CFBT Announces Launch of iSeries

Born from a desire to rethink the role of multifunctional printers in business, the next-generation technology, the bizhub i-Series seamlessly connects your dynamic environment. Simply and securely bringing together people, places and devices to embrace the way you work. Improve communications and productivity, streamline processes, make better decisions and, ultimately, enable smarter business.

Features of the i-Series include:

  • Simple operability and high quality performance. Users can complete tasks efficiently and effectively from anywhere.
  • Integrated cloud services offer the right processes at the right time. A more convenient workflows is available for everyone.
  • Next-generation security technology is built in, providing a reliable and safe environment for your business.
  • Voice connection allows for an easier operation and enhanced accessibility. Users can operate and even learn from the i-Series with their voice, in the same familiar way as their smartphone. It also gives access to the visually impaired, who can autonomously handle their copy and scan jobs, without touching the device.
  • With intelligent usability, next-generation security and seamless connectivity, the bizhub i-Series connects tomorrow’s workplace today.

You can see live demos of the new i-Series at Doctoberfest 2019!

Top 3 Things To Know About The Windows 7 To 10 Upgrade

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will end support for its Windows 7 operating system as part of a long-planned shift to Windows 10. And a recent survey by Kollective revealed that two-thirds of businesses surveyed had yet to develop a strategy to migrate to Windows 10. One-fifth didn’t even know Microsoft was planning to withdraw support for Windows 7.[1]

And so we put together the top 3 things that you should know about the end of Windows 7 to properly prepare your business for a successful upgrade.

  1. What does this upgrade mean?

Organizations that fail to transition to Windows 10 before year-end will lose ongoing support for security updates, security patches, and online technical content updates. In fact, customer support for Windows 7 will cease to exist. But, from a risk perspective, the failure to migrate could be catastrophic because security patches ensure that your devices are always protected.

  1. How should I go about learning more to make the switch?

Your IT department should help select the technology that you need to operate your business effectively. More organizations than not, unfortunately lack a full-time IT department, and so large scale upgrades like this, can be challenging and on occasion, missed. Konica Minolta’s IT Services division, All Covered, can help to provide direction and advice to any organization who feel lost or troubled by this upgrade. Additionally, All Covered can assist to complete the responsibilities of a full time IT department to perform the install, integrate, and train employees while also providing desktop support to fix any system issues.

  1. How will my organization benefit?

By upgrading now – your business can work to transition out older operating systems without the pressure of a 30 day deadline. Installing the new Windows 10 will boost productivity because its startup is 28% faster as compared to Windows 7. Additionally, its regular updates are designed to be just as easy for in-office employees and remote workers as well. The most important reason to upgrade now is to keep your business safe. Microsoft has worked diligently to create an operating system that is primarily focused on security for any business. The added layers of security include facial and fingerprint login, encryption of data on hard drives, and built in malware and virus protection.

After a 10 year run, Windows 7 has come to a bittersweet end for Microsoft and there is an excess of information published about upgrading to Windows 10. If you feel completely bombarded about where to start – we’re here to help. Let us take the burden off your shoulders, contact your Documentelligence™ representative today!

 

[1] Hopping, Claire. “Two-thirds of Businesses Not Prepped for Death of Windows 7,” ItPro, September 3, 2018.

This article was written by Brittany Rodriguez, Konica Minolta Marketing Specialist

 

CFBT Pushes New and Improved Green Program Launched for Konica Minolta

At Copier Fax Business Technologies, we believe it’s our responsibility to conduct business in a way that will preserve the environment and create a more sustainable society. We are striving to maximize efficiency while minimizing the environmental impact.

From design and development, throughout the product’s lifecycle, to disposal, our products at Copier Fax Business Technologies are engineered, manufactured and transported in ways that save energy and reduce waste.

Konica Minolta’s Clean Planet Program leads the industry in protecting the environment. They have now simplified the program to make it even easier and more convenient. Saving energy, managing resources and promoting policies that really make a difference — it’s all part of our commitment to preserve the planet for generations to come.

To read more about their new program – CLICK HERE!

We are highly encouraging our clients to register for the Box Program.

The Box Program is ideal for customers who utilize between 4 and 200 cartridges per month. Each order includes 3 individual recycling boxes that are designed to hold 10 to 15 items (when placed into the recycling box without the original packaging).

The boxes come complete with pre-affixed return UPS labels. When a box is full, simply secure the liner with the included zip ties, tape the lid, and schedule a pick up through UPS.

Click here to register: https://www.myctlportal.com/konica-minolta/new-customer-registration.aspx

If you have any questions, please contact your CFBT representative.  Thank you for helping us go green!

