ERP System

Top 9 Reasons To Invest In An ERP System 10/08/2019 Drew Cataldo, V.P Of Business Development, All Covered BCS Enterprise Resource Planning software (ERP), if implemented correctly, supports innovation and growth within your organization. It does this by offering a range of customizable applications to enable businesses to integrate and manage their most important processes. Put simply, it is

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Harris County Flood Control District Meeting re Cypress Creek

Community Engagement Meetings for the Cypress Creek Watershed Regional Drainage Plan and Environmental Investigation for Major Tributaries in the Cypress Creek Watershed HCFCD Unit K100-00-00-P005 – Bond Project CI-035 Major Maintenance of Cypress Creek and Tributaries HCFCD Unit K100-00-00-G002 – Bond Project CI-012 The Harris County Flood Control District will hold two identical Community Engagement

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HP Inc.

PRESS RELEASES HP Inc. Announces Fiscal 2020 Financial Outlook and Restructuring Plan October 3, 2019 News highlights: Estimates GAAP diluted net earnings per share (“EPS”) for fiscal 2020 of $1.98 to $2.10 Estimates non-GAAP diluted net EPS for fiscal 2020 of $2.22 to $2.32 Estimates fiscal 2020 free cash flow of at least $3.0 billion

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Jim

Jim Snelling passed away Friday evening October 4.  Jim had just turned 60 years old on September 27. He began his career with Office Systems of Texas on August 10, 1981. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Saturday October 12, 2019 from 2 pm – 5 pm at the Bradshaw-Carter Memorial &

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As a Service

You hear them all the time, something “as a service,” but what do these terms mean and how are they significant to your business? Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) are merely a few of the innumerable cloud computing offerings available today. Thoroughly understanding their unique benefits, purpose,

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Tropical Storm Imelda

Tropical Storm Imelda came into Texas near the coastal town of Freeport on Tuesday and produced rain and lightning in the evening. Wednesday, the Houston area received rain and the areas south and east of the city received the most. At our office in North Houston, we  measured a little more than 3″ of rain

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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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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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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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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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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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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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