St. Patrick’s Day

UPDATED: MAR 16, 2021 History of St. Patrick’s Day HISTORY.COM EDITORS Who Was St. Patrick? When Was the First St. Patrick’s Day Celebrated? Growth of St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations The Irish in America The Chicago River Dyed Green St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Around the World What Do Leprechauns Have to Do With St. Patrick’s Day?

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Security

This email is being sent on behalf of Hampton Hale, Corporate Director, BIS Programs.   As you may be aware, on Tuesday, March 9, Verkada security cameras suffered a serious security breach when international hackers gained access through the cloud to live feeds of 150,000 surveillance cameras inside customer facilities, including hospitals, government agencies, and schools. In

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Security

HIPAA & Cybersecurity Updates Comparitech Security reports that ransomware attacks cost the US healthcare industry over $20 billion in 2020. Sandhills Medical Foundation of McBee, South Carolina, notified an unknown number of patients that their PHI was exposed after ransomware attack. Molson Coors Beverage Company, headquartered in Chicago, IL, notified an unknown number of customers

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Technology communications

Nursing homes must use Kno2 to survive? Porter Research published results of survey that found 78% of hospitals would potentially stop referrals (sending patients for care) to nursing homes who do NOT have a way to receive the referrals electronically (i.e. Direct Secure Messaging) Only 12% of nursing homes surveyed said they were equipped with

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Industry News

Ricoh clarifies its commitment to print The Japan Times newspaper published an article entitled; “Is print dead? With shift to digital, office-equipment giant Ricoh votes yes” This article apparently caused quite a storm, as both Ricoh Europe and Ricoh USA had their executives give interviews stating that print is still an essential part of Ricoh

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Industry News

Ricoh CEO details plans for future Interview published in Japan Times magazine of Jake Yamashita, president and CEO Sales in its DocuWare ECM division up 48% in Europe in 2020 Aims to shift to a digital services company Goal of 150 billion yen in operating profits by 2025 Reorganizing company into 5 divisions: Digital Services

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Is Ricoh Leaving Print?

Is Ricoh Leaving Print? A Ricoh Exec Goes On Record Posted on March 10, 2021 by IA Staff Tweet Share Share On March 4, The Japan Times ran a story titled, “Is print dead? With shift to digital, office-equipment giant Ricoh votes yes.” To find out What’s Happenin’ at Ricoh, we turned to Jim Coriddi, VP of their dealer reseller

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Healthcare

Hospitals sending and receiving documents report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology researched most common methods used by hospitals for sending and receiving summary of care records 68% use fax or mail to send 76% use fax or mail to receive 65% are now also using Direct Secure Messaging to

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Security

Xerox sues to stop security researcher The Daily Swig, a tech news site, published an article claiming that Raphael Rigo, a senior security researcher from Airbus, was originally scheduled to give a presentation entitled; “Attacking Xerox Multifunction Printers” (apparently a demonstration on how to hack into a network by hacking into a connected Xerox MFP)

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Commercial Printing

Commercial printers surveyed Report published by Printing Impressions magazine, based on research conducted by NAPCO Research and PRINTING United Alliance 4% of businesses saw sales increase in past year Average of 25.9% increase 1% have reduction in revenue Average of 25.1% decrease

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Industry News

Canon rating is downgraded Moody’s Investor Service announced it has downgraded Canon issuer rating from A3.A to Baa1 Reflects steady demand decline in Canon’s core copier/printer business Expects that Canon’s profit and cash flow will be squeezed

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Konica Minolta Announces Leadership Changes

Konica Minolta Announces Leadership Changes to Support Digital Transformation Initiatives  March 2, 2021 News Ramsey, NJ, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Konica Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced leadership changes to support the company’s internal and customer-focused digital transformation strategy. The changes are designed to augment its Digital Experience-as-a-Service (DX-as-a-Service) and Internet of Things (IoT)

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Happy Texas Independence Day!

