In my role at Fuji Xerox I have the pleasure of working with small to medium businesses right around Australia. In speaking with these business owners I see first-hand the common issues they face. Everything from resourcing to increasing business costs is enough to make even the most ardent small business owner lose sleep at night.> read full article
“The only mistake you can make is not asking for help.” Sandeep Jauhar
To borrow a famous phrase: sometimes we get by with a little help from our friends. For all those other times we can get by with the help of our printer service provider.
Yes, our online environment has fostered an environment of independence. We all want to be problem solvers, and we all want to ‘go it alone’ when it comes to assessing and fixing our problems. Why else would WebMD have gained such popularity?
However, there are times when we need a little expert help, especially when it comes to our IT infrastructure. Contrary to popular belief, turning devices on and off again isn’t usually a reliable solution.
That’s why Fuji Xerox has created an online hub of resources that can help you troubleshoot and navigate any issues you may have, answer common questions and keep your business on track.> read full article
Cloud technology is changing the way we do business. Today, employees are more likely to work from home, on the road or from remote sites like cafes, only stepping into the traditional office environment when picking up business critical documents. Giving them the ability to access and print documents directly from their smart device will be essential to the future of efficient and productive small businesses.> read full article
Internet of Things (IoT) or Machine to Machine (M2M) connectivity are both great tools that help small and medium businesses gain vantage points in their fields. Your connected devices can help you and your team work remotely and help you work faster, consequently, they help you work more efficiently. But, at times, this comes with a price: data loss and/or data theft.> read full article
Gone are the days when employees were office-bound from nine to five. Today, more and more businesses of all sizes have realised that employee mobility can increase revenue, boost employee productivity and even reduce costs. For instance, why have a huge office space if most of your staff is made of sales reps or tradies whose job is mostly in the field?
Smart phones, tablets, laptops – even in BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) systems, apps and the cloud are just a few tools that help small businesses stay competitive in their industry and keep their workforce mobile. Employees can collaborate, share documents and even attend meetings from a distance. With less time spent returning to the office and more time to focus on truly important tasks, everybody wins – employer and employees alike.
Still, there are some things that even mobile workforces need an office for. One of these tasks is printing – indispensable for real estate agents, sales reps and even tradies who need to print quotes, plans, invoices and essential business paperwork. Luckily, the latest technology makes printing faster, more user-friendly and simpler.> read full article
Colour printing is a powerful asset. It can influence and attract, or do the exact opposite, repel and mislead. Graphic designers spend a lot of time choosing the colours for logos, presentations, business cards and all other sales and marketing materials, but without the right printer all their efforts are in vain.> read full article
You may think that when employing semi-permanent, part time or casual staff, it will be more cost effective than running an office packed with full-time employees. This is partly true: it requires less paperwork and reduces HR overheads, and perhaps you can save some money with a smaller office space.
But employing semi-permanent or casual staff has its own set of operational and productivity challenges. Medical or dental practices, real estate agencies or child care facilities that see constant churn in their administrative staff have to constantly re-train new employees on their processes, and this can be a problem if processes are highly complex.> read full article
There’s an old saying that goes: bigger is better. Which is mostly true (unless you’re referring to your waistline or credit card debt, of course).> read full article