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Corporate Vision Magazine invited ‘CEO of the Year 2017 – South Carolina in the Office Technology space' John Eckstrom to speak about CBE's successes and what he believes has made him award winning.

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…

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The Silicon Review Names CBE One of 50 Innovative Companies to Watch

Delivering Best of Class Business solutions since 1975: Carolina Business Equipment

"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…

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John Eckstrom Named BTA’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year

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…

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Buyers Lab Inc (BLI) Features Carolina Business Equipment

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)
Employees: 45
Hardware Partners: (A3) Sharp, Toshiba; (A4) OKI; PC Lenovo; Networking Cisco; Ubiquity
Noteworthy Software Partners:

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Carolina Business Equipment Recognized as a Top Provider by National Publication

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.


TOP-NOTCH DIGITAL EQUIPMENT AND DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS

Evaluating the printing solutions space…

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Expo Giveaway

CBE participates in North Charleston Business Conference and Expo

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!

Shown in the photo…

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CBE FEATURED IN OFFICE TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE

For Leadership in Outsourced IT Services

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…

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CBE Recognized as a World-Class Leader among Office Imaging Dealers

PROs Elite 100 Certification

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…

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CBE at BTA

Business Technology Association Fall Colors Retreat

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,…

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Sharp’s PN-L603B

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…

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A “Window” on PC OS Evolution

Are You Making The Right Decisions?

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…

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CBE and Ronald McDonald House

A Fine Affair and Golf Tournament

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…

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Protect Against Security Threats

Is You Business Fully Protected?

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…

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Your Copier May Hold Secrets!

Computer Forensics and Cyber Security

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…

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Why Outsource I.T. To CBE?

Leverage Your I.T.

Why do companies like yours engage the CBE Technology team to outsource some or all of their IT?

  • Some are frustrated with their current IT support and are more interested in being up than waiting on a fix while being down.
  • Some just want to concentrate on their business not their IT.
  • Others are concerned with their current Back-up and Disaster Recovery options.
  • Many are confused with the best path to take full advantage of the Cloud.
  • We also have clients who are satisfied with…
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Welcome To Our New Website!

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.

Since we last updated…

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