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Directive has been serving the Oneonta area since 1993, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Have You Tried Google’s Cloud Printing?

Most people don’t think to try and print something out from their smartphone--particularly because it’s such a new concept. With smartphones quickly becoming just as fast as desktops from just ten years ago, it shouldn’t be such a stretch to suggest printing from them. Thanks to the cloud, you can use your Android smartphone to print something directly from the device.

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Unclog the Savings with a Print Server

b2ap3_thumbnail_printer_server_solution_400.jpgHave you ever been so mad at your crummy printer that you referred to it as a piece of excrement? Well, it turns out that printers and toilets have more in common than you may have thought.

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How a Print Server can Prepare Your Business for the Future

b2ap3_thumbnail_reduce_printer_cost_400.jpgIt seems odd, but people are declaring 3D printers to be the technology that's going to revolutionize the future while simultaneously moving away from paper printers. Let talk about the printers you use for your business. A print server solution will help you transition away from your current printer setup so that you can take advantage of cool futuristic technologies!

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How much is Your Printer Costing You?

b2ap3_thumbnail_loot400.jpgAs a business owner, you are always on the lookout for money saving solutions. Technology offers cost-effective options because it can be used to save money by implementing something new, instead of making cuts. A print server solution is one example of how upgrading your technology can save you money.

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3D Printing: The Alpha Version Replicator

b2ap3_thumbnail_3d400.jpgHave you ever wondered what it would be like to simply tell a computer what you wanted to eat, and within a couple minutes have your favorite dish displayed before you? Or what if you needed a new kidney or heart and didn't have to be put on a waiting list? This technology isn't that far off with all the experiments and advancements in 3D printing!

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The Circle of Corporate Espionage, part 1

b2ap3_thumbnail_prideinc400.pngThere was once a young office administrator, Chosimba, who was in line to become President of Pride Inc., a multinational corporation that specializes in the distribution of exotic animal meats. One day, Chosimba was given the task of purchasing a new copy machine; little did he know that this piece of equipment would determine his fate, along with the destiny of Pride Inc.

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You Can't Print Money with a Fax Machine

b2ap3_thumbnail_fax400.jpgWith everything going digital, it's hard to believe that fax machines are still used today. What's funny, is that this same statement is true today just like it was ten years ago. Yet, sales of fax machines continue to increase every year. An alternative that's better in every way is a fax server solution; here are five ways it can save you money.

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Streamline Printing with a Print Server Solution

b2ap3_thumbnail_printer400.jpgDespite having more paperless solutions at our disposal, it looks like offices will always have the need for a printer. Maybe you are not quite ready to take the great paperless leap, but you can reduce the amount of resources and power consumed from using your printers with the help of a print server solution.

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