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5 Features to Consider for Your Next Printer

November 15, 2017

Choosing the right printer can be difficult. You may not know all the choices available to you (and there are many), but they can affect your everyday. When you take into consideration the efficiencies that can be created or lost by this choice, the stakes get even higher. Your printing environment is nothing to shove off to the side. Consider these 5 features before your next printer purchase. Black and White or Color & Black and White Do you need color? Most people will say [...]

A CEO’s Perspective: 5 Transformative Books for Any Level Employee

November 7, 2017

I’ve always been a reader. As a kid, I loved reading for fun and where it could take your imagination. As I grew, my love for books and my love for learning grew right along with me. I’m a huge believer in continuing to learn throughout our careers and our lives. The old saying, “you learn something new every day,” is true, in my opinion, and if you’re doing it intentionally, it can help you better yourself and your company.  It’s why one of our three core values is “Grow or Die [...]

Top 5 Marketing Mistakes for Small Businesses to Avoid

November 6, 2017

For a small business, marketing can’t always be a high priority. Oftentimes, marketing will fall to someone hired to perform another duty entirely. As a small business, marketing doesn’t have to be a huge department with an enormous budget to be effective. Avoid these 5 mistakes and you’ll be off to a good start. Marketing mistakes to avoid: Winging it Create a strategy, don’t just wing it. Because for many small businseses, marketing can come as an afterthought, there often isn’t [...]

Printer Self-Awareness

November 2, 2017

Self-Awareness is a wonderful skill to develop. Being aware of your internal values, passions, and aspirations can work wonders in propelling you purposefully into your future. Being self-aware in your printing environment isn’t as transcendent, but it’s still important. A lot of small businesses aren’t aware of their printing environment’s ins and outs. For small businesses, it seems perfectly fine to go to your local office supply store, grab a printer, and get it rolling. I mean, h [...]

Personalization in Marketing Made Possible by Tech

October 30, 2017

Today, personalization is the name of the game for marketers. From a Coca-Cola bottle with your name on it to a Facebook ad directly related to your last Google search, almost every piece of marketing is getting personalized. For a small business marketer, that can be hard. You may not have the means to get your customer’s name on your product then up on the shelves in front of them, but that shouldn’t stop you from Mission: Personalization. This one-of-a-kind experience for the customer [...]

Top 6 Benefits of Managed Print

October 27, 2017

Different high-priced toner stocks, maintenance kits, poor print quality, wasted prints.  If this sounds like the print environment in your organization, then Guru Print from GadellNet may be the solution you need to go from chaos to control.  Below are a few key areas you may benefit from implementing a Managed Print Solution: Cost-effective investment You probably know the maintenance price of your copier/MFP down the one hundredth of a cent, but what about your printer fleet?  How much [...]

Bad Rabbit: The Latest Security Threat

October 26, 2017

Bad Rabbit is hitting organizations across Russia and Eastern Europe. This is a file-encrypting malware threat that shows up in the form of a phony Adobe Flash update. This ransom note is very similar to Petya, which went around in June. At least three media organizations in Russia have been hit. Bad Rabbit holds data for ransom, giving the victims a countdown until the time when the price for encryption will increase. This malware will spread across networks laterally meaning one weak pa [...]

5 Managed Service Myths Debunked

October 10, 2017

If there were a season for myths and legends, it would be the fall. Unlike your typical urban legend, I’m not talking about poisoned Halloween treats or the name with a hook for a hand. No, the myths I’m talking about are far more dangerous than that. The reason – most believe them to be absolutely true. I’m talking about myths surrounding Managed Service Providers. Help desk support isn’t local and never open when you need them Not true! Many are 24/7 and local. This first lin [...]

Patching Best Practices

September 27, 2017

Patches are essential for your cyber security, your performance, and reliability. All platforms release patches with new features and increased security. With as many platforms as the average small business employs, patches can be a lot to keep up with, but they are crucial to maintaining an efficiency and secure network. There are two problems with patches – sometimes their application in a system is delayed by the IT department, and othertimes they are not applied at all. When an IT depar [...]

7 Simple Tips to Improve Data Security

September 20, 2017

Everyone knows security is no joke, but just to put it into perspective, the average cost for a small business that suffers a cyber attack is $9,000, according to the National Small Business Technology Survey. If that sum would threaten your small business, use these 7 simple tips to protect yourself. Antivirus & Antispyware Make sure each of your organization’s computers has antivirus and antispyware. If you have even one weakness in your organization, you are putting all your [...]