Fresh off the heels of gaining a new service base in South Carolina’s Piedmont, CBE is expanding further—this time, by acquiring DocuQuest, a Savannah, Georgia-based office equipment dealer.
Company president John Eckstrom lauded the move, which came after discussions with friend and colleague John Prussia, as strategically aligned with CBE’s growth plan. Prussia founded DocuQuest, which represents Toshiba MFP products, in 2002, and the company has experienced steady growth ever…Related Tags: Read More
August 30, 2017
For more than 45 years, we’ve provided copier and print solutions to customers across South Carolina—and today, we’re proud to add another group of businesses to become satisfied clients. CBE has acquired a copier and printer service base in the Piedmont area of South Carolina, which means we’ll be bringing our proven experience and trusted support to that new group of clients.
CBE president John Eckstrom negotiated the transfer with Stacy Brevard Mays of S&B Office…Related Tags: Read More
COLUMBIA, SC, May 4, 2017 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America has recognized Carolina Business Equipment (CBE) as a Hyakuman Kai Dealer. Sharp awards Hyakuman Kai status to outstanding dealers that have achieved $1 million plus in sales during the past year. CBE is among a select group of dealers recognized by Sharp from the hundreds of dealers that sell Sharp’s advanced business products and solutions in the U.S.
“The Hyakuman Kai Award reinforces our commitment to…Related Tags: Read More
John Eckstrom, President/CEO of Carolina Business Equipment, has been selected by Corporate Vision Magazine as a true innovator in his field. Corporate Vision is dedicated to working around the clock to shine a spotlight on the brightest, best performing and most deserving companies and individuals from around the business world.
Having begun as a traditional copier company in the mid-1970’s, CBE has now become a fully managed network support provider – providing sales and support of…Related Tags: Read More
"Carolina Business Equipment provides cutting-edge solutions while remaining true to its core values: fairness, reliability and a commitment to serving its customers."
Headquartered in Columbia, Carolina Business Equipment, Inc. (CBE) has been providing business solutions since 1975. CBE was founded by two service technicians with a dedication to outstanding customer service, a commitment that has extended through time as it has grown and added new locations and products. Whether you…Related Tags: Read More
John Eckstrom, president of Carolina Business Equipment Inc., Columbia, South Carolina, was named the Business Technology Association's (BTA's) 2016 Volunteer of the Year on June 10 during the BTA at 90: A Celebration event at Kansas City Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. Eckstrom serves as the BTA Southeast representative on the BTA Board of Directors. 2015-16 BTA President Dave Quint presented Eckstrom with the award.
"This year, the recipient of BTA's 2016 Volunteer of the…
Starting out as a traditional copier dealer in 1975, Carolina Business Equipment (CBE) now provides a wider range of devices, as well as software and various managed IT services. As a 3T training facility, the company does in-house training for all the manufacturers they represent.
Headquarters: Columbia, South Carolina
Locations: 3 (South Carolina)
Hardware Partners: (A3) Sharp, Toshiba; (A4) OKI; PC Lenovo; Networking Cisco; Ubiquity
Noteworthy Software Partners:…
The national publication, CIO Review, recognizes Columbia, SC-based company, CBE, as one of the top 20 companies in the country for Managed Print Services. In the article, "20 Most Promising Managed Print Solution Providers 2015," CBE was distinguished not only for their Managed Print Services but for their networking capabilities as well. Continue reading for the CIO Review's segment on CBE.
Evaluating the printing solutions space…Related Tags: Read More
On April 23, 2015, Carolina Business Equipment participated in North Charleston Business Conference & Expo.
We spoke with many local businesses about our print & IT solutions.
CBE also gave away a 60” Element TV, manufactured here in SC.
Element TV, one of CBE’s clients, split the cost of this great give away.
The winner was Steve Nettles, owner of Tax Pros Plus, LLC in Charleston, SC .
A big thanks to Element TV and we hope you enjoy your new TV, Steve!
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Carolina Business Equipment Inc. was recently featured in Office Technology Magazine for our leadership in Outsourced IT services. President of CBE, John Eckstrom discusses how he was instrumental in creating CBE’s First Response Center (FRC) in 2013. From the FRC, CBE’s employees can deliver and control remote IT services.
As one of the fastest growing sectors of the company, John Eckstrom discusses in the article how a great assembly of employees fuels the IT department. One of…Related Tags: Read More
CBE is proud to announce its induction to an exclusive fraternity of office imaging dealerships, The PROs Elite 100.
In 2008, the Office Imaging’s industry’s benchmarking co-authors and execution experts, PROs Elite, began the process of identifying the top independent Office Imaging Dealers in the 100 major market segments in the United States -and select international markets- based on their PROs Elite benchmarking model. As an Independent third party expert, PROs is biased only to…Related Tags: Read More
The CBE IT team recently shared insight with other providers for best IT practices at the Regional BTA, Business Technology Association.
By sharing concepts for managed network services and associating with other providers, CBE helps insure our clients always have the very best outsourced IT.
This two day event is just one of many events that CBE attends to remain current and cutting edge.
Other events include; Synnex National Technology Conference, Varnex National Conference,…Related Tags: Read More
Sharp's PN-L603B 60" class (60" diagonal) AQUOS BOARD LED Interactive Display System gives you convincing reasons to think BIG -- with brilliant color full HD images for greater communication power. Superior collaborative ease with touch-screen convenience. Use it as a digital whiteboard -- as a multipurpose business tool with the included Sharp Pen Software™; use it as a data display for presentations, command and control and data viewing; use it as a remote collaboration tool to…Related Tags: Read More
This year (2014) many PC users lost their beloved Windows XP. With Vista being a huge disappointment and Windows 8 being perceived as too different, most organizations choose to stay or move to the tried and true Windows 7 and take a wait and see attitude towards Windows 8.
Now, with the release of Windows 10, many are beginning to worry about the latest impending deadline for Windows 7 and the total death of Windows Vista. On the Windows lifecycle fact sheet, Microsoft notes that…Related Tags: Read More
On September 19, 2014, CBE participated in the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia SC, annual event; A Fine Affair and Golf Tournament.
CBE sponsored two holes for the Golf Tournament, purchased balls in the HELICOPTER GOLF BALL DROP and provided giveaways to all that played in the tournament. The Fine Affair and Golf Tournament was a huge success!
This annual tournament is the good opportunity to participate in friendly competition and network. A variety of sponsorship…Related Tags: Read More
I would like to take a moment to discuss CBE’s protection against recent security threats including the Heartbleed vulnerability. As you may have heard, this vulnerability affects any webserver that used OpenSSL version 1.01a-f. This accounted for over 2/3 of the web servers in the world in Q2 of 2014. We are happy to report that CBE was not affected and that CBE IT customers were protected. Our integrated managed antivirus protects against and is not affected by this…Related Tags: Read More
Yes, it's pretty easy to scavenge a computer hard drive and piece together a story. Well, with the right tools and the knowledge to use them it is. Depending on what we are looking for, heck - a lot of times we don't even need the fancy tools to find the juicy stuff, right? A simple glance at browser history or aged cookies may implicate a suspect employee wasting time on the internet or, even more sinister, trying to use a proxy anonymizer to circumvent our corporate internet policy to…Related Tags: Read More
Why do companies like yours engage the CBE Technology team to outsource some or all of their IT?
As is the case with the ever expanding technology, the new becomes old; we saw that our former web page that was our window to electronic marketing was ready for moth balls. As we do in almost every situation, we analyzed the different options available to us and I think you will agree that with the DuBose Web Group we teamed up with a truly cutting edge company that has given the new look and feel that we needed to show case the technology company that we are.
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