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Brad Foster

Brad Foster

With 25+ years of experience helping customers, Brad Foster is an expert at ensuring organizations are purchasing the right equipment for their business needs and goals. He is also HP Endpoint Security Certified. His favorite part about working at imageOne is the award-winning company culture and the extraordinary team behind it. When he’s not working, Brad enjoys hiking, cooking, and reading.

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Managed Print

4 Tips For CIOs To Save Money, Control Budgets Better and Relax

It’s not easy at the top. If you’re in charge of an IT department, you’re tasked with making sure your not just your team, but your entire company, runs smoothly.
Managed Print

Can a Managed Print Service Lower Costs At My Business?

As business owners search for new ways to save money, it's understandable why they might look past a managed print service (MPS).  Usually, signing up for a new contract means that you'll be...
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Managed Print

Three Printing Stats That Are Terrifying to Your IT Budget

When I start talking with potential new clients, I often find that their companies massively overlook print spend as a major culprit behind their rapidly depleting budgets or chronic...
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Cost Reduction

Where Is My IT Department Wasting Time?

Time flies when you’re having fun. It also flies when you’re insanely busy managing an information technology department—and it's in times like these that you stop prioritizing more efficient...
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IT Strategy

3 Ways Your Office Print Process Loses You Time And Money

As a manager, few tasks are more critical than ensuring the efficiency of your team. It's also shocking how even the smallest things can impact your bottom line in a big way.
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IT Innovation

How to Make a Better IT Department Budget

A transparent, organized, and complete IT budget makes it easier for your team and company to track and plan for your annual costs, balance your finances, and justify new, innovative expenditures....
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Managed Print

5 Ways To Reduce Costs In Your IT Department

As IT leaders, you’re often faced with the difficult task of making budget cuts. Whether those cuts are big or small, it never fails to be a tricky process.
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Print Reduction

5 Questions To Ask a Prospective Managed Print Service Partner

So your company has made the decision to partner with a Managed Print Service (MPS) provider? Great decision! By taking this leap, you'll soon save your business time, money, and tons of...
Managed Print

Why Should My Company Get a Document Management System?

How often have you spent more than, say, 30 seconds searching for a document? Maybe even a few minutes? At first, this may not sound like an excessive amount of time. However, add up those minutes...
Managed Print

Managed Print Services vs. Doing it Yourself (DIY)

Just because you can tackle any Pinterest or Home Depot project with perfection doesn’t mean you should use the same tactic for your print management system. 
Managed Print

3 Major KPIs A Managed Print Service Can Help IT Boost

Want to save money and reduce print-related inefficiencies at the office? An expert managed print service (MPS) provider can help your company with both of these things. However, the benefits go ...
Managed Print

How Much Does an Office Printer or Copier Cost?

Knowing that you need a new device for your office is just the first step in the printer or copier purchase process. Now, it’s time to figure out which machine is right for your business, and that...
Managed Print

5 Questions to Ask When Buying a New Office Printer or Copier

In the grand scheme of business decisions, the purchase of a new printer or copier for the office might feel insignificant. However, it is an often expensive buy with long-term ramifications—both...
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Managed Print

The Most Secure Print Devices in the World

Hackers from around-the-globe would love to break into your printer and gain access to your organization's sensitive information, just like they would to your desktop computer. After all, printers...
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Cost Reduction

How PaperCut Can Reduce Your Print Costs Quick!

As a print management specialist, it’s nearly impossible to talk about reducing print costs without discussing PaperCut. After all, the biggest culprit behind unnecessarily high printing costs is...
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Managed Print

Wonder How to Secure Print? Here's Where You Should Start

Is network security a priority for your business? Let’s be honest--of course it is! If you’re looking to enhance your printer security strategy, here’s what you need to know to get started.
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Managed Print

4 Steps to Optimize Your Managed Print Solutions

Although working alongside an experienced managed print service (MPS) provider is the best way to streamline your in-office print process, it’s not the only way. In fact, it’s possible to improve...
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Print Security

The Top 2 Print Priorities for Manufacturers

In the manufacturing industry, things are constantly changing. Is your team ready to respond to those changes? Often, it this means reconfiguring machines to reflect updated product lines or...
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Managed Print

A Quick Guide to Examining Your Printing Process

Excellent time management is key to running a successful business. However, many companies and their IT team waste precious hours resolving the same recurring printer problems instead of...
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Managed Print

The Benefits of Managed Print for Financial Companies

Few companies can benefit from a strong managed print service (MPS) strategy more than the financial industry.
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Laserfiche

3 Types of Print Management Software Every Business Needs

There are many types of print management software on the market and they all have a wide range of cost, applicability, and reliability. How do you find which ones are right for you and your...
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Cost Reduction

What Are Self-Healing Printers?

