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Top 5 Most Read Technology Tips & Posts from June

Jasmine Lancaster

Posted by Jasmine Lancaster
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

During the month of June, we delivered informative content outlining topics — including what to expect during IT onboarding, cyber security and cyber attack prevention, how to avoid printer jams and more — from which all organizations can benefit.

These posts were created to be used as a guide, helping to relieve anxiety, answer questions, and ultimately assist organizations with making the best business decisions related to office technology. 

As we continue to rev up valuable content for July, take a minute to soak up the information in our five most popular blog business technology posts of June:

  1. What to Expect From Your New Managed IT Services Provider During Onboarding
  2. How to Avoid and Reduce Paper Jams in Your Office Copier or Printer
  3. Top 10 Messy Desk Mistakes That Threaten Security in Your Office
  4. What the Healthcare Industry MUST Know About Ransomware Attack
  5. IT Can No Longer Guarantee Cyber Security

Keep reading for more info on each of these topics.

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What the Healthcare Industry MUST Know About Ransomware Attack

Jasmine Lancaster

Posted by Jasmine Lancaster
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) has deemed 2016 as the “year ransomware holds America hostage” and states that attacks will “wreak havoc on America’s critical infrastructure community." As several healthcare facilities and providers have already fallen victim to ransomware, healthcare data security has become a top security issue and a regular headline in the news.

Pushed into a corner and faced with two options — to pay, or not to pay — facilities are scrambling to create an environment free from data breach. Sadly, there seems to be no end in sight for healthcare ransomware attacks. No organization, regardless of size, structure, function or status can assume they are safe from attacks, and simply ignoring the problem can invite even more chaos. Therefore, you must take all of the necessary steps to stop ransomware attacks in its tracks.

You may have questions — What is ransomware? What happens if my healthcare facility is a victim of data breach? How can it be prevented? 

Read on for answers to these questions, as well as other vital information regarding healthcare data security.

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Meridian In The Community: Mary's Center 5th Annual Golf Classic

Jasmine Lancaster

Posted by Jasmine Lancaster
Fri, May 13, 2016

Alexandria, VA (May 13, 2016) - Meridian Imaging Solutions will be teeing off as a sponsor of this year’s Mary’s Center 5th Annual Golf Classic! The day on the green will take place on May 17, 2016 at the prominent Lake Presidential Golf Club, located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

The Golf Classic Events Page states there will be:

“18 holes of golf, $50 toward purchasing Nike gear onsite, lunch and dinner, course beverages, golfer prizes, sponsor gifts and much more!”

Mary’s Center offers all-inclusive services, geared towards assisting individuals and families with attaining physical and mental health, helping them to overcome any life challenges faced. Whether an individual is receiving health care, educational, or social services, Mary’s Center strives to truly listen to their participants, being sure to identify ways to support them in building a solid foundation for overall success. Ultimately, Mary’s Center aims to provide families with a sense of confidence, knowing they are equipped with the necessary tools to effectively care for themselves, while providing them with skills to help move up the economic ladder.

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The Badlock Bug: What You Need to Know

Jasmine Lancaster

Posted by Jasmine Lancaster
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Today, disclosures and patches are being published for a new critical security vulnerability by the name of the Badlock Bug, which was recently discovered in Samba and Windows.

While engineers at Microsoft and Samba have been working diligently to fix and patch this bug ever since whispers of it began appearing online a few weeks ago, cyber criminals have been anxiously waiting to attack. In order to protect your systems, users of Windows and Samba are advised to implement patches as immediately as possible to prevent security breach. Read on to learn more about Badlock and how to secure your systems against it.

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4 Technology Game-Changers That Empower People Living With Disabilities

Jasmine Lancaster

Posted by Jasmine Lancaster
Fri, Apr 08, 2016

The term disability can be tricky. It is defined as, "a physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities." Not too long ago, those who had any issues with their sight were considered disabled. In today's times, this is fixed with a simple pair of prescription glasses or contacts. With emerging technology, we can shape the way we define something as a disability.

