OCTOBER 5 NOVEMBER 17-19
Light The Night Walk PACTS IV User’s Group Meeting
Participants are still needed for the annual Light The Night Walk to This year’s PACTS IV User’s Group Meeting will be held in conjunction
benefit the Leukemia Society. This year’s event is October 5. with the Comdex 2003 Conference in Las Vegas. Watch for more details.
For more information, please call (800) 825-7779.
OCTOBER 16 Hoosier Education Computer Coordinator A CANNON IV QUARTERLY PUBLICATION FALL 2003
Cannon IV Road Show Mark your calendars for the Hoosier Education Computer Coordinator
The Cannon IV truck will roll into Akron, Ohio, the University of Akron (HECC) workshop to be held at the Holiday Inn-Airport. Watch for
Martin Center, 105 Fir Hill on October 16. If you would like to attend more details.
the Acron road show, please email us at email@example.com.
Indiana Computer Educators
IN THIS ISSUE
A Message from
Cannon IV Offers AUL Dependable
Cincinnati IT Exposition Conference (ITEC)
Cincinnati-area IT professionals should make plans to visit the Cannon IV
The Indiana Computer Educators (ICE) convention will be held at the
Indianapolis Convention Center. Watch for more details.
Rewards for your purchase
Data Storage Options
booth (#610) at the Cincinnati Information Technology Exposition
Conference Show to be held November 5 and 6 at the Cincinnati
DECEMBER 19 with ePurchasEdge
pg 2 According to a recent national survey sponsored by Imation trative and payroll data and is vital to our operation.”
Convention Center. This event explores key technologies that are vital
Indiana CPA Society Tax Institute Corp., 64 percent of companies admit that their data backup Stephens explained that AUL conducts a full-volume back up
HP and Cannon IV Offer and disaster recovery plans have significant weaknesses. This once a week and the tapes are taken to an off-site facility for
to the success of every organization. For free tickets call Tera Martens at Cannon IV is the Platinum Sponsor of the Indiana CPA Society Tax lack of planning leaves them vulnerable to potential data loss storage.Then nightly back ups are conducted to save the data
800-825-7779. Institute designed to provide tax professionals with the most relevant Option for Multi- as a result of natural disasters, viruses and from that day. In the event of a catastrophe, the
information. The event is being held at the Indiana Convention Center Function Printing terrorist threats. company has data as recent as the previous day.
in Indianapolis. pg 3
“Backing up critical data to a tape and/or AUL recently purchased a new tape sub-
Cannon IV’s Showroom / Service Center Headquarters is located in Downtown Indianapolis PrintAssist Offers disk on a daily and weekly basis is vital to a system. With the new tape system in place, and
just 2 blocks east of 10th Street and College Avenue. Solution to company’s safety,” explained Jerry Jones, the utilization of Imation Black Watch™ 9840
Improve J.A. Majors Cannon IV President and CEO. “A data half-inch tape cartridges, testing began.
Company Printing backup plan includes issues like the fre- “Imation is a leading developer and
Inefficiencies quency of backups, what kind of data to manufacturer of removable data storage prod-
pg 3 back up and how long to keep it. A data ucts worldwide,” said Jones. “We knew it was
P R I N T E R S | S E R V I C E | C O M P U T E R S U P P L I E S back up plan also involves an onsite and the best option for AUL due to its reliability,
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U.S. POSTAGE offsite storage strategy.” large storage capacity and fast data transfer.”
PAID American United Life Insurance Company (AUL), head- “We have been very pleased with the Imation product,” said
Indianapolis, IN quartered in Indianapolis, understands the importance of Stephens. “We like the brand and have had such good
Permit #7517 recording critical data and looked to Cannon IV to help performance that we now use Imation tapes for our other
update their data storage methods. tape systems.”
P.O. Box 441450
Indianapolis, IN 46244-1450 “We recently upgraded the tape system that stores our main- To learn more about the data storage options available
frame data,” said Ken Stephens, IT Vendor Manager at AUL. to your company and how Cannon IV can help, call
Now Serving “This data consists of basic customer information, adminis- (800) 825-7779.
950 Dorman Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202 New Office To Open In Lubbock,Texas
Cannon IV is growing again with the “The Texas market has grown quickly in
Akron Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
expansion of its Print Assist operations in the last six months and we are
Canton Monday through Thursday Lubbock, Texas. Plans are underway to excited about the opportunities that this
Cincinnati 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Friday open an office in the city in October.The Lubbock new office creates for us,” said Paul Polk,
new location will allow the Print Assist Senior Account Executive.
Columbus To order by phone: company to expand its service program “Our goal is to provide same-day service
Dayton (317) 951-0500 in the region. coverage to customers across the state.”
