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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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“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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Letter “F” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP

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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Letter “E” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP

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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Letter “D” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP

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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Letter “C” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP

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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Letter “B” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP

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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Letter “A” Acronyms for the Sharp MFP

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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IT Case Study: Robinson Stave

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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5 Cloud Security Trends to Know

By Derek Miller, Content Marketing Consultant at CopyPress Published in Website Magazine As more companies consider cloud-based technologies, they’ll need to be aware of these five trends that could impact their organization’s digital security. 1.  Increased Migration Could Spell Danger There are many reasons why companies want to migrate their data and services to the …

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Incidents BDR Protects Against

Types of Incidents and Disasters BDR Protects Against There’s no way to predict the future, and Murphy’s Law tells us that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. If you don’t have a well-thought out recovery plan, your company’s data is teetering on the EDGE of a cliff without a SAFETY NET. Here are …

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10 Hidden IT Risks

10 Hidden IT Risks that Threaten Your Business (Plus 1 Easy Way to Find Them) Your Business depends on intelligence. But can you count on your technology? You may not be in the information technology business, but it’s probably impossible to imagine your business without IT. What you probably don’t consider is the IT vulnerabilities …

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