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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

How does Managed Print Services work?

Posted by Rob Bussell on Apr 5, 2017 11:04:56 AM

Does Managed Print Services really save businesses money?

Let’s take a look at two businesses. One is on an MPS (Managed Print Services) plan and the other is not. The company without MPS purchases re-manufactured* toner cartridges to save money. Let’s say this toner costs $100, yields 2,500 pages, and the toner on each black & white print covers 5% of the page; they pay 4 cents per page. A black & white print with 20% toner coverage costs them 16 cents! Any maintenance or service required is an additional cost.

Meanwhile, the company on the MPS plan doesn’t worry about yields or toner coverage, instead, they pay a flat rate of 2 cents** per black & white page with maintenance and repairs covered at no additional cost.

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Topics: MPS, Managed Print Services

Les Olson Company, 2017 Sharp AAA Platinum Service Provider

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Apr 3, 2017 4:07:46 PM

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, announced that it has recognized Les Olson Company as a AAA Platinum Service Provider for their high level of achievement in critical areas of service delivery. The Sharp program was designed to distinguish service organizations that not only meet, but also exceed performance benchmarks and the implementation of industry best practices in this area.

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Topics: Sharp, Awards

How can I get the most from my office technology?

Posted by Ryan Smeding on Mar 30, 2017 12:02:24 PM

The technology that is used in your office is integral to your ability to get the job done. As office equipment becomes more efficient, it is essential in this competitive world to get the most out of your office technology. With help from Les Olson Company you can be assured that you are investing in cutting-edge solutions that will help you do more.

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Topics: Office Technology

How Should I Pay For My Office Equipment?

Posted by Alexander Peterson on Mar 29, 2017 11:11:01 AM

As a sales rep, many people ask me: is it better to purchase or lease office equipment? The answer is there are benefits to both! Every office is different, but what is most important is whether or not your equipment is meeting your needs.

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Topics: Leasing, Sharp Copiers, Office Technology, printers

Why is it so Important to Update Your Computer Operating System?

Posted by Chalise Moore on Mar 6, 2017 5:08:14 PM

Support for Windows Vista to End April 11, 2017: What That Means for You

Often it can be hard to determine when it's time to update your computers operating system. Recently Microsoft has announced that it will no longer offer product support for Windows Vista. With this announcement, many Microsoft users will need to update. This change can be confusing and hard to manage, and users are often left wondering why it is so important to spend the time and money needed to update their operating systems. With stronger security, access to support, and the ability to work with newer programs, updating old operating systems becomes a necessity.

The following clip shows how updating electronics, whether it be operating systems or printers, can be essential to success of a company.

As the video shows, updating your electronics is vital. The following list will help to explain why updating your outdated operating system is so important.

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Topics: Network Security, Microsoft

Sharp's Full Line Of Advanced and Essentials Color Copiers "Highly Recommended" by Leading Evaluator

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Feb 2, 2017 2:51:19 PM


Sharp Imaging and Information Company's new line of MFPs (Color Advanced and Color Essentials) was recently recognized for outstanding quality, reliability, and ease of use by Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the leading independent evaluator of business solutions.

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Topics: Sharp, Sharp Copiers

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