City Approves Arena Deal

City Approves Arena Deal

Landmark Project Set to Open in 2016

Before a packed council chambers, Mayor Kevin Johnson and the City Council approved plans to build and finance a new Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC) at the Downtown Plaza Mall.

"Tonight's vote is a historic moment for Sacramento and the culmination of years of hard work from so many in our city and our region," said Mayor Kevin Johnson, "Sacramento has had a vision for its future and I am so proud of our community for their fight and resolve to ensure that vision became a reality. I can't wait till groundbreaking in the fall."

Tonight's vote is the culmination of a 15 year community effort to build and finance a new Entertainment and Sports Center. The Sacramento City Council Chambers was filled to capacity with 200 people inside. More gathered outside of City Hall to watch the Council Meeting on a giant LED Screen.

"We want to thank Mayor Johnson and the Sacramento City Council for their leadership," said Kings' owner Vivek Ranadivé. "We are humbled by tonight's historic vote and the opportunity to truly transform this great city. Most importantly, I want to thank Kings fans and the amazing people of the entire region for their passion and support. As I've always said, the Sacramento Kings belong to you."


Has document circulation within your office proven overly time-consuming?

Has document circulation within your office proven overly time-consuming?
Are files often misplaced, lost or mishandled?

Zoom Imaging Solutions has partnered with Square 9 to bring you a document management solution that will help you increase your profits by "doing more with less." As part of Zoom's 360° assessment methodology, we want to take an analysis of your business processes to build a solution that will bring efficiency and improvements to your infrastructure. As part of this assessment, Zoom will provide a solution for;
  • Eliminating paper based filing systems
  • Streamlining your business processes
  • Automation of document routing and notification
  • Increased security and compliance
  • Collaboration on documentation within your organization

We invite you to join us at your convenience for an inside look into the Zoom 360° assessment methodology and our SmartSearch Document Management Solution. We have the following webinars scheduled during May;

May 20th Webinar Registration
Title: Zoom Imaging Solutions 360° Methodology
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Time: 11:00a - 12:00p PST
May 21st Webinar Registration
Title: Zoom Imaging Solutions 360° Methodology
Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time: 2:00p - 3:00p PST

Creating Smarter Solutions, Together Sponsored by Zoom Imaging Solutions and Square 9

Creating Smarter Solutions, Together

Sponsored by Zoom Imaging Solutions and Square 9

Join Zoom Imaging Solutions and Square 9 Softworks on May 13, 2014 at HS Lordships Restaurant to learn how implementing new technologies will empower businesses like yours to survive a world of change.

When: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2:0 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: HS Lordships Restaurant
199 Seawall Dr., Berkeley, CA 94710

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2014 All-in for Arden Arcade Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament

2014 All-in for Arden Arcade Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament

Who is Going to Take Top Honors for the 2014 All in Arden Arcade Texas Hold em Poker Tournament

Zoom Imaging was a major sponsor for the 4th annual All-in for Arden Arcade Charitable Poker Tournament. The poker tournament was held for the 3rd year at the California Automobile Museum and benefited the Arden Arcade Rotary Foundation and Sheriff's Community Impact Program (SCIP).

Special thanks to Capitol Casino for donating their time, tables and dealers and Chick-Fil-A, Arden Fair for donating dinner as our In-Kind Food Sponsor. It was a fantastic event, with a wonderful group of people, for a great cause!


The Dirty Dozen – Twelve factors that contribute to an inefficient and costly document output infras

The Dirty Dozen – Twelve factors that contribute to an inefficient and costly document output infrastructure

  1. Regulatory requirement to archive documents: Local, State, and Federal Government requirements to archive certain documents and records continue to increase. To meet these challenges, your company has turned to a records management firm that offers services including pickup and delivery, document preparation and search, in addition to warehousing. Often, the mandated term for archiving a document exceeds the typical employee tenure. As a result of this and other factors, documents have been warehoused twice as long as required by law at enormous waste.
  2. On-demand document retrieval requirements: Upon request, your company must make records available within a given time frame to auditors, customers, or regulators.
  3. Frequent document and content revisions: Critical documents within your company such as contracts, manuscripts, price lists, etc., tend to undergo repeated and significant change, posing challenges in version control. The cost associated with out-of-date material can vary from minor (additional work or inconvenience) to significant (out-of-date price list, wrong version of a contract).
  4. Single function copiers/printers: Studies indicate that printers outnumber copiers by a ratio of nearly ten to one. The proliferation of single-function printers in your company has resulted in a multitude of brands and models leading to increased support costs, and potentially, high operating costs.
  5. Ad hoc records management/disposal: Your company lacks a documented Records Management policy or doesn't implement the one in place. The previously mundane task of records management (RM) has gone high-profile as accounting scandals and the subsequent passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act have highlighted the urgent need for a disciplined, cross-functional RM strategy. Whether it's mitigation of potential liability, business continuity, or statutory compliance, RM has a far-reaching impact on every organization.
  6. Roles-based document security requirements: Your company handles sensitive and/or private data and must take precautions to ensure that access to protected documents is secure. Paper-based archive and retrieval methods are particularly susceptible to breaches in security. HIPAA is an excellent example of a government regulation mandating the implementation of a roles-based document security system.
  7. Regularly outsourced document production: Your company has special document finishing/reproduction characteristics, which lead you to frequently outsource the production of certain jobs. Typically, the reasons for outsourcing include one or more of the following: finishing (i.e. binding, stapling, folding, and booklet making), color, large quantity, tabs, etc.
  8. Multiple hardware vendors and product brands: Internal costs including IT support, purchase order and invoice processing, vendor maintenance, account reconciliation, etc., are highly correlated to the number of unique vendors and product models deployed. Organizations should consider vendor/product consolidation as a means to streamline management of document production resources.
  9. Manuals, training, and compliance documentation: The above referenced documents are often voluminous and, therefore costly to produce and distribute. Your company prints and keeps in inventory large quantities of these documents in order to get the production costs down, only to discard a substantial portion of the inventory due to obsolescence. Technologies allowing for printing at the point and time of need can dramatically impact the cost, quality, and timeliness of these documents.
  10. Frequent use of pre-printed forms: Your company uses pre-printed forms, often in conjunction with antiquated impact printers, and spends thousands of dollars a month while your high volume MFPs (multifunction peripherals) go underutilized.
  11. On-site storage: Your company uses valuable office space to store filing cabinets for use as document storage rooms and other means of physical document storage.
  12. Collaborative document creation process: Your company documents require collaboration among employees to produce a final product, involving multiple locations, incompatible software applications, etc. Technologies exist to reconcile these differences and ease bottlenecks typically associated with complex collaborative content creation.

