Progress

It seems like we have been stuck in a technological slump for a long time. Outside of the smart phone I can’t think of any new or improved products this millennium that are actual improvements over their previous iteration. I recently read an article about Boom Technology that I found interesting. I wasn’t aware that

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From Kim

I, like I am sure so many other Houstonians are this morning, am absolutely blown away by the snow fall we had overnight. Waking up to trees and lawns covered in snow is not at all typical here. The last time I remember it truly snowing in Houston was when I was in middle school,

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From Robert

We receive lots of phone calls every week regarding “My machine is not printing & scanning to email”! Please help!! A few possible remedies: 1. Make sure that both ends of the ethernet cable are plugged in to A: the machine’s network port and B: the proper wall outlet (keystone). 2. A complete “reboot” of

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2017s Only Supermoon

Break out your telescopes.  The first and only supermoon of 2017 is going to be this Sunday night (Dec 3rd).  It will be the closest a full moon will be to Earth all year.  Due to the elongated orbit of the moon it moves closer and further from the Earth as it spins around us.  December

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Congratulations are in order!

Ray received Konica Minolta’s “Technician of the Month Award” for the month of August 2017. Shandon received Konica Minolta’s “Technician of the Month Award” for the month of September 2017. Ray and Shandon maintained a 91% or better FCE (First Call Effectiveness) and an average response time of 2 hours. FYI… In order to be

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Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Here at Office Systems of Texas, we have a lot to be thankful for. Kim R, our Sales Admin, had her baby last week and we are very happy for her. We were very fortunate to have gone through the Hurricane Harvey without hardly any problems. Our thoughts and prayers go

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Thanksgiving Blog

As Thanksgiving is fast approaching, I am, like I am sure many others are, considering the things I am thankful for. And like most, I can say that I am unendingly thankful for my family, for my friends, for our collective good health and welfare. But, there is so much more that I have, that

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AI in the printing sector

Never in my wildest dream believed that I was going to see in my lifetime Artificial Intelligence running other machines, for me this was stuff of science fiction movies but technology is changing dramatically in all sectors including the office and printing industry. Konica Minolta is introducing a new device that works automatically to adjust

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From Darly

NOVEMBER BLOG : (my favorite month) In 2005, I joined a high school program called “Ladies of Distinguished”, which focused on showing young ladies the potential every women has to succeed in life. In our first meeting held after school, they asked us to imagine where we saw ourselves 10 years from then, and to

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The Week of November 6 – 11

Tomorrow, November 7,  is Election Day. Your vote will have greater influence due to the lack of voting. The local elections have a great effect on your day to day life and taxes than you may appreciate. Therefore I strongly encourage all registered voters to study and understand the candidates and proposals on your ballot

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Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time has been ending later in recent years because prior to 2007, those acknowledging Daylight Saving Time were typically setting their clocks back an hour in October. This year, DST ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5. Why is it so much later on the calendar? When George W. Bush was president, the

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After Graduation

Well three boys graduated and one to go. Each one has made their decision in what path they wanted to take after graduation. One headed straight to college, one went straight to work, and now my third has made the decision to join the military. I am proud of them all for being strong independent

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Go Astros!

Okee Dokee… I’m not an avid sports team follower but if I do watch a game on TV it’s going to include the Astros, Texans, Rockets, Texas Tech or The University of Alabama. I’ve watched the last 2 games between the Astros and the Yankees. Well, now I feel like I’m the bad luck charm

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As I have gotten older

As I have gotten older I have assured myself that I have done a great job as a parent. That all the years of infinite wisdom have been passed down to my kids and that when they need advice or need to seek guidance the one person they can call on is their Dad. That

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The value of common courtesy

The other day one of our techs returned to the office after repairing a copier/printer for one of our customers. The tech informed me the customer had a few questions regarding the connectivity of their machine and wanted a phone call. I called the customer in a timely manner to follow up. The customer planned

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From Kim

It’s been a few weeks since Hurricane Harvey impacted our community and I am happy to say that it appears folks are getting everything back together and, things are slowly beginning to look like home again in our city. I, like so many others, was warmed at the outpouring of support within our community, neighbors

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Regulation? You can Bank on that!

The banking industry has undergone many changes in the past couple decades that many people aren’t even aware of. It wasn’t unit the Reigle-Neal Interstate Banking and Branching Efficiency Act of 1994 that banks could permit their customers to bank across state lines. Do you remember not being able to visit a bank out of

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Samuel Adams

A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader. Samuel

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Greater Houston Partnership

Friday September 22, 2017 The Greater Houston Partnership had its’ Thought Leader Series and the featured speaker was Indra Nooyi, Chairman and Chief Executive Office of PepsiCo. Scott McClelland, President of the Houston Division of H.E.B. was the selected  to moderate a conversational style format with Mrs. Nooyi. The event provided insight into Indra Nooyi’s

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Look, up in the Sky…

Tonight, Saturday 23 at 8:42 pm, the International Space Station will pass over the Houston area. If the clouds permit, the Station should be visible for up to 4 minutes at a maximum height of 84 degrees. It appears 11 degrees above SW and disappears 55 degrees above NE. Happy viewing!

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Happy World Gratitude Day !

Thursday, September 21, 2017 is World Gratitude day. The celebration started in 1965 in Hawaii when an international gathering decided that it would be a good idea to have one day per year to formally express gratitude and appreciation for the many wonderful things to be found in the world. In light of recent events

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