From managed print services, document security, digital signage and environmental efficiency, our thought leaders touch upon current issues, methods and trends.


Do you ever ask yourself why you lock a car when you go into the store, or lock the front door when leaving your house for the day? Protecting personal valuables is just second nature.

Businesses have valuables to protect as well. And it’s not just the material things. It can be trade secrets, confidential emails, or printed documents that in the wrong hands can cause irreparable harm.

Controlling access to who can print documents is a security measure worthy of consideration; and preventing those documents from printing until the sender is physically there to retrieve them is also a good policy.

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I think leadership in times of uncertainty, be it a pandemic, or a bad fiscal quarter, requires several acts of courage that run counter to our wiring as leaders.  I’ve had a lot of different managers in my career (one time, during an acquisition, there were four different ones during an eight-month period – yuck!), and I’ve always tried to learn from their varied approaches – keep the good and eliminate the bad.

I’ve jotted down five things I think are important leadership qualities during uncertainty, see what you think.  I hope you find these useful during any times of change – and remember, leadership isn’t reserved for executives or people with certain titles – we are ALL leaders.  Be it in our workplace, communities or homes.

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The world has changed. Business has changed. The way we work has changed.

Because of the pandemic, government and education executives are being forced to make huge pandemic-related budget cuts with staffing reductions.

There is some relief.  Purchasing cooperative contracts can provide an effective and efficient procurement process, especially as contracting workloads increase and resources decline.

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I don’t know about you, but I hit the wall this weekend when it comes to COVID. And, I feel like that sensation was shared by many of those in my family and (socially distant) social circle. A recent study showed that 59% of people feel coronavirus has a huge impact on their daily lives.

There was an edginess to the weekend that was palpable. If you are feeling like that, I hear you and I see you. If you’re not, that’s wonderful news.

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With the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants have needed to make drastic changes overnight. Early on, many expanded takeout options and modified business hours or menu options. As restrictions loosen for limited reopening, even more changes are required to comply with new government and CDC requirements for a safe environment.  And for anyone who has eaten out recently, the safer you feel, the more likely you are to return – so getting this right is critical for restaurants nationwide.

Some of these new safety requirements can be easily met by partnering with Toshiba. Our solutions can help with several reopening measures:

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