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Daniel Gray

Daniel has a passion for educating and helping people and has spent over a decade in the education and office technology industries. He has a Bachelor's in Education from the University of West Georgia and an MBA from the University of Georgia. Daniel has been the lead blogger at SOS since 2017 and specializes in managed IT services, copiers and printers, and business phone systems. He lives in Atlanta and has a goofy greyhound named Ticker.
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Recent Posts

Kyocera vs Canon Copiers (Ratings + Reviews)

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Wed, 06/ 19/ 19 - 11: 25 AM

KYOCERA VS CANON COPIERS | 8.5 MIN READ

Kyocera and Canon copiers are machines created by two great brands. Canon is the traditional staple, but Kyocera has made improvements each year to create products that can be great in quality, as well. So, with.

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To Renew or Not Renew, That Is the Question

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Tue, 06/ 18/ 19 - 05: 13 PM

You’re prepared, at least mentally, to begin your migration to Windows 10 because you’ve read What Does Windows End of Life Mean to My Business? and Getting Ahead of Windows End of Life. Is your hardware ready, though? How you handle your IT (on your.

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Getting Ahead of Windows End of Life

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Mon, 06/ 10/ 19 - 05: 41 PM

With Windows 7 end of life quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what needs to be done to prepare. Technically, regular Windows 7 support has been dead since 2015, however, the extended support period is over January 2020, which means.

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Canon vs Ricoh Copiers [Ratings + Reviews]

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Thu, 06/ 06/ 19 - 03: 49 PM

CANON VS RICOH COPIERS | 10 MIN READ

So, you're looking for a comparison between Canon and Ricoh copiers? You've come to the right place! We partnered with Buyer's Lab to create a comprehensive review of some of the most popular office copiers on the.

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What Does Windows End of Life Mean to my Business?

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Mon, 06/ 03/ 19 - 07: 33 PM

You’ve all heard the panic. Windows is cutting off support for its widely popular version 7 software. January 14, 2020 will officially mark Windows 7 End of Life. Many companies have used Windows 7 since it launched in 2009 and are still actively.

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Canon vs Konica Minolta Copiers [Ratings + Reviews]

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Wed, 05/ 29/ 19 - 04: 35 PM

8 MIN READ | CANON VS KONICA MINOLTA COPIERS

So, you're narrowing down your choices for your next office copier purchase. Canon or Konica Minolta copiers are the final two standing. Which one is better? In this article, we breakdown the most popular.

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Sharp vs Canon Copiers [Ratings + Reviews]

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Tue, 05/ 28/ 19 - 04: 35 PM

 

8 MIN READ | SHARP VS CANON COPIERS

Sharp vs Canon copiers are a comparison of features and usability vs reliability. The differences between a copier's main functions are pretty marginal, but depending on the needs of your business or organization,.

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Ransomware: Why It’s Getting Publicity and What to Do About It

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Tue, 05/ 28/ 19 - 03: 43 PM

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Social Engineering = Fancy Job Title for Hackers

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Mon, 05/ 20/ 19 - 05: 06 PM

Most people are aware of terms like phishing and malware, but did you know those are a part of a larger scheme called social engineering? This is not a new kind of fraud, in fact it’s been used for many years to manipulate a wide range of people into.

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What is a vCIO? [complete resource]

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Fri, 05/ 17/ 19 - 09: 26 AM

4 MIN READ | MANAGED IT SERVICES

What is a vCIO? As a company who provides vCIO services, we get asked this question all the time, so, we decided to write about it in the hope of helping others with similar questions. This article will breakdown the.

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What is a Business Phone System?

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Thu, 05/ 09/ 19 - 08: 43 AM

 

4 MIN READ | BUSINESS PHONE SYSTEMS

OK, I realize that if you're searching for what a business phone system is, you're probably not looking for a generic answer. After all, we can guess what a phone system is, so a business phone system must be.

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Questions to Ask When Buying a Copier [Video and Blog]

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Tue, 04/ 30/ 19 - 09: 51 AM

6 MIN READ | OFFICE COPIERS

Are you considering a copier purchase, but not sure what you should be asking before beginning a conversation with a vendor? This article will give you insight into the most common copier purchase questions we receive from.

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How to Buy a Business Phone System

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Mon, 04/ 15/ 19 - 11: 19 AM

5 MIN READ | BUSINESS PHONE SYSTEMS 

Your business is growing (that's exciting) and your personal cell phone isn't going to cut it anymore. So, how do you buy a business phone system that's robust enough to meet the needs of your growing company?

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Oce Colorado Printer: the Game-Changer of 2019 [with videos]

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Tue, 02/ 26/ 19 - 10: 52 AM

OCE COLORADO PRINTER | 3 MIN READ

I know what you're thinking. People throw the word game-changer around like it's the greatest way to describe a new product (and there are no others). It's a cliche, but, it's also incredibly accurate to describe the.

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Top Copier Dealers in Atlanta for 2019

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Wed, 01/ 09/ 19 - 11: 49 AM

COPIER DEALERS | 5 MIN READ

This is a follow-up post to Standard Office Systems' popular top copier dealer list of 2018. We received such a positive response from our audience that we decided to write another for 2019!

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From Break fix to Managed Services: What's the Difference?

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Fri, 11/ 16/ 18 - 03: 13 PM

IT SERVICES | 10 MIN READ

Are you looking for the differences between break/fix to managed services models? You've come to the right place!

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Service Level Agreements (SLA): A Simple Guide to Understanding Them

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Mon, 11/ 12/ 18 - 04: 53 PM

SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENTS | 5 MIN READ

Cyber security has been an increasing concern for most businesses. Hackers aren't going away anytime soon and it would seem that no one is safe (Equifax, Target, Facebook, etc.).

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What is a Managed Service Provider: Definition, Benefits, and Costs

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Fri, 11/ 09/ 18 - 11: 11 AM

 

 

MANAGED SERVICES | 10 MIN READ 

What is a managed service provider? Your company's new best friend. Why? Because the internet is the wild wild west of modern society and your business can't afford to get caught in the crossfire.

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What is a Copier Lease Buyout? The Real Meaning

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Thu, 11/ 01/ 18 - 02: 47 PM

COPIER LEASE BUYOUT | 10 MIN READ

You've heard the phrase thrown around before. You're interested in the idea of switching to a new copier service provider because you'd like a lower price, or maybe they haven't kept their end of the bargain.

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How Much Does Printing Cost Per Page?

Submitted by Daniel Gray on Wed, 10/ 10/ 18 - 12: 01 PM

MANAGED PRINT SERVICES | 5 MIN READ

Virtually every business has a printer of some kind. Even with the evolution of scanning technology and more and more businesses transitioning to limited paper options, businesses simply need to print. If volume is.

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