CFBT Debuts Workplace Hub

Copier Fax Business Technologies announces the United States debut of the Konica Minolta Workplace Hub™.  They are the first and only dealer in the country to be offering this product, from it’s rollout in late 2017.

The Workplace Hub™is the first step towards delivering systems that  intuitively connect people, places and devices into a platform that is accessible and manageable from a single place.

“Modern technology has brought simplicity into our lives,” says Al Scibetta, President and CEO of Copier Fax Business Technologies.  “Think of the number of tasks we complete from a single device.  Access to information from a single click of a mouse.  The number of people we can connect with from behind a screen.  Workplace Hub™ welcomes that simplicity at your office.”

The Workplace Hub™ is an addition to the Documentelligence™ fleet, which also includes all the products from Workplace of the Future™.

As the world’s most connected, intelligent edge device. It delivers seamless  collaboration, intelligent systems, and efficient productivity. It unifies all of  your existing technologies, integrating hardware, software and services into a one-stop connected platform. Designed to future-proof workplaces  of every size, Workplace Hub™ is built to be flexible. Providing efficient and  effective management of tools, services and devices. It is a platform that  has transformed the office space. Creating a centralized IT ecosystem for  the workplace of the future.

The Workplace HubTM gives you the IT capability of a far bigger company  and freedom of a start-up. It unifies systems, removes repetitive tasks and  enhances standards. It ends unwelcome IT distractions. It helps you work smarter, and the seamless integration of new intelligent technologies, ensure you’re always performing at your best.

“This device makes it easy to plan, manage and grow the IT environment that’s right for your company – no matter what size,” says Scibetta.

These features include Wi-Fi Management, Asset Management, Storage and Back-Up Settings, Security Over, and User Management.

You can know who, what, where and how many of all activities for your devices, prints, files, storage and more.

To learn more about the Workplace Hub, join us at Doctoberfest 2018, and follow us on Facebook as we launch information on our website.

New Fleet added for Copier Fax Business Technologies

Buffalo, NY – In partnership with VSP Graphics, Copier Fax Business Technologies is happy to announce a new and improved service fleet hitting the road. IMG_9942

First to launch is a new service van, that will be able to better accommodate production print repairs – through holding larger parts and equipment.

We also have nine new Nissan Rogues, with a fresh new design that will be rolling out throughout the month of May.

This is also in conjunction with a new delivery truck that was rolled out earlier in the year.

As we continue to grow, and work to provide exemplary service for our customers – it is important to use to also provide the necessary tools for our team, in order to make this happen!

Thank you VSP for your great work!

What is CFBT’s Business Automation?

mfp screenIn conjunction with the launch of our Workplace of the Future line, we also open the doors for what we like to call “Business Automation”.

Business Automation is an office “way of life” that we push for every business to try and achieve.  Business Automation could be credited as the reason we created Documentelligence™- which converts your office to a smart office through hardware, software, and document management.  It’s the “Where?” “Why?” and “How?” we improve the proficiency, efficiency, and bottom line cost savings.

When offices adopt and embrace modern technology – with both hardware and software, they have the potential to improve many difference facets of their business:

Morale.  It’s the simplest improvement in Business Automation.  Having a machine that works, or easy access to a file goes a long way in reducing stress for your employees.

Employee Productivity.  How much time is wasted when your employees do something “manually”; searching for a paper file, hand-writing documents, waiting for a print.  This list goes one.  While all of these simple little tasks don’t seem like they eat up a lot of time – over the course of a year, and many years, this time adds up and it is wasted company dollars that could be spent on more productive things.

Hardware Costs.  Your copy machine is extremely old.  The pros – it’s paid off.  The cons – it is constantly broken, the prints look terrible.  You may have multiple machines that could really be combined into one fantastic machine, and it takes forever to print your documents.  In the big picture – what is better for the cost and productivity of your business?  We will show you the difference.

Space.  Filing cabinets, a multitude of big old machines, paper after paper.  This space could be used by either more employees, or smaller rent when you locate to a more efficient space.  Whether we digitize your paper files, combine your hardware machines, or implement software that improves the flow of your office – we encourage you to make the most out of the money per square footage your spending.

CFBT Launches Workplace of the Future Line

13_ideum_multitouch_upperheroCopier Fax Business Technologies is please to announce the official launch of our Workplace of the Future line. The demand of data and information in order to make faster and better decisions is staggering.  Konica Minolta has taken the technology offered for businesses to the next level, to offer technological advancement in nearly every aspect of your office.  These technological advances are known as Konica Minolta’s Workplace of the Future™.

