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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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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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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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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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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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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HIPAA & Cybersecurity Updates

HIPAA & Cybersecurity Updates The FBI is reporting that pranksters are hacking into smart devices in the home, accessing the audio and video feeds from the devise (i.e. Alexa, smart TVs, etc.) and then contacting local law enforcement to report a fake crime Hacker than watches the live footage of police response This is called

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Feds say don’t use Chinese hardware

Feds say don’t use Chinese hardware The US Department of Homeland Security published a “business advisory” warning US customers against using hardware created or linked to Chinese companies FBI is investigating more than 1,000 cases of data theft by Chinese government Claims that Chinese designed products could contain backdoors or hidden data collection mechanisms accessible

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Kyocera to launch two new color MFPs

Kyocera (aka Kyoto Ceramic Company) will soon ship the TASKalfa 2554ci and 3554ci color laser A3 MFPs 25ppm and 35ppm top speeds respectively Replace the 2553ci and 3253ci models 4 tandem amorphous silicon (aka ceramic) drum design Advertised as offering 4800x1200dpi Does not offer true 8 bits per pixel Dark grey plastic exterior Optional white

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More security threats for printers/MFP

More security threats for printers/MFPs Forescout Security published new report detailing how millions of IoT devices are at risk from TCP/IP stack flaws Named the new vulnerabilities “Amnesia 33” “you can crash devices with a single data packet”; stated Elisa Costante, VP of Research “We find that the DNS, TCP and IP substacks are the

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Security

Xerox has another data security issue the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a security bulletin warning customers using Xerox’s DocuShare of a security vulnerability users are instructed to apply a patch to plug 2 security holes vulnerabilities open Solaris, Linux and Windows DucuShare users up to both a server-side request forgery (SSRF) attack

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Security – do you care? Are you doing anything about your security?

HP suffers another security issue Report published by Help Net Security magazine HP Device Manager solution software vulnerabilities may allow full system takeover by hackers Device Manager is an application for remote management of HP devices Security researchers Nick Bloor found 3 vulnerabilities that could be chained together to achieve unauthenticated remote command execution as

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Lexmark News

Lexmark loses another executive Lexmark, owned by Ninestar of China, is now looking for a new VP of Channel and OEM Sales, as Sammy Kinlaw has left the company Kinlaw was named SVP of Endpoint Solutions for Tech Data’s Americas region Reporting to John O’Shea, president

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Paper superior to laptop for learning

Paper superior to laptop for learning research published by Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) students who write by hand learn and remember more than those that use computers pen and paper sparking activity in part of the brain responsible for attention approximately 45 US states currently do not require schools to teach students

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HP News

HP pays $6 million fine over sales practices Agreed to pay the huge amount to settle federal Security & Exchange Commission charges that company misled investors by failing to disclose the impact of certain sales practices conducted to meet quarterly earnings targets Included using incentives to pull in printer/MFP supply sales to current quarter earlier

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Security, how many times…

  Notification of Phishing Email Scam — Termination of HUB Certification Dear HUB/CMBL Participant: The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has been notified by several participants in our HUB/CMBL programs that they have received a phishing email that appears to have been sent by our agency informing the recipient that the State of Texas Historically

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It’s a good time to prepare!

HCFCD Citizen Participation Opportunities for Flood Risk Reduction The Harris County Flood Control District can facilitate communication with our partner organizations to promote citizen-based flood risk reduction strategies and assist in organizing community events for wider implementation. These partner organizations can direct prompt and effective public outreach that is targeted toward flood risk reduction strategies

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