Be confident your business information & files are secure

When connecting digital devices to your network, there should be no question that system resources and data are protected from disruptive forces inside and outside your organization.

This enables IT management to embrace products that would otherwise pose a security risk, while providing employees with high-performance equipment that streamlines workflow, protects vital business interests, and ensures peace of mind.

AutoStore Security

Safeguard your business files with permission-based access. AUTOSTORE encryption, security and personalization components safeguard not only documents, but also the processes used for saving documents.

You don't want someone peering over your shoulder as you do your work, and you certainly don't want anyone peering into your computer files when you aren't around. Safeguard your business files with permission-based access. AUTOSTORE encryption, security and personalization components safeguard not only documents, but also the processes used for saving documents.

Furthermore, AUTOSTORE integrates with solutions such as Equitrac, SafeCom or Uniflow to allow easy authentication using cards.

Benefits of AUTOSTORE security components:

  • Enhances enterprise security with personalized workflows.
  • Enables business process audit trails.
  • Expedites business processes personalizing workflows.
  • Leverages your existing IT infrastructure to centrally manage workflows and their usage.

Feature highlights:

  • Encrypts sensitive documents.
  • Captures content from Secure FTP sites.
  • Stores content to Secure FTP sites.
  • Enables personalized workflow for operators based on network credentials.
  • Integrates with Microsoft and Novell Directory Servers to retrieve user/group attributes for personalized workflows.

Hardware Security

Recent media reports have brought attention to security threats related to copiers and multifunctional devices. The essence of this information exposes the fact that today's document output products are indeed sophisticated devices, with the capability of storing information to the unit's hard disk drive.

Bringing awareness and providing reassurance to our customers about this potential area of vulnerability is a priority within our organization. All of the products placed by Meridian meet multiple national and international security standards. Additionally, we've successfully passed rigid security regulations to accomplish implementation for nationwide deployments of such devices.

There are several methods to scrub, wipe or delete data from hard drives.

Devices may be configured with removable hard disk drives that remain the property of the customer at the conclusion of the equipment lease or decommission. Devices have embedded data overwrite capabilities, too.

These reports are not exposing a device's inability to purge information, as most—if not all—of the products on the market are subject to minimum requirements, including features to eliminate such security concerns. This news should increase the awareness that certain measures may need to be taken to confirm that confidential information remains confidential.

Meridian is capable of handling any hard drive issues you have in regards to your multifunction printer or copier.

We can replace the existing hard drive or come to your location and perform a disk scrubbing and verification process. Through, Meridian you can also purchase systems for copiers and printers that will clean your hard drive of sensitive data.


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The Benefits of In-House Production Printing vs Outsourced Printing

Modern print technology has made it possible to produce large volumes of high-quality printed material right in the office. Depending on the size of your office, and your organization’s needs, print solutions are available in-house that in the past were only found at professional print facilities. In fact, print technology is so good now, particularly the multifunction printer (MFP), that many commercial print shops use the same machines found in many offices.

So, aside from the availability of professional equipment, why are many businesses now considering bringing production printing capabilities in-house?

Read on to learn more about the factors involved when considering in-house production printing vs. outsourced commercial printing, including:

  • Cost savings
  • Security
  • Control
  • Convenience and timing

Construction and Property Management: Technology trends to watch

These are the major changes and technology transformations that are influencing the construction and property management industry.

The construction and property management industry has been experiencing strong growth and expansion, with additional growth anticipated in the coming years — and with growth comes transformation.

There are a handful of technology trends influencing the construction and property management sector that are important for organizations in these fields to be aware of.

By gaining an understanding of the shifts that are taking place, they will be better positioned to recognize which organizational adjustments and operational strategy changes they need to make to prepare for the future and gain a competitive advantage.

In this post, I'll expand on a few notable trends I've noticed or been asked about in my dealings with clients in this field, including:

  1. Increased emphasis on collaboration
  2. Internet of Things (IoT)
  3. Virtual and augmented realities (AR and VR)
  4. Telepresence and automated receptionist systems

How to Take Stress Off Your IT Department: Go Hybrid

Outsourced IT professionals can support existing departments.

Partnering with a managed IT services provider (MSP) for a Hybrid IT approach enhances your internal IT department with much-needed support, specialized skills and more — without the expense of adding headcount.

Not every business has the staff within their existing organization that they may need, especially with today's quickly-evolving technology landscape

As Gordon Haff states in his article, Why IT Went Hybrid (And Why It Matters), "it's probably impossible to do everything in-house — and it's certainly not economically sensible." 

Haff is right on target, as more and more situations require specialized skills, such as those specific to cybersecurity, physical security, strategic planning or technology upgrade projects. When these situations arise, a company that attempts to solely handle them in-house, on top of their existing workload, can put too much weight on internal IT departments, leaving them less likely to succeed.

Read on to learn how we partner with many of our clients to alleviate these stresses, because your team deserves the resources and support necessary to succeed.