One of our favorite things about Xerox technology is the level of flexibility it gives to you, the end user. Far too many companies engage in the practice of “vendor lock-in,” the ethically questionable practice of forcing users to use their technology only in a certain way or, especially, only with certain other products. This is something Xerox admirably admires, and it results in a better product—more freedom, more choice, more customization. [...]
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Sometimes small business owners and office managers are reluctant to change—and to some degree, that’s understandable. Change generally means enduring a period of adjustment during which your staff has to learn how to do some of their day-to-day tasks in a different way. While this might ultimately lead to increased productivity and efficiency in the long run, managers often wait far too long before “taking the dive” because of the short term [...]
Did you know that some office equipment doesn't actually allow owners or administrators to set it back to the default factory settings? With Xerox office equipment, that will never be a problem. Resetting a Xerox multifunction printer back to its factory settings is a simple task—however, it’s important to know when it may be necessary, why, and what precautions one should always take before doing so. To learn how to reset your [...]
Most of us have not-so-fond memories of using clunky, slow, and troublesome self-serve printers at some point or another in the past… but those days are long gone thanks to Xerox’s Instant Print Kiosk. The Instant Print Kiosk is intended for businesses with foot traffic interested in document management, namely printing, copying, scanning, or faxing. This walk-up multifunction kiosk has been designed for user-friendliness, efficiency, and increased revenues for the business that [...]
QuickBooks Online is one of the most popular accounting programs in the world today. If you have a Xerox ConnectKey enabled device, you’ll be happy to know that you can integrate QuickBooks with your Xerox MFP so that you can do some of the fastest expense reporting you’ve ever seen—let’s take a look in more detail: Xerox Connect App for QuickBooks Online Makes Expense Reporting Faster Than Ever Before If you want [...]
Did you know that thousands of businesses around the world are talking to their printers? Gabi Voice is Xerox’s workplace assistant, designed to make giving your Xerox multifunction printer voice commands easy. Powered by artificial intelligence, users can provide Gabi with natural language instructions—meaning that you can “talk” to your printer naturally to give it tasks, like you would with another person. At a very simple level, this means that you might [...]
Businesses who recognize that print marketing is an incredibly effective advertising method, despite the meteoric rise of digital advertising, stand to leapfrog their competitors in both reach and growth. Digital marketing is a powerful force in the business world, but too many organizations focus on it exclusively while forgoing “old school” print marketing. The thing is, print marketing often has a substantially higher return on investment (ROI) and conversion rates that would [...]
Are you considering migrating to a managed print service? A managed print service (MPS) is a time and money-saving way to “outsource” the management of your entire fleet of printers to a dedicated team of experts. With the right technology and management service at your side, you can take the stress out of your print needs and save up to 30%. In today’s post we’ll be discussing the five biggest reasons you [...]
Have you ever sent an email from your Xerox multifunction printer before? While we wouldn’t say that this feature necessarily gets overlooked, it is often underutilized in a small business setting—and that’s what we hope to change here, because the ability to send email right from your printer is an awesome time saver with more applications than you might think at first glance. In this post, we’ll take a look at how [...]
According to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) (summary here, PDF link), 58% of malware attack victims in the past year were categorized as small businesses. These are the attacks that you don’t hear about in the news—but they can nonetheless cripple a small business, or at the very least put them out of commission for a few days or even weeks. A network-attached (i.e., online) printer is a potential [...]
Want to stand out this holiday season? Check out some of these useful tips to have your best print marketing campaign yet: Give Your Target Audience Something Useful Look, it’s not to say that a standard holiday advertisement isn’t useful, especially if you’re notifying your customers of a sale or special event, but a great way to stand out among the rest of the holiday direct mail is to provide your customers [...]
In today’s post, we’re going to discuss a really great feature found in most modern Xerox multifunction printers: the remote control panel. This feature allows MFP administrators to do a bunch of really handy things even when they’re not near the device—in fact, they don’t even need to be in the office. If you haven’t used the remote control panel before to administrate your MFP, it’s our hope that by the end [...]
Have you been considering upgrading to a Xerox multifunction in your office? MFPs have come a long way in recent years. These devices are more than simple printers/copiers/scanners—they’re closer to a computerized office assistant, and maintaining one has never been easier. Gone are the days of incompatible drivers (Xerox MFPs are cross-platform, and yes, that includes your mobile devices), paper jams, and indecipherable technical difficulties. Business owners tend to have a strict [...]