As a proud partner of Konica Minolta, Copier Fax Business Technologies, through Documentelligence™ is able to provide Workplace of the Future™ with these state-of-the-art technological advancements right here in Western New York.

Here is a highlight of some of our featured products:

The Receptionist:  The Receptionist is the most versatile, effective and easy-to-use Visitor Management System available.  Whether you have a few employees, or a large staff, this logging system can manage your visitor flow, track visitors, print badges and more

ALICE:  ALICE uses a touch screen and live video technology to directly connect visitors with your employees, greeting them and notifying staff when a visitor enters your office space.

Telepresence Robot: More than just video conferencing, the Double®2 gives you a real, physical presence, while allowing you to travel from room to room, meeting to meeting, classroom to classroom on a more interactive level.

Documentelligence Collaboration Board:  The Documentelligence™ Collaboration Table is a turnkey, all-in-one high-performance interactive table with 3MTM touch technology.  From interactive meetings, enhanced presence at trade-shows, or education opportunities at the consumer – or student level;  The DocumentelligenceTM Collaboration Table is giving shape to ideas and providing boundless possibilities for today’s workforce.

The full list of our products, and downloadable brochures can be found on our website.  Simply CLICK HERE.

We look forward to working with you to continue our mission of bringing you Tomorrow’s Office Today.

 

Copier Fax Business Technologies Launches Documentelligence™ Collaboration Board

13_ideum_multitouch_upperheroCopier Fax Business Technologies is pleased to announce the launch of the “Documentelligence™ Collaboration Board.”  This product is a turnkey, all-in-one, high-performance, interactive table with 3MTM technology.

Users of this product can enjoy interactive meetings, enhanced presence at trade-shows, or education opportunities at the consumer or student level.

Documentelligence™ Collaboration Tables are designed and built in the USA.

The product debuted at CFBT’s Doctoberfest 2017, which included custom app demonstrations.  To learn more about this product, and to download our brochure, please CLICK HERE.

CFBT Attends “FutureReady” Conference by Konica Minolta

IMG_0056Copier Fax Business Technologies had the opportunity to attend the FutureReady conference held in San Diego California, during the first week of October.

This annual event is for Konica Minolta dealers to learn about the latest and greatest upcoming software and technology for our customers.

This year’s event was re-designed to be more intimate, compared to past dealer meetings.  With only 650 guests from across the country, CFBT had the pleasure of being a select representative.  There are new workplace hub platforms that are being released, new MFPs, and a heavy emphasis on robotics (one of which we will be displaying at Doctoberfest 2017).

We will also be seeing big changes coming to NEST, formally known as just a high-tech thermostat, the NEST is now providing full system controls, as well as expanding the “mobile” technology of controlling the system.

We will keep you updated as this new technology rolls out.  In the mean time, we would like to thank Konica Minolta for hosting us, and for all of our Konica Minolta friends across the country, for once again showing us why we are proud to be part of such an incredible network.

 

 

Copier Fax Ranked Top Seller of The Receptionist

img_9683Buffalo, NY – Copier Fax Business Technologies has been recognized as one of the top sellers in the country, of Konica Minolta’s “The Receptionist”.

This new visitor management system allows tracking of everyone who enters the office building.  Guests check in with “The Receptionist,” which will then keep a visitor log, take photos of your visitors for identification, print custom visitor ID badges, which include the visitor’s photo and company logo.  It also tracks all deliveries, legal documents, and general visitor notifications.  Employees receive a notification when their guests check-in.

The system can also provide instructions and information for guests that arrive.  For larger buildings, this could include which floor or room to enter, waiting room instructions, directions to conference rooms and more.

Implementation of this innovative program is executed on an iPad, with additional software programs that sync with the office IT system.

This technology is not meant to replace a current receptionist; rather, it is designed to help the productivity.  A study from Carnegie Mellon University found that people who were interrupted during a cognitive skill test performed 20% worse than those who weren’t interrupted.

“The role of the receptionist has evolved dramatically, thanks to modern technology,” says Al Scibetta, Owner and President of Copier Fax Business Technologies.  “Their skills have expanded to be an important asset to all departments, and this technology will help them be as productive as possible with their duties.”

Additionally, this program is designed to dramatically improve office security.  This includes visitor privacy, tracking, and identification.  Businesses will be able to know exactly who came through the door, at what time, with an accompanying picture of the individual.

The Receptionist is on display at Copier Fax Business Technologies’ Buffalo showroom.  In-office demonstrations and trials are also available upon request.

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