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Why It's SumnerOne For Managed IT Services

Posted by SumnerOne on Apr 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 I started with SumnerOne in 2006. It was a different world of technology at that time. The technology advances that we had were moving into affordable color copying in an office. Its crazy to think that at that time, a color print cost $.15 and black and white prints were $.013. And that was considered a bargain! Since then, the world of office technology has moved past printers and copiers and further into the realm of the digital age. In my experience, I can tell you that one thing is certain: technology is constantly changing and if you want to stay relevant, you better be changing with technology. I can assure you that if my sole expertise was telling you what printer fit your business, I'd have a lot of spare time on my hands. So how has SumnerOne evolved into more than just a printer and copier dealer? Let me tell you how we've done it:

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Topics: IT Management, Technology

Selecting a Winning IT Services Team

Posted by SumnerOne on Feb 6, 2018 11:00:00 AM

The past few months, we have discussed the “IT” problem. It’s well-known that the biggest security risk for a company is its people. Educating your employees on possible threats is the first line of defense, but this can only help so much in the battle of keeping your network secure. The devious cyber criminals that are trying to wreak havoc on your business are pretty sinister and tricky. The need for IT support for any business is inevitable, but which type of IT services is right for you?

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Topics: IT Management, Networks & Security

The Ultimate Checklist to Grade Your Computer Guy

Posted by SumnerOne on Dec 5, 2017 2:10:58 PM

The pulse of every company today can usually be measured by their digital presence. Almost everyone has a website and their business survives working on a network. As workers start their day, they have a cup of coffee or two in the morning. They sit at their desk answering calls and e-mails and things run smoothly as the workday hums along; until there is a problem with your network or device. But how can you be sure that the IT provider there to solve your issues has your businesses best interest in mind? 

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Topics: Security

Dive Headfirst Into a Digital Transformation

Posted by SumnerOne on Nov 13, 2017 10:04:54 AM

This weekend, we were in a competitive situation for a dream home in Kansas City. We had several rounds of changes to our offer agreement as we negotiated against multiple motivated buyers. Time and flexibility were critical as we were against a tight dead line. Several conversations between us and realtors representing buyers and sellers and lenders took place. We got our signed documents in by the 5 pm deadline for a final decision from the seller. The result; we got our dream home.

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Topics: IT Management

Moving Your Business Into the Future with Digital Transformation

Posted by SumnerOne on Oct 13, 2017 1:41:23 PM

What could a digital transformation mean for your business? Truth is, there is no single catch-all definition of what digital transformation means. Digital transformations can mean many different things for different businesses and organizations. But one thing that is certain about digital transformation is that it has become imperative for every business. No matter what the service or size of your business is, delivering a strong digital presence has become the way of the future. However, a digital transformation isn’t only about changes in technology, it is also about embracing new changes within your business. 

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Topics: IT Management, Technology

What is "IT" for Small to Medium Business Security?

Posted by SumnerOne on Oct 5, 2017 10:41:34 AM

What is “IT”? You never know where “IT” could be. Lurking around the printer, responding to e-mails, or answering phone calls.

Maybe "IT" comes in an unexpected e-mail from your coworker, Ted. You click on the link inside without hesitation. Ted is notorious for sharing the best memes. Why wouldn’t you? You wait for the web page to load with anticipation but the page never loads - oh well, there's work to do. Did you notice that Ted's email address was misspelled? What about the web address that the link was sending you to? It was different than the link in the email.

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Topics: Security, Networks & Security, small to medium business

3 Reasons to Move to a Document Management Solution

Posted by SumnerOne on Jun 28, 2017 9:34:00 AM

 Small and medium businesses see a lot of value when moving to managed document solutions, but it takes a little digging. We find the top benefits to our clients who adopt electronic content management (ECM) fall into three categories access, monitoring and processing all of that critical data. Some examples include:

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Topics: IT Management, Mobility, Small Business, Technology