Xerox AltaLink C60

Xerox has always been a company of product perfection and customer excellence. Throughout their various product lines, nothing compares to the new AltaLink C60. This printer allows users of multiple industries to complete office tasks in a timely and productive manner. Efficiency in the workplace is key to success, which is why the features of the AltaLink C60 leave other products in its shadow. The Xerox Color C60 allows for professional image quality, and extreme flexibility to recognize seamless growth with your business. This machine is the one-stop-shop to help boost productivity in any business environment.

Like all business tools, having a multi-functioning machine will allow for the completion of various tasks simultaneously in a seamless manner. With speeds up too 60/70 ppm color and 65/75 ppm black-and-white wait times become an obstacle of the past. The addition of a Single-pass Scanner allows for up to 200 images per minute (ipm). This device is equipped with a Resolution of 2400 x 2400 dpi, and efficient Xerox® Emulsion Aggregation (EA) Toner with ultra-low melt technology. You can be assured of seamless use and increased productivity.

The Xerox Color C60 allows you to print, copy, fax (optional), and scan – including scan and print with PC, USB or email. It can even print from virtually any smartphone or tablet. The Xerox Color C60 allows you to print, copy, fax (optional), and scan – including scan and print with PC, USB or email. It can even print from virtually any smartphone or tablet. This machine is guaranteed to deliver astonishing results every time without hesitation, all by simplifying the process of capturing, editing, and storing documents. The Xerox C60 provides all of the tools you need to get quality work done more efficiently.

Capturing real productivity with true multitasking allows for seamless task integration — Scan, print, copy, fax (optional) or route files, all at once. Preview scans and fax images on-screen and avoid mistakes. Saving time and steps make the difference with an extensive to-do list. Email lists, store on-board, send to a PC, server, USB, or fax. Create a searchable PDF in a straightforward step. Tying this machine together is seamless cloud integration. Xerox ConnectKey for DocuShare allows users to scan files directly into Xerox DocuShare folders. Additionally, you can go beyond necessary file storage and PDF creation by automatically converting documents to intelligent, structured data with easy file naming and routing tools. The Xerox C60 Color introduces state of the art technology to better your business productivity and efficiency.

Kyocera Document Solutions – How do you choose the most secure cloud services?

Everything You Need to Know to Make the Best Decision

When it comes to guaranteeing security, there is one fundamental question that must be considered: Private, on-site options or public, off-site solutions? The public cloud can be defined as a computing service offered by a third-party provider over the open Internet, whereas private cloud utilizes a private IT infrastructure and is used solely by one organization. While the service may be very similar in that the end product offers one, uniform way of working, there are substantial differences between them.

Particularly with regards to security, it is vital to evaluate which solution best fits the demands of your organization. With such a substantial risk at stake when considering indispensable business data and information, never mind that of your clients, there is no room to cut corners.

KYOCERA Document Solutions outlines the key factors which you should consider when deciding between public or private cloud solutions…

Existing Cloud Service Technology

You may find that it’s easy to forget that Cloud services do not operate alone. Instead, they link up and tie in with other systems whether they are hardware, such as multi-functional devices in the office, or software, like Enterprise Content Management or, the more modern alternative, Content Services.

There are various tools, including KYOCERA Fleet Services, which provide a connection between these products and the Cloud, but making sure they do so securely is essential. With on-site solutions, it is far easier to achieve, given that many of the risks of passing through public servers are avoided. It does not mean that it is impossible to have a secure off-site provision.

Current Legislation on Cloud Services

When investigating this topic, it is worth consulting current legislation. Every company is impacted by the rules of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and often different industries, such as financial services or defense, have specific legal requirements in terms of protection of data and information. For them, this question is not even up for debate.

Beyond even the legal requirements, there may also be industry standards which are expected to be met, as is often the case in banking where local print spooling features are required to enable a secure connection. Failure to comply with these expected levels of security can pose a significant risk to the organization, mainly if the worst were to happen.

What is your Budget?

When planning an IT security strategy, bear in mind just how much your company has to invest. Cloud-based business models often look to spread costs over a lengthy period, which allows firms to acquire technology without spending in one lump sum. This better suits many small and medium-sized companies.