TEXAS or (800) 825-7779 Austin
Austin With offices currently in Dallas and Print Assist customers are reminded to
Dallas To order by fax: Austin, Print Assist provides customers mark their calendars for the upcoming
Lubbock (317) 951-0600 around the country with a cost- PACTS IV Users Group Meeting set for
To receive an electronic or (800) 731-1164 per-page solution for printing supplies, Nov. 17-19 at the Gold Coast Hotel &
version of this publication service and equipment. After becoming Casino in Las Vegas. Participants
a division of Cannon IV earlier this year, will learn about the latest in printing
Please email your request to
Print Assist has sought to grow technology from Hewlett Packard, Data
firstname.lastname@example.org its business in Texas. Having an Products and Hitachi.
Print Assist Senior Account
experienced service technician in the Executive Paul Polk
Lubbock area goes a long way toward For more information,
meeting that objective. call (800) 680-4357.
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HP 4101MFP – Only $65 per month
A Message from the President Hewlett-Packard and One device does the work of 4
Print, copy, scan, e-mail and fax
Cannon IV Offer an Affordable 25 ppm
2 paper trays
Well, things have certainly been busy here at Cannon IV. As you read in our previous edition of FYI,
we announced our acquisition of Print Assist, a Dallas-based printer service provider in January
Option for Multi-Function Printing auto document handling
2003. Since that time, we acquired the Ohio assets of Digital Output Supply in August. The staff Thanks to HP, the most trusted name in the printer industry, and
• Cannon IV would like to HP 9000MFP – Only $330 per month
has joined the Cannon IV team to provide expanded sales and technical support of wide format Cannon IV, a national leader in printer supplies and service, your
thank our customer, Add high performance capabilities to your network
products throughout Ohio. office can now afford a multi-function printer with a worry-free
Lauth Property Group, for its print, copy, email, document finisher, scan
lease plan. For one low monthly payment and a low cost per page
generosity demonstrated by rate, your office network will enjoy the streamlined efficiency of a 50 ppm
The Ohio team of DOS shares many of the same qualities as Cannon IV. Family-owned and
the recent donation of $400 to multi-function printer and all it has to offer. This low monthly lease 3 paper trays
operated, it services numerous industries including print for pay, sign manufacturing, retail point of
the Leukemia and Lymphoma also includes installation, training, supplies and the outstanding auto document handling
sale, vehicle graphics, pre-press and architecture and engineering. We are pleased that the
company’s management and staff will remain involved in the business and has joined the Cannon IV family. Society in memory of the late service that Cannon IV is known for. auto duplexing
Brian Trieloff. Lauth employ- multi-position stapler/stacker
If you haven’t been on our website (www.cannon4.com) lately, we invite you to visit. We have made numerous ees raised money for the Call Cannon IV today at (317) 951-0500 or (800) 825-7779 to
changes that allow our customers better access to our products and services.While we don’t consider the website our company’s Philanthropic find out how the new HP multi-function printer can stream-
main connection to our clients, we do feel it is a complimentary part of our product offering and we want to make Friday Fund by paying to line your office and how the new Cannon IV lease plan can
it a resource for you. wear jeans on Fridays. benefit your business.
As the last quarter approaches and planning begins for 2004, we have brought in the expertise of our business • Kudos to Cannon IV
partners, Hewlett-Packard and Tech Data, to share with them our plans and to assist us in exploring growth employee, Ed Land, for
opportunities with regard to industry trends to better serve you. We look forward to the endless possibilities that are
his dedication to providing
exceptional customer Print Assist Offers Solution to Improve
Finally, plans are underway for the memorial garden in honor of our friend, Brian Trieloff. As you may know,
Brian was an employee that died earlier this year from leukemia. To ensure that his memory will live on here at
service. Ed was recently
recognized by a Cannon IV
customer for “going beyond
J.A. Majors Company Printing Processes
Cannon IV we are designing a garden area on the grounds that will feature an arbor and reflection bench. Work on his duty.” Keep up the good In an effort to reduce operating costs As a major distributor of medical and sci- reduction in budgets allowing J.A.
the project will get underway this fall. work, Ed! and improve employee efficiency, J.A. entific books located in Lewisville, Texas, J.A. Majors to meet today’s economic
Majors Company enlisted the expertise of Majors prides itself on the quality of customer demands with today’s new technology.
