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Important Questions You Should Ask Your Next IT Managed Services Provider

Choosing a managed service provider is a crucial decision for businesses. If you make a good choice, your business can flourish with minimal downtime. A poor, hasty decision could risk your data while costing you a fortune on unreliable technology and service. So how does one know the difference between a well-matched choice and a …

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Managed Print Services Provider

Most businesses rely on printing for their businesses. Printing is an essential function — but each business will approach printing differently.  Your organization’s needs will vary from other businesses, which is why you will need a print solution that compliments your organization to help boost productivity and control your costs.   What is Managed Print Services? …

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Improve Your Business with a Total Technology Solution

Every business today relies on technology for day-to-day operations. From sales to shipping, accounting, and every department in between, technology creates a more efficient way of conducting business. As the world of business constantly evolves, technology enables innovation and agility within an increasingly competitive market. With all this evolution, how can you make sure your …

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Enhance Your Business with a Total Technology Partner

Running a business requires dependency on a lot of different technology. So how do you get the most out of your technology and get it all moving in the same direction? Read below and find a total technology partner.   From using computers and email to communicate with clients to using printers or even mail machines …

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Ways to Boost Your Business Productivity with Microsoft 365

As the world has shifted over to hybrid workspaces, some employees working from home and some working in offices, businesses now face the unique challenge of how to connect with each employee no matter where they are working. Microsoft 365 offers a solution to this need by creating a cloud-based, collaborative suite of tools for …

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What Are Your Business’s Cybersecurity New Years Resolutions?

We’re starting 2022 off right, and we’d like to help you do the same for your business’s cybersecurity posture. This new year, we want to propose some New Year’s resolutions that will help raise the bar for your business’s technology ROI.   Even though we are extremely technology-based as a society, we can still see many challenges …

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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 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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“O”, “P” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP

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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“N” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP

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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“K”, “L”, “M” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP

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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“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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Letter “H” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP

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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Letter “G” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP

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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