Remote / Home Office Essentials & Savings
The COVID-19 situation has forced many businesses to close their doors and rely on their employees working from home in the name of social distancing. While many companies already had some of their staff working remotely, telecommuting is a new practice for most of us. Consequently, many workers are ill-equipped to do their job efficiently from home. Thankfully, some of our vendor partners are coming to their rescue by rolling out free access to services for a limited time, discounts on home office essentials and deferred payments to keep your employees productive while working from home.
Microsoft has recently updated its FREE access to Teams, its communication and collaboration platform, by offering the first six-months Free on an annual commitment for either the full Office 365 E1 license or the Microsoft 365 Business Basic license. In addition to keeping your employees connected with Teams, the licenses also include Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business file sync and share and Sharepoint. The full Office 365 E1 license adds on all the Office cloud services and desktop apps for all Office applications. Talk to your JBM rep for specifics on these promotions.
JBM’s newest vendor partner, Jabra GN, whose slogan is ‘Making Life Sound Better’ is a market leader in personal sound and office audio solutions. Jabra engineering excellence leads the way, building on 150 years creating integrated headsets and communications tools that help professionals work more productively; wireless headphones and earbuds that let mobile workers better enjoy calls, music, and media; and pioneering video conferencing solutions, enabling seamless collaboration between distributed teams. Jabra currently has a ‘Huddle Room’ bundle that offers discounts on their unique Panacast video camera and Speak 710 speakerphone for small Huddle Rooms and home offices.
Ricoh has promotional pricing on most of its home office equipment offerings including the SP 3710 series monochrome printer and MFP and the new C301w colour printer and C250FW colour MFP.
Fujitsu currently has aggressive discounts on certain ScanSnap home office scanners including the ScanSnap iX100 and the S1100i portable scanner as well as some popular workgroup models.
Ideal-MBM also has promotional pricing on its Destroyit entry level deskside shredder models 2445 & 2465 as well as their Air Purifiers to help keep the air in your home or office clean and safe.
Both of our primary leasing partners, DLL & LBC Capital, have graciously offered up to 3 months payment deferrals on existing customer leases with 3-month extensions.
Quadient (formerly Neopost) is offering discounts on postage meter rentals and leases with additional savings on MailCare services. Additional leasing incentives include don’t pay until October for new customers!
Finally, with so many new remote employees working outside of the controlled environment of their office, cybercriminals have stepped up on the offensive. Datto offers some tips below on ransomware prevention and securing your office VPN with a managed Router. In addition, Datto has introductory pricing on their Cloud Continuity for PC’s offering and free trials for their Datto Workplace File Sync & Share service. Check out the links below for more tips on securing your home office.
If you need help enabling your staff to conduct business as usual, we’re here for you. Our office remains open and we have an extensive portfolio of solutions designed to enable productivity while telecommuting, from IT solutions such as VPN access, communication tools like Microsoft Teams, and collaboration software such as document management or video conferencing solutions.
Do you have what you need to support your remote workforce? Contact us today at 905-641-4442 to learn more. We are standing by ready to help you through this, even if it is a little off our normal conversation, JBM Office Systems is here for you.
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