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Riaan Jansen van Rensburg

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Are your printers vulnerable to a Cyber Attack?

Posted by Riaan Jansen van Rensburg on Jul 3, 2019 10:00:00 AM

This question often comes up, and the answer to it is certainly yes. Your printing devices connect to nearly every device in your corporate network and most printers are not even designed with cyber security in mind. If hackers are hungry enough for information they will use any possible way to get “inside’’ your network. Their intent is to get access and control of your printer and from there your network. If they have access to the network, they will have control over your data.

The hackers want data that contains sensitive information that they can use to harm your company financially or place malicious software on your network to bring your business to its knees, harming your company’s IT infrastructure.

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Topics: POPI Act, Print Environment, Innovation, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Office Printing, Printing Industry, Cyber Security, Print Management Software, Device Management Software

Printing and the POPI Act, What You Need to Know

Posted by Riaan Jansen van Rensburg on Aug 11, 2017 3:17:09 PM

According to South African Law, everyone has the right to privacy (Section 14 of Constitution of South Africa, 1996).  The right to privacy includes a right to protection against the unlawful collection, retention, dissemination and use of personal information.  What does this mean in the World of Printing?  It means pages printed with personal information need to be controlled, but how do you do this?

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Topics: POPI Act, Print Environment, Efficient, Green Office, Office Printing, Printing Industry, Print Management Software, Device Management Software

Print Accounting Software - What to Consider

Posted by Riaan Jansen van Rensburg on Aug 11, 2017 2:56:48 PM

Research has shown that implementing software tools to manage printing can reduce paper usage by up to 20%. The most effective print management software tools can be broken down in the following functions:

Device Management Software - Applications that facilitate proactive monitoring of devices within the print fleet (i.e. toner low alerts, maintenance required, page counts, etc.)

Print Management Software - Applications that facilitate the management of users by means of rules-based printing, such as default mono / double-sided printing. This will also facilitate a follow-me solution, where a user can authenticate at any device on any site.

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Topics: Reduce Printing, Printing Costs, Office Automation, Print Environment, Innovation, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Office Printing, Printing Industry, Print Management Software