It’s a topic that has been much in the news over the last few months, leaving us all questioning our online vulnerability and searching for ways to increase our cyber security both personally and in our businesses. It has been estimated that annually there are upwards of 556 million cyber-crime victims. Larger companies and corporations employ technology and data security teams to protect themselves from these ‘invisible criminals’. Smaller businesses however do not always have the resources for such an investment and are often easy prey for security breaches, with devastating consequences. You may have looked into your computer systems and social computing etiquette to assess the vulnerability, but have you thought about the other equipment and business solutions you use around the office? We’ve rounded up a few of our top tips to help keep your business secure: Protect your documents Don’t leave yourself open to the risks presented [...]
So Ramadan has started and as we all observe and respect the rules and traditions associated with the Holy Month, whilst trying to continue with ‘business as usual’, we wanted to remind our followers of the basic etiquette for doing business at this time. The basics The first step towards being culturally sensitive during Ramadan is understanding the basic requirements of this religious period. Muslims observe the five pillars of Islam, and one of these pillars is fasting. They believe that they will be greatly rewarded for following the 30 day fasting period of Ramadan. During this time of fasting, devotees are required to fast for up to 18 hours a day: from sunrise to sunset. Fasting means not taking part in anything by mouth, including food, drink, gum or cigarette smoke. Fasting can have dramatic effects on the mind and body. It is no easy task and is meant [...]
It’s been an incredible start to the year for Xerox, who finished Q1 with a bang, launching 29 NEW ConnectKey printers and multi function devices – making it the largest product launch in history. The two new sub-brands were introduced as part of the launch: VersaLink and AltaLink, with VersaLink ideal for smaller work groups and teams with lower volume needs, and the AltaLink series specifically designed for larger work groups with higher print volume needs. Overall, 19 printers and MFP’s were introduced as part of the VersaLink series, with 10 MFP’s making up the AltaLink range. All 29 products of course offer the consistent Xerox user experience and are ConnectKey enabled. All of these new devices can help to streamline business processes thanks to the built-in apps which help to create individually tailored workflows. They are also easy to use as a result of the intuitive user interface, with [...]
With this month’s focus on Earth Day, and all the talk in the news recently about missions to Mars, it’s actually a good time to think about what each of us can do to protect our own planet - the things that we can actually change to make a difference. We spend most of our time at work, so let’s start there. How environmentally friendly (‘green’) is your office? How highly do you score on the checklist below of green workplace initiatives? Do you really Reduce, Re-use and Recycle? The three R’s help us to limit wastage, saving precious resources, energy, time and money. Don’t print unless you really have to, and when you do, try to print on both sides (duplex). Save old print outs and scrap paper for taking notes at meetings, instead of breaking open a new notepad. Don’t leave water running or lighting and air conditioning [...]
Earlier this year, Xerox Emirates hosted their annual Channel Partner Year Start Meeting & Gala Dinner 2017, attended by channel partners from around the UAE. The event aims to celebrate success, reward excellence and generally show recognition to the channel partners who play such a key role in the company’s success in the UAE. We were there at Jumeirah Golf Estates, representing Xeratek, among a number of other partners, and aside from getting a chance to catch up with our colleagues and peers in the industry, we were delighted to be on the receiving end of a number of key awards. We were recognized as the Highest Revenue Partner of The Year (in Dubai) for 2016, as well as the New Business Partner of The Year for 2016 (for the highest number of new customers added in 2016). In a logical progression, after receiving both of these important awards, we [...]
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) may have limited resources, but this doesn’t mean they cannot make efficient use of these resources. Whether the resource is time, manpower or capital, there are some crucial steps to help optimize these resources, which can significantly lower costs, improve productivity and morale, and increase returns. Using the latest equipment and apps It may seem like an expensive outlay, but investing in new equipment is just that – an investment. The latest multi-function printers and customised apps can help businesses to be more efficient, saving both time and money, and reducing operational costs. Automating workflows Automating internal processes is common in big businesses. Nowadays, new technologies are making automation much easier today than it used to be and therefore more accessible to the SME market. Automating tedious processes in particular, such as invoicing for purchase and sales are probably the first things you can automate. [...]
At the end of a very successful 2016, Xerox received notification of a final prestigious accolade in recognition of their extensive software portfolio for document application imaging, for the fourth year in a row! The annual award was given to Xerox by the analysts at BLI (Buyers Laboratory), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging software, hardware and services. These experts reviewed the imaging software officially sold and supported via direct and independent sales channels, and take into account the manufacturers own products as well as those from independent partner software vendors. With this in mind, each leading printer and manufacturer was judged on both the depth and breadth of products offered, from document management, capture and workflow to cost accounting and recovery, print management and more. The assessment considered the needs of different size organisations and the variety of offerings in each category that would suit the range, [...]
Kofax, a Lexmark company, is a leading provider of smart process applications that simplify the business critical First Mile™ of information intensive customer interactions. As an official Kofax Partner across the region, Xeratek combines market leading capture, process management, analytics and mobile capabilities that enable organizations to increase their responsiveness to customers, provide better service, gain a competitive advantage and better grow their businesses while reducing operating costs.