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Non-Profit Client Spotlight: Mountain Projects

Mountain Projects’ motto is ‘Helping People Help Themselves’, and nowhere is this more evident than in their self-help, owner-built housing program, where participants save money and earn "sweat equity" toward their new home by completing 65% of the labor themselves. No construction experience is required, and Mountain Projects provides a construction supervisor to assist future homeowners through the process. All homes are financed with low-interest Rural Home Loans. Mountain Projects has built 51 homes through this program. 

Is Your Office Equipment Bleeding You Dry?

Office vampires drain time, energy and valuable resources you could be using to run your business more efficiently. Take a bite out of the inefficient use of your MFP with a Managed Print Software Solution from Advanced Business Equipment!

How Safe from Attack is Your VPN?

zombie silhouettes outside a home protected under a glass dome

What do zombies and malware have in common? Both are generally created by an infectious virus, spreading quickly and wreaking havoc. Work-from-home offices can be especially vulnerable, as they are often not given the same protections as your organization's network. So what should do *before* zombies—or malicious virus attacks—actually happen?

OneScreen GoSafe on NBC News

 Watch this video and see how the use of OneScreen GoSafe is helping everyone at USD to safely return to their normal school routines, despite COVID-19.

Who Trains the Trainer?

If you’ve invested in a multi-function printer (MFP) for your business, you need it to be up and running, with service availability when issues pop up. However, at ABE it’s not enough to just ‘send a repairman’ out. That’s because we are not only authorized dealers for Konica Minolta and Canon, we are also a factory-certified technician service meeting their high standards for technicians who take care of their equipment.

At Advanced Business Equipment (ABE), we currently have 12 field technicians, and all of them are factory certified on every type of Konica Minolta/Canon office equipment they work on. We can deliver that level of excellence because, as an authorized Konica Minolta and Canon training partner in the U.S., we have our own certified trainer, Mike Cordiale, on site. This is a distinction few can offer.

Mike has been a certified trainer for KM since 1999, and for Canon since 2004. He takes between 45 and 55 classes annually with Konica Minolta and approximately 15 with Canon. He is then authorized to teach those same classes to our technicians here at our facilities in Asheville, NC. For our customers, this offers you the following advantages.

ABE Order Fulfillment

After inventory control specialist Judah Kelem received a shipment of new Konica Minolta bizhubs, he noted during inspection that one of the cardboard boxes had a hole in it.After inventory control specialist Judah Kelem received a shipment of new Konica Minolta bizhubs, he noted during inspection that one of the cardboard boxes had a hole in it.

Coronavirus-related Scams Exploit WFH Vulnerabilities

Research by ZDNet has shown that tens of thousands of new unique coronavirus-themed domains are being created on a daily basis. Unfortunately, research also points to 90% of those webpages as being scam sites, with the most likely purpose that of distributing malware. 

More worrisome news? Ransomware has shot up anywhere from 72%-105%. Brute-force attacks are up 400%.

Non-Profit Client Spotlight: Interfaith Assistance Ministry

In today’s polarized world, it is refreshing to hear of a non-profit that, as part of their mission, respects “all beliefs". Interfaith Assistance Ministry (IAM), organized originally by local churches, the synagogue and the Hendersonville Ministerial Association, is exactly that: an interfaith non-profit organization that believes in diversity and nondiscrimination providing assistance to Henderson County residents since 1984. 

COVID-19 Updates

ABE  Implements Use of FDA-approved Body Temperature Scanners to Aid in Fight Against the Spread of Covid-19

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses are looking for ways to reopen yet safely bringing employees back to work and customers back to establishments. Temperature checks at business entryways have become a common sight. ABE is now offering the  FDA-approved body temperature scanner, which is eligible for CARES Act funding.

Non-Profit Client of the Week: BlueWest Opportunities

This week we highlight our non-profit client BlueWest Opportunities, an amazing local organization providing residential services to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, with the goal of developing life skills and providing community integration.