Harry Potter Fans Unite

The Harry Potter fan in me ( which by the way we all should be fans ) is OVERJOYED to learn a snowy owl made an appearance yesterday January 28th 2021 in Central Park NY after a one hundred and thirty year absence. Even more pleasing to learn, once spotted the snowy owl garnered crowds

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Konica Minolta Leads in Brand Loyalty

Konica Minolta Leads in Brand Loyalty for Fourteenth Consecutive Year Posted on January 27, 2021 by IA Staff Konica Minolta Leads in Brand Loyalty for Fourteenth Consecutive Year Posted on January 27, 2021 by IA Staff Company Again Ranked #1 in MFP Copier Category in Brand Keys’ Customer Loyalty Engagement Index Ramsey, NJ, — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced today

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Spare Change?

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. – Alan Watts “Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This

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Cargo Ship Containers Lost at Sea

  Here’s Why You’re Waiting On Hardware, Parts And Supplies Posted on January 26, 2021 by IA Staff Are you waiting on machine deliveries that don’t seem to be coming? Are you suddenly finding your supplies and parts are backordered? The second biggest cargo ship loss in history may be the reason why, with over 1,800 containers going

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SS Warrimoo

Recently I stumbled upon an interesting story that I hope is true. On December 31st of 1899, The captain of the SS Warrimoo had an extremely rare opportunity.  The captain and navigator of the passenger and cargo liner, happen to realize they were only a few miles from both the Equator and the International Date

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HIPAA & Cybersecurity Updates

Froedtert Health of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, notified 760 patients that their PHI was exposed after being illegally accessed by a former employee. Hendrick Health of Abilene, TX notified 640,436 patients that their PHI was exposed after ransomware attack. Salem Clinic of Oregon notified 20,000 patients that their PHI was exposed after ransomware attack hit Metro Presort,

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Three Cent Coin

Did you know the United States Mint produced a three cent coin? These coins were minted from 1851 to 1889. The three cent silver coin was minted from 1851 thru 1873. This coin was made of 75% silver. A three cent nickel version was produced between 1865 to 1889. The 3 cent coin was the

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Survey of remote workers

Quocirca survey of remote workers Study of employees who are working from home during 2020 52% expect to work flexibly between home and office in 2021 18% expect to work completely from home 35% expect to return to office full time 23% have been provided with home printer 86% have printer at home 42% have

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Industry News

Canon to reorganize Goal is to diversify revenue and sales Will focus on growing revenue in medical equipment, security monitoring cameras, OLED panel manufacturing and commercial/industrial printing Hope to account for 40% of sales by 12/2025 Is developing new printing systems for package and label printing Seeks to alleviate office printer/MFP revenue declines Also plans

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Security

78% of Organizations To Increase Print Security Spending Following A Dramatic Drop in IT Confidence in Enterprise Print Infrastructure Security Posted on January 14, 2021 by IA Staff Burgess Hill, United Kingdom, January 14, 2021 – Ringdale®, the provider of FollowMe®, the leading print management solution for Enterprise and Government organizations today announces the results of new research

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Environment Management System Award

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe announces that its Environment Management System (EMS) has once again been awarded ISO 14001:2015 certification by TÜV Rheinland. EMS was first granted this certification in 2017.  With its Environmental Management System (EMS), Konica Minolta is committed to reducing its environmental impact, complying with Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) legislation and

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Konica Minolta Color Consistency Award

Keypoint Intelligence Reveals Winner of Inaugural BLI Color A3 Consistency Award It is the exceptional models that deliver the most consistent color over time, which subsequently translates to greater uptime, repeatable output, and, most importantly, returning customers. FAIRFIELD, N.J. (PRWEB) January 13, 2021 Keypoint Intelligence, the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware, software,

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Security

HIPAA & Cybersecurity Updates ZDNet magazine now reports that 50% of hacking attacks on healthcare industry involve ransomware. The federal government announced that the year 2020 set a record for number of breaches in the U.S. healthcare industry. Socialarks, a social media management company, exposed 400 gigabytes of personal info from 214 million users due

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Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies

With all our time at homes these days my kids and I love spending time in the kitchen. We recently fell in love with this cookie recipe I found online on Life, Love and Sugar.com. These cookies are so soft and served warm they are just the perfect amount of classic, simple and chewy with

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Print Security

Quocirca report on print security 77% of organizations surveyed reported that printing will be a very important or critical aspect of their business in next 12 months 64% experienced print related data losses in 2020 Average cost of data loss of $1.6 million 78% will be increasing print security solution spending in 2021 45% will

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Cell Backup

Have you backed up all those very important pictures you’ve taken with that fancy new smart phone? I think just about every cell phone backs up all that good stuff to a cloud nowadays. Not sure which cloud but I guess it jumps into a cloud somewhere. But what if that cloud becomes a storm

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Kyocera

Kyocera Among 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies in the World Posted on January 12, 2021 by IA Staff Tweet Share Share Kyocera’s business model and innovation the world’s third most sustainable according to The Wall Street Journal’s 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies in the World  In just the latest testament to Kyocera’s environmental credentials, Kyocera Document Solutions America,

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Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Named to ChannelE2E’s Top 250 Public Cloud MSPs List for 2020 Posted on January 14, 2021 by IA Staff Tweet Share Share Third-annual List Honors Leading MSPs for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and More  Ramsey, NJ – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), along with its IT Services Division, All Covered, is proud to announce ChannelE2E,

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KONICA MINOLTA’S POST-PANDEMIC VISION

Technology Trends JAPANESE HEADLINES: KONICA MINOLTA’S POST-PANDEMIC VISION written by Tetsuo Kubo December 16, 2020 Business development is accelerating to keep pace with workstyle changes. On October 9, Konica Minolta held a web briefing for the Japanese market with President Shoei Yamana and the company’s directors. The theme was, “Konica Minolta’s Business Acceleration Amid COVID-19.” Yamana reported that while Konica Minolta’s business performance is on a recovery trend

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Print is not dead in 2021

Report published by Gadget magazine Uses research published by Technavio Managed Print Services market to grow by $7.08 billion in next 4 years CAGR (cumulative annual growth rate) of 2% until 2024 Major factor driving growth is increased adoption of MFPs by SMB 39% of growth will come from North America

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Flashlight

I carry a small flashlight in my pocket everywhere I go. That flashlight has come in handy so many times for me and plenty of other people. It’s pretty rare I leave home without it as it has become part of my morning routine: Grab keys, wallet, Chapstick, pocket knife, lucky coin & flashlight on

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Password Protect User Settings

Sick of coworkers changing the User Setting on your Konica Minolta product? Office systems of Texas can help you lock user setting behind a password so only select few users can have access to the User Settings on your KM product.  Please contact your Service Department for specific models that are capable of this feature.

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DSCOVR

DSCOVR: Deep Space Climate Observatory Home DSCOVR: Deep Space Climate Observatory   About the Mission The Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, was launched in February of 2015, and maintains the nation’s real-time solar wind monitoring capabilities, which are critical to the accuracy and lead time of NOAA’s space weather alerts and forecasts. Without timely

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Bacon Wrapped Venison

We decided on a nontraditional Christmas Dinner this year. Instead of turkey and ham for the meats, we served up some fresh venison backstrap. I cut the backstrap in 2” cubes and clobbered the meat cubes with a tenderizing hammer. Best to perform this action outside as small pieces of meat fling everywhere. That step

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