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Dec. 15, 2015
Issue No. 480

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


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These devices can help prevent data and network breaches in your organization by tightening up the security at the point of network access.

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Print Audit Launches Embedded Application for HP OXP-Enabled MFPs
Print Audit has announced the release of Print Audit Embedded for HP version 1.0. This release is compatible with HP OXP (Open Extensibility Platform)-equipped MFPs.

Continuum University Adds Backup Specialist to IT Certification Program
Continuum University, the self-paced, interactive online learning center at Continuum, has added a certification program for Continuity247, the company's fully managed backup and disaster recovery (BDR) platform, which proactively monitors, troubleshoots and remediates problems to ensure backups continuously run for its clients.

Objectif Lune Releases Version 1.3 of Its Connect Suite of Software
Objectif Lune has announced the latest version of its software, PrintShop Mail Connect, PReS Connect and PlanetPress Connect, version 1.3.

Supplies Wholesalers Integration Now Available for Red Falcon Software
ECi Software Solutions has announced that Supplies Wholesalers is now integrated with its Red Falcon software for office products dealers.

Brother Introduces Business-Centric Scanning Solutions
Brother International Corp. has announced its next generation of workgroup scanners.

KYOCERA Document Solutions Announces Support for Google Cloud Printing
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. has announced that select Kyocera printers and MFPs are now able to support Google Cloud Print, making it even easier for users to access documents from anywhere and support growing printing needs, without the deployment of IT departments.

ConnectWise Announces ConnectWise 2016.1
ConnectWise has announced an updated version of its business management platform that incorporates new features and enhancements designed to accelerate the efficiency and profitability of its partners.

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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.
MPS Client Engagement Training Series
The BTA MPS Client Engagement Training Series, led by Mike Lecak, president of Collaborative Consultant Group, consists of six one-hour, Web-based courses designed to assist participants in the following: getting the appointment; MPS value propositions; conducting the appointment; the assessment; the proposal; deal implementation; and client management. During the six-week session, there will be three one-hour, one-on-one coaching sessions in addition to the online training sessions. During these sessions, you will be working with Lecak on three of your specific accounts. You will be taking these opportunities through the sales process, from appointment through the assessment to the proposal and contract. You will have a chance to gain valuable insight while working on actual "live" prospects. For more information or to register online, click here.

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