One of the biggest security flaws in your network is one of the most unexpected

secure printingData breaches seem to make headlines every week. And as of late 2014, 43 percent of 567 U.S. executives surveyed said their companies experienced a data breach in the past year.

But what’s shocking is how unprepared U.S. companies are for these hacks: 80 percent of the executives said employee negligence was a root cause, and 27 percent of companies didn’t have a response plan in place.

Still, the threat of a hack has pushed network security to the top of the IT priorities list, and organizations are locking down servers and networks. But there are a number of less obvious targets that could still expose sensitive data. Printers are just one example of the ancillary devices that could leave your security strategy vulnerable. Continue Reading…

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5 ways to lower your printing costs now

If you asked 1,000 IT directors to name their least favorite subject, printing would easily top the charts. IT generally hates having to think about printing, and I can understand why. Printers have developed a reputation as noisy, unreliable money toilets that can also send faxes. They’re a pain to support, and they distract your attention from supporting the business’s core operations and projects.

But if you take the time to examine what is actually happening in your environment, you can be an IT hero to your company. There’s real money to be saved here, no matter how you estimate it. So when you’re ready to take the plunge and address your printing, here are five key steps to get you pointed in the right direction.

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