Tell us a little about yourself: Outside of work I take two to three classes per semester, working towards a degree in Business Administration. Aside from work and school, I enjoy reading and recently became obsessed with Scott Pratt’s legal thrillers, The Joe Dillard Series.
Years at UBT: Nine years this September!
Position at UBT: ITT Manager
What do you like most about working at UBT: The family-like atmosphere! Despite the inevitable stressors in life, you cannot make it a full day around the UBT team without laughing once or twice.
United Business Technologies (UBT) has partnered with Blessings in a Backpack to fill 50 backpacks full of food each week for the next three years. The backpacks will provide weekend meals to students who qualify for the federally-funded National School Lunch Program at South Lake Elementary School in Gaithersburg, MD. Through this program, UBT will contribute $50 for every copier sold from December 1st, 2016 to November 30th, 2019.
Blessings in a Backpack is a nonprofit that works with volunteers across the country to collect and package backpacks full of food, distributing them each Friday to students who qualify.
Submitted by Walter Whal on Wed, 05/25/2016 - 14:16
A successful company is built on good decisions. A lot of those decisions have to do with paper and ink--and one of the biggest decisions that any company has to make is how to organize its fleet of printers and copiers. Although the focus is mostly on printers, copiers deserve attention too; after all, in order for a copier to be beneficial to workflow, we first must decide between color copies or black and white copies.
Submitted by Walter Whal on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:20
Every company has thousands of moving parts. The success of the company is wholly reliant on how these moving parts work together and complement one another--so it's important to keep the "machine" well-oiled. For example, employees have to be cooperating, communicating, and collaborating both efficiently and reliably. Information has to flow smoothly from Point A to Point B, and sometimes even from Point A to Point Z. Clients have to be respected and appreciated, not simply tolerated.
Submitted by Walter Whal on Tue, 02/23/2016 - 14:36
Looking for a new copier or multi-functional printer (MFP)? Make sure you look at all of the options available, specifically when it comes to buying or leasing. Many people think that they have to purchase equipment, but that is simply not true, and leasing offers so many advantages.
Submitted by Walter Whal on Tue, 02/09/2016 - 16:56
For many people working from home seems like a dream. They envision typing away from their home office while wearing pajamas and petting their dog. And, while this may be real, there are still some downsides to working from home, especially if you lack a dedicated home office. For example, my home office also serves as my husband's office, an occasional guest room, and an animal lounge area. So, what are some ways to be more productive (and less distracted) when working from home? Let's take a look.
Submitted by Walter Whal on Thu, 01/28/2016 - 15:30
Is your business secure? You probably think, yes. But, ask yourself this: are your documents secure? Not so sure now, are you? For your business to truly be safe from attacks, your documents must be secure, particularly in today's digital age of over-sharing.
Putting Systems in Place
An article in S.C. Magazine states that "Effective security is only established and maintained through people, processes, and technologies working in concert. Security needs to be proactive, rather than reactive." So, how do you accomplish that? Here are some tips:
Submitted by Walter Whal on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 15:18
What is a Wide Format Printer?
Wide or large format printers are much bigger than standard office printers. They can range in size anywhere from 18" to 100" and support large print jobs, such as printers and banners. WFPs are still computer controlled like traditional office printers, but are better suited for businesses with graphic-specific needs.
Submitted by Walter Whal on Mon, 12/28/2015 - 15:25
What is your idea of productivity? It may seem like a straightforward question, but in reality, "productivity" looks a little different to all of us. Take a moment to imagine the most productive day possible. Is everyone at their desks and working? Are phones ringing nonstop? Are file cabinets overflowing with the info for brand-new customers who just discovered your company today? No matter what productivity looks like to you, there are certain things that must be done in order to achieve that high level of success and efficiency.
Submitted by Walter Whal on Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:21
What makes your company unique? It's a question that you've likely heard before, asked yourself before, pondered almost-endlessly before--and yet, it's also likely that the answer is still a little unclear. After all, companies, like people, may be unique, but it takes a lot of self-reflection, a touch of trial-and-error, and a fair amount of time before we're sure what exactly it is that defines our uniqueness. In a lot of ways, helping a company grow is like taking part in another one of those self-discovery journeys that most of us undertook in our teen years.