How to Keep IT Costs Down and Security High

Everyone wants a safe and secure IT network. However, everyone also wants to make sure they are not spending an arm and a leg on unnecessary steps or convoluted security measures. Keeping your IT network secure should not break the bank. In fact, keeping your IT costs down and your security high does not have to be difficult at all. With a few tips and a little diligence, you can keep your IT network safe and your costs down.

Here are some tips on how to save cash and secure your IT systems:

  • The basic three. It is paramount, when securing your IT network, that you keep a close eye on the three basic types of IT security. First of all, there must be a proper system for backups. Backups are an essential part of any IT security setup. Secondly, there is maintenance. Ongoing security includes things like firewalls and spam filters, and will catch problems before they manifest, ultimately helping your bottom line and saving your from massive headaches. Finally, be sure you have a proper recovery system in place. Disaster can’t always be prevented, and in those instances, a good recovery system is essential. Focus on these three areas of IT first, and then add on as your budget allows and as your business grows.
  • Getting everyone involved. It’s important to remember that you alone cannot handle your company’s IT network. The security put in place is only as efficient as those maintaining it. Educate your employees on just how to handle the security of the business. Turning off computers at night, avoiding potentially harmful emails, and other basic steps will ensure everyone in your company is doing their best to keep information safe.
  • Get a partner. Finding a reliable partner for IT security is one of the most beneficial steps you can take for your business. Rather than going at it blindly, hire a group of experts who understand the intricacies of IT management. This way, you and your partner can work together to customize plans for your business.

To learn more about IT security and how it can be affordable for your business, contact Infomax today.

Back to Basics: The Importance of Monochrome

Color printing is great. It captures the eye, holds readers’ attention, and direct them to the information you most want them to see. However, there is no replacing black and white printing. Monochrome printing is still the king of the printing hill. For that reason, monochrome MFPs, or multifunction printers, are often an affordable and wildly beneficial addition to businesses.

Here are some ways that monochrome printing devices can aid your business.

  • Lightning speed. When you need something printed, you do not want to have to wait around for that old inkjet printer. Monochrome laser printers will blast out your printing projects quickly and efficiently. High-volume jobs are a piece of cake with monochrome laser printers, too, as they are as reliable as they are speedy.
  • Lower costs. Sure, that fancy color MFP might have all the bells and whistles, but why waste money on features your business doesn’t need? By going with a monochrome printer, you can solve your printing needs without breaking the bank. This way, you can focus on your work, rather than trying to pay off unnecessary equipment.
  • Going green. Ironically, sometimes going green is black and white. Monochrome printing helps the environment by using fewer consumables, such as toner cartridges, so that your conscious is more at ease every time you hit the print button.
  • High quality. Monochrome printing is not what it was ten years ago. In fact, the advances made in monochrome printing have resulted in some of the highest-quality document printing to date, and it’s available for your business. Furthermore, these advances have actually made printing more affordable over time. Color is great, but monochrome printers often offer finishing options that add that special something to your projects, so you can be as versatile as ever.

To hear more about monochrome printing and if it’s right your company’s needs, contact us today.

Let Leasing Work for Your Business

It’s time to replace that old printer, copier, or MFP. Fortunately, this likely means that your business’s needs have outgrown your current printing solution, and that means things are going well. Still, the thought of replacing equipment and the hassles associated with purchasing it can make the process far more complicated than it needs to be. For example, an alternative solution to purchasing new equipment is leasing.

If you’ve never considered leasing your printing products, here are just a few ways it could benefit your business.

  • Improve cash flow. Everyone loves cash, so why not hold onto more of yours? Leasing equipment frees up cash flow, as it reduces the need for painful setup costs. Furthermore, very few lease financing options require a down payment. Companies will usually work with you closely to tailor your printing solutions for your specific needs.
  • Easier financing. Unlike the traditional purchasing process, in which approval can take months, leasing companies typically only need six months to a year of credit history. This means you can start solving your printing needs right away, regardless if your company is newer than most.
  • Up to date. When purchasing new printing equipment, it is only a matter of time before that machinery becomes obsolete, or at least out of date. Fortunately, with leasing companies, you can keep pace with technology, updating your equipment as you go.
  • Planning for the future. Leasing your printing solutions means that you are set up for the future. When your business is booming, you can adjust accordingly. Conversely, when rough waters occur, you can rest assured knowing you are paying for what is required for your business, and you can adjust accordingly.
  • Short terms. Typically, a leasing company will lease equipment for a two-year term. This way, as situations change, so too can your printing solutions.

To learn more about how leasing your printing solutions can be beneficial to your business, contact Infomax today.