ATM

Fifty years ago, 1969, the first Automated Teller Machine was installed in a Chemical Bank branch on Long Island, New York. According to the ATM Industry Association, as of 2015, there were almost 3 and a half million ATM’s across the world and there has even been an ATM in Antarctica. ATM use is declining

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Proper Communication

I recently read that a little over 70% of Americans are on social media DAILY. They use this as a method to communicate with each other, engage with news content, share information and entertain themselves. In theory, I like the idea of social media. I have been able to re-connect with people who are hundreds

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NWHCHeartWalk

Office Systems of Texas Employees: We’re proud to announce that Office Systems of Texas is participating in the Northwest Harris County Heart Walk and the American Heart Association’s Healthy For Good initiative. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premiere event that brings communities together to raise funds and celebrate progress in the fight

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Ricoh news

Ricoh details its last quarter earnings Total revenue down 2.7% to $4.3 billion Gross profit down 5.2% to $1.7 billion Office Printing division (printers/MFPs) revenue down 6.4% to $2.3 billion Americas saw sales drop 4.6% Commercial Printing division (PPS) revenue up 1.5% to $391 million Industrial Printing division revenue up 2.3% to $54 million

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Kyocera

Reportably: Kyocera busted for tax evasion The Jiji Press newspaper of Osaka, Japan reported that the Osake Regional Taxation Bureau has found that Kyocera (aka Kyoto Ceramic company) has failed to declare 1.4 billion yen in taxable income Will pay 300 million yen in back taxes Apparently the company attempted to transfer income to Singapore,

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Lexmark

Lexmark devices are security risk – report Multiple articles, including Washington Post newspaper, details a report published by the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, which is made up of a dozen representative from the U.S. Congress, as well as current and former government officials States that the Pentagon (and all parts of the Department of Defense, Airforce,

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PaperCut Update

PaperCut is one of our best selling software solutions: PaperCut launches version 19.1 PaperCut Software, headquartered in Australia, released version 19.1 of its print management solutions, PaperCut MF and PaperCut NG Includes Print Deploy, which allows getting the right print driver and the right print queue to the right person in the right location, automatically

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News

HP Inc. reports earnings, and changes CEO Total revenue up 0.1% to $14.6 billion for last quarter Printer/MFP division revenue down 5.3% to $4.912 billion Operating profit of $765 million Supply revenue down 7% Total hardware units down 9% Commercial hardware units down 4% (includes A3 models) CEO Dion Weisler, announced he is stepping down

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Labor Day

Monday September 2 is designated “Labor Day” in the United States of America. This year is the 125th anniversary of Labor Day, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.  The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday September 5, 1882. In 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed the law designating the first Monday in September as

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Two years ago, we were watching a storm in the Gulf of Mexico and wondering if it would effect us… then Harvey. It’s supposed to rain today, storm clouds are coming in from the Gulf of Mexico. I wonder why the government has not done anything to help with the flooding along Cypress Creek where more than 10,000 homes and businesses flooded two years ago…   You should contact your elected representatives, wrm.capitol.texas.gov  and let them know you’re concerned about lack of action. Send emails to your County, State and Federal representatives. You have a voice and as a citizen, you should exercise your right to redress the government.

NW Harris County Heart Walk 11/16

On Saturday November 16, 2019 The American Heart Association will have a “Heart Walk” at Lone Star College University Park. Office Systems of Texas is pleased to be a sponsoring partner in this event. We invite you to come out to join with us and participate. 11521 Compa1 Center W Dr. Houston, Texas 77070.

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End of Summer ☹

WOW how time flies when you’re having fun! Summer break is almost done, or at least what we think of as Summer break. I’m lucky, I still have a few days left. Some kids have gone back to school already, but mine still have a few more days to enjoy sleeping in late and not

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SECURITY EVALUATION REPORT BY NTT DATA

SECURITY EVALUATION REPORT BY NTT DATA ABLE TO WITHSTAND 80 HOURS OF WHITE HAT HACKING Independent testing by a respected global security expert Any network-connected device with a CPU and operating system introduces a security risk. To protect data and comply with security regulations such as PCI, HIPAA, FERPA and GDPR, global organizations continually monitor

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Security – What your company needs to know

What Your Company Needs to Know About Ransomware – Security The Threat of Ransomware: How to Keep Your Business Safe Tech experts say your next quarterly conference call could produce an unusual action item: extortion. If recent events are any indication, there’s a hefty ransom coming for many corporations – specifically, for IT professionals and

