Monthly Newsletter
      October 2020
What's Really Normal?

In March, companies rushed to set up remote work spaces and provide staff with the tools they needed to work from home so they could keep their people safe in a world that would never be the same.

Fast forward seven months and the leaders who made quick decisions and patchworked systems together to bridge the gap probably never thought those stopgap measures would need to be in place this long. There's no going back to the way we worked before. Work from home is part of our new reality, and it's one that businesses must now embrace.  Read more
In This Issue
Insider Cybersecurity Threats & How to Handle Them

Although most cybersecurity breaches are the work of bad actors penetrating corporate defenses, they aren't the only threats to worry about. Just like in horror movies, sometimes it's coming from inside the house.
To protect your house from internal threats, you must know your weak points and have an action plan on standby to counteract them when they occur. 

CDS Thermal Scanners

Watch this informative video on Thermal Scanning...

Konica Minolta Named a Worldwide Leader for Print Transformation

Konica Minolta announced it has been named as a leader in "Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment."

Konica Minolta has pursued an active approach to significantly grow its product portfolio and capabilities, leveraging its expertise in technology, products and workflow solutions to provide clients with the tools and competencies to support their digital transformations. The IDC MarketScape states that "Konica Minolta has successfully executed this plan in targeted areas such as managed IT services, security, voiceover IP (VoIP), enterprise content management, business process outsourcing and vertical-specific ERP and CRM solutions." The report notes that " ... customers seeking more than just a refresh of their printer/MFP portfolio and more of a vision of the workplace's evolution into the future may want to consider Konica Minolta." 

Considering Cyber Risk Insurance?

After an incredibly damaging and costly run of high-profile cybercrime, many businesses may be relieved to learn they can purchase some protection in the form of Cyber Risk Insurance. With so many companies having their data held hostage of huge dumps of private information, who wouldn't be a little scared that they might be next?
But like every new product category that emerges to meet a market need, it's still a bit of the Wild West out there. There is a massive amount of variation and inconsistency among these policies. Even an industry professional could have a hard time keeping it straight, much less a small business owner who doesn't spend their days consumed with IT issues.

The landscape of technology adoption is always evolving, as is the nature of the threats cybercriminals pose to businesses. This all only adds to the complexity and confusion around this topic.

Sharp Adds 9 New Printers & MFPs to Its Lineup

Sharp Imaging and Information Company added nine new models to its existing letter-sized A4 printer lineup, providing a total of 19 A4 models for home and office use. The additional products include three monochrome models and six color models. These new models are designed with high-performance features typically found on larger machines, delivering the productivity, performance and reliability needed for busy work environments.

The new lineup, which includes four MFPs, delivers a crisp output all in a compact design. These models present an intuitive design as well as out-of-the box copy, print, scan and fax capabilities. Additionally, with speeds ranging from 35 to 70 pages per minute (ppm), these products can integrate seamlessly into any existing office environment. The four MFP models are also compatible with Synappx Go, a mobile application that connects to Sharp MFPs for fast scanning and printing wherever you go. 

Securing Your Business

When you consider modern attacks, it's pretty obvious that all businesses-small- to medium- sized businesses (SMBs), need a strong lineup of cyber-defense tools, not just a barebones firewall and old-fashioned antivirus. You need to protect your business first, and to do that, you have to build out a strong cybersecurity stack that can actually withstand the onslaught of modern malware.

For any business, it's crucial to remember that, as needs shift, the conversation around cybersecurity services is only going to grow. That means making sure your own business has an effective cybersecurity strategy is no longer merely nice to have; it's actually a necessary part of doing business in today's world.

Introducing the TOUGHBOOK A3 

The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK® A3 is a rugged Android™ OS 10.1" tablet that is the latest addition to our TOUGHBOOK lineup.

Keep essential office supplies on-hand and office equipment working in top condition by contacting the CDS Office Supplies Team: for all your office supplies, toner and printer cartridges.

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James Martin, IT Engineer, St. Louis
Dustin Ritter, IT Engineer, St. Louis
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Mark Watson, President, CDS Office Technologies, recently announced 
"CDS has done business throughout the lower forty-eight states, including some business in Hawaii, but until now, never Alaska..." 

(Photo: CDS preparing a Panasonic phone system for deployment at NOAA National Weather Service Alaska Region and Training Center.)

CDS staff at the Corporate Headquarters were treated to a "fall fish fry" by Jay Watson, CEO.  Jay supplied and cooked the fish from a recent fishing expedition.

(Photo provided by Fred Bascom)
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