Across the Nation Workers are taking the Tape off their Webcam due to another Virus

March 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Across the Nation Workers are taking the Tape off their Webcam due to another Virus

Across the Nation Workers are taking the Tape off their Webcam due to another Virus
Many of us have done it.  We heard the stories of hackers snooping into our lives by connecting into our meagerly […]

Scan Documents with your i-Phone

March 18th, 2020|Comments Off on Scan Documents with your i-Phone

Scan Documents with your i-Phone
As many of us are working from home these days, sooner or later you’ll find the need to scan a document and send it to someone at another location (I’m guessing […]

Audio and Video Conferencing for At-home Workers

March 18th, 2020|Comments Off on Audio and Video Conferencing for At-home Workers

Audio and Video Conferencing for At-home Workers
As a larger percentage of knowledge workers are working from home due to the Coronavirus, I am receiving many how to’s about conference calls and other forms of collaboration.  […]

The Solution to Business Continuity during Coronavirus (COVID-19) Spread

March 11th, 2020|Comments Off on The Solution to Business Continuity during Coronavirus (COVID-19) Spread

The Solution to Business Continuity During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Spread

Many organizations are starting to develop strategies that maintain business continuity while taking precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19. Some organizations are forced with making a […]

How to Print For Less Without Losing Quality

December 31st, 2019|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

Managed Print Trends that You Cannot Afford to Ignore in 2020

December 18th, 2019|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.

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

November 27th, 2019|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.

Van Ausdall & Farrar Attends Mitel Top 40 Summit

November 21st, 2019|Comments Off on Van Ausdall & Farrar Attends Mitel Top 40 Summit

During the jam-packed 3-day event, Mitel leadership outlined Mitel’s road map and strategic vision. Mitel leadership that addressed the leading partners in North America included Mary McDowell, CEO of Mitel, along with Executive Vice Presidents Bob Agnes, Daniel Farrar and Graham Bevington.

Tips for Preparing Your Content for a New Enterprise Content Management System

November 12th, 2019|Comments Off on Tips for Preparing 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.

Steps to Effective Mobile Device Security in 2019

October 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Steps to Effective Mobile Device Security in 2019

If you're in charge of corporate IT, you know computers can be tricky to keep secure. When you add in the factor of portability – like when a mobile device is checked out of the office – your challenge grows exponentially.
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How to Make Your AP Processing More Efficient in 2020

October 15th, 2019|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.

5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Company’s Printing Performance

October 1st, 2019|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.

Email Phishing and Spoofing Are Serious Threats to Your Business

September 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Email Phishing and Spoofing Are Serious Threats to Your Business

If you asked everyone in your company to define phishing and spoofing, what percentage would even know what spoofing is? Or the difference between the two? How many of those people could truthfully say they properly scrutinize every email that appears in their inbox – before they click a link in it or reply to it?

Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) – The Power, Flexibility and Resiliency of Cloud Communications

September 17th, 2019|Comments Off on Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) – The Power, Flexibility and Resiliency of Cloud Communications

Communication. It’s the lifeblood of virtually every organization. We all have different communication patterns. Voice calls, email, text, chat, web conferencing, team collaboration and even fax make up most forms of communication that we all use in varying degrees and consistency.

Solutions to Shore Up Your Corporate IT Skills Gap

August 29th, 2019|Comments Off on Solutions to Shore Up Your Corporate IT Skills Gap

One big problem with being an IT professional is the need to learn and use new skills on an almost daily basis. In the accounting profession, new regulations are passed annually, so you have some time to catch-up. But in IT, new mission-critical skills you need to acquire constantly fly across your radar screen at warp speed.

Going Remote: How to Solve the IT Challenges of a Growing Virtual Workforce

August 27th, 2019|Comments Off on Going Remote: How to Solve the IT Challenges of a Growing Virtual Workforce

It's too late to turn back the tide. Working remotely is a trend that has grown past the point of being a short-term fad with unknown long-term consequences. At this point, including a virtual workforce as part of a corporate staff is the norm. Here are some things your IT team needs to think about.

The Growing Risk of Poor IT Infrastructure

August 19th, 2019|Comments Off on The Growing Risk of Poor IT Infrastructure

Have you ever found yourself as the CIO or IT Director saying this about your IT Infrastructure? If you are like most companies, you have more projects than you can handle anyway, so why would you take on a project that is really not causing an immediate challenge for the company? The reason is that over time, your infrastructure can steal time and resources from your employees little by little, making you more inefficient. Here are just a few to consider.

Is It Time to Re-evaluate Your Corporation’s Technology Stack?

June 10th, 2019|Comments Off on Is It Time to Re-evaluate Your Corporation’s Technology Stack?

Technology evolves, perhaps even quicker than anticipated. A technology solution you brought in two or three years ago may not be the right answer today (or tomorrow). And even if the outdated technology is still “getting the job done,” it may not be performing in a way that delights your customers nor optimizes your competitiveness. Here are some situations in which companies can be negatively impacted when technology is not optimized for success.

Is Your Data an Asset or a Liability?

May 31st, 2019|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.

3 Steps to Minimize the Impact of Cyber Attacks

May 21st, 2019|Comments Off on 3 Steps to Minimize the Impact of Cyber Attacks

Despite the best efforts of IT Directors, 68% of companies fell victim to a cyber attack in the last year according to a report from Sophos.* That’s more than two in three companies world-wide! Cyber-attacks don’t discriminate either:  63% of small businesses (1-1,000 employees) and 73% of enterprises (1,001-5,000 employees) experienced a cyber-attack. While these are alarming statistics, the percentage variation from counties like Japan (24%) to Mexico (82%) indicates that there is something that can be done.