Office Equipment Center Joins Automated Business Solutions

Office Equipment Center joins Automated Business Solutions!

 

Automated Business Solutions is pleased to announce the acquisition of Office Equipment Center.

 

Warwick, RI (May 23, 2017) – Automated Business Solutions, a leading provider of office productivity solutions, including Office Equipment, IT infrastructure, IT support, and document management solutions, today announced that they have acquired Office Equipment Center, a company with a rich history specializing in business technology solutions.

 

“We look forward to welcoming all of the current Office Equipment Center employees into our Automated Business Solutions family. Since our corporate cultures and values were consistent, the integration of all employees within both companies has already begun to take place. Our mutual clients will be able to access more comprehensive solutions, delivered by the same familiar people and with the same high quality standards they have come to expect and deserve!” stated Alan Albergaria, President of Automated Business Solutions.

 

Office Equipment Center (OEC) began servicing Connecticut businesses, municipalities and schools in the early 1970’s. It was purchased by Michael Ardry in 1988 who has grown the business from its roots as a typewriter and calculator company into a leader in the office technology sector. With Michael’s foresight, OEC began its Information Technology division in 2000. David Wilson joined OEC in 2005 to lead the IT division bringing new technologies to their growing customer base.

 

Michael Ardry, former President of OEC said, “We are extremely excited about joining the Automated Business Solutions (ABS) team. Their additional resources throughout New England will help us to better serve both our printer/copier and IT customers.   In addition, because of ABS’s expanded product offerings, we will be able to provide exciting new technologies, products and services to our current clients.”

 

Alan went on to say, “The combined expertise of our two technology firms is outstanding. We will now be able to offer our superior line of products and services that fit the needs for companies of any size throughout CT, MA and RI!”

 

About Automated Business Solutions

Automated Business Solutions was founded in 1992 by Alan Albergaria and Robert Maceroni. Since their inception, the company has grown while maintaining the same personalized service their original customers had come to expect. Today, we have a staff of over 60 employees, which includes 17 professionally trained technicians. Utilizing the skills that these technicians bring, Automated’s client base has grown to over 4,000, covering a wide array of industries and sizes. This client base includes Start-Ups looking for a business partner they can leverage to take them to the next level as well as established industry leaders, some who have as many as 1,000 devices. We offer Document Management & Retention solutions for any sized organization. Our Information Technology Department offers monitoring support on desktops, mobile devices, servers, and networks. This includes sales, preventative maintenance and issue remediation.

 

For more information please contact:

 

Alan Albergaria, President & CEO

Automated Business Solutions

415 Kilvert Street

Warwick, RI 02886

Phone: 800-832-2729

Email: alana@ABSNE.com

DataNet Joins Automated Business Solutions

DataNet joins Automated Business Solutions!

 

Automated Business Solutions is pleased to announce the acquisition of DataNet.

 

Warwick, RI (May23, 2017) – Automated Business Solutions, a leading provider of office productivity solutions, including Office Equipment, IT infrastructure, IT support, and document management solutions, today announced that they have acquired DataNet, a company with a rich history specializing in business technology solutions.

 

“We look forward to welcoming all of the current DataNet employees into our Automated Business Solutions family. Since our corporate cultures and values were consistent, the integration of all employees within both companies has already begun to take place. Our mutual clients will be able to access more comprehensive solutions, delivered by the same familiar people and with the same high quality standards they have come to expect and deserve!” stated Alan Albergaria, President of Automated Business Solutions.

 

DataNet is a valuable acquisition for Automated Business Solutions since they are a full-service computer consulting company specializing in providing support to the small to mid-sized business market.  Founded in 1998, the DataNet team prides themselves on client satisfaction and client retention. DataNet provides professional technical services in all areas of data processing:  network planning and administration, server management, desktop support and programming. DataNet’s management team, consisting of Joe Spaziano and Kevin Major, built a successful business by taking the time to fully understand the business needs of their clients.  They kept abreast of emerging technologies and their applicability to these needs.  The majority of their clients do not have an information technology staff, so DataNet functioned as their virtual Technology Manager, providing trusted advice in all technical matters.

 

 

DataNet’s Joe Spaziano added, “We realize that every Technology client that we have also has a print management component that has grown more complex in recent years.  It really makes sense to offer our clients a one-stop support environment instead of having to deal with different technology and print vendors for each client.  It was a natural merger when we met with Automated Business Solutions to pool our skills and expertise.  ABS fit the bill as they have years of expertise, a reliable and varied product base and work culture that puts the customer satisfaction at the top of their goals list.”

 

Alan went on to say, “The combined expertise of our two technology firms is outstanding. We will now be able to offer our superior line of products and services that fit the needs for companies of any size throughout CT, MA and RI!”

 

 

 

About Automated Business Solutions

Automated Business Solutions was founded in 1992 by Alan Albergaria and Robert Maceroni. Since their inception, the company has grown while maintaining the same personalized service their original customers had come to expect. Today, we have a staff of over 60 employees, which includes 17 professionally trained technicians. Utilizing the skills that these technicians bring, Automated’s client base has grown to over 4,000, covering a wide array of industries and sizes. This client base includes Start-Ups looking for a business partner they can leverage to take them to the next level as well as established industry leaders, some who have as many as 1,000 devices. We offer Document Management & Retention solutions for any sized organization. Our Information Technology Department offers monitoring support on desktops, mobile devices, servers, and networks. This includes sales, preventative maintenance and issue remediation.

 

For more information please contact:

 

Alan Albergaria, President & CEO

Automated Business Solutions

415 Kilvert Street

Warwick, RI 02886

Phone: 800-832-2729

Email: alana@ABSNE.com

Securing My Life in 2016

Let me start by saying I’ve had my personal information compromised when large companies were hacked twice. I used my debit card to make purchases with Home Depot and with Sony shortly before they were each hacked a few years ago.

Because I think internet privacy is important, and also because I don’t intend on having my identity stolen I’ve started using a few different free, secure communication services that I’ll post here in case you also plan to prevent identity theft.

The first and maybe most important is an email provider called Proton Mail. All servers are hosted in Switzerland (who has much more stringent privacy laws than the US) under 1000 meters of rock. I’ll be using this account to replace my google account for everything connected to my bank accounts, Paypal, Venmo, etc.

Web: protonmail.com

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/…/protonmail-encrypted…/id979659905

Second I would recommend installing Signal. It’s an encrypted text messaging / calling app endorsed by Edward Snowden.

Web: whispersystems.org

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/…/signal-private-messe…/id874139669

Third, because I don’t have a company cell phone and my cell number is connected to several accounts that should be more secure, I’ve started using Sideline. It allows me to have a second phone number on the same phone that I can give out more freely or put on a business card and not worry about it being used to access my personal information.

Web: www.sideline.com/

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/…/sideline-2nd-phone…/id1012032539…

It feels like we’ll never really have the tools to maintain 100% private online lives. Hopefully by using a few of these we can make a few hacker’s jobs more difficult.

Tech Talk – October 2016 – SMTP

What is SMTP?

You may have heard this acronym once or twice when talking about scanning to an email address.

SMTP stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. It’s the method of communication that moves your email across networks (like the Internet.) SMTP works with the Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) to send your information to the correct computer and email inbox. SMTP spells out and directs how your email moves from your computer’s MTA to an MTA on another computer, or several computers.

What is an SMTP Server?

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