Equinox

The autumn equinox will be occurring September 22. Equinox… Latin for equal nights. The sun will be directly over the equator, so day and night are approximately equal in length. Our calendars indicate September 23 as “Autumn Begins”. Concurrently, the vernal equinox will begin in the southern hemisphere marking the beginning of spring for those

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Security & lack thereof

HIPAA & Cybersecurity Update Experian published results of HIPAA survey: 73% of patients expect to be notified about a breach within 24 hours of the breach being discovered 90% of respondents said they would be somewhat forgiving if they knew that the breached organization had a plan in place for communicating with patients in the

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Tax Increase

HARRIS COUNTY TAX INCREASE ALERT!  Letter from Pct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle Dear Friends: I want to make you aware of an important issue arising from our Harris County Commissioners Court meeting this week. Moments after rejecting my proposal for a property tax cut, a majority of Commissioners Court voted instead to raise your property

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Superstitious?

Today is September 13, 2019. Friday the 13th. Tonight, there is a full moon. Weather permitting, the full moon will appear @ 11:32 pm here in Houston. The moon will be at it’s apogee, the farthest distance from earth in it’s orbit. The moon will look smaller and dimmer than usual. Perhaps some will think

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IS YOUR COPIER SECURED?

When thinking about network security, do you ever consider the security on your copiers? Many businesses deal with critical and sensitive information including customer credit cards, private medical records, client contact information, or even banking account and routing numbers. This information lives on the network, computers, and copiers. While most businesses take measures to protect

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Hello Palindrome

A Palindrome is a word, phrase or sequence that reads the same backwards and forwards. Example: Racecar or Rise to vote sir.  Palindrome Day is when the date of the day can be read the same way backwards and forwards. For example, today is September 12, 2019 or 9/12/19, 91219. This week is unique in

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September 11, 2001

Do you remember where you were and what you were doing Tuesday September 11, 2001? I believe most of us will never forget, for as long as we live. Let’s remember all the people, innocent people, going about their own business, who were murdered, maimed and affected that day. Let us remember, all the families

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Bugatti Chiron breaks 300mph

There has been a bit of a race in the hyper car world to break 300mph over the past few years.  In 2017 Koenigsegg set the official record at 277.87mph with it’s limited production Agera RS1.  To claim this title they were required to make 2 runs on the same stretch of highway.  One going

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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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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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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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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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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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Konica Minolta Security

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Another Customer Scammed!

Yesterday a customer called in and asked why they were being invoiced $500 for 2 toners. The customer stated they have a maintenance contract on their copier/printer that included toner. The customer noticed the invoice was not from Office Systems of Texas and asked what’s the price of the toner if it was not included

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C360i & C4050i Technical Training

Shandon, Thank you for taking time away from family and home to attend Konica Minolta’s bizhub C360i/C4050i Series Technical Class. The class was held in California on July 9th, 10th & the 11th. I have been notified by Konica Minolta that you are now certified on the C360i & C4050i series of copier, printer, scanners.

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