WASHINGTON-ON-THE-BRAZOS STATE HISTORIC SITE WASHINGTON-ON-THE-BRAZOS STATE HISTORIC SITE 23400 Park Road 12 Washington, Texas   77880 (lat:30.3259 lon:-96.1551)  Phone: 936-878-2214 Email:  Visiting Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is an enjoyable experience on two levels. First, the expansive park grounds along the Brazos River provide a beautiful setting for picnicking, sightseeing and birdwatching. And secondly, the Star of the Republic

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The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook

Economic Outlook Conference 2021     ► SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Conference Agenda 7:30 a.m.: Registration 8:00 a.m.: Welcome 8:20 a.m.: National Update  9:00 a.m.: Community Update 10:00 a.m.: Economy Update 11:00 a.m.: Port Panel 12:00 p.m.: Keynote Luncheon 1:00 p.m.: Adjournment Event Sponsors Kean Miller Presenting Sponsor VIP Reception Sponsor Keynote Sponsor WIFI Sponsor Platinum Sponsor Lanyard Sponsor Mask

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New Kyocera Evolution Series

Introducing the New Kyocera Evolution Series, Designed to Meet the Challenges of Today’s Changing Workplace Thursday, February 25, 2021 ENX Magazine Fairfield, NJ (Feb. 25, 2021) — With the unprecedented challenges and pains facing organizations across all industries during this period of great change, Kyocera has risen to the occasion by taking the next step in

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Worldwide growth in printers/MFPs sold

Data published by IDC regarding 4th quarter of 2020 including consumer and office printers and MFPs sold worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market saw overall shipments grow 5.6% year over year (YoY) grew to approximately 27.0 million units in the fourth quarter of 2020 shipment value during the quarter declined 5.1% to $11.1 billion inkjet units

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Intalere

Intalere adds vendors to its GPO Intalere is one of the largest national healthcare group purchasing organizations in the U.S. (Konica Minolta is a contracted vendor with Intalere GPO) Now offering respiratory therapy products from Vapotherm, Inc. of Exeter, NH Also now offering orthopedic soft goods and bracing from Bird & Cronin of Eagan, MN

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Cyber Security

HP predicts more cyberattacks in 2021 New report published by HP forecasts threats in 2021 “anticipates an increase in…ransomware, message hijacking, insider threats, corporate email corruption…” “the consequences of the pandemic have weakened security within companies” “corporate data is less and less secure” “We should expect cybercriminals to identify and exploit any new vulnerabilities that

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Report on cloud-based print management

Report on cloud-based print management Research published by Quocirca Customer’s IT managers are looking to deploy, secure, monitor and managed connected printers and MFPs, including those at remote locations, from a central Web dashboard Alerts for supplies and service Rules based printing Generate usage and sustainability reports Cloud-based printing Discover printers and print without installing

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Space City Weather

The latest on extremely cold weather coming to Houston, and snowfall potential February 11, 2021 at 6:57 am by Eric Berger The Arctic front has pushed all the way off the coast and temperatures this morning are in the 30s and 40s. Welcome to your new reality, Houston. It’s possible the region won’t see temperatures in the 60s

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Cycreekstoptheflooding.com

Raveneaux and the $160 million gambit To significantly reduce flooding along Cypress Creek we need about 25,000 acre/feet of detention.  That is about 3.9 square miles of detention facilities along our 30-mile-long creek.  Why, you ask?  Because the creek area is “over developed” – too many roofs, streets, parking lots, too much impervious surface.  Rain

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COVID-19 vaccination registration

Recently, Harris County Public Health (HCPH) launched a new COVID-19 vaccination registration portal inviting residents to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine waitlist. To ensure fair access for elderly residents, working families, and vulnerable populations, registrants on the waitlist are selected through a randomization and prioritization process rather than on a  first-come, first-served basis. While

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Technical Service On-Site

Sidestepping a Pandemic: Dealers Chart Challenges of Delivering Technical Service On-Site Thursday, February 4, 2021 Erik Cagle Ah, the joys of being a service technician during the age of COVID-19. Face mask? Check. Hand sanitizer? Check. Gloves? Got ‘em. Disinfectant spray for machines? Right here. Maybe disposable work mats and booties, or anything else that

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