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Pros and Cons of Managed Print Services

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Printing is a critical function of most offices, but it can also be an expensive aspect of a company that can even become unproductive and wasteful. Outsourcing print to managed print services has the potential to cut costs while increasing productivity. As any manager would, you may want to understand the pros and cons first.

UBT Welcomes New President, COO

GAITHERSBURG, MD, September 5, 2019 - United Business Technologies (UBT), Washington and Baltimore's largest independent document imaging company handling Canon, Xerox, HP and Toshiba products, with additional direct service facilities in New York and Los Angeles, named Stu Wise its President, Chief Operating Officer on Tuesday.

Stu Wise comes to UBT after having spent 35 years with ComDoc, one of the largest Global/Xerox dealerships at $170 million in annual revenue.  Stu held various positions at ComDoc from Sales Representative to Sales Manager to Vice President of Sales to Regional President responsible for three separate geographic markets in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.  

In his new role as President, COO at UBT, Stu will be responsible for all field operations including sales, service, and operations personnel.  Armen Manoogian, UBT’s Chief Executive Officer, as well as UBT’s ownership and staff, look forward to Stu’s leadership and experience in shaping UBT’s future while continuing to grow the company.

Essential Printer Considerations

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As an office manager, business owner, or IT professional, you are aware that data security is a new priority across networks and office equipment.

This is why there is a new list of considerations for those looking to purchase a printer, and even for those upgrading. If it's been a while since you last purchased an HP multifunction printer or copier, it may be time to update your equipment solely because of advanced technologies available. You don't want to underestimate the power of hackers and cyberattacks when faced with limited print and network security.

Why Businesses are Switching to In-House Production Print

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The most successful businesses are continually making changes to improve efficiencies and money management. Does that describe your business? 

Even if it does, there are often aspects of a business that are ripe for improvements that you may not have thought about. For example, an office print environment is something that is ignored when making cost improvements but can be an area of significant savings. 

Critical Value IT Services

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Your critical value services are those that are essential to operations. IT services are one such value – without technology, you can’t operate, communicate, or get ahead in business. 

Specialized IT Teams

That’s where specialized IT comes in. Imagine that you can outsource the more substantial aspects of security, disaster recovery, and helpdesk support. 

3 Reasons Budget-Savvy Corporations Switch to Managed Print

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Managed print can sometimes be overlooked as an ‘extra’ that’s not as essential to your office. However, it’s one of the services that once you have operating, you wouldn’t do without.

Budget savvy businesses know that outsourcing the right things means you can actually focus on building your product and services. Here, we address the top three reasons why businesses that have solid budget practices often make the knowledgeable investment in managed print services.

Time to Address Document Security

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Sometimes, turnover in businesses is a good thing – it helps the company to recognize how to update processes or make positive changes just by having a new perspective. But constant changes in personnel can take a toll on staff and morale.

What if you could add that perspective without the turnover though? By continually staying updated on advancing office practices, you can easily make changes with your tenured staff.

Scanning Tips for Small Business

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Small businesses need access to digital documents just like large businesses. Also, for many small businesses, space is extremely precious, as is security.

How do these topics go together? In creating a digital workplace using your Xerox, Canon, HP, or Toshiba scanner, you'll address all of these issues with one major answer - reliable scanning.

UBT Can Help

Document scanning can help businesses to:

IT Security Starts with Managed Services

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Do you wake up in the middle of the night worried about tech security? Maybe not, but if you haven't taken every precaution to be proactive about hacks, breaches, data theft, and phishing, you should be concerned.

IT security is huge and can be the downfall of many businesses. A hack can impact reputation, clients, employees, and business data.

Why Managed Print Works in Education

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Every school system in our country uses some type of structured print environment to communicate with teachers, administration, parents, and students. While printing is essential, it can be chaotic or complex when it doesn't have to be.

Budgets are tight in schools, which means that any print solution needs to stay within the bounds of affordable and efficient. That's why managed print might be the answer for your educational institution.