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Why is Printing In-house Better than Out-sourcing?

Posted by Chalise Moore on Jun 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In this fast paced world, we often want our lives to run as efficiently and cheaply as possible. The way we print things is no exception. When it comes to printing there are usually two different options; out-sourcing and in-sourcing. As an intern who is new to the printing industry, I didn’t know much about the benefits of in-sourcing. However, thanks to the people and resources at Les Olson Company, I have learned that there are countless reasons why in-sourcing is better for businesses, and I'd like to share them with you. Not only does in-sourcing your print jobs save you time, it can save you money, and will allow for much more flexibility.

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How Can Managed Print Services Help in the Finance Industry?

Posted by Chalise Moore on Jun 5, 2017 9:14:00 AM

 

MPS is Vital to the Finance Industry

As a Business Student at the University of Utah, I am constantly learning about ways to increase productivity, lower costs, and maximize profit. Learning about these practices in school is one thing, but applying them in the real world is another. Luckily, there is an easy way to do this in most industries, including the Finance Industry.

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Topics: Managed Print Services

Making More Engaging Business Presentations

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on May 30, 2017 12:13:12 PM
In today's fast-paced and innovative environment, academic and business presentations should no longer be boring -- limited by inefficiencies and lack of innovation. Thanks to pioneering technologies, we can now deliver meetings that are simultaneously creative, collaborative, educational, and productive. Your time, and the time of those you give your presentations to is important, so creating presentations that are as engaging as they are informative is essential. Given this, your organization could benefit from a digital presentation system. Gone are the days of the whiteboard, and even the static slides. Now it's all about interactivity.
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Topics: Aquos Board, Sharp

Is WannaCry Making You Wanna Cry?: How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attacks

Posted by Emi Facer on May 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Picture this.  You are working on an important proposal at your company workstation when all of the sudden, your screen goes black. You receive a small, striking message on the top of your monitor:
 
"Your files are being held for ransom."
 
What do you do? How can you fix it? Will your files ever be recovered? This is a small example of what can happen when you are not protected from ransomware.
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Topics: IT Services, Data Security, cyber crime

Here's How You Can Secure Your Home Computer for FREE

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on May 24, 2017 6:59:06 AM

With a slew of high-profile ransomware attacks, and the increasing number of ways your computer can be breached, you're probably wondering what you can do to protect your home computer.

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Topics: Security, Sophos

It's ELECTRIFYING: How Surge Protectors Could Save Your Equipment

Posted by Emi Facer on May 23, 2017 11:56:52 AM

Many of you probably remember watching the movie Ghostbusters growing up. Chances are, you remember being TERRIFIED of Gozer, the female ghost famous for zapping the Ghostbusters with lightning and transforming into the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man to terrorize the city of New York.

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Topics: Sharp Copiers, MFP

Les Olson Company named "New Partner of the Year, Americas" by Sophos

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on May 18, 2017 11:41:18 AM

Les Olson Company was recently honored by Sophos with their New Partner of the Year, Americas award. The Partner of the Year awards recognize the achievements of outstanding partners to celebrate their success.

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Les Olson Company's Computer Network Solutions take "Best of State"

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on May 18, 2017 10:54:37 AM

Les Olson Company was recently presented with a 2017 Best of State award for their Computer Network Solutions in the category of Science and Technology. The Best of State Awards were created to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations in the state of Utah.

The panel of judges considered overall excellence in endeavors, use of innovative approaches or methods, and contributions to the quality of life in Utah. As an I.T. Services Provider, Les Olson Company is pleased to have effectively demonstrated their superior performance in each criteria.

Pictured above from left to right: Troy Olson, President, Les Olson Company | Keith Adams, Vice President of I.T., Les Olson Company | Matt Olson, Chief Technology Officer, Les Olson Company | James Olson, Chief Executive Officer, Les Olson Company

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Topics: IT Services, Managed IT, Awards, Best of State

What kind of power supply does my copy machine need?

Posted by Dyson Morgan on Apr 17, 2017 11:54:19 AM

Taking a lesson from Doctor Emmett Brown, power is crucial to achieving our goals. For him,
precisely 1.21 gigawatts of power was needed to energize the flux capacitor in a 1982 DeLoreanto achieve time travel. For us, we need power on a much smaller scale; like running a plethoraof business devices. In comparison, DocBrown’s 1.21 gigawatts is 1,210,000,000watts; that would run the average
Multi-function copier at full capacity for287 years!

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Topics: Tips, Sharp Copiers, MFP, Office Technology

Are Copiers Still a Relevant Business Tool?

Posted by Tom Chapman on Apr 11, 2017 7:36:08 AM

The Copier Renders Carbon Paper Obsolete

When Les Olson sold his first copier, there were people who made their living selling carbon paper.  Secretaries pounded away on manual, and then Selectric typewriters with multiple layers of carbon paper and type paper to make multiple copies of documents. With the invention of the copier, the carbon paper salesman was put out of business. The process was much like a camera with a lens and latent images; it revolutionized the flow of communication in the office and throughout the whole business community. It moved from designated, special rooms to a central place in the office; at this time however it could not network. For years a small business was “official” when they had their first copier.

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Topics: Sharp Copiers

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