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BIS Office Systems Welcomes Experienced Office Manager to the Team
BIS Office Systems Welcomes Experienced Office Manager to the Team

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Mobile, Alabama – May 10, 2016 – BIS Office Systems, a notable office equipment company along the Gulf Coast, welcomes experienced office manager, Kim Smeraglia. In her role, she will be responsible for managing the administrative staff, human resources, benefits and financial matters.

Tyran Colvin, President of BIS Office Systems, stated, “With her 20 plus years of experience as a human resource manager and office administrator, Kim will be a key part of our success moving forward. She’s held extensive positions with a leadership aspect that will allow her to exceed here at BIS Office Systems.”

Prior to joining the BIS Office Systems’ team, Smeraglia had worked in the medical, education and accounting fields as an office manager, administrator, human resource manager and accounting manager.

In addition to her past business experience, Smeraglia has also held leadership roles in the community such as PTA, PTO and Ballpark President.

Colvin went on to add “With Kim onboard, I look forward to seeing what she can accomplish and how our company will grow.”

About BIS Office Systems
BIS Office Systems is your single-source total solution provider offering the greatest resources and service network in the business. We specialize in providing custom document and print management solutions that stand up to the challenges of your organization’s equipment and service needs. Headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, BIS Office Systems has been serving Gulf Coast businesses for over 6 years. Learn more at

About BIS Technology Group
BIS Technology Group is the technology leader on the Gulf Coast comprised of four divisions: information technology, web design & digital marketing, office equipment and business consulting. Together these divisions help local businesses exceed expectations and allow them to group to their full potential while minimizing risks. To learn more about BIS Technology Group, go to


Newsletter: Conquering Connecting
Newsletter: Conquering Connecting

Check Out Our May 2016 Newsletter Here!

In May's newsletter, learn:

  • Conquering Connecting

  • Calculating the Cost of Downtime

  • Laptop, Tablet...Or 2-in-1?

  • 10 Things You Need to Do Now to Prevent Costly Disasters


Networking in Mobile, AL

Ask the Expert - Part 5

Listen to Uncle Henry and the BIS Office Systems' team discuss cost-savings on your office equipment on this month's Ask the Expert. 


During this segment, we discuss:

  • Print management & how it can save you money
  • Cost savings & how we avoid gotchas
  • Cost of ownership
  • Copier security
  • Printing with color
  • And more!

Access Your Gmail Emails and Calendars Directly from your Printer’s Touch Screen
Access Your Gmail Emails and Calendars Directly from your Printer’s Touch Screen

Being able to print on the go is fast becoming a standard requisite for many businesses. With the Kyocera Google Connector app, employees are able to access their Google accounts right at the touch screen control panel of the MFP (multifunctional printer).

With companies making the move from physical storage to the cloud, cloud print environments are becoming a necessity to have integrated into the business workflow. That’s why Kyocera Document Solutions, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, developed the Google Connector app. While at the printer, one can: 


• View, compose, edit and search through Gmails 

Scan documents to store or use as attachments
View and print calendars


Kyocera continues to look at the evolving climate in business workflow needs as does Google. With Gmail reportedly being used by nearly 50% of small business employees, Kyocera sought out how to connect with Google’s cloud email service market to provide more integrated workflow opportunities. Through this Google partnership, Kyocera keeps the workforce mobile by enabling users to retrieve Gmail functionality on the individual MFPs without having to log in on a separate device. 

The development of business applications such as this have been a priority for Kyocera for years. They previously developed the Kyocera Cloud Connect, Mobile Print, and the Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint Connectors for easy to use printing via the cloud from smartphones, tablets and PCs.

When it comes to the security of cloud printing, Kyocera developed the technology of linking an organization’s Google cloud printing capabilities with leading print management solutions to ensure secure print release. Unique to Kyocera, the connection of a company’s Google Cloud Print account to their print management account creates the ultimate document security. In addition, all print jobs can be set to hold until the user authenticates. 

At one time, the “mobile” workforce meant having to lug a heavy suitcase of samples door to door. Today, it requires access to everything at your fingertips no matter where you are. Since BIS Office Systems is a Kyocera Premier Dealer, we can offer all of the solutions discussed above. Our managed document solutions work for you so you have more time for your business. Call us today at 251-476-3113 for a free, no hassle, no obligation evaluation and assessment of your workplace printing needs.


Ask the Expert: April 2016
Ask the Expert: April 2016

Listen to the Uncle Henry Show's Ask the Expert live from our grand opening celebration! You'll learn about our team members and different vendors like Copystar, Kyocera and Canon. 



2016: April Newsletter
2016: April Newsletter

Check Out Our April 2016 Newsletter Here!

In April's newsletter, learn:

  • How to Be Efficient in the Workplace with Your Copier/Printer

  • New Printer Fits in Your Pocket

  • Your Tech: Productive...or Distracting?

  • Forget Something?

  • What Do You Need to Know About Voice Search?

  • Which Flavor of the Cloud Is Right for You?


How to be efficient in the workplace with your copier and printer
How to be efficient in the workplace with your copier and printer

In today’s business world, printing and copying documents for meetings, presentations, filing and general office use is ingrained in the everyday workflow of an office. what would you do without an office printer and copier? that’s tough to imagine.

That’s why office equipment companies, such as Kyocera, have built their business around making your business more efficient and productive. With the latest technologies, your office printer and copiers can make print-related tasks simpler and easier for all employees. Just recently, Kyocera launched copier and printer apps that let users easily scan and print documents straight from their mobile devices to their office printer.


