Recent Posts by Liz Sumner

 

Planning a Return to the Workplace During and After COVID-19

As business owners, we recognize that our people are our greatest assets. For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to re-think our workplaces and workforces. We’ve experienced the office as a ghost town, with perhaps one or two of us haunting the hallways while others work remotely. We’ve experienced human resources as an Olympic event with changes in hours, sick leave and family leave, employee benefits, remote work policies, State and local regulations, the CARES Act, and perhaps reluctantly guiding our organizations through furloughs or layoffs. 

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Why SumnerOne? We're Laying the Foundation for Our Next Generation of Growth

June 2018 will go down as an important month on our company’s timeline, one that stretches all the way back to 1955 when Bud Sumner started his business in St. Louis. For the past 63 years, we have delivered solutions to customers that help them grow their businesses. As we’ve thought about how to best support our customers for the next 60 years, we realized that having one place to go for solutions that run a modern workplace would be important.

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The Next Phase of SumnerOne

SumnerOne is growing – we’re serving more regions than ever and we’re bringing more new solutions than ever to our customers! So first and foremost, thank you for being our customer and giving us the opportunity to grow and serve you better. We are happy to have you along on this journey with us!

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PRINTER MAYHEM – SO MANY WAYS THAT PRINTER DRIVERS CAN DRIVE YOU CRAZY

Straight from our Service Gurus at SumnerOne, here are some of the frequently-encountered ways that your printer driver might add to your Printer Mayhem troubles:

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ARE YOUR LOCAL PRINTERS MULTIPLYING LIKE GREMLINS?

One of the most delicate parts of an IT professional’s job is negotiating with users who want to buy their own IT tools, like peripherals or a one-off software package (their justification: it’s on their own department’s budget, so, you know, FREEDOM). A desktop printer is often one of those items that gets snapped up on a trip to the Office Supply store (“it was soooo cheap!”) and once one pops up, they can manage to proliferate like Gremlins under bright light.

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HEY BUDDY, DO YOU WANNA BUY SOME PRINTER INK?

We recently wrote about the mayhem caused by having a mixed bag of printer makes and models in your workplace. A big part of that mayhem can be sourcing ink and toner cartridges. With that being said, is there a solution for this mayhem or are we simply doomed to continue the madness with printer ink and toner? 

 

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HOW TO GO ALL MACGYVER ON (FIX) THAT PRINTER JAM

As technology has improved, the relationship between a sheet of 8 ½ by 11” paper and the mechanical guts of a printer has become more and more like an old married couple. Most days, they get along beautifully and there isn’t a single concern or disruption as they go through their daily routines together.

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