Implement Remote Support and Maximize Uptime

More and more business owners are asking questions relating to maximizing the uptime of their network and systems. System downtime leads to a number of issues, most importantly a significant loss of productivity. With remote support services from DPOE, your business will not suffer from losses in productivity from network downtimes.

There are many benefits to implementing network monitoring into your existing IT systems, including:

  • 24/7 Monitoring – With 24/7 monitoring, our team will always have your back. Should the smallest error occur, we will be there to fix the issue remotely, in many cases before you notice there is a problem.
  • Virus Protection – Viruses pose a huge problem for businesses, from the corruption and loss of data to having your data compromised in other ways. One bad virus can turn your whole world upside down! With remote support you don’t have to worry about pesky viruses messing with your data.
  • Security Breaches – We have heard about the disastrous security breaches that have happened to big time companies recently. That is why it is important to secure you company in the best way possible! Don’t let a security breach happen to you. With remote support a team of highly qualified engineers can quickly assess the situation and fix the problem.

Remote support is a service offered by Des Plaines Office Equipment. With the assistance that DPOE provides, businesses can get the best IT service around, ensuring uptime and maximizing productivity. There are many risks that businesses take when trying to manage their own IT networks, and we are here to help you keep your focus where it should be; on running your business.

For more information on remote support from DPOE, and to learn how you can get started, please contact us today!

Spring Cleaning and Document Management

Warmer weather continues to climb its way into spring which is good for at least two things: barbecues and spring cleaning.Document Management

While we may not be able to barbecue in our office, we can start to clean out those dust bunnies in the corners of our office cubicles. And while we’re at it, did you notice those huge, clunky metal filing cabinets around the corner? Man, those take up a lot of space. Wouldn’t it be nice to just scrap the ugly-looking things and figure out a better way to file and find your documents?

Well, there is a better way. It’s called document management, and it makes life a lot easier.

Document management is easiest to visualize as an electronic filing cabinet: it is a type of software that takes all documents, whether originally stored in an electronic format or on paper, and stores them electronically either on a database or up in the cloud. These documents are organized by their attributed fields and values, allowing them to become searchable by a user within seconds. You even get to customize those fields!

Maybe that’s not so bad if your paper document was exactly where you left it. However, that may not always be the case. According to the American Demographic Society, Americans waste more than 9 million hours each day looking for lost and/or misplaced paper files. Paper filing becomes a liability to employers and business if crucial documents go missing. What’s more, the amount of time taken to find that document could have been better spent elsewhere, financially and literally.Document ManagementWhat a filing cabinet can’t do, a document management system can. The days of walking over to a filing cabinet, finding the sheet of paper, walking over to someone’s desk, placing it onto their desk, waiting for that person to overview the document, having that person give it back, telling someone else to go file the document, etc., are over. That workflow becomes a breeding ground for sayings like, “I don’t remember you putting that on my desk,” or the document being accidentally pushed into the garbage. Document management can save you from those endless headaches and tired feet!

Electronic workflow from document management software allows seamless electronic transferring of documents through e-mail notifications and desktop application storage queues. No more questions about whether the document was placed on a desk when an e-mail notification will tell you that the document is ready to be opened on your computer.Document Management1

The benefits of switching over to a document management system are endless. It cuts the heavy cost of paper, ends the hide-and-seek game of document searching with immediate electronic searching capabilities, practically eliminates mis-filing, and helps streamline your workflow for a more productive, proactive work environment.

It may just help your spring cleaning go a little bit faster, allowing you more time to go out and barbecue.

Don’t delay. Give us a call today to get your spring cleaning underway! 847-879-6400

-Michelle Hand
Software Specialist at DPOE

Become a Thought Leader

Thought leaders radically change or propel innovation in their industry. They don’t just lead the way, they change the path entirely. Here at DPOE, leadership through innovation is the core of our company. Nothing great ever happened without change!

file3401277761414If you’re ready to stand out as a thought leader, try these things to propel your thought leadership to the next level.

Create a strong online presence. Start a blog like this one! Contribute to social media forums and keep your customers informed of what is going on in your company. Write columns for trade publications. Or, host a video blog – Gary Vaynerchuk did this with Wine Library TV made himself know as an expert wine critic.

Start talking. Publicly, that is. Give speeches at your local Rotary Club or Chamber of Commerce, then work your way up to trade conferences and national events. Our CEO, Chip Miceli, travels to various technology conferences as a panel guest and expert in our industry! Public speaking is a great way to get your face, your name, and your ideas out there.

Take risks, and be right about them. Thought leaders are often criticized early on for their radical ideas, but then get the last laugh when their gambles pay off. Steve Jobs was told his inventive products and ideas wouldn’t succeed, but his risks paid off big.