Tech of the Month – February 2020

I would like to congratulate Miguel for earning Konica Minolta’s “Tech of the Month” for February 2020.  Miguel maintained a 93% FCE (First Call Effectiveness) and Miguel’s average customer response time was 1.6 hours. Thank you for doing a great job of taking care of OSOT customers!!!   Sincerely,   Robert     Servicing Konica

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Ability to do Business

The nightly news has provided a plethora of statistics regarding the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in regards to newly diagnosed cases, the mortality rate; its impact on the availability of hospital beds, ventilators and N95 masks; geographic penetration, age, gender and race characteristics. Not to mention the impact on our economy via lost

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Security

IBM report on security states: Average total cost of a data breach is now $3.92 million Average cost of lost revenue is $1.42 million Healthcare industry average total cost is $6.45 million or $429 per record Average size of breach involves 25,575 records Average cost per record of $150 Average time to discover breach is

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Klein ISD Update

Dear Klein ISD Families and Community: We hope that you are all safe and healthy at home. We have the following updates for you: A message of grace and gratitude from Dr. McGown Lessons for next week Join us for Facebook Live | Thursday, April 16, 10:30 am Census Questions Message of grace and gratitude

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Texas Association of Business News

$250 billion for Coronavirus’ small business loans-BLOCKED Senators failed to pass a roughly $250 billion funding bill to bolster the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program amid disagreements over additional funding for COVID-19 response efforts. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) attempted to pass additional funding for the PPP by voice vote during a “pro

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Security?

Was your company one of thousands instructed to work from home without prior warning, planning, or provisioning? As predicted, the coronavirus pandemic is actively being exploited by cybercriminals everywhere. What can your business do to protect your workforce now, and for the future?

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IT spending estimates

IT equipment spend projections Published by Leareenbonds.com Projects that IT equipment spend in the U.S. will grow to $128 billion per year by 2023 Spend on PCs = $71.14 billion Spend on peripherals (includes printers/MFPs) to grow to $33.37 billion (IDC predicts that worldwide spend in IT devices/peripherals will decline 8.8%)

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Network Security

Hacking printers to increase – report Report published by Palo Alto Networks entitled; “2020 Unit 42 IoT Threat Report” While printers and MFPs account for only 18% of all IoT (internet of things devices attached to customer networks, they represent 24% of the total amount of security issues. Can open up lateral movement to computers

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Lexmark news

Lexmark cuts employee pay (Lexmark is owned by Ninestar of China) Due to downturn caused by COVID-19 pandemic, has instituted 20% pay cuts for all 8,200 employees worldwide for 90 days Also implemented a hiring freeze, travel restrictions, and cancelled events Company executives will take a 30-40% reduction in pay during this period

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Security News

“Canon has huge security breach A multitude of news sources reported that a breach at Canon exposed the personal information of an unknown number of current and former employees of GE Corp., which uses Canon as a vendor Documents accessed include: Direct deposit forms Driver’s licenses Birth certificates Passports Marriage certificates Medical child support orders

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Treatment of Doctors and Nurses

April 1, 2020 Fox news report “Emergency room doctors and nurses who are putting their personal health at risk to treat coronavirus patients are now seeing their pay, compensation and other benefits being cut as the economic impact from the pandemic is spreading through the medical industry. Staffing companies that have contracts with hospitals and employ those who work in emergency rooms say

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Texas will continue to follow social distancing guidelines continue until at least April 30

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued an essential services order. The order would require anyone who is not considered an essential critical infrastructure worker to stay home. The order will limit everyone who lives or works within the state of Texas to only leave home for essential activity, essential business, essential government functions and critical care

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CYBERSECURITY & HEALTHCARE VERTICAL NEWS

Importance of GPO contracts in Healthcare annual report published by the Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HCSA) Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) contracts are growing in usage in the healthcare industry (Konica Minolta is a vendor on all 5 of the national healthcare GPO contracts, including Premier, Vizient, Intalere, Healthtrust and HPSI) Used by all 7000+ hospitals

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Harris County News Release

HCPH | Harris County COVID-19 Case Count (WED – 15:00) Published March 25, 2020 Back FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2020 HCPH | Harris County COVID-19 Case Count (WED – 15:00) As of March 25, 2020 (3:00 p.m.), Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has 40 new cases of COVID-19, which brings the total to 119 positive cases, including one

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OSOT message from the President

All of us with Office Systems of Texas appreciate our loyal customers, wonderful vendors and each of our dedicated colleagues we work with in our organization. Through these disruptive times, we will continue to provide the very best support to all of of you.  We are proud to be an authorized dealer for Konica Minolta

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Konica Minolta

March 16, 2020 Due to recent events involving COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, we want to assure you that Konica Minolta has a thorough and comprehensive business continuity plan in place to protect our employees, our customers, and our business. In the US, Konica Minolta has formed a cross functional team of business leaders

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HP & Xerox

HP/Xerox merger update Xerox filed a proxy statement with the SEC to support its slate of nominees for HP’s board of directors, Expanded its board slate from 11 to 12 members, as it added former Alliant Energy CEO, Erroll Davis Jr. Xerox’s CEO, John Visentin, stated that it will pause its public pursuit of HP

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Digital Printers by Konica Minolta supplied by Office Systems of Texas

Konica Minolta Expands Smart, Connected bizhub® i-Series Line Three New Color A3 Multifunctional Printers Added to Award-winning Portfolio Ramsey, N.J. – February 20, 2020 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in world-class printing technology, has expanded its new bizhub i-Series with the launch of three new color A3 multifunctional printers (MFPs.) The

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Klein ISD School Closings

Dear Klein ISD Employees & Families: Klein ISD continues to actively monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation in conjunction with local and federal health authorities. In this update, you’ll find information regarding: Klein ISD moving to LEVEL 3 Klein ISD closed Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20 All events and extracurricular activities canceled

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