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March 29, 2024 @ 12:00am

How to Manage Your Emails Before and After a Vacation

There’s nothing like a great vacation with friends or family: warm weather, hiking trails, or even a staycation to go try all the new restaurants and activities where you live. While a vacation means time away from work to recharge and relax, it’s also time away from managing your email inbox. It’s safe to say that everyone, to some extent, dreads that first day back to work where they’ll have to go through hundreds of new emails to find the important ones and catch up on what progressed over their time off. But what if it didn’t have to be this way?

February 28, 2024 @ 12:00am

CMYK Samples

In a constantly evolving market, finding ways to grow and remain profitable as a printing service can be challenging. Consumable costs remain high while customers expect lower prices which drives profit margins down. It’s because of this, that printing service companies are looking for new creative ways to stand out and bump their margins back up, and one such method is through using the Xerox® Adaptive CMYK+ Kit.

February 15, 2024 @ 12:00am

KIP Wide Format Device

Wide Format printing is an essential part of many organizations. Things such as maps, banners, blueprints, and more are a core part of these organizations, and factors such as quality and production time play a major role in their operations. KIP Wide Format devices address all these areas and more, making their products ones you don’t want to miss.

December 14, 2023 @ 12:00am

Cyber Security Tips You May Not Have Heard Before

Cyber Security is an ever-changing landscape that requires constant monitoring and adaptation. Hackers and malicious users are always looking for new ways to gain access to your sensitive information, and some of these newer methods may be ways you’ve never considered before. Here are 8 cyber security tips to keep you and your business safe this holiday season.

November 22, 2023 @ 12:00am

How to Safely Shop Online

With the holiday season kicking off, many people are going to be turning online to do their shopping. Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are great places to save, however, they’re also perfect opportunities for hackers to attempt to steal your information and scam you. Here are some tips on how to stay safe while shopping online.

October 25, 2023 @ 12:00am

Xerox Security Website

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month which makes it a great time to share some security tips and information. For example, did you know that Xerox has a webpage dedicated to security information for all their devices? Let’s take a look at what you can expect to see on this webpage.

September 27, 2023 @ 12:00am

Interactive Whiteboard

Education has changed drastically over the last few years, with schools requiring virtual options, and students being more technologically advanced, technology in the classroom is a requirement. Gone are the days when a bulky projector was wheeled into the classroom with a transparent sheet that teachers could write on with erasable markers to present topics to students. Blackboards and whiteboards are even becoming outdated as students are utilizing devices such as laptops or tablets to learn. However, the importance of the blackboard or whiteboard still exists, students still require visual, hands-on, and auditory learning to succeed – which is where interactive whiteboards (IWBs) come into play.

September 12, 2023 @ 12:00am

National Preparedness Month: Preventing Heat Illness at Work

September is National Preparedness Month, an observation with the goal of raising awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters or emergencies that could occur at any given time. Understanding how to prepare for, react to, and respond to emergencies is an important safety skillset to have as we deal with emergencies each and every day. Most of us are taught in school how to react to tornados and earthquakes, however there are many other areas that can pose a threat to us that we often aren’t taught about or know the importance of. One such area is heat illness, a condition caused by strenuously working in the heat.

August 22, 2023 @ 12:00am

PaperCut Hive

Back in 2021, PaperCut released a new powerful print management solution: PaperCut Hive. Designed for SMBs that couldn’t manage printing because of high costs, PaperCut Hive is the perfect SaaS solution to combat those issues. But what is PaperCut Hive, and how does it work?

August 08, 2023 @ 12:00am

Multifunction Printer cyber security

Sharp recently announced their partnership with Bitdefender, a leader in the cybersecurity industry, which will bring cybersecurity in MFPs to a whole new level. Printers and MFPs are often overlooked when it comes to cybersecurity despite their importance, and this partnership will ensure that those devices and your network are protected.