When assessing your technological environment for potential cyber-attacks, your office printer is probably not the first thing that comes to mind – most people would never suspect an unprotected...
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Cost Reduction

How PaperCut Can Reduce Printing Costs

Print management is about more than filling printer trays with paper and ordering new toner cartridges for the office. Modern software now allows companies to implement print policies and user...
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IT Strategy

What to Expect When Working With a Managed Print Partner

A managed print services (MPS) partner provides a proven process that many companies are using to free up their IT staff and save money. Finding the right MPS partner can be a challenging task, so...
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Print Reduction

Should I Lease or Buy Printers and Copiers?

The next time your business needs printers or copiers you will no doubt have to make a decision that many companies struggle with.
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Print Reduction

How to Automate HR Paperwork and Processes

Relieving the HR Burden Our Software Specialists at imageOne are often asked, “How can you relieve the HR burden of extensive paper files and inefficient processes that leave staff struggling to...
Print Security

Are Printers Vulnerable to Security Risks?

The topic of security has received a lot of attention lately due to the recent hacks of high-profile companies. It seems like we can’t turn on the news anymore without hearing about a recent...
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imageOne

PaperCut: The Simple Way To Reduce Waste, Track Printing And Save Money.

Benefits: imageOne is a premier-level reseller of PaperCut, and we’re often asked what it is. At its core, PaperCut is an award-winning software that helps reduce in-office print waste, track...
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Print Security

Why We Love Document Automation (And You Should, Too!)

At its core, document automation is all about leveraging technology to getting all kinds of office tasks more efficiently.
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Servant Leadership

How Servant Leaders Handle Tough Employee Decisions

I have worked with imageOne for the last eighteen years, overseeing our operations and service delivery teams. Throughout my tenure, my behavior as a leader has transformed. Within imageOne, I...
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Print Security

Print Security: Part 1: Two Security Risks Hidden in Your Printer

On Tuesday, we talked about the processes you need to implement in order to make your life as CIO a little more relaxing. But today, it’s back to reality: today begins a three-part blog series on...
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The 4 Biggest Printer-Related Threats To Your IT Security

Between jailbreaks, ghostware and headless worms, today’s IT security environment can feel less like real life and more like Ghostbusters. Regrettably, these dramatically-named security threats...
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Managed Print

Managed Print Partner vs. Managed Print Vendor: What’s The Difference?

On the blog, you often hear us talking about managed print partners. That term may have been surprising the first time you heard it: after all, aren’t managed print vendors the people you normally...
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Managed Print

Making the Case for Print Management: Getting Buy-in From the C-Suite

So you’ve committed to investing in a managed print solution. Congratulations! Whether it’s with imageOne or another provider, you’re well on your way to print-related success. But now it’s time...
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CIOs

4 Surprising KPIs To Track IT Department Success

Tracking your IT department’s metrics and KPIs are great ways to parse through all the data you’ve got on your team’s operations. These numbers indicate what’s working, what’s not, and where...
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Cost Reduction

The Top 3 Most Common Sources of IT Inefficiency

What do you think the most common time-wasters are in IT? You’d be surprised: it’s not always your printer fleet or most recently-written piece of script. Instead, the areas that most commonly...
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Green

Recreating The Paper Experience With Digital Tools

Let’s start this blog post off in the best way we know how: with some math problems.One tree can produce more than 8,000 sheets of paper, but those sheets go fast. The average office worker prints...
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Core Values

imageOne Is A Winner of the When Work Works Awards!

At imageOne, we take our company culture seriously: we want every employee to look forward to coming into work each day. Whether that’s through our great events, top-tier support and benefits...
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Managed Print

Integrating A Managed Print Partner Into Your IT Strategy

If you’re about to start a new partnership with a managed print service, you may be unsure of how it will affect your current IT strategy. You know that a managed print partnership will help you...
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IT Strategy

Maximizing Your IT Strategy Goal, Part 2: Company-wide Cohesion

According to CIO.com’s 2016 State of the CIO Report, today’s IT leaders find themselves having to balance functional efficiency, security and digital transformation within your company. All three...
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Print Security

Print Security Part 3: 5 Things To Do Today To Increase IT Security

A lack of IT security is a serious problem for your company. However, by proactively defending your company’s network and devices from threats, you set yourself up for success. Here are five...
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Insider

imageOne's Favorite Testimonials From 25 Years of Experience

As you probably know, 2016 marks imageOne’s 25th year of operations. We’ve been lucky to share the past 25 years with great clients, amazing industry partners and the best team of employees around.
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CIOs

Maximizing Your IT Strategy Goal, Part 1: Enhancing Innovation

What’s your overarching strategic goal for IT this year? In the next few blog posts, we’re going to be looking at some of the most common goals our partner CIOs have: enhancing innovation,...
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CIOs

Maximizing Your IT Strategy Goal, Part 3: Increase IT Transparency

As the head of IT, you make sure your company works. Every computer issue, cloud storage problem, security breach and paper jam falls under your jurisdiction, so you need to be on top of every...