Mobile print is the newest technology that gives you a number of functions to help you print and copy wirelessly on any mobile device. You can also scan documents and upload them straight to your mobile device as well. If you don’t have Mobile Print installed on your copier and phone, you’re making your work life harder than it needs to be.


But Mobile Print isn’t the only way you can be efficient at work with your copier and printer. As a Total Document Solutions Provider, BIS Office Systems helps businesses lower costs with their office equipment, maximizes printer and copying tasks by providing quality and efficient equipment, makes sure your office equipment is secure and safe so outside hackers cannot access private files, and much more.



BIS Office Systems provides document and printer management solutions, so you can get power over the document flow process in your office rather than let it overpower you. As a Print Management Solution provider, we also give your business customer tailored printer services that best fit your company’s need. This means less expense and more time being productive.


Many businesses overprint and spend way too much money on printing in general. Did you know that 90% of business currently don’t track what they are spending on printing? And the average office spends 1 – 3% of total revenue just on printing per year.* Many times, print jobs are unnecessary or too much paper has been used. That’s why having a Managed Print Service is important to your business. 


We assess your current printing usage and create a plan of attack to eliminate unneeded printing and copying. We also make it easy to refill your toners by shipping new toner cartridges automatically to your office when your printers show 15 – 20% of toner is left. Thus, this helps eliminate trips to the store and sudden printer outages when you were not expecting the toner to run out.


It’s the little things many businesses don’t think about that put stress and time restraints on office productivity. That’s why BIS Office Systems make it our business to help identify and eliminate those issues to help your business work seamlessly and efficiently. Our experts are trained specifically in office systems management to help advise your business in the best solutions.


We encourage you to give us a call to set up a free PrintSmart Evaluation on your office printers and copiers. Our experts can then determine the best option for your business and create a personalized plan of action concerning your copier, printers. We also offer IT support to keep your documents and business information secure online. Call us today! 251.476.3113




*Statistics provided by The Gartner Group

Newsletter: March 2016
Newsletter: March 2016

Check Out Our March 2016 Newsletter Here!

In March's newsletter, learn:

  • Print From Your Phone with the Kyocera App

  • 5 Critical Facts Every Business Owner Must Know Before Moving Their Network to the Cloud

  • Effective Campaigns to Gain Emails & Capture Leads

  • Why You Should Avoid Using a Debit Card When Shopping Online

  • 5 Traits of an Effective Leader

  • New App Tames Expense Tracking


March's 'Ask the Expert'

Listen to President of BIS Office Systems, Tyran Colvin, his daughter, Teryn Colvin, his business partner, Phillip Long, and Warehouse Manager, Bill Bulman, discuss data and document protection on Ask the Expert, a segment of the Uncle Henry radio show!


During this segment, we discuss:

  • Data & document security
  • Free employee training
  • Trained staff
  • Copier security
  • Toner 
  • And more!

Print from your phone with Kyocera apps
Print from your phone with Kyocera apps

How nice would it be to find a webpage or a file on your print, hit a “print” button and then that document gets printed from a connected copier or printer? Life would be so easy!

Well, fortunately for you, that is actually possible. Kyocera, a Total Documents Provider for offices, has recently introduced a cloud-printing service that lets users print files, images, web pages and more straight from their mobile device to the printer.


In today’s business world, the need for business services to reflect the “on the go” attitude many industries and employees encompass is crucial. With more employees working from home, traveling and in different locations, printing from mobile devices is practically required in today’s workplace. Being tied down by a print server can hinder work productivity and efficiency, that’s why Kyocera has developed an app specifically to print from your cell phone, tablet or laptop.


The app works for both iOS and Android devices, and it very simple to set up. You just need to be connected wirelessly to your Kyocera copier or printer that has app technology installed. The best part is the app is free!


Not only can you print photos and documents from your mobile device, but you can also scan documents on your copier and effortlessly save them to your mobile device. The options are almost endless. The Mobile Print app isn't the only app Kyocera offers either. Kyocera has you covered with its Cloud Connect, Google Connector, AirPrint, Cortado, Mobile Print for Students, and EFI Print Me applications. View all of these Kyocera apps here.  


 And as of late 2015, Kyocera has added Google Cloud Print services that will make it even easier to print on the go and support your office’s printing needs. This enables you to print documents from remote locations and have total access to files and documents wherever you are.


Whether you are transferring a file from your phone to computer to the app, printing an email attachment, browsing the internet on the copier’s touch-screen interface, importing files, or adding bookmarks and favorites to print later, mobile printing is an important tool to help your retrieve important documents and files wirelessly.


Don’t be tied down by your desktop computer, invest in the technology that will give your team tools for success—no matter where they are.


For more information and FAQ’s on Kyocera Mobile Print, we recommend visiting their FAQ page.


At BIS |Office Systems, we carry the top technology and office brands to keep your business running efficiently and saving time and costs. We are an authorized dealer of Kyocera and Copystar, so we can order and install your Mobile Print-compatible copier at your business location. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer services, and we know you will be satisfied from beginning to end.


We know it’s tough to decide what to purchase and what to invest in for your business. That’s why our specialists are here to listen and consult with you to find your perfect solution. Get your FREE PrintSmart evaluation today and call us if you want to improve your business’ workflow!