Monthly Newsletter
      May 2020
For the past decade, LifeTech has been the leading supplier of high-tech in-home respiratory equipment. The Respiratory Therapists and support staff specialize in providing care to medically fragile ventilator and trach dependent patients (infant, pediatric, adult) and their families. However, at the onset of COVID-19, the immediate need to work remotely and continue patient support completely changed their business operations. 

Read the case study on how CDS Office Tech nologies was able to offer support services to allow employees to work from home, remotely monitor their computer systems and troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve many other common computer problems.
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State of Illinois Awarded Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding

On March 27, 2020, the president signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

The legislation is the largest-ever economic stimulus package in US history. The $2.1 trillion initiative contained funding for direct payments to Americans, loans to major industries impacted by coronavirus, financial aid to small businesses, supplemental unemployment insurance, and several grant funding opportunities for governments, education centers, and healthcare providers to properly prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus.
Through the Coronovirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) program, the State of IL was awarded $30,815,620.  Of the $30 million, $10.9 million has been allocated to specific counties and municipalities with $19.9 million left to the State to disburse at its discretion to small and medium sized local governments not included on the CESF allocation list
Deadline: Applications are due May 29, 2020.   Read eligibility details
Password Management Continues to Entice Clicks

Aside from social media-related messages, general subject lines related to password management were highest on the list once again. Another common theme is HR-related messages that mention organizational changes that potentially impact the daily lives of employees. 

COVID-19 Related Attacks Up 600%

The second most popular message of the entire quarter was a fake CDC alert about Coronavirus cases. Social media messages are another area of concern when it comes to phishing. The past quarter's top-clicked social media email subjects reveal new login alerts, password resets and someone may have accessed your account messages are coming onto the radar. 
Cleaning and Sanitizing Computer Equipment

When working in various industries such as healthcare and public safety, it is critical that professionals keep their equipment clean and sanitized to reduce or eliminate the spread of bacteria and germs.

To keep essential equipment working and in top condition, please contact CDS Supplies Team: for a quote and availability of equipment maintenance supplies.
Sierra Wireless Remote Worker Solutions

In these unprecedented times, organizations of all sizes are adapting how they do business in order  to protect their employees and community. For many, this means, providing the ability for people to work remotely, which requires maintaining both secure and reliable communications for remote and mobile workers. For more than 25 years, Sierra Wireless has kept people securely connected. You can count on us in these challenging times to help you keep workers safe and connected, no matter where they are.

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Sharp Earns 2020-21 Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award

Sharp received the award for its focus on office collaboration, where it works to accelerate communications and increase information security, while improving efficiency and reducing costs. The Buyers Lab study also considered Sharp's leadership in developing display hardware, including the versatile AQUOS BOARD family of interactive smart panels. It further recognized Sharp for its unique Synappx software applications, Windows collaboration display, cloud-integration capabilities and deep expertise delivering end-to-end solutions via the AV channel.

No-Contact Door Opener 

The n o- contact d oor  opener used to promote hand hygiene and c ontact -free s afety is  small and easy to carry. Applicable for various environments, especially opening the  door,  pressing the elevator, ATM machines, etc.

Made of brass material , these no-contact safety door opener key-chains can be imprinted with your company logo.  

Call Sue Shaw, Color World of Printing today 217-753-1049 or visit us on the web at:  for all your promotional item needs. 

Konica Minolta Wins Red Dot Award 2020 for bizhub i-Series

Konica Minolta Business Solutions announced its i-Series has received the Red Dot Award in the category of Product Design 2020. The products are the bizhub C360i/C300i/C250i (A3 color MFPs) and the bizhub C4050i/C3350i (A4 color MFPs).

The bizhub i-Series combines printing with process efficiency to empower customers to organize, streamline and customize their printing landscapes. To ensure the highest security standards, they also offer a unique and comprehensive security system with an optional built-in antivirus solution. 
Panasonic Earns 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Award 

Panasonic  announced it has received the 2020  ENERGY STAR  Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. Panasonic's accomplishments are recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

"I salute the 2020 ENERGY STAR award winners," said Anne Idsal, EPA principal deputy assistant administrator for air and radiation, ENERGY STAR. "These leaders demonstrate how energy efficiency drives economic competitiveness in tandem with environmental protection."
Customer Kudos    Like us on Facebook

Mega kudos to the management team at LifeTech.  With their help CDS developed a case study on the benefits of utilizing Managed Technology Services.  Also, many thanks to Mike Martinez, IT Engineer, Chicago and Fred Bascom, IT Telephony Engineer, Springfield.  "These guys are rock stars!" 

Vince Daudelin -  You contacted me at the right time - there were two other companies who bothered me about our copiers but they never followed up -
Your persistence and your professionalism truly helped you earn our business.
Jay K., President
IGT Service LLC

I don't know if you guys are in the same business unit but tell Mark Gottlieb, the Toughbook I purchased from him has been great.

Ben M.
Pentegra Systems
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Color World of Printing 

Call Color World of Printing today 217-753-1049 or visit us on the web for all your printing needs (large or small) and direct mail campaigns.

Full color offset, high-speed digital presses, specialty items and a full-service graphic design and support team.