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Ian Leppert

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MFP Service And Maintenance Are Different

Posted by Ian Leppert on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 @ 07:10 AM

What is the difference?  Answer: Who does the work.

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Topics: MFP, Colour printer, Managed Print Services

Online Coverage Of Office Equipment Frustrations Can Be True

Posted by Ian Leppert on Wed, Oct 4, 2017 @ 08:10 AM

People who are fans of the movie "Office Space" remember the scene where three of the players take the printer out to the field and beat it to death because it keeps giving an paper jam error even when there is no paper jam.

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, Printer, Managed Print Services

Document Management Is Not About Scanning But Retrieval

Posted by Ian Leppert on Wed, Aug 19, 2015 @ 08:08 AM

Virtually every multifunction printer (MFP) that is sold today has the ability to scan documents.  For many purchasers this scanning capability is one of the attractions about doing an upgrade to a new device.  They see it as at least the first step to doing some sort of document management and reducing their dependence upon paper files.

The first step in document management.

They are right, it can be a good step but I suggest it is not the first one.  Capturing paper documents through scanning is certainly part of the process which can lead to returns. Storing computer generated documents internally is also a great part of the process. Both of these are components to a well designed document management system.  They however are NOT the first step.

The real first step:  

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Topics: document filing, document management, MFP

2014 The Year Canada Postage Rates Really Took Off!

Posted by Ian Leppert on Sun, Mar 30, 2014 @ 23:03 PM

So by now you have heard that as of March 31st, 2014 the cost to mail a single letter in Canada has risen to $1. See our blog here for all the painful details: Canadian Postage Rate Increases March 2014

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, mailing equipment, workflow processes, office document strategy, meter rentals, postage machine, Office

Your Documents and the NSA - minimizing risk for Canadians

Posted by Ian Leppert on Sat, Jan 18, 2014 @ 01:01 AM

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Topics: cloud computing, document filing, document storage strategy, document management, Hosted document management, docucapture, network backup, Canadian Legislation, network security, paper filing, Paperless office, Less paper office

Burlington Office IT Co. Finds Blackberry Z10 Active Sync Solution

Posted by Ian Leppert on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 @ 08:08 AM

  New Blackberry Z10 Deployment:

Recently our company decided to refresh our mobile phones. We needed a smart phone that would work well with both our field based Technical and Sales teams. We were an existing Blackberry account so after careful review we decided familiarity for users and a patriotic sense of 'Oh Canada' would lead us to adopt the new Blackberry Z10 series phones.

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Topics: technology tools, e-mail, Software, server software, IT network, IT support