Protect Your Entire Network with CBS Managed IT

Do you know right now who has access to your network?  Would you like to be able to monitor and protect your entire network through a single pane of glass?   With most managed IT providers, you only see a glimpse of what is going on. But with the CBS Business Dashboard, you can monitor and protect your entire network with confidence. Confidence is not the only thing that our unique business dashboard will …

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Everything You Need to Know About DNS Protection

On October 21st of 2016, large chunks of the internet went dark. Websites like Twitter, PayPal, Spotify, the New York Times, Reddit, Pinterest, and many others crashed. How does that much of the internet go down all at once? In simple terms, Dyn, one of the largest domain name servers was hit with a distributed denial-of-service attack. This affected systems ran by Dyn, which housed these major platforms. Consequently, malware …

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4 ways going paperless could benefit your business

4 Benefits of the Paperless Business

A paperless business is the next step in the evolution of businesses. We’ve compiled a list of four benefits paperless businesses enjoy. 1. Increased Profitability in a Paperless Business When you read the term “increased profitability”, you may only think of the immediate cost of paper. According to a study, the average employee uses 10,000 sheets …

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ATTENTION: Office 365 Phishing Scam

According to Microsoft, a clever phishing campaign is plaguing Office 365 users. What exactly is phishing? Phishing (pronounced like fishing) is an attack that uses specific tactics of deception to try to steal critical information such as your identity, your bank information, and even your passwords. Phishers can masquerade their scam by posing as legitimate websites, luring you into trusting them with vital information stored on your …

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IT Case Study: Robinson Stave 1

IT Services for a Bourbon Barrel Maker Robinson Stave Co., Inc. produces bourbon barrels for Kentucky’s ever-burgeoning bourbon distilling industry. When their business technology reached its limits, they turned to Central Business Systems, Inc. for a Total Technology solution. Jim Stiles wears many hats as the Plant Engineer, maintenance manager, tool crib manager and IT …

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USPS Mailing and Shipping Rates for 2020

The USPS filed their mailing and shipping rate changes to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). These changes are approved and will take effect on January 26, 2020. Here are the most popular mailing and shipping products and how they will be affected under the proposed rate changes. Mailing and shipping rates will be raised but …

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Case Study: Technology Roadmap for CSI

The Technology Roadmap for CSI Building Trust With Your Technology Partner When we originally reached out to CSI, they were a company without an IT Department. They needed help with the maintenance of their network systems and wanted to test out the partnership with CBS. This took the form of our basic Essentials IT plan, …

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Sharp Solutions Letter “O”, “P” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP industry

O OCR (Optical Character Recognition): Software designed to translate text images into machine editable text. OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer): A company that makes products for other companies to repackage and sell. OAuth: An open source standard for service delegation. Designed specifically to work with Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), OAuth essentially allows access tokens to be …

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Sharp Solutions Letter “N” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP industry

N Network: A group of two or more computers connected by a network cable for the purpose of sharing files, programs or devices. Newly Manufactured: Devices that have not been refurbished, remanufactured, rented, leased, sold, or used in a demonstration, and are currently being marketed by the Manufacturer. NIAP (National Information Assurance Partnership): The Common …

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Sharp Solutions Letter “K”, “L”, “M” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP industry

K Kayleigh: Job accounting software used as a cost management tool that tracks printing activities and sets limits by user or department. L Large/Wide Format Equipment: A device that prints on large paper via a variety of output options. LCT (Large Capacity Tray): An add-on accessory for a copier or printer that allows for large …

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Sharp Solutions Letter “I” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP industry

I ICC (International Color Consortium): ICC Profiles describe the color attributes of a particular device or viewing requirement by defining a mapping between the device source or target color space and a profile connection space (PCS). IDP (Information Display Product): Refers to projectors and monitors. IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association): A …

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Sharp Solutions Letter “H” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP industry

H HCD PP v1.0 Dated 2015 (Hard Copy Device Protection Profile): HCD PP V1.0 (Dated 2015) is a new security profile for MFPs based on the security requirements specified by the U.S. and Japanese governments. It was developed through the industry collaboration with the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) and the International-Technology Promotion Agency, Japan …

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Sharp Solutions Letter “G” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP industry

G GEM (Government, Education and Medical): This term is used when those three vertical markets in particular are referenced. GIF (Graphics Interchange Format): A format that supports up to 8 bits per pixel, allowing a single image to reference a palette of up to 256 distinct colors chosen from the 24-bit RGB color space. GLBA …

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Sharp Solutions Letter “F” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP industry

F FAT (File Allocation Table): A computer file system architecture now widely used on most computer systems and most memory cards, such as those used with digital cameras. FCOT (First Copy Out Time): The time it takes for the first copy to print after the start command is executed. FHD (Full HD): A display’s video …

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Sharp Solutions Letter “E” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP industry

E EAL (Evaluation Assurance Level): Level (1 – 7) of an IT product or system to which a numerical grade is assigned following the completion of Common Criteria Certification to identify that all of the requirements were met for its Protection Profile. EAL is no longer applicable for new HCD PP v1.0 (dated 2015) based …

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Sharp Solutions Letter “D” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP industry

D Device: Also referred to as “equipment,” a device is the base unit, either with or without optional accessories and/or software. DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol): A network application protocol used by devices (DHCP clients) to obtain configuration information for operation in an Internet Protocol network. This protocol reduces system administration workload, allowing devices to …

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Sharp Solutions Letter “C” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP industry

C CAC (Common Access Card): A smart card that is used for general identification as well as for authentication by the government or organization networks. CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate): The year-over-year growth rate of an investment over a specified period of time. Cancellable Rental: An agreement that is cancellable upon the purchasing entity providing …

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Sharp Solutions Letter “B” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP industry

B Base Unit: The copier, printer, scanner, large/wide format and production devices that include all standard accessories and parts, and excludes optional accessories and/or software. Blended Rate: A rate that is derived by taking the black/white and color cost per click rates on one or more devices and calculating one rate that a customer will …

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Sharp Solutions Letter “A” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP industry

A A3: An A3 device is designed to handle letter, legal, ledger and some smaller paper sizes, such as postcards and envelopes. It has a maximum paper throughput of 11″ x 17″, and in some cases, 12″ x 18″. A4: An A4 device is designed to handle letter, legal and some smaller paper sizes, such …

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