As I watch the discussions in the IT community about the relative merits of Windows 8 I can't help but wonder if Microsoft's big gamble will pay off. Since they have such a dominant position in the desktop OS market on the surface is seems strange that they have introduced a new OS that seems to be more focused on mobile than the desktop. Opinions vary on whether this was a mistake or good strategy.
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I went to the movies this past weekend, something that I have not done very often. I went to see Argo the movie which tells the story of the 6 American embassy employees who took refuge in the Canadian Ambassador's residence during the Iranian hostage crisis in the late 70's. Central to the final sections of the movie is the capture of images of one of the fugitive employees through reassembling the strip cut shreds of documents from the embassy since the documents had not been put through a cross cut shredder prior to the militants capturing the embassy.
Document management systems (DM) are all about building more efficiency in the filing processes and filing access in an office. Making the effort to install and learn the intricacies of document management is not a decision to be taken lightly. On the other hand my experience in our work in the Burlington area tells me that doing so is inevitably a good one and can lead organizations to see a quantum leap in efficiency in their operations affected by document production, filing and retrieval.
Windows 8 hits the store shelves today and it is an important day for Microsoft and for all of us who use desktop computers, laptops, smart phones, tablets etc.
Kyocera Canada has just announced a new series of long life, super fast mono network printers ranging in speed from 42 pages per minute to 62 pages per minute. This is a long way from the early days of laser printers when 8 ppm was considered fast.
Everyone complains about the amount of spam that is around the internet. Somewhere I read that as much as 80+% of the email sent everyday can be spam. If your email address is a long standing one and you have used it many times to sign up for services and as your login for various web based online opportunities you can be sure that you will receive spam in some form or another.
One of the services we provide is an outsourced scanning bureau for clients looking to convert their paper files to electronic records. I have observed the process we apply to this busy part of our operation and one thing that becomes abundantly clear is that productivity in any scanning operation is seriously affected by the way paper files are created.