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    Cloud Computing Basics: What is "the Cloud"? - [Man-on-the-Street Video]

    By: Justin Bigger
    January 12, 2016

    Now, I am not talking about condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere – I am referring to the infrastructure that stores data, and is accessed via the Internet.

    While the general understanding of what the cloud is and how it is used is continuing to grow, we’ve found that many users associate “the cloud” with their smart phones. Take a look:

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    Remember the 5 W’s When Considering a New/Updated Wide Format Printer

    By: Jeff Vetter
    December 30, 2015

    The 5 Ws (and 1 H) are a fundamental lesson we’re taught early on in our formal education – and it’s usually related to research or writing. The thought behind it is, if you can answer each of these questions, you’ll know the complete story or have a comprehensive understanding of the topic at hand.

    So, why not apply this to technology? By asking the 5 Ws and 1 H questions (who, what, where, when, why, how) – and simultaneously answering them – you’ll come to a solid conclusion about the technology at hand and if it's right for your organization in terms of costs, benefits and overall value.

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    5 Reasons to Wait to Buy Your Next Wide Format Printer

    By: Jeff Vetter
    November 10, 2015

    Technology is a wonderful thing, and businesses rely on various pieces of equipment to complete daily tasks. To remain reliable and efficient, which keeps your business competitive in the marketplace, technology requires upgrades. However, there is a time and a place to upgrade equipment like a wide format printer, and there are times when it is better to wait. Here are five reasons to consider holding off on investing in a new device.

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    3 Options for Investing in a Wide Format Digital Printer

    By: Jeff Vetter
    November 2, 2015

    When it comes to purchasing a new wide format digital printer for your business, there are a lot of options emerging in the marketplace. It has always been possible to simply buy a new device, but this approach can come with a bit of sticker shock for some businesses. Leasing a wide format printer provides an affordable alternative with the option to upgrade regularly. There is growing momentum for a new approach: cost-per-square-foot programs.

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    PBX and VoIP Phone Systems: Which is Right for You?

    By: Chris Kadoun
    October 2, 2015

    With computers, smartphones and tablets flooding workspaces today, employees have multiple methods of communications available at their fingertips. However, you understand that it is still important to invest in a telephone system, but the system has to match the ever-evolving communication requirements of your company.

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    Comparison for Wide Format Printers: Buying vs. Leasing

    By: Jeff Vetter
    September 17, 2015

    Obtaining a wide format printer for your business is a significant investment, no matter how you go about acquiring a new device. Leasing is becoming a common approach to acquiring new technology, but many business owners still struggle with the choice between buying and leasing a new wide format printer. So the question is, which approach suits your company better?

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    Specialized Print Options: Wide Format Printers and Production Print

    By: Jeff Vetter
    September 9, 2015

    Business owners from industries such as architecture and interior design to graphic artists and contractors are taking advantage of enhanced technology in wide format printing to produce remarkable projects. In this blog, you'll learn more about the wide format printer, including the similarities and differences between wide format printing and production print.

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    5 Things You Need When Selecting a Telecom Carrier

    By: Jeff S. Olson
    July 27, 2015

    One of the most important decisions you will make for your business is the selection of a telecom carrier. The full suite of telecommunication services your company uses, from business phones to Internet connectivity, is facilitated and supported by a telecom carrier. If you choose the wrong telecom carrier, you’ll likely run into issues, such as poor quality and unreliability.

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    Beyond Cloud Computing Basics: 3 Questions To Answer Before Migration

    By: Justin Bigger
    July 21, 2015

    One of the biggest technology questions companies face today, from a financial and operational standpoint, is whether or not to migrate to the cloud. Shifting key operational functions to a cloud-based platform brings with it many benefits and challenges. There are financial advantages involved with less capital spending on IT infrastructure, but there may also be a certain period of time required to adjust to the change.

    As your company contemplates taking advantage of the cloud, here are a few vital questions you should consider. These go beyond cloud computing basics and help you identify what cloud environment is right for your organization. You just might find that the answers to these questions will make this decision much simpler.

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    Can My Small Business Benefit from a New Telephone System?

    By: Chris Kadoun
    July 6, 2015

    Every business, regardless of size, needs the ability to communicate internally among employees and externally with clients and suppliers. While email and instant messaging has grown in prominence over the last two decades, there is always going to be the need for a telephone in the office to facilitate a personal connection.  

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