In this way, off-site options provide a much more scalable and flexible solution to the market. Whereas on-site solutions require a more substantial initial investment in order to ensure server provision, off-site products are available freely online, and maybe the most suitable option for smaller organizations.

Hybrid systems, as an alternative?

Hybrid solutions are now beginning to provide an alternative. They operate by mixing both on-site and off-site servers to connect with other solutions securely while also accessing remote services such as infrastructure for Internet of Things devices.

A mix of the two also helps to enable firms to make a transition towards cloud computing. It is a risky and costly step to transfer an entire server and all of the infrastructure that comes with it, but hybrid options allow this move to happen strategically with different phases and stages. This ensures that the organization can get the best out of the new technology without opening themselves up to risks.

The growth of hybrid cloud has been fueled by offers from the likes of Azure Stack. As they become more available, prices will drop, and the quality of service is bound to improve, but already they are showing apparent efficiencies in making product features, which previously required more substantial investment, available to a broader market.

The reality is that the market is evenly split in terms of both on-site and off-site products. Without one clear winner in terms of security or product quality, it is up to each business to come to their own decision as to which is their higher priority and how it aligns with their investment budget.
In years to come, hybrid solutions may become a clear winner. As with all new technology, some are reluctant to dip their toes into hybrid until the security measures have been clearly demonstrated, but initial results suggest that, with work, it could be the best of both worlds.

Investing in the cloud is inevitable for any company wishing to remain competitive and gain further efficiencies. What requires thought and consideration in doing so is the security of the solutions that they choose. Even in the hunt for productivity, no organization can afford to put the safety of their confidential information at risk.

Kyocera Document Solutions – Print Challenges in Modern Schools

Is paper dead?

As mobile devices seem to be surgically attached to the palms of children these days, it follows that schools and colleges are increasingly looking to offer mobile printing solutions. After all, today’s youngsters are more tech-savvy than ever before, and there’s no better way to ensure they remain interested in school than allowing them to use their ever-present mobile tech.

Indeed, one of the most significant developments in the education sector in the last few years has been the rise in student mobility, which has had an impact on print in the education sector. Students, who bring their smartphones and tablets into classrooms, access, manage and share many of their documents and information through these digital devices, reducing the need – and volume – for hard copy prints.

That said, despite the increase in personal technology, print services are still hugely valuable in schools. Coursework and projects are still required to be submitted in hard copy format, while certain classes can be supported by specialized print, including new technologies such as 3D printing.

Matching Expectations

As a result, the education sector has to ensure that school print technology matches their ever-growing expectations. Yes, schools and colleges need reliable printers that print high-quality documents for coursework and displays, which can also deal with high print volumes, as well as offering great value in the long-term. But print education print also has to be exciting and appeal to users if they are to make the most out of the technology in front of them.

Connectivity is one way of doing just that. Options, such as wireless print, printing directly from USB and cloud-based applications such as AirPrint and Cloud Print – including KYOCERA’s private cloud print solution – enable teachers and pupils to work from different devices; the devices that they cherish and use so much.

KYOCERA’s research tells us that 45% of students think better computers are needed in their schools, which does suggest that the Bring Your Device (BYOD) trend has legs – awkward teenagers can’t complain if they’re using their own devices!!

App Cultures

A recent RM Education survey highlights the growing BYOD trend in schools as 29% of UK secondary schools have opted for some form of BYOD, and the number considering adopting this policy rose from 22% in 2014 to 26% this year. As BYOD grows, so too may demand app-based print and document solutions – for both pupils and teachers. Targeted apps that streamline workflows, such as KYOCERA’s teaching assistant, are proving popular as they save teachers time, which can then be spent with their students, while the KYOCERA Mobile Print App is a very handy tool.

At the end of the day, schools can benefit from being able to access documents on the go, from any device. They also want more effortless functionality and easy-to-use tools – which BYOD offers only when connected to the correct infrastructure. Get that right, and the toughest of tough audiences will be happy – and embrace the functions made available to them.

