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An Overlooked Threat to Network Security: Don't forget about your printers

Juliana Lee

Posted by Juliana Lee
Tue, Dec 05, 2017


Fringe devices, such as printers, can pose some of the biggest security risks, if not properly managed.

When it comes to IT security, most business professionals today think about their desktop computers — as they should. But our smartphones, tablets and PCs are not the only devices on our networks that can compromise critical infrastructure.

A few months ago, the Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDOS) attack on Dyn Inc.'s Domain Name Server marked an unprecedented level of cyber intrusion, causing widespread website availability issues throughout the East Coast. This disruption shed light on some of the major vulnerabilities within Internet-of-Things devices, including those that we tend to overlook, such as printers. 

Keep reading for:

  • a quick video on why you should care about printer security, courtesy of Christian Slater and HP Studios
  • key factors that come into play for the overlooked threat of printer security
  • what you can do to overcome the risk and secure your printers
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5 More Ways Law Firms Can Cut Costs Through Printer Management

Juliana Lee

Posted by Juliana Lee
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

 My last blog post, 5 Ways Law Firms Can Achieve Savings Through Print Fleet Management, was the first of a 2-part series with some helpful tips for law firms looking for cost-control or cost-recovery solutions through managed print services.

Most of the issue is a general lack of awareness about efficient business process management as it relates to printing, and the fact that print-related costs are often unmanaged or under-managed. From eliminating personal desktop printers, to scanning more and eliminating excessive creation of paper files, there are many simple ways that businesses can increase their office productivity, while also increasing their office savings.

So, here are five more ways that a law firm — or virtually any other organization — can employ a print management system with a managed print services program to "go green" while saving green:

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5 Ways Law Firms Can Achieve Savings Through Print Fleet Management

Juliana Lee

Posted by Juliana Lee
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

It seems that "green" sentiments have seeped deeper into our consciousness and have begun to influence more day-to-day processes and decisions, including those in the legal industry.

Every once in a while, ABA Journal posts success stories about how law firms across the country are moving towards being green; both from an operations standpoint and an added perceived benefit for clients.

Not only can a firm, or any other organization, "go green" by adopting a print fleet management program, but they can also focus on cutting down unnecessary costs for your company. This can include toner/ink expenditures, which commonly place a large burden on a firm’s accounting books. By gallon, the price of toner can be more than 10x the price of gas, depending on printer model.

I've compiled a list of 10 ways a law firm, or virtually any other organization, can employ a print fleet management program, or managed print services, to "go green" while saving green. Here are the first 5: 

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Managed Print Services: Future outlook and trends

Juliana Lee

Posted by Juliana Lee
Tue, Aug 08, 2017


The managed print services market is going major changes.

Companies today are dealing with more information than ever before, so taking the opportunity to outsource and streamline processes wherever possible is beneficial. One of those key business areas organizations are increasingly looking to third parties for assistance with is managed printed services.

According to Transparency Market Research, by the end of this year, the valuation of the global managed print services market is forecast to reach $31.5 billion - and as much as $95 billion by 2024.

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