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New iPad Launched. PC Computer Killer Some People Think. (Featured Articles)

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Mar 9, 2012 @ 09:03 AM

Apple launched its third generation iPad tablet this week and some people think it may be the next step in killing the PC.  Certainly if the data around the total number of iPads and other tablets which have been sold is right the impact on the PC market is significant.  Burlington SMB businesses are using tablets on an increasing basis, although I would not say that iPads are out numbering other brands.

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Topics: Computer, iPad, tablet

Samsung Launches SUR40 Surface Touch Tabletop in Canada

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Mar 7, 2012 @ 07:03 AM

Samsung Canada has recently launched a new 40 inch tabletop style touch LCD screen which can revolutionize the way people interact with information.  Using Microsoft Surface software as its operating system the SUR40 from Samsung is a remarkable device.

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Topics: Computer, Software, Microsoft Surface, Samsung

Canon Toner Suit - Impact For Managed Print

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Mar 5, 2012 @ 07:03 AM

Everyone who uses a laser printer knows that the cost of the toner that runs them can be expensive.  Depending upon the brand, speed and design toner costs will vary but there is a general sense that it is a costly product to consumer.  One of the reasons for the push to managed print services is as a means to better control toner costs.

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Topics: cost of printing, Managed Print Services, managed toner plan

Consumer Preview of Microsoft Windows 8 -Three Assessments

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Sat, Mar 3, 2012 @ 09:03 AM

This week Microsoft released a Consumer Preview for Windows 8, the new operating system which is slated for general use later this year.  There is major interest in this release as it changes fundamentally the way users will interface with their applications as the model used more closely follows that used on mobile devices like cell phones and tablets.

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Topics: Computer, Software, IT support

In-house or Hosted Document Management System - How To Decide

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Feb 29, 2012 @ 09:02 AM

There are two basic ways to establish a document management system for your office.  You can acquire and install an in-house system or you could contract for a hosted document management solution.  The choices for each of these are varied and there are hundreds of packages each with their own features to choose from.  In the end it is about what system provides you with access and security for your documents.

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Topics: document filing, document storage strategy, document management, Hosted document management

Samsung Canada Joins the Ledger Size MFP Wars

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Sat, Feb 25, 2012 @ 10:02 AM

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, MFP, Colour printer, colour multifunction, colour multifunction printer, Samsung

5 Rules for Going Paperless

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Feb 22, 2012 @ 09:02 AM

Many of us would love to be able to turn our offices and desks paperless.  The challenge is usually figuring out how.

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Topics: document filing, Document, Paperless office

Samsung SCX-6545 A Profile

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Feb 16, 2012 @ 09:02 AM

Samsung introduced the SCX-6545 letter/legal mfp as a second generation product to deal with installations requiring higher volumes of output and more speed.  Built on a similar chasis as the predecessor SCX-6345 the newer model offered better image quality, a stronger and larger document feeder and improved overall performance.

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, MFP, cost of printing, Samsung

10 Useful Cloud Tools For Your IT Network Courtesy of SMB Nation

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Sat, Feb 11, 2012 @ 09:02 AM

I subscribe to the SMB Nation newsletter and in their most recent edition they published an excellent article with 10 useful cloud IT tools that can help you in running your IT network.  I'm pleased to share these great featured products as they have some neat utility that can be of value to all.  Thanks to Joseph Walker for compiling this great list.

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Topics: Computer, document filing, IT network

IT Network Acquisition Using Leasing Builds Flexibility

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Feb 7, 2012 @ 09:02 AM

Most companies who are setting up or expanding their IT network find the cost to do so challenging.  I have noticed that unlike many other categories of office products IT products tend to be purchased outright.

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Topics: Computer, Software, IT network, leasing