Kyocera Document Solutions – Is Print A Security Threat?

Last year’s high profile data breaches at the likes of Talk Talk and Vodafone show just how important it is for organizations of all sizes to protect data. At the same time, multi-function printers (MFPs) have become valuable assets in the workplace environment. But are they a security risk? Could the next headline-making data breach happen because of a poorly protected MFP? The answer is yes, which means IT departments must take steps to improve print security around MFPs.

Is print a costly oversight?

The good people at Quocirca research reckon that enterprises place a low priority on print security, despite over 60% admitting that they have experienced a print-related data breach. Those breaches can be costly too – in the UK the Ponemon Institute estimates that in 2013, the average organizational cost to a business suffering a data breach was £2.04m, up from £1.75m in the previous year.

As the lines between personal and professional use of technology blur, adequate data security has never been more needed. Most businesses will safeguard their laptops, smartphones, and tablets from external and internal threats, but few pay the same strategic attention to protecting the print environment. That same Quocirca study highlighted that over 75% of enterprises surveyed said that print is critical or very important to their business activities.

Sophisticated Data Sponges

As today’s MFPs have evolved to become sophisticated document capture and processing hubs – they have also become data sponges. They have built-in network connectivity, hard disk, and memory storage, so exhibit many of the same security vulnerabilities as any networked device. Plus, to make matters worse, more users are sharing centralized MFP devices.

Yet, Quocirca’s study revealed that just 22% place a high priority on securing their print infrastructure. While the financial and professional services sector considers print security a much more top priority, counterparts in the retail, manufacturing and the public sectors lag way behind.

Securing the Print Environment

After all of that negativity, it’s time for some good news! It’s straightforward for organizations to look after print security. Here are a few of the more common ways:

User authentication. The most insecure MFP is one that allows anonymous usage. User authentication via pin code, smart card, or even Bond-Esque bio-metrics ensures only those who should see a document can print it out – no longer will potentially sensitive documents be left in a paper tray. It saves money too on duplicated print!

Data encryption. MFPs contain hard drives that cache scanned document images and printed documents. As a result, data encryption should be used to protect sensitive information.

 KYOCERA Cloud Print. A security print solution provides a secure way to print via Cloud services such as Google Cloud Print. Through integrating with user authentication solutions such as PaperCut, Equitrac, and Safecom, Cloud Print enables both user authentication and single sign-on, meaning users can print from their Google Docs and Apps via the Cloud to any KYOCERA HyPAS enabled device quickly and securely.

By employing a few simple security measures, organizations can ensure they don’t end up becoming the next victim of a high-profile data breach – and the subject of the wrong kind of news headlines.

Kyocera Gives Back – BRASS

Since Kyocera’s inception in 1959, its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been a vital part of the KYOCERA DNA, which is why they regularly donate devices to support charities close to the communities they call home. Their latest donation to a fantastic organization comes in the form of a brand new ECOSYS M6035cidn printer. They have chosen to donate this machine to Bolton’s Befriending Refugee and Asylum Seeker Service (BRASS).

BRASS is a non-religious organization run by dedicated volunteers to address the lack of support for refugees and asylum seekers entering Bolton. This organization offers free specialized advice on immigration, asylum, job searching, citizenship, and legal rights to masses of people coming to Bolton. Also, BRASS runs a variety of services to teach English, cultural rights and responsibilities, better transition refugees to UK life, and aid in any other area refugees may need help in. BRASS works closely with similar organizations, such as the British Red Cross and Refugee Action.

The ECOSYS M6035cidn printer will replace BRASS’s previous device which, although initially able to support the organization, quickly became overpowered and ineffective as the organization – and its printing needs – grew. The new equipment will be used by the organization’s staff, as well as a much wider group of volunteers, student teachers and visitors, to support the organization’s many activities.

Brass now has three satellite projects, none of which have a printer available to them.

“Having a printer at our disposal will save us time as well as being available for our volunteers, student teachers, and service users.”

The donation of a brand-new printer will not only be a massive support to BRASS in the years to come, but it will also save the organization money that can be better spent addressing refugee needs in Bolton.

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