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About Brian Courtney

Brian Courtney is a 25 year veteran of the document management and facilities management industry. Brian’s current role is a Business Process Solutions Consultant. Brian works with clients to improve their document and data workflow by utilizing a combination of on-site and off-site managed services. Brian’s clients generally realize improved business processes through automation with best in class capture and process workflow software combined with on-site managed services for core office service functions such as print and mail center operations, document archiving, and receptionist.
2 09, 2021

How to Prepare Your Content for a New Enterprise Content Management System

By |September 2nd, 2021|Insights from VAF Blog, Process|Comments Off on How to Prepare Your Content for a New Enterprise Content Management System

The benefits of an enterprise content management (ECM) solution include improved control of corporate data, greater protection of proprietary information, as well as making business data actionable. An effective ECM strategy will help reduce expenses by improving efficiency and productivity throughout your operations.
9 04, 2020

Struggling to find what you need to do your job? Maybe we can help.

By |April 9th, 2020|Cloud Solutions, Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Information, Insights from VAF Blog, Process|Comments Off on Struggling to find what you need to do your job? Maybe we can help.

Struggling to find what you need to do your job? Maybe we can help.
Over my 30 year career I have worked in a small office, large corporate office, a branch office, and a home office.

Being […]

31 12, 2019

How to Print For Less Without Losing Quality

By |December 31st, 2019|Insights from VAF Blog, Print|Comments Off on How to Print For Less Without Losing Quality

When you integrate a managed print provider into your office operations, you reduce your costs while you simultaneously increase and improve your print options and output. Here are some areas of managed print services that will help your team achieve those benefits
18 12, 2019

Managed Print Trends that You Cannot Afford to Ignore in 2020

By |December 18th, 2019|Insights from VAF Blog, Print|Comments Off on Managed Print Trends that You Cannot Afford to Ignore in 2020

A business trend for the next decade that will be at the core of success is Managed Print Services (MPS). Why? Because MPS can be a transformative service. It definitely improves the lives of business stakeholders by almost instantaneously connecting them to desired assets and data, and then allowing them to use that information to deliver needed results. Plus, it makes sense economically.
27 11, 2019

Lease or Buy? Which Solution Is the Best Fit for Your Company’s Print Needs?

By |November 27th, 2019|Insights from VAF Blog, Print|Comments Off on Lease or Buy? Which Solution Is the Best Fit for Your Company’s Print Needs?

Owning and managing physical and digital assets – like real estate, vehicles, hardware, software, and content – is no longer always the best option. We've basically moved into a subscription-based “as a service” economy, with many of our assets and activities linked to the cloud, including print solutions.
15 10, 2019

How to Make Your AP Processing More Efficient in 2020

By |October 15th, 2019|Information, Insights from VAF Blog|Comments Off on How to Make Your AP Processing More Efficient in 2020

As we're seeing more and more, the science fiction world of robots and artificial intelligence dominating our lives becomes less fiction and more science every day. In the business realm, the efficiencies and cost savings provided by process automation in virtually every aspect of your operations – especially in accounts payable (AP) – are simply too great to ignore if you want to survive into the real-world future.
1 10, 2019

5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Company’s Printing Performance

By |October 1st, 2019|Insights from VAF Blog, Print|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Company’s Printing Performance

Even if your existing hardware or print services contract has not yet expired, it's worth reviewing your overall printing operations today. In many cases, new agreements can be more affordable when a company like Van Ausdall & Farrar renegotiates your current contracts.
31 05, 2019

Is Your Data an Asset or a Liability?

By |May 31st, 2019|Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Insights from VAF Blog|Comments Off on Is Your Data an Asset or a Liability?

We frequently talk with clients about the benefits of better managing data with the latest technology. But even if an organization has embraced technology, there still needs to be a strategy for managing a company’s data. Without a strategy, the data you assume is helpful for your business might be susceptible to cause harm. Consider these points and then ask yourself is your data is an asset or a liability.
1 05, 2019

Five Reasons to Become Paper “Less”

By |May 1st, 2019|Information, Insights from VAF Blog|Comments Off on Five Reasons to Become Paper “Less”

While the workplace will never go completely paperless, it is definitely becoming paper-less. In other words, paper isn’t going away, but there are some real advantages to convert hard copies to digital data. Here are five important reasons for becoming paper-less.
25 02, 2019

Is Your Printer the New Silent Security Threat to Your Network?

By |February 25th, 2019|Insights from VAF Blog, Print|Comments Off on Is Your Printer the New Silent Security Threat to Your Network?

Equipping an office with printers that are connected to the Internet offers a wealth of benefits, but in an age where cybersecurity should be a concern for all of us, it’s crucial to be aware of the potential implications of failing to make sure that your printers are secure. If you’re looking to tighten security and ensure your business technology is capable of battling modern security threats, here are some essential questions to ask your IT team.