On the Fence about Managed IT Services?

As your company continues to grow, you might be wondering how to make better use out of your existing resources. Your expanding infrastructure demands updates in IT equipment, manpower, networks, and access. But should you expand your IT department to accommodate all of this growth or focus on the products and services your company provides? If IT isn’t your industry, it might be time to consider partnering with a Managed Services Provider (MSP) and utilizing managed IT services to relieve some of the burdens of expansion.

Outsourcing IT: What’s in It for Me?
When you partner with an MSP, you will be outsourcing IT personnel. However, managed IT services will save you time as technology updates will be handled by your service provider. Your business also won’t waste money on failed hardware or software, and you will have access to the cutting-edge devices, processes, and services that will help you look to the future. Your monthly fees will help you control the outflow of funds that come from managing your IT in-house.

IT is a Utility—Not Your Problem
Your business relies on IT. The internet and your network must be always accessible and functioning, just like electricity. When you hire an MSP to manage your IT needs, you can begin to treat these necessary tools like a utility. It will no longer be your job to ensure access to your digital world; it’s theirs. Your staff can then focus on meeting your clients’ needs, just like they should.

Managed IT Services Provide Solutions
Perhaps the best thing about partnering with an MSP is that you have a team of experts available to you at any time to troubleshoot those problems or challenges that arise in your IT world. Their pool of talent will have knowledge, experience, and access to the most up-to-date solutions, which can be tailored to suit your business’s demands. Whether you require secure cloud storage, an update to your cybersecurity, or to simply replace a crucial hard drive and backup your data, trained and certified professional help is just a phone call away. Imagine the reassurance of knowing your business’s IT needs are in the hands of a team of trusted professionals?

Your growing success requires a fresh approach to keep up with the rapidly changing IT world. Learn more about how Infomax’s iGuard Managed IT services can help you continue to expand and grow by giving us a call today.

Why Off-Site Backup of Your Data Is Important

As business files are digitized and today’s work environment runs on data, off-site backup is essential. Duplication of your information and the ease with which it is accessible are two key factors in any solid data protection plan. An off-site backup solution provides the necessary redundancy needed in the event that your primary, on-site data storage system fails or is compromised. This physical location (or cloud storage) is separate and apart from your firm’s headquarters and the location where your IT solutions are stored. Read more

The Link Between Managed Print Services and Your IT Team

How much do you pay for your IT work? If you’re like many other businesses in the world, it’s not a small amount. In fact, IT resources are among the fastest growing costs for businesses. When used correctly, they’re also the most valuable. Do you think having your IT resources spent on replacing a toner cartridge is a cost-effective measure? If not, you need to think more seriously about Managed Print Services (MPS). It is the concept of fully outsourcing all of your printing management—from supplying printers to servicing devices. How much can MPS really help your business? Let’s find out! Read more

Seeking a Productivity Boost? It’s Time to Leverage Your Office Printer

The humble printer is a staple of the typical office environment, tirelessly and faithfully serving the needs of your workforce. This also makes office printers one of the most overlooked aspects of office productivity. Nearly every employee in your business will come into contact with a printer at some point, so understanding how its usage impacts employees is essential for boosting productivity levels. Read more

Is Your IT Team Keeping Up with Network Monitoring Best Practices?

Hacks and data breaches are all over the news. If your business handles or retains customer information, you probably shudder inside when you hear of yet another major company disclosing a data breach. Practically every week a new network exploit is discovered. Staying on top of the ever-changing landscape of IT best practices takes serious effort and unflagging attention to detail. Consider the following network monitoring best practices and evaluate whether your company is keeping up. Read more

How a Color Printer Benefits Business

The use of color can have a powerful effect upon your printed documents. Color draws in your audience, providing you with a better opportunity to get your message across. This is why it’s so important to utilize a reliable, high-quality color printer at your business.

Let’s dig deeper and look at some of the specific benefits you’ll realize from using a color printer in your office.

Stand out from the competition – Color gives your documents a little extra “pop” to help them stand out. Color can play a big role in separating your business from the competition. Try using high-quality, full color logos and images to make your message jump off the page.

