Streamline Expenses in Q1 with Canon’s UniFLOW-Part I

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Awhile back, Advance President, Jeff Elkin, shared his thoughts about the key considerations when choosing a technology partner. As Jeff pointed out, the driving force should be trust. At Advance, we build on that trust by providing recommendations focused on helping organizations achieve two primary outcomes: increased productivity and reduced expenses. Who doesn’t want to streamline expenses, especially in the first quarter?

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Here’s Windows 8!

Posted on November 28, 2012 by | 0 comments

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As you may know, Windows 8 was released last month to the public. If you’ve had a chance to play with the new operating system you quickly notice that many changes have taken place since Windows 7, especially on the front-end. The new metro interface is loved by some and hated by others. Design objections aside, the plain fact is that it’s likely here to stay since the primary motive for the evolution is to keep Windows consistent among PCs, phones, and tablets.

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What’s New from Ricoh/Savin?…Lots

Posted on September 10, 2012 by | 0 comments

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Over the past eight months, Ricoh/Savin has introduced roughly 17 new MFD/P (multifunctional device/printer) models, updating its monochrome and full color lineup.  Ricoh/Savin is refreshing its products, from desktop units to light production machines, to meet a more workflow oriented placement strategy.

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Lower TCO and Improve Workflow with A4

Posted on June 28, 2012 by | 0 comments

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No, I am not recommending you purchase a compact sport sedan from Audi in the title above. Although, from what I have seen in the TV ads, the Audi A4 does look like fun. I am actually suggesting that businesses can lower their Total Cost of Ownership related to document workflow, with a particular breed of multifunctional device (MFD) referred to as “A4.” This newer category of MFD gets its name from the European standard paper size called A4, which is most similar to the US standard of 8.5 x 11, otherwise known as Letter. So basically, A4 style machines are intended for use in organizations whose primary workflow involves Letter size paper. Yet, most of the devices can handle up to 8.5 x 14 – Legal size, as well.

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A Plug for the Linux Users

Posted on June 4, 2012 by | 0 comments

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While operating systems like Linux are becoming more widely used the number is still very small compared to the traditional Windows PC or Mac.  Of course, I’m only referencing desktops for this article since Linux runs on many hardware platforms like that Android device you may be holding in your hand.  In fact, thanks to open source and the ability for the public to help develop various distributions you can find Linux on many devices such as firewalls, routers, Fiery’s (print controllers), your hacked Apple TV (which we don’t condone), the list goes on.

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Read the manual…you may find hidden features

Posted on May 30, 2012 by | 0 comments

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Several times over the last few years I have changed models of technology that I use every day, day in and out… phones, TVs, computers, even our cars are technology tools for outside sales representatives. Most of the time I am doing the research and listening to reviews to determine what I need.

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Ricoh – Home Folders via LDAP

Posted on April 11, 2012 by | 0 comments

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The emerging product line from Ricoh includes some pretty handy features as well as improvements to its Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) integration. They are focusing on making their already easy to use devices more user friendly and scan options easy to configure for administrators. Let’s think about how you first log into your computer each morning. Most people will respond that they enter a username and password of some sort. After logging into the domain, users are typically mapped to a set of “network drives” consisting of a home folder and various other shared network resources. In many cases, the home folder is being mapped by an LDAP attribute within the directory server on the domain. Read more »

Embedding Technology

Posted on March 8, 2012 by | 0 comments

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I was standing at one of our Canon MFDs this morning getting ready to scan a few items into my Google Doc’s (aka: Canon Cloud Portal) when it struck me…..blog topic.  Not so much a blog on Google per se, but just an overall rant on embedded apps themselves and how we got to this point. Over the past several years the traditional MFD has really evolved and users are looking for these devices to provide more than just the standard copy, scan, and print functions.

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Behind the Scenes in the Advance Showroom

Posted on December 9, 2011 by | 0 comments

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In this edition of The Stuff vlog, we take a look inside the Advance showroom and hear about our specialization in electronic document workflow through a combination of hardware and software products. Come see the showroom and have a look at some of the efficiencies in wireless printing and electronic document workflow.

 

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Advance Your Company’s Print Strategy

Posted on November 28, 2011 by | 0 comments

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I recently joined a colleague of mine, here at Advance – The Document Specialist, on an appointment to meet with a potential new client. We were granted this opportunity based on the success of a solution that we had implemented in one of their affiliate organizations.  This first meeting was our initial discovery conversation.  It was a chance for us to better understand the current critical business issues that our products and services could help them solve.  While many of our capabilities today focus on electronic document workflow, this particular situation revolved around developing a strategy for managing print output.

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