Monthly Newsletter
      June 2020
Moving to Managed Technology Services 

MiniMoves, founded in 1991 by Jack Arslanian, President, pledged to fill a void in the moving industry - no one properly serviced America's small shipments. Jack created a company of small job movers providing full service solutions for small moves across the country and locally.  Over 25 years later, MiniMoves expanded to over 100 locations nationwide and has expanded its service markets to military and international moving services. MiniMoves has proven that big things come in small packages.

Read the case study on how CDS was able to offer support services to remotely diagnose and resolve many of their common computer issues.
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Intel's new 10th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® processors

Built to power the next generation of business computing innovation for the increasingly remote workforce, the new mobile and desktop PC processors deliver increased productivity improvements, connectivity, security features and remote manageability - all to empower IT to deliver amazing experiences, helping employees stay connected, more productive, more secure and in the flow with minimal interruptions.

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10th Gen Power with 10th Generation Intel® Core™ vPro® Processors | Intel Business
10th Gen Power with 10th Generation Intel® Core™ vPro® Processors | Intel Business
What to do when a business device is lost or stolen...

If an employee loses or has a smart business device stolen, it poses a significant risk to your company. The data stored on that device could expose your organization to a breach, invite data privacy compliance complaints, or worse.

A company-issued smartphone could pose an existential threat to a small business. Having a worst-case-scenario plan in case of device loss or theft could save you time, money, and a viable future for your business.

Technology experts put together a list of best practices to prevent a company-wide catastrophe.  Read more.
Ford Police Vehicles Sanitizing Method

Ford Motor Company has developed a method to sanitize Ford police vehicles. A modification to the software allows the heating system to reach a high level (approx. 133 degrees) inside the vehicle that will reduce the potential for COVID19 contamination in the vehicle.

The Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) folks put out this response to Ford's decontamination method:

We wanted to make you aware of this. Whether or not your agency decides to try this is up to you. However, our communications experts recommend the following precautions:
  • All installed electronics should be switched OFF with the on/off switch. This includes radios, siren & light controllers, speed measuring, and any other electronic equipment that did not come with the vehicle from the factory. Electronics that are built to Mil-STD 810 A, B, C, D, E, F,or G should be OK. If in doubt, contact the manufacturer for guidance.
  • Tablets, laptops, smart phones, sensors, measurement devices, and similar portable devices should be removed from the vehicle. Ruggedized devices may be able to tolerate the heat during the process if switched OFF, check with the manufacturer for guidance. Otherwise, if in doubt, these types of devices should be removed from the vehicle. If necessary, disinfect them with other methods. 
  • All batteries should be removed from the vehicle (except the vehicle battery or batteries). This includes portable radio batteries, any consumer batteries, Alkaline, Lithium, AAA through D cells, lantern batteries, and rechargeables of any type. Some batteries can be damaged by high heat. If necessary, disinfect them with other methods.
Please Note: Panasonic Arbitrator cameras/VPU and Panasonic Toughbook laptops and tablets are rated for 140 degrees F operating temperature and 160 degrees F storage.
Konica Minolta Launches AccurioPress 6136P MICR

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., a leader in world-class printing technology, is pleased to introduce a new addition to its product line-up - a MICR version of the AccurioPress 6136 - giving the 6136P product line a MICR toner and developer that will have significant impact on the financial printing market.

"While personal checks are on the downtrend, commercial bank checks are still in high demand, with usage in financial institutions, government agencies and educational segments," said Dino Pagliarello, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Planning, Konica Minolta. "MICR printing represents a huge market with more than five billion checks printed annually."  Read more

Scammers Scaring Computer Users

The Federal Trade Commission indicates that scams usually start with a phone call or a pop-up warning of a computer problem that gives a number to call.  "People tell us the scammers often claim to be Microsoft or Apple" and this crime is exploding.   In 2019, the FBI reports tech support scam victims lost $54 million.  "That's more than triple the figure just two years ago."

Tech support scams prey on people's fear and insecurity about technology to trick them into paying for repairs and services they do not need, and by allowing scammers remote access to your computer, scammers can steal sensitive information or install spyware.

The big takeaway here?  Only give remote computer access to legitimate technical support providers with whom you initiate contact and know.
Keeping your phone clean and germ-free has never been more important...

It's not a bad idea to wipe down your phone/case every day.  You'll also want to clean them after a trip to the store or any other outing.  Using a moist cloth or disinfectant wipe will work in most cases.

Apples says it's OK to use disinfecting wipes on iPhones and  Samsung says it's OK use an alcohol-based solution containing more than 70% ethanol or isopropyl alcohol on Galaxy devices.

To keep essential equipment working and in top condition, please contact CDS Supplies Team: for a quote and availability of equipment maintenance supplies.
The Future of Work

Nine-to-five office locations are a relic of the past and the fast-growing way to commute is not to commute at all. For the new generation of employees (particularly Millennials, but increasingly Gen Z and broadly any digital native worker), the workplace is not a static environment or limited to specific hours, but one that operates anywhere, anytime, on any device, and essentially fits their modus operandi. Whether they're traveling, off-site with a customer, or working from home, this new breed of employees transforms any environment into their workplace.

This excerpt from International Data Corporation Executive Brief explains that for growth-minded companies, evolving the definition of "workplace" is not only good for employees, it's an essential mandate.
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. 

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John Mikels, Sales Manager, ColorWorld of Printing - Springfield

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Mega kudos to Jeff Sides, VP of IT & Business, MiniMoves.  Jeff  graciously assisted  CDS to develop this month's case study on the benefits of utilizing Managed Technology Services.  We also want to thank the Itasca Branch Office team and Fred Bascom, IT Telephony Engineer, Springfield. 

Rob Reckers and Matt Bretz - As you know our move to the new building has been crazy.  I want to take this opportunity to thank you both for making my life a little easier.  Have a great week.

All the best, 
At Home with Clark-Lindsey
Urbana, IL
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Life might be difficult right now, but it will get better.  Start out by calling your CDS sales rep and buy something...


Angela Kirby, Sales Rep, Springfield, IL
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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.