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Austin Technology Group has been serving the Austin area since 1999, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Austin Technology Group launches new website!

Austin Technology Group is proud to announce the launch of our new website at https://www.austintechgroups.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.

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Save Money on Faxing

Save Money on Faxing

By now a lot of people have switched from traditional faxing to electronic faxing.  However, it is still a mystery to many people so let me simplify it and discuss the benefits.  Let’s talk money first.  Usually there’s a cost savings for two reasons.  One is you can cancel your analog phone line used for faxing which will save you $35 to $75 per month.  That also means you don’t need to buy a fax machine which typically saves $250 per device or you can eliminate buying a fax kit on your new copier/MFP which saves $500-$1250 per device.  Additional savings would be eliminating the need for buying a fax server or software and not paying long distance fees.

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Escalating Leases

Escalating Leases

I have written several blogs over the years about things I don’t like about certain leases from certain leasing companies. My favorite topic on that are Evergreens better known as 12 month automatic renewals when you don’t remember at the end of a 5 year lease to cancel 90 days ahead of time. Yes, you heard that right! There are certain leasing companies that do five year leases where you have to hit the window three or four months prior to expiration to let them know your intentions not to renew. A lot of copier companies use these so beware!

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Scanning Speed

Scanning Speed

Businesses shop for a copier and often focus on price, speed, and accessories.  The overlook the one thing that’s really important; scan speed.  Most businesses today are scanning more and printing less yet they focus on print speeds when comparing copier models.  Instead, they should be also focusing on scan speeds because a fast scanner can compensate for a slower print speed and save you money.

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Read the Copier Lease First

Read the Copier Lease First

Before you lease that new copier ask for a copy of the proposed lease and read the section about end of lease options. What you don’t want is one that says something like, “if you don’t notify us by this date it will renew for successive 12 month periods.” That’s called being “Evergreened”.

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