Take control – In-house color printing will help your business stay competitive by providing the ability to create high quality, affordable color documents whenever they are needed. This kind of flexibility gives you the power to grow your brand as you see fit. No more need to rely on the schedules of outside vendors to get your color printing done.

Increase brand awareness – Color has a major influence on brand awareness. Utilize color in your marketing materials to create strong brand awareness with your audience. Over time, your clients will grow to recognize your brand immediately just by the color scheme you utilize.

Lower printing costs – While many people assume that color printing is too costly, that’s certainly not the case. In fact, in-house color printing will save you money in the long run. Along with the flexibility that comes along with in-house printing, you also no longer need to pay an outside vendor for your color printing projects.

Increase the clarity of your message – Just think about the difference between a black and white document and a color document when it comes to graphs and images. The color document will be the obvious choice when it comes to the clarity of these items in your documents. At the end of the day, you need your audience to understand and retain your message. That’s what color accomplishes.

Color printing is a tremendous asset for businesses looking for simple ways to reach their target market. Fortunately, an in-house color printer provides this opportunity at an affordable cost. For more information about color printing or help finding the right device for your in-house printing efforts, contact Infomax Office Systems today.

Shredding Best Practices

When it comes to your organization’s confidential documents, there’s one proven method of disposal: shredding. Most companies deal with sensitive data on a daily basis—everything from your customers’ credit card information to your employees’ social security numbers. The real issue arises when it’s time to dispose of these sensitive documents. This is where shredding must come into the play.

Shredding helps protect the sensitive information of both your employees and your customers. It also helps prevent identify theft, a continuously growing threat in our country where even children are being targeted! On top of that, today’s privacy laws continue to crack down on businesses and the handling of sensitive information. There are various penalties that can be quite severe for businesses that do not comply with regulations.

Now that we have covered the importance of shredding in the workplace, let’s focus in on some of the best practices of shredding to ensure the security of your documents. Read more

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Mike Cobb


Mike Cobb

Field Service Manager

What is your favorite part about working for Infomax?

The best part of working at Infomax is its family. Everyone is working towards the same goal and everyone from the top down is approachable

What do you love about your job?

The part of my job is learning something new and being able to resolve issues for my customers and Infomax itself

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

The one meal I could eat every day is a Ham and Turkey sandwich. The only time it would be different is if I grab my sandwich upside down then it would be a Turkey and Ham.

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Valerie Lee


Chris Eckels

Unique about Infomax:

The most unique aspect to Infomax is the company culture. From my first day on, everyone and every part of the team has been extremely helpful. Out on the road or in the office, managers and other resources have always been available to complete a job quickly and correctly.

Favorite Quote:

My Grandfather James O’Connor originally introduced this to me:

THE MAN IN THE GLASS

When you get what you want in your struggle for self

And the world makes you king for a day

Just go to the mirror and look at yourself

And see what that man has to say.

For it isn’t your father, or mother, or wife

Whose judgment upon you must pass

The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life

Is the one staring back from the glass.

He’s the fellow to please – never mind all the rest

For he’s with you, clear to the end

And you’ve passed your most difficult, dangerous test

If the man in the glass is your friend.

You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years

And get pats on the back as you pass

But your final reward will be heartache and tears

If you’ve cheated the man in the glass.

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Mike Meyers


Mike Meyers

Account Executive

What have you gained by working at Infomax?

I have gained knowledge in the printing industry, something that I had very limited exposure to until coming aboard the Infomax team. It provided a new and exciting career in the world of graphics. It makes the days sometimes challenging, but always exciting.

What do you love about your job?

I love meeting new people and the relationships that have developed over the years. It’s always enjoyable to see the solutions that you provided, help the customer be more efficient and profitable. Seeing the customer asking for your point of view and recommendations for their business.

What is on your bucket list?

I would like to do some traveling to see some of the nation’s national parks. First on my list would be Glacier National Park and Denali National Park. I would enjoy getting back to nature and also seeing the beauty the country has to offer. I also would like to go to Europe and experience different cultures and view the history that countries have to offer.