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Nov. 3, 2015
Issue No. 474

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The Trends and Benefits of Smart Card and Biometric Security Devices for Office Networks


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BTA Welcomes Six New Members

BTA's Nov. 4 Webinar to Focus on Crafting a Relevant Sales Message
The 95th webinar in BTA's Building My Business Webinar Series is scheduled for 4 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

HP Inc. Ushers in New Era of Innovation
HP Inc. has made its global launch as a new, publicly listed Fortune 100 corporation.

Digitek Launches Partner Pro Business Growth Platform
Digitek has announced that it has launched its Partner Pro online portal.

Darrell Ford to Join Xerox as Chief Human Resources Officer
Xerox has announced the appointment of Darrell Ford as chief human resources officer and senior vice president of the corporation.

Sharp Electronics Promotes Dave Dwyer to Vice President of Supply Chain & Operations
Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) has announced that Dave Dwyer has been promoted to vice president of supply chain and operations.

OKI Announces New Financing Options for its Professional Series Devices
OKI Data Americas has announced the growth of its financial services program for its professional series devices with the addition of Navitas Lease Corp.

LMI Solutions Expands Into Latin & South American Markets
LMI Solutions has announced the expansion of its international sales and customer support team to support the Latin and South American markets.

ESP/SurgeX Unveils Remote Diagnostics Suite
ESP/SurgeX has announced its Remote Diagnostics Suite of products designed for use in imaging, IT, AV and small-office settings.

3D Systems Launches 3D Printing Lab with U.S. Army
3D Systems (3DS) has announced a partnership with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to jointly develop 3D printing technology and materials for automotive, medical, wearable, aerospace and other commercial and defense applications at the Army's Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Aberdeen, Maryland.

EFI Announces Fiery Servers for RICOH Pro C9100 Series
EFI has announced the commercial availability of new Fiery digital front ends (DFEs) to drive the RICOH Pro C9100/C9110 production printer series.

Continuum Upgrades Continuity247 BDR Platform
Continuum has upgraded its fully managed backup and disaster recovery (BDR) platform, Continuity247.

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Building My Business Webinar: "Are You Relevant Today?"
Do your business practices align with your field-level message? Is that message relevant to today's ever-changing decision maker? In this webinar, Mike Lecak of Collaborative Consultant Group will help you identify what messages capture the attention of today's decision makers and will help you craft a relevant sales message. For more information or to register online, click here.
Building My Business Webinar: "How to Effectively Use Yelp & Twitter"
Who uses Yelp and Twitter and how do they work? In this webinar, Andy Slawetsky of Industry Analysts Inc. will explain why should dealers use Yelp and Twitter to improve their business success. He will cover the basics of both platforms and show you how to set up and maintain your Yelp and Twitter accounts.For more information or to register online, click here.

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Credit Reports

Save money while doing your homework on prospective customers and suppliers. Experian Business Information Solutions and BTA have teamed up to offer BTA members 15-percent discounts on a variety of credit reports without any minimum commitment.

With data on more than 18 million U.S. businesses, Experian's online SmartBusinessReports and Monitoring Services help you qualify new business partners and identify emerging risks in your customer base before payment delinquencies occur. By utilizing an objective business credit reporting service from Experian to monitor a partner or supplier's company credit report, you can discover the following in advance: the status of prospective customers' payment practices; existing clients' business conditions; suppliers' historical relationships with others; notifications about changes to suppliers' or customers' business credit reports; what your competitors are doing; and other financially pertinent details.

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