Cover All Your Bases When It Comes to Document Security

You want your company’s data to be secure. Whether it’s protecting employee records and sensitive client information or guarding official papers that you don’t want competitors to see, document security is one of the many responsibilities that every business has to address. Companies are tasked to categorize both paper and electronic documents based on a predetermined sorting system that identifies each document’s level of security.

Whether you are developing your classification system from scratch or altering one that is already in place, it is important to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to document security.

The first step in document security is to determine an agreed-upon labeling system for both paper and electronic documents. There are two distinct aspects of how you classify data: the document’s sensitivity level and the document’s designated audience. Tiered levels of classification are meant to determine strictness of security, whereby a level one document is less secure than a level two or three document. Furthermore, these tiers determine who can access the data, whereby any company employee may be able to view a level one classified document, but only high-level managers and officials can view and edit level three files.

The next step is enforcing these new protocols and ensuring employee compliance. One way to do so is to consider automating the classification process. Document automation software automatically classifies and stores all of your electronic documents—from emails and memos to invoices and scans. Moreover, automating the process also provides instant restrictions on file access based on your company’s fixed parameters. Finessing your business’s document security system by incorporating Document Automation software through a Managed Services Provider (MSP) like Infomax removes human error and ensures compliance with your new system.

Most established companies have some document security protocols in place, but are they effective? Revisiting your predetermined document security rules to clarify, simplify, and modernize policies is recommended to ensure that each piece of data is secured appropriately every time. When it comes to employee compliance, simplicity is key. Ensure that your rules are precise, unambiguous, and easy to follow so that your team can comply with your internal document security protocols. One way to modernize your system is by bringing in an MSP to evaluate your current filing system and improve it with software designed to optimize workflows.

Contact Infomax today to learn how Document Automation can systematically streamline your business’s document security protocols.

Setting a New Standard for Service in 2016

Modern businesses rely on linked technology systems to succeed. But, with technology comes service needs, and not many companies can support the infrastructure necessary to keep their office equipment up and running in-house. Outsourcing this job begs its own questions like, “Are you happy with your company’s current service of your desktop PCs, networks, and various imaging systems?”, or “Have you used the same service and maintenance company for years and think it may be time to reevaluate your needs?”. If you think the service you currently receive to support your business’s technology is lacking, consider updating your standard for service in 2016.

Specifically, consider a comprehensive service package for businesses relying on interconnections between all office technologies. This type of service offering boasts a complete answer for hands-off installation, setup, and optimization of office equipment that helps your business thrive by keeping all of your systems up-to-date and working together as efficiently as possible. Infomax’s complete service program—ConnectPlus—provides all of these features to ensure seamless technology integration and performance.

One significant benefit of a comprehensive service package is that a single vendor will assist you with all of your office equipment IT needs. From copiers and printers, to networked computers and software training, you only have one number to call for service, rather than dealing with the hassle of figuring out who to contact for each particular issue.

Moreover, this all-inclusive approach to office technology service ensures that the technician handling your account knows you and your business on a personal level, providing you with one point of contact who understands the intricacies of your business practices and workflows. Coupling intimate knowledge of your business with technical expertise will provide your company with top-notch, customized service.

Having one service provider simplifies your accounting situation, as well. Rather than receiving multiple bills from several providers, billing is consolidated into one invoice when you streamline your services. Merging all of your service and maintenance bills into a single invoice also has the potential to affect your bottom line dramatically, whereby you pay less on one bill than you would if your previous bills were summed.

So why not set a new standard for service in 2016? Working with a single vendor for all of your office’s technology needs ensures that your machines, both individually and as an interconnected system, are working as efficiently and economically as possible. Doing so will guarantee that your office’s workflows are optimized, allowing your team to work at peak performance throughout the year.

Contact Infomax today to speak with an expert about how your office can update its technology services by getting started with ConnectPlus.

The Driving Force behind Office Productivity

When considering office productivity, several factors come into play. Your management style, employee morale, and even how much sleep your team gets at night affects your team’s productivity levels. One oftentimes overlooked factor of productivity is the tools you have in place to maximize your company’s workflows.

Although there are various novelty items that can make your business soar, like applications that enable wireless printing straight from mobile devices, or fire and waterproof external storage drives, the driving force behind office productivity is your larger technology fleet. These essential tools are responsible for keeping your team’s workflows running efficiently.

Here are a few foundational pieces of office equipment and technology that will ensure your team is working at its peak of productivity.

Multifunction Printers (MFPs) - Whether color or black and white, MFPs offer a wide range of capabilities, including document capture and data automation software, which will help your team function at its highest level. MFPs allow users to email scanned documents to a customer from the machine itself, or easily print addresses on envelopes instead of printing out labels. Once properly trained, your staff will save hours of time with an in-house MFP.

Cloud Storage - In today’s mobile world, having your business’s data available at your fingertips opens up new possibilities for workflows. You can pull up an invoice on your smartphone while visiting a client on-site, or edit a proposal on your tablet on a layover in the airport on a business trip. Unlimited access to all of your company data is available with modern cloud storage solutions, increasing your team’s access to business documents and programs, and in turn boosting productivity.

Software - Don’t forget the tremendous benefits that specific software can reap for your business. Think about how document automation software, programs that streamline the filing of electronic documents, can add to your team’s productivity. Your employees will never lose an email again, or decide how to file data. Software options are abundant, so working with your trusted technology partner is key when determining the best software to incorporate into you business’s workflows.

If you’re interested in upgrading your current technology or in adding new hardware or software to increase your company’s productivity, contact Infomax today.