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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.

Recent Posts

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Managed Print

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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Green

How to Recreate a Paper Workflow With Digital Tools and Document Automation

Let’s start this blog post off in the best way we know how—some math.One tree can produce over 8,000 sheets of paper, but those sheets go fast. The average office worker prints around 10,000 pages...
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CIOs

The Top IT Challenges For A CIO In 2021

Can you believe that it's already 2021? Like it or not, the new decade is rolling along, and your trusted IT team is ready to tackle whatever tech and printer challenge 2021 throws your way.
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The 4 Biggest Printer-Related Threats In Office 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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IT Innovation

How to Make a Better, Smarter 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

Want to Better Secure Print At Your Workplace?  Start Here!

Is network security a priority for your business? We hope so because—let’s be honest—it needs to be! Considering that the average data breach in 2020 exceeded $150 million, failing to prioritize...
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Print Security

Two Shocking Security Risks Hidden Inside Your Office Printer

Life in the IT department or as CIO can often be a stressful one. Not only are you busy with piles of Help Desk tickets, budgets, and strategies. You're also on the front lines of keeping your...
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Managed Print

How to Integrate Managed Print Services Into a IT Department Strategy

Starting a new contract with a managed print service, or an MPS? Then you might be unsure of how this change could affect your current IT strategy.Even if you're confident about the long-term...
IT Strategy

What to Expect When Working With a Managed Print Partner

Whether you've just heard about managed print for the first time or you've been considering it for years, we get why there can be many questions about the service. What is a print management...
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Print Security

5 Easy Ways to Increase IT Security At Your Office Today!

A lack of IT security is a serious problem for any company. Unfortunately, it's one we see surprisingly often considering the damage a single hack can cause. Thankfully, protecting your...
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IT Strategy

Amplify Your IT Strategy With Company-Wide Cohesion

These days, CIOs and IT leaders wear more hats than ever before.  to balance functional efficiency, security, and digital transformation within your company. All three of those elements relate to...
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CIOs

Before Launching a New IT Strategy Or Goal, Read This!

What is your overarching strategic goal for IT this year? Many CIOs and IT departments are eager to launch new, exciting initiatives like enhancing innovation, closer alignment within the rest of...
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imageOne

How PaperCut Will Cut Print Costs, Reduce Paper Waste & Secure Office Printers

With so many features and functionalities, there are literally thousands of reasons why we love PaperCut! That why our team was thrilled to become a  premier-level reseller of the award-winning...
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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 Your Business 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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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

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 Services (MPS) for Financial Companies

Few companies can benefit from a strong managed print service (MPS) strategy more than those in 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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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 Paperwork and Processes for HR and Management

Our Software Specialists at imageOne are often asked: “How can you relieve the HR burden of extensive paper files and inefficient processes that leave us struggling to complete tasks on time while...
Print Security

Are Office 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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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

For over 20 years, I've been overseeing the operations and service delivery teams at imageOne. Throughout my tenure, my behavior as a leader has transformed into embrace servant leadership. As an...
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IT Strategy

The Impact Of Your Data Storage Practices On Security

Ensuring your company’s data is secure is an essential part of your job. But with new threats popping up every day, it can be difficult to determine what practices and processes you need to...
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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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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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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 to work each day. Whether that’s through our great events, top-tier support and benefits...
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Insider

Top 3 Testimonials for imageOne from Our Incredible Clients

We're proud that 2021 marks imageOne’s 30th year of operations. We’ve been lucky to share the past 30 years with great clients, amazing industry partners, and the best team of employees around.
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CIOs

Increase Transparency in IT to Maximize Annual Goals & Strategies

As head of the IT department, you're in charge of making sure that your company works.Every computer issue, cloud storage problem, data security breach, and paper jam falls under your...