If you recognize any of these inefficiencies, then your company is losing money and not taking advantage of its valuable resources. Call your Zoom Imaging Solutions sales representative today for an analysis and improve your bottom line by as much as 40% overnight.

Taylor, Angelelli Win Second Straight To Open 8 Point Lead in Driver Championship Heading to Finale

Taylor, Angelelli Win Second Straight To Open Eight-Point Lead in Driver Championship Heading to Sept. 28 GRAND-AM Rolex Series Finale at Lime Rock Park

Date: Sept. 8, 2013
Event: Continental Tire Sports Car Festival (Round 11 of 12)
Series: Daytona Prototype division of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series
Location: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif. (2.238-mile, 11-turn road course)
Start/Finish: 2nd / 1st (Running, completed 105 of 105 laps)
Winner: Jordan Taylor and Max Angelelli of Wayne Taylor Racing (Corvette DP)

Before getting into the details of another brilliant victory by Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor in the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette Dallara DP of Wayne Taylor Racing (WTR) during Sunday's GRAND-AM Rolex Series Continental Tire Sports Car Festival at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, Calif., let's cut to the chase: the veteran Angelelli and his 22-year-old first-year co-driver Taylor are a fourth-place finish or better from clinching the 2013 Rolex Series DP-class driver championship at the Sept. 28 season finale at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn.


BTA Investigates Potential Fraudulent Industry Practices

BTA Investigates Potential Fraudulent Industry Practices

By Robert Ingoglia

Robert Goldberg,
General Council, Business Technology

Since its founding in 1926, the Business Technology Association (BTA) has been serving the industry and supporting independent dealer members, manufacturers and service organizations. As such, BTA General Counsel Robert Goldberg chaired a "Patent Issues Industry Summit" in Newark, N.J., on March 14, 2013, to discuss possible fraudulent business practices that might affect dealers, end-user customers and, indirectly, manufacturers that have provided scanning devices across the U.S. All these groups, including many patent and corporate attorneys representing several large manufacturers were in attendance. So what's all the fuss about? An initial letter is sent out by one of numerous alphabet entities (Eli-Put, LLC or Hea-Ple, LLC) alleging a violation of four specific patents. Thousands of these letters have been sent across the country.


Encompass Drives Efficiency Quickly

Encompass Drives Efficiency Quickly

The warmer weather makes you want to open the windows, clean out the cobwebs and get rid of all the clutter in your life. As you look around your office, you probably see piles of paper, empty boxes and maybe a few pieces of equipment gathering dust.

If you are a fast growing business, you buy things as you need them to keep up with demand. That may not always be the best strategy, but it works. A lot of small businesses go to the local office supply or big box store and buy computers, printers and maybe even a fax machine. As your small business grows you start looking for ways to save money and time.

A great place to look for savings is your office equipment. You might have all the same brand or whatever was on sale the day you bought it. You might have overused printers and some that are gathering dust. Some may breakdown every week and others seem to run forever.

An Encompass analysis will quickly help you make sense of your output devices. A Managed Print analyst comes into your office and gathers information on every device you have that copies, prints, scans and faxes. They use a tablet computer and electronic forms to quickly take inventory and run it through an online analytical engine to determine document usage patterns. That helps uncover current costs and inefficiencies.


Toshiba eSTUDIO407cs Series: Better Buys for Business April/May 2013 Award Winner


Better Buys for Business Announces April/May 2013 Editor's Choice Award Winners

Malvern, PA, May 1, 2013 – Better Buys for Business, a leading independent authority on office equipment, announced its April/May 2013 Editor's Choice Award winners. These winners represent the top manufacturers in the industry and were compiled from in-depth analysis of recently-released office equipment products. Each award recipient not only offered the greatest value and functionality but also exhibited unique features.

An Editor's Choice Award was given to the following A4 MFD product:

Toshiba eSTUDIO407cs Series: Color Copiers

Their products all delivered the highest level of performance while pioneering new features and solution, fulfilling the document management challenges businesses face.


It's Time For A Little Office Cleaning

It's Time For A Little Office Cleaning

Now that spring has officially arrived, it's time to think about a little spring cleaning in the office. The average office is overloaded with outdated, money draining output devices, such as old copiers, MFPs, inkjet and LaserJet printers, that not only increase monthly costs, but also your company's carbon footprint. You might also notice a lot of unwanted pages next to your printers. It's time to take a look at your output and see how to make a few improvements.

Look around your office. Does everyone have a printer at their desk? Do some of them have dust because no one uses them? Are you running out to the store to buy toner or ink cartridges all the time? It's time to analyze your work habits and devise a better strategy. You have to know where you are before you change course.


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