• Print Assist customers were ,
Print Assist, a division of Cannon IV Inc., service it provides. Although a poor economy
treated to a night at the races to solve its complex printing issues. As a necessitated downsizing, the company was “For the seventh year, the PACTS IV
at Lone Star Park in Grand printer distributor specializing in committed to protecting its integrity while cut- contract has allowed us to lock in a cost of
Prairie, Texas. In addition cost-per-page printer solutions, Print ting costs. A research study conducted with the ownership of our printers and now our
to feasting on a delicious Assist researched J.A. Major’s printing help of Print Assist revealed that employees copiers. In addition, the scanning of hardcopy
dinner, guests also had the challenges before developing a compre- spent a great deal of time making single copies. into a PDF has reduced our faxing expenses
hensive printer plan. The purchase and It was determined that by removing more than by over 50 percent,” Sidler explained.
thrill of watching Print
installment of 13 new Hewlett-Packard 20 older printers such as the LJ4000, analog
Assist’s own horse gallop
Multi-function Printers (MFP) is copiers and data center printers, and replacing All Cannon IV and Print Assist techni-
to victory lane.
anticipated to not only reduce employee them with HP MFP’s J.A. Majors could essen- cians are certified to service the HP LaserJet
Rewards for Your HP Purchase with ePurchasEdge • Cannon IV recommends that
customers using Windows
inefficiencies but will also result in
improved customer service.
tially move to paperless transactions.
“As with many other companies, we have
MFP product family. Continuing the compa-
ny’s practice of extraordinary customer
service, Cannon IV and Print Assist techni-
2000 or Windows XP update In today’s busy office environment, had to downsize and research all possible ways cians will visit the customer’s facility to trou-
• Earn 1 Point for every $4 spent their firmware on HP Jet MFPs are gaining popularity in light of the to cut inefficiencies to better serve the cus- bleshoot problems, perform routine mainte-
HP ePurchasEdge is a simple program designed to Direct cards. DesignJet
• Expanded product menu ranging need to cut costs and increase efficiency. By tomer and keep overhead down. Our partner- nance or make repairs. Cannon IV also carries
reward you for buying the HP supplies you already buy customers should update
from LaserJet and InkJet Printers combining several capabilities into one piece ship with Print Assist has always been benefi- a full line of parts and supplies for this line of
from Cannon IV, Inc. Every time you purchase qualify- their printer firmware, too, of equipment, large offices with distributed cial in keeping our printing quality high and HP printers.
ing HP print supplies, you’ll earn points that add up to to Digital Cameras and PDA’s as well as obtain the latest work stations can utilize one printer for sever- our budget under control. Once again – we
dollars-off on select HP products. As part of the pro- driver. For more information,
• Easy to enroll al employees. On the other hand, smaller are reaping the benefits,” said Don Sidler, “As times have changed, technology
gram, you’ll also receive a monthly e-mail update with call your Cannon IV offices can combine several pieces of equip- Operations Manager for J.A. Majors. solutions have needed to change. First, J.A.
your account information.
representative. ment into one. Majors and Print Assist teamed together for an
“With the HP multi-function printer, excellent centralized printing system and with
Almost all purchases of HP LaserJet and InkJet print
• Please note our new In 2002, Hewlett-Packard awarded companies are able to print, copy, scan and fax the flexibility of the PACTS IV cost per page
supplies qualify for ePurchasEdge points. A current
remittance address Cannon IV certification and authorization to from a single device,” said Jerry Jones, contract, made the move to the new technolo-
menu of qualifying supplies is always available on the
has changed to: sell and service its multi-function printer line – Cannon IV Inc. president and CEO. gy solution quick and painless. The HP tech-
ePurchasEdge Web link on www.cannon4.com.
P.O. Box 697 the HP LaserJet 9000mfp, HP LaserJet “Companies can streamline operations, nology is the equipment but the strategic part-
Indianapolis, IN 46206-0697 4101mfp and HP LaserJet 4100mfp. These increase efficiency, and costs 20 to 40 percent nership of PACTS IV puts the customer in
Points are awarded at a ratio of one point for every US
fast printing and highly reliable printers pos- less than the combined costs of individual- control of their technology,” said Print Assist
$4 in qualifying purchases. For example, if you buy
sess features unlike an average laser jet printer. function products.” Senior Account Executive Paul Polk.
$2,000 in qualifying HP supplies, you’ll earn 500 points.
The HP MFPs print, copy, scan, e-mail and
Your 500 points can be redeemed for $60 off your
fax from a single device.The following are just As a member of the PACTS IV User’s For more information about the
next HP purchase from Cannon IV’s ePurchasEdge
a few features of the HP LaserJet MFP: Group, J.A. Majors enjoys a shared buying HP LaserJet 9000MFP and 4100MFP ,
power that made it even more attractive to please call a Cannon IV Sales
• High-speed network printing purchase HP printers. PACTS is a printing Representative at (800) 825-7779 or
It’s our way of saying thanks for being such a loyal cus-
optimization program set up by Print Assist for Print Assist Sales Representative at
tomer. Enroll today and watch your points — and your • Fast, reliable network digital copying
your company to maximize the return on your (800) 680-4357.
savings — add up! Just call Neil Forker 800-825-7779 • Digital color scanning printing assets and reduce your total printing
or email him at email@example.com.
• Fast, secure digital sending and copying budget.The PACTS IV Plus con-
tract allowed this migration with ease and
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