too much time and don't work well in today's information-saturated...

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Why Your Business Needs a Mobile Device Management Solution

February 27th, 2019 by Function4

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If your employees have been using mobile devices for work with no apparent consequences for your organization, should you still consider a mobile device management solution? The answer is yes, especially given the security vulnerabilities widespread...

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Cybersecurity 101: How to Protect Your Business

February 25th, 2019 by Function4

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Iconic heists have made and destroyed fortunes. They make great scenes for exciting movie plots. Think of Butch Cassidy and his gang blowing up train tracks and fleeing on horseback with $50,000 in cash. Or consider a thief walking out of the Louvre...

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Streamline Your Digital Makeover with Managed IT Services

February 20th, 2019 by Function4

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Is your company adopting more digital processes in the coming year? Forward-thinking leaders recognize the inevitability of digitization and are doing everything they can to update their business processes. While the benefits of switching from paper-based...

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How Our View of Information Security is Evolving with Technology

February 18th, 2019 by Brad Yocum

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I began my career as a young 20-year-old in the mid-1990s working in the copy, print and imaging industry. At the time, office technology was just in its infancy. Creating a duplicate copy of an image was cutting edge. Sending pictures via fax was innovative....

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AI Attacks May Be Your Organization's Next IT Security Concern

February 13th, 2019 by Function4

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Mass-scale AI-driven cyberattacks could be headed your way soon. Artificial intelligence (AI) is already effectively deployed as a way to detect malware and combat spam, so it stands to reason that AI will soon be a favored tool for hackers. With AI...

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3 Ways to Become More Efficient with Document Management

February 11th, 2019 by Function4

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Is your organization 20% less efficient than it could be? It is if you're tied to paper-based business processes. From losing track of critical documents to essential processes that take far longer than they should, a paper-dependent office is a productivity...

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Managed IT Services - a Financial Win for SMBs

February 4th, 2019 by Function4

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Not sure whether you should handle your IT responsibilities in-house or outsource them to a managed IT services provider? Tech researchers like IDC have run the numbers for you, and the managed approach is the clear winner. Here's a look at four financial...

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SMBs Are a Hacker’s Ideal Target – Is Your Business Safe?

January 28th, 2019 by Function4

Cyber Attack News Article: Who Needs Cybersecurity - SMBs

Data breaches are a company’s biggest fear. If you own a company, the thought of someone stealing your data is probably enough to make you want to cut the cord and take your company offline. Of course, this isn’t practical in today’s economy, as computers...

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Do You Need a Mobile Device Management Solution?

January 21st, 2019 by Function4

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The 21st century has already seen some astonishing advances in the technology sector, with new opportunities coming so fast that many businesses struggle to stay on top of changes. Mobile device management is one technology solution your organization...

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5 Reasons to Shift Your IT Responsibilities to a Professional

January 14th, 2019 by Function4

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Should you outsource some or all of your IT responsibilities to a trusted provider? For many small and mid-sized companies, outsourcing to a managed services provider is an excellent way to access benefits not ordinarily available for smaller organizations....

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3 High-Value Document Management Benefits

January 7th, 2019 by Function4

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We've all experienced the frustration of trying to locate a lost document. Sometimes lost paperwork is just a hassle, but when a critical business document can't be found, the stakes may be much higher. Here's how a document management system can make...

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