July 24, 2023 @ 12:00am

Clock drawing with the word 'Update' on a blackboard

Is your copier older than its lifecycle? This is a question that many people may not know the answer to, and you may be missing out on productivity if you don't. Discover what the lifecycle of a copier is, and why it's important to upgrade your equipment when it does become older than its lifecycle.

June 13, 2023 @ 12:00am

What is EDR? Endpoint Detection and Response

With AI and machine learning at the forefront of new technologies, it was only a matter of time before it was implemented into the cybersecurity world. With traditional antivirus software falling short and an increasing need for faster reactions to malware a new solution was created – Endpoint Detection Response, or EDR. But what is EDR, and how does it work?

March 20, 2023 @ 12:00am

What is Malware

Understanding how malware works and what vulnerabilities it attempts to manipulate is an important part of cyber security. We asked our Director of IT to shed some light on what malware is, and how organizations can defend against it.

April 24, 2023 @ 12:00am

Anti-Spam Software and Password Protection

Spam mail has been around forever, but with the digital world constantly evolving and growing it seems like there is more of it than ever. Aside from being an unwanted annoyance, spam mail has the potential to be dangerous and cause issues. The main issues that can arise from spam mail are social engineering and malware, which both can be detrimental to your organization.

May 09, 2023 @ 12:00am

Why Use Eco-Friendly To-Go Containers

The to-go food industry has steadily grown over the last few years, and it’s likely not going to decrease any time soon. This is partially due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, where the restaurant industry had to find creative ways to stay afloat during lockdowns and quarantines. In many cases, this meant that no contact delivery, curbside pickup or just pickup in general was the primary source of business for them, and people got used to it. However, people are also growing more aware of what they consume, and the impact that it has on the environment and sustainability, and now states are beginning to ban the use of Styrofoam and plastic food containers, meaning restaurants are required to find alternatives and adapt.

February 06, 2023 @ 12:00am

What is Firmware?

Understanding the role that firmware plays in your technology is crucial to maintaining security and functionality in your business. Security vulnerabilities exist in many different forms and areas, and outdated firmware plays a role in this. But what is firmware, and how can you ensure that your company and its’ data remain secure?

January 11, 2023 @ 12:00am

Xerox® Test Grading App

With the Remark test grading app on your Xerox ConnectKey® Technology-enabled multifunction printer, grading bubble tests is as easy as a scan. Spend less time grading and more time teaching.  

November 28, 2022 @ 12:00am

The 6 Cs of Color Management

What are the 6 C’s of color management from Fiery and why do they all matter? Understand the steps involved to attain and maintain great color and how it could be the key to keeping your clients happy and away from the competition, plus a way to attract new business.

November 03, 2022 @ 12:00am

four people on a video call

Video calls are abundant with opportunities to compromise your private information. Follow these tips to help form safe video call practices to protect yourself from slip ups or malicious acts from others.

June 16, 2020 @ 12:00am

Hands Free Printing

Covid-19 has changed the way we do a lot of things. From frequent hand washing, to constantly cleaning high-touch surfaces, we are all finding ways to adapt to this new normal. Technology has shifted to find new ways in which we can do everyday things with less contact than we did just a couple of months ago.

July 28, 2021 @ 12:00am

document on document feeder of mfp

Experiencing lines on your copies? This is a very common issue people experience when making copies. Luckily, there is a very easy fix to correct this problem!

December 29, 2020 @ 12:00am

Taxes

Section 179 is more beneficial to small businesses today than ever. At Rhyme, we want to keep you informed on the tax benefits with purchasing our products and services. 

February 19, 2020 @ 12:00am

Colorful Office

A colorful, clutter-free office offers more than just a pleasant aesthetic, it can increase productivity and enhance your mood. View these seven tips to help spice up a workspace and bypass the winter blues (and greys):

August 28, 2019 @ 12:00am

Power Surge

Lightening, short-circuits, downed electric poles, can all create a voltage spike in the power, known as a surge. Lasting only a few millionths of one second, it is enough to cause serious damage to critical business equipment, like computers and production machinery.