Here are 4 technology game-changers to empower those living with disabilities.

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Konica Minolta Honors Meridian Imaging Solutions with 2016 Pro-Tech Service Award for Service Excellence

Jasmine Lancaster

Posted by Jasmine Lancaster
Tue, Mar 01, 2016

Ramsey, N.J. and Alexandria, VA – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announces that Meridian Imaging Solutions has been honored with a 2016 Pro-Tech Certification for Service Excellence.

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Meridian Imaging Solutions Re-Certified as a WBE by WBENC

Jasmine Lancaster

Posted by Jasmine Lancaster
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Alexandria, VA February 4, 2016 --The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) has re-certified Meridian Imaging Solutions (Meridian) as a Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE).

Since 1997, WBENC has become the largest third-party certifier of woman-owned organizations in the United States. WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide this exceptional standard of certification. Recipients of the prestigious certification are at least 51 percent owned, controlled, and operated by women. In order to be WBENC-Certified, organizations must complete thorough documentation and site visitation, administered by a representative from WBENC’s 14 Regional Partner Organizations. WBENC Corporate Members and government agencies extend immediate access to a wide-range of business opportunities to certified organizations.

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3 Steps to Defining and Maintaining Your SMB's Company Culture

Jasmine Lancaster

Posted by Jasmine Lancaster
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

Okay — It's Time To Get Serious About Your Company Culture!

Culture is a common buzzword in today's modern office and, like most buzzwords, it gets a lot of usage, often without much thought. So, you may be left wondering, "What does company culture really mean, and why should I care?"

As defined by Wikipedia, organizational culture " encompasses values and behaviors that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization." To sum it up, company culture is simply the combination of your company's vision, values, norms, systems, language, and habits in action.

While you accepted your role within your small-to-midsized business (SMB), you may not have realized that doing so also meant accepting responsibility for defining and maintaining your company culture. In today's competitive business landscape, where disruption has become almost as common as remote workforces, it's vital to build and maintain a company culture which is suitable to you, your employees and your industry. Since your culture is essentially the living, breathing soul of your business, it must be consistent throughout the entire organization. Therefore, it is important that it is clearly defined.

RELATED: Mobility and Cloud Computing: a Natural Fit, but Enterprise Policy Needed

Read on to learn about these three steps for defining your company culture:

  1. Evaluate Your Company's Culture
  2. Attract Talent Which Reflects Your Culture
  3. Plan For the Future
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Business Continuity Planning: Don't settle for satisficing

Jasmine Lancaster

Posted by Jasmine Lancaster
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

When choosing or creating a business continuity plan suitable for your organization, “satisficing” is not a viable option.

Simply put, satisficing is accepting an available option as satisfactory. The trouble with that is, when your business continuity plan only reaches satisfactory levels, you are choosing to sacrifice your company’s ability to deliver products or services in the event of a disaster or disruptive incident. So, when thinking of your company’s long-term success and all of the hard work that was put into it, settling for satisficing could be disasterous.

Read on for ways you can protect your data and choose the best partner to assist in creating an ideal business continuity plan for your organization.

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The Top 5 Most Popular Office Technology Blog Posts of 2015

Jasmine Lancaster

Posted by Jasmine Lancaster
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

As we spring into the New Year, one of the best ways to ring in 2016 is to recap a few of the most popular posts published on our blog in the previous year. 2015 brought many successes and steady growth for the Meridian family. We showcased everything from ways small to midsized businesses can benefit from vCIO services, techniques that allow your business to “go green” to ensure environmental sustainability, along with a host of other blogs, which gave comprehensive access to information that could benefit you and your organization.

Most of our blog posts are aimed at answering questions we commonly hear from clients and prospects. Read on to take a look at the five most popular blog posts of 2015 — you may just find some answers to questions you've been wondering about, or ones you haven't even thought of yet!

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