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Ransomware hits Texas

Texas is hit with ransomware attack as at least 20 local governments come under ‘coordinated’ cyber assault • Texas state government reports coordinated ransomware attacks in 20 cities • State Department of Information Resources is leading the response • Ransomware cripples computer infrastructure with demand for payment By Keith Griffith – 17 August 2019 Texas

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Security Survey

Canon published results of security survey Over 1000 IT professionals surveyed by ABI Research 34% consider ransomware and malware are a first priority threat 25% say employees have limited to no security awareness 21% rate compromised devices (including printers/MFPs0 as a priority threat 30% consider malicious insiders as a threat 25% consider human errors as

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Cyber Security Ransomeware

Update on August 2019 Texas Cyber Incident Update on August 2019 Texas Cyber Incident Aug 17 2019 AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) is leading the response to a ransomware attack against entities across Texas. Update on August 2019 Texas Cyber Incident AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) is leading

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Office Equipment in Houston, Humble TX, Katy TX, The Woodlands TX and Nearby Cities

If you are looking for new ways to upgrade your office, don’t stop at only renovating your building. Renovating a commercial space should come with new features and advanced machines as well. When there are more technologically superior machines inside your workplace, you can automatically ensure more productivity from your employees. To keep your business

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Security

HOW MANY DAYS DOES IT TAKE YOU TO DETECT A CYBER ATTACK – AND AT WHAT COST? Publication Date:03 February 2019Category:Security    INCREASINGLY SMBS ARE BECOMING THE PRELIMINARY FOCUS OF ATTACKS[I], WITH CYBERCRIMINALS VIEWING THEM AS SOFT TARGETS. Did you know that globally there are 720 million digital hack attempts every 24 hours[i]? And that

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ILTACON 2019

Konica Minolta to Exhibit at ILTACON 2019 Posted on August 14, 2019 by IA Staff Technology Leader Will Showcase Workplace Hub, All-in-one IT solution, at Annual Conference Ramsey, NJ, Aug. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) and its IT Services Division, All Covered, today announced their participation in the International Legal Technology

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Tonight’s the night

Perseid Meteor Shower 2019: When, Where & How to See It By Sarah Lewin 9 hours ago Skywatching  The bright Perseids are perhaps the most popular meteor shower of the year, but in 2019 they’ll be washed out by a close-to-full moon during their peak. Spectators can expect to see just 10-15 Perseids per hour or maybe slightly

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Security in your printer?

6 brands of printer/MFPs can be hacked? – NCC Research, as reported in dozens of IT technical magazines in past week, claim to have discovered significant security vulnerabilities in devices made by: o Ricoh o Xerox o Lexmark o Brother o HP o Kyocera – “Because printers have been around for so long, they are

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NAM Backpack Drive

Office Systems of Texas is a proud supporter of Northwest Assistance Ministry – and we are pleased to have contributed to the recent back pack drive which benefits children in our community. This year, NAM provided back packs and school supplies to over 1,500 students. The donations of funds, back packs and school supplies allows

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Security – What me worry?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/08/09/warning-as-dangerous-cybersecurity-risks-found-in-mainstream-office-printers-report/#5a3f0126140d From what we can tell this vulnerability effects all platforms that use VxWorks as their operating system.  Konica Minolta uses Linux so this attack should have no effect on our products.  When Konica Minolta releases a statement about this, we’ll post it. Konica Minolta’s new OS on the iSeries is a proprietary Linux OS

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From Stephen

Walking is a simple, effective way to lose weight. Walking after a meal? Done strategically, that’s a terrific weight loss habit too. The “after a meal” part is a big part of it, too. Study showed that walking on a treadmill for just 15 minutes after a meal resulted in smaller blood sugar spikes in

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Fish Rain

Things don’t come easy in La Union, a small community on the periphery of Yoro, a farming town in north-central, Honduras. Poverty is universal, jobs are scarce, large families are crammed into mud-brick homes and meals are often constituted of little more than the subsistence crops residents grow, mainly corn and beans. But every once

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Where your taxes go

In the State of Texas,  on each gallon of gasoline The Federal Government charges 18.4 cents and the State of Texas charges 20 cents. Going by my neighborhood gas station this morning, gas prices were posted at $2.29. Federal and State Tax combined is 38.4 cents.

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Humid Paper

Do we get humid weather conditions in Houston? You bet we do! Humid conditions can affect the performance of paper in your copier and printer. An opened package of paper lying around the office can absorb moisture from the surrounding air. Misfeeding and jams are likely to take place once this damp paper has been

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