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Lee Kirkby

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Microsoft Launching Skype For Business

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 @ 10:03 AM

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Topics: technology tools, business processes, digital tools

1.1 Million Fine Shows CASL Is Serious.

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Mar 18, 2015 @ 07:03 AM

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Topics: e-mail, Canadian Legislation

Canadians Should Buy Now. Lower Dollar Means Higher MFP & IT Costs

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Mar 11, 2015 @ 08:03 AM

The window is becoming very short before the price increases created by the lower Canadian dollar flow into the MFP (multifunction printer, copier) and the IT hardware markets.  The low oil prices are putting significant pressure on the Canadian dollar which is great for Canadian manufacturing but is having serious impact on Canadian imports of products sourced from China and some other jurisdictions,  

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Topics: Lenovo, Multifunction Printer, business processes, Samsung, Kyocera Canada, Canadian Pricing

Net Neutrality Issues Are Real In Canada And US

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Mar 4, 2015 @ 08:03 AM

A regular issue for users of the internet is how the major delivery companies deal with the quantity of data and download activity that they consume.  There has been action taken by regulators in both Canada and the US to attempt to keep the access to internet sites as neutral as possible.  

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Topics: internet connectivity in Canada, Canadian Legislation, cost of internet

Over 276,000 IT Data Breaches In Canada In 2014

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 @ 08:02 AM

While far from the top of the world when it comes to the impact of IT data breaches, Canada still experiences its fair share of the problems they create.  Recent reports indicated that over 276,000 records were breached in reported incidents in 2014.  

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Topics: business processes, network security

Digital Workplace Part Two | Hybrid Cloud Grows

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 @ 07:02 AM

At a recent conference sponsored by Gartner the theme emphasized again the impact that digital workplaces are having.  Outlining several key predictions the sessions talked about what is going on in business today.  

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Topics: workflow processes, business processes

Every Business Affected By Digital Disruption | 9 To Watch

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 @ 08:02 AM

Every business has been affected by the disruption of business practices which the digital revolution of the past twenty years has created.  Virtually every aspect of operations have been affected by the changes in technology and latterly in communication which has been fostered by the low cost of computing power, the creation of portable instant communications and the world wide spread of easy access to information,

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Topics: document filing, business processes, digital tools

Time Is Running Out On Windows 2003 Server

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Feb 4, 2015 @ 07:02 AM

Like Windows XP last year, Microsoft has announced the impending end for Windows Server 2003 with support stopping July 14 2015.  What this means is that Microsoft will no longer issue security and bug updates for this server platform effective this coming July.  

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Topics: server software, IT network, IT support

Microsoft Announces Details Of Windows 10 | Free Upgrade Available

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 @ 07:01 AM

Microsoft has announced more details about the new Windows 10 slated for release this fall.  As is usual with Windows OS releases the information will be spotty with each announcement but will gradually tell us what to expect when the upgrade comes out. 

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Topics: Windows 8, Windows 10

How Low Gas & Oil Leads To Higher Canadian IT Prices

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 @ 08:01 AM

Every day that we currently go to the gas pumps to fill up we all are happy to see the relatively (best in over five years) gas prices we are experiencing in Canada.  The reasons given for the massive drop in prices usually hinge on the low oil prices which are currently the norm in world markets.

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Topics: technology tools, office technology, Canadian Pricing