Constance Barbian

Things You Didn’t Know About Chester Carlson and Xerox (But Should)

Are you the kind of person that thinks a tissue is a Kleenex, and a copy is a Xerox? Or the other way around? Any clue as to who Chester Carlton is? You should—you’re likely using his invention every day.

In the office equipment world, the name Xerox and the task of making a copy have long been synonymous; and with good reason. As the inventor of the plain paper copier in the 60s, Xerox was,...

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Is Your Copier Working For You? 12 Questions to Ask

Are you getting the most out of your office equipment? A lot of small businesses simply don’t know the answer to that question. With so many things to manage when equipping an office for operations, keeping up with how a device is actually serving its users is typically the last thing businesses think about, unless, of course, it’s not working or the lease is about to expire.

60% of features...

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Digitize Paper Documents to Transform Your Office Into an Automated Powerhouse

Business and organizations around the world rely on paper to store documents, but there’s a better way. Offices that digitize information with Xerox printers can improve their efficiency by automating processes and going paperless.

The Benefits of a Paperless Office

Paper-based processes are costly, lack security, and do not efficiently manage data. The new wave of office equipment enables...

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5 Things You Should Care About When Buying a Copier

When you’re looking to buy a new copier, it’s easy to get lost in the “speeds and feeds.”

If you look at enough choices across manufacturers, you’ll find your eyes glazing over as you shuffle through the PDFs and specs like send functionality, ppm speeds, RAM, paper supported, and the dozens of other features and functionality that vary slightly across model and manufacturers.

I’m not saying...

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The Xerox Healthcare Multifunction Printer Simplifies HIPAA Compliance

Since 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act has completely transformed the landscape of medical care in the United States. It defines the relationship between patients and healthcare entities by providing for:

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Why You’ll Love Working With Benchmark -- Service

When you work with us, we have one goal -- to make you look good.

We know the reputation that many copier dealers have -- “used car salesman” is a frequent description of copier salespeople.

We understand that you’re worried about being sold a “lemon” of a solution to your business problem and then we’ll ride off into the sunset, never to be seen again (until it’s time to sell you something...

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Get Paper Fit for 2019 -- Shrink Your Paper Gut With Document Management

There are two things about paper in the office that we know:

  1. Paper isn’t going away.

  2. Paper slows down businesses.

Predictions that the “paperless” office is “around the corner” have been around for decades. A BusinessWeek article in 1975 included this tidbit: “Vincent E. Giuliano of Arthur D. Little, Inc. figures that the use of paper in business for records and correspondence should be...

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7 Downsides of Not Upgrading Your Printers Because They Still Work

“Leave well enough alone” can be pretty good advice.

There’s usually no special benefit from buying a new car, TV, furniture, etc. if what we have is working just fine. Instead, we can use our limited resources to do other things -- go to movies, take a vacation, or buy something fun.

The business world is like that too -- squeeze everything you can out of an investment, especially IT...

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4 Things About Printers Most People Don’t Know That Can Hurt Their Business

What you don’t know about printing can hurt your business -- either directly (data security breach) or indirectly (a less productive workplace).

Many of our office equipment customers start out only wanting a new printer. The current printer in their office is old and slow and they simply want a replacement.

I’ve written this before, but most offices don’t spend a lot of time thinking about...

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Printing That Are Hurting Your Bottom Line

Because most companies don’t think strategically about their printing fleet (the copiers and laser printers in their office), there are many hidden costs that they don’t recognize.

Think of these as “paper cuts” to your bottom line.

I’m going to share a few overlooked aspects of using printers and copiers that – if not taken into consideration – can cost your business money.

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