July 10, 2019 @ 12:00am

increase the life of your toner

Rhyme has created your guideline to saving ink. Here are some tips and tricks to extend the life of your toner cartridges to maximize the use for greater value and savings.

November 17, 2021 @ 12:00am

label printing

Using the correct labels for your device and avoiding common mistakes will increase your workflow and prevent service calls and repairs to your device due to improper use and materials. Here we will discuss how to choose the correct labels for your device and the proper steps to take when printing labels.

November 26, 2018 @ 12:00am

Print samples

The statistics bear it out - color improves brand recognition up to 80%, and increases readers’ attention spans and recall by more than 82%. So why do many of us still think color is too costly for everyday use? The fact is, today’s high-resolution color printers can provide superior quality and a high return on equipment investment, not to mention the savings that come from keeping projects in-house.

August 31, 2017 @ 12:00am

Print solutions

A healthcare clinic that serves the needs of a small town population. A non-profit law firm that focuses on family legal matters. A restaurant franchise that operates from a tiny rental location. What do these businesses have in common? Print needs.

April 29, 2021 @ 12:00am

Spear Phishing Scams

Don't fall for another phishing attack. More than 96% of phishing attempts arrive by email. Phishing is a threat to every organization across the globe.

October 30, 2017 @ 12:00am

Managed print services

A Managed Print Services (MPS) solution improves your overall print environment and can help reduce costs, automate processes, boost productivity, and improve document security and environmental sustainability.

March 31, 2017 @ 12:00am

World Backup Day

Not really sure what a backup is? Don’t worry you’re not alone, over 30% of people never backup their files. A backup is a second copy of all your important files. Instead of storing it only on your computer, you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe, at an off-site location.

March 13, 2017 @ 12:00am

Laptop Security

It can happen to the best of us—your shiny new phone, tablet or laptop, left in an airplane seat pocket or stolen at the local coffee shop when you got up for a refill. Imagine losing the device that connects you to the outside world, and most importantly, your work. 

January 10, 2017 @ 12:00am

document management

Document Management, in its simplest form, is a system designed to organize and manage documents. More specifically it’s a system that manages documents and information in a manner that allows for quick retrieval based on specific search criteria. 

November 11, 2015 @ 12:00am

WIFI

The future of work is mobile. But you may be worried that working from anywhere, on any device, could expose you to added security risks. Whether you’re a road warrior or remote worker here are some simple tips to stay protected.

December 22, 2015 @ 12:00am

Blackboard Learn

Sharp announced this month that Blackboard Inc. has joined Sharp's Strategic Technology Alliance Resource (STAR) program and is set to launch in Spring of 2016.

May 12, 2015 @ 12:00am

NJPA

Some of you may have seen or heard about the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) but don't fully understand what they do. NJPA is a public agency that simplifies the bidding and contracting process by giving their 47,000 members access to national contract volume pricing. 

July 22, 2015 @ 12:00am

Copy Paper

Not that long ago industry experts predicted that the arrival of a paperless office was near. With the rise of emerging technologies like cloud storage, document management and e-versions of every book and magazine out there it made sense at the time. But the reality is printing hasn’t reduced at all; we’re actually consuming more paper than ever.

June 23, 2015 @ 12:00am

Essendant

United Stationers, a 93-year-old office product company, announced their rebranding as Essendant this June. The company name and logo isn’t the only thing that got a complete overhaul. This Deerfield based company has changed their company’s perspective by using a more digital and online approach. 

September 25, 2015 @ 12:00am

Toner

With the unlimited amount of phone calls and emails you receive a day it can be hard to keep track of who you talked to and what they do for you. Scammers take advantage of this and use it for their own benefit. You can’t protect yourself if you are not aware of the variety of different schemes some people will throw at you. 

June 23, 2016 @ 12:00am

IT Guide

As an Information Technology professional in charge of your organizations’ network infrastructure, you are responsible for the day-to-day communication path from your users to the applications they use every day. This brings a unique set of challenges that pull you a hundred different directions.