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Nov. 25, 2014
Issue No. 428
A Partner You Can Count On
You have heard the facts a million times — customers are more educated now and they are already looking for document management solutions. So, are you partnered with the best vendor to help your customers and yourself?
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In Memoriam: Kevin John Reidy
Kevin John Reidy of Folsom, La., died on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Covington, La.
Ricoh Announces New Line of Monochrome MFPs
Ricoh Americas Corp. has launched a new line of monochrome MFPs that provide powerful information management capabilities, including 11-by-17-inch printing, to mid-to-large-size workgroups.
Actionable Intelligence & ENX/The Week In Imaging to Present '2014: The Year in Review' Webinar
Market research firm Actionable Intelligence and the publisher of the monthly ENX Magazine and the weekly digital publication ENX/The Week in Imaging, will co-host their first webinar, "2014: The Year In Review," at 2 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 11, 2014.
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Building My Business Webinar: "Overcoming Challenges in Service to Improve Profitability & Efficiencies"
Now, more than ever, dealers are faced with many challenges impacting the service operation. Should you explore managed services? Is MPS worth the hassle? Can you take on another service and still offer an exceptional client experience? BEI Services has been in business for more than 21 years, working with hundreds of dealer operations. It understands the challenges dealers face that impact service profitability and operational efficiency. This webinar, led by Ken Staubitz of BEI Services, will review the common challenges impacting the service operation and will provide best practices to address these challenges. For more information or to register online, click here.
BTA Dealer Marketing Workshop - Plano, Texas
According to a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, business decision makers are, on average, 57 percent of the way through the buying process before they contact a vendor or sales rep. The buying process has changed. More of the initial research is done online. If you are not involved in this online research, you may not even get a shot at the deal. Has your dealership adapted to this new buying process? Or, are you confused by the many local seminars and Internet articles from online marketing people that make big promises but do not understand the office technology industry? It is time to get serious about online marketing. The BTA Dealer Marketing Workshop, led by Darrell Amy, Lindsay Kelley and Jon Mitchell of Dealer Marketing, makes sure your dealership is ready to implement best practices in online marketing. You will see real-world examples of how dealers use the Internet to generate leads, cross-sell current clients and position themselves as local experts. For more information or to register online, click here.
27 Building My Business Webinar: "Five New Ideas Using Technology to Secure Net New C-Level Meetings"
Kate Kingston of Kingston Training Group has new content on how to attract C-level decision makers by using the technology that is right at your fingertips. Using strategies through social media like LinkedIn — among other specific online applications — will allow your sales reps to learn when a prospect needs a strategic technology solution discussion. Reps will also gain the knowledge they will need to attract more C-level attendees at their next expo or learning luncheon. In this webinar, Kingston will deliver on how to drive more net-new, vertically focused C-level sales meetings past the dialing-for-dollars method. For more information or to register online, click here.
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The November issue of Office Technology, the monthly magazine of the Business Technology Association, is now posted on the BTA website. You will need your username and password to access the online magazine.
Click here to view the magazine online.
Click here for the Office Technology archives.
CompTIA Educational Discounts
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association, it advances the global interests of IT professionals and IT channel organizations, and enables them to be more successful with industry-leading certifications and business credentials, education, resources and the ability to connect with like-minded industry experts. CompTIA offers BTA members discounts of 10 to 15 percent on many of its certification exam vouchers. Certifications range from CDIA+ and Network+ to Mobile App Security+ (iOS and Android) and Cloud Essentials.
Visit www.bta.org/CompTIA for more information.
For more information on other BTA member benefits, visit www.bta.org/MemberBenefits.
Your BTA benefits are listed on the BTA website. Be sure to take full advantage of your membership by using the many discount programs and business services BTA offers exclusively for its members. Click here to learn more. Not a member yet? Join online.