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Lee Kirkby

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Business Continuity Is The New Backup Need For SMBs

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, May 10, 2013 @ 08:05 AM

Even though many small businesses still don't have a full fledged backup strategy in place there is a more critical change taking over as more and more businesses understand that they cannot operate without considering what would happen with a complete IT network shut down.

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Topics: network backup, IT network, IT support

Merging Document File Types Requires Document Management Strategy

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 @ 07:04 AM

Most businesses today have a composite document collection they have to deal with. 

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Topics: document filing, document storage strategy, document management, Document, paper filing

40 Questions To Ask About Your MFP Purchase Or Lease

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 07:04 AM

There are many considerations when you purchase or lease a new MFP.  Some are obvious but many may not be.  Here's a simple checklist of things you might take into account.

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, MFP, colour multifunction, Multifunction Printer support

Over Holding On MFP Lease Costs Unnecessary Dollars

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Apr 19, 2013 @ 08:04 AM

  One of the trends we are seeing is a tendency for some clients to over hold on expiring MFP leases.  What do I mean by over holding?  Simply a tendency to ignore the end of the lease, move into an over holding situation as far as the leasing company is concerned and to continue to pay the same lease payment month to month or quarter to quarter while continuing to use the equipment.

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, MFP, leasing, Lease return

Your Microsoft Windows XP Computer Workstation is Running Out of Time

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Apr 12, 2013 @ 07:04 AM

Recent data on desktop operating system (OS) market share indicates that Windows XP still has almost 39% of the market.  Windows 7 is at almost 45% with Windows Vista and Windows 8 at 3.17% making up the balance of the Windows PC market.

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Topics: Computer, Software, Windows 8

FP Canada Releases New Postbase Series of Postage Meters [Video]

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Apr 5, 2013 @ 08:04 AM

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Topics: Postage meter, mailing equipment, postage machine

Your I.T. Network Backup May Not Be Good Enough

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 @ 11:03 AM

Many companies struggle to decide what they really need for I.T. network backup.  Everyone knows that there is a need to backup critical files such as accounting and inventory data.  For many organizations they understand that email is also a mission critical application and they need to have a backup strategy for this as well.

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Topics: Computer, network server, cloud computing, network backup, IT network

Cheap Colour Laser Printers Cost More Than You Think

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 @ 08:03 AM

One of the interesting things we see with real estate clients is the number or agents who decide that rather than use the tools provided by the brokerage they will buy their own cheap colour laser printers to use to produce open house flyers and other promotional materials.

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Topics: Colour printer, cost of colour, colour multifunction, colour multifunction printer

18 Reasons to Choose A Dealer For Your Postage Machine Purchase

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 @ 08:03 AM

  In Canada there are three manufacturers of postage meters that are approved by Canada Post, Francotyp-Postalia, Neopost and Pitney Bowes.  Given that they all have direct sales operations in Canada why should you not buy directly from one of them?

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Topics: Postage meter, mailing equipment, Customer service, postage machine

IT Exchange Performance Improved With Email Archive Solution

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Mar 5, 2013 @ 09:03 AM

MS Exchange is an extremely important part of many companies' I.T. environment.  For most end users they see it as the popular Outlook interface but in the background Exchange is managing the file storage, transfer and backup of the growing data base of email material.

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Topics: e-mail, network server, network backup, IT network