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6 Key Parameters of IT Network Server Health

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Jan 14, 2011 @ 14:01 PM

  IT network servers are the core technology of the office.  If your server(s) are not healthy then your network performance will suffer.  Improper maintenance is a key to increased downtime.  Like the old TV commercial used to say, "You can pay me now or pay me later".  The same is true of servers.  Time and effort spent ensuring your servers are running well will be much less than the time spent on a recovery due to poor maintenance.  For many SMB organizations with limited IT resources their server is left to hope.  Here are some key measures which should be checked regularly.

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Topics: Computer, network server, network backup

Is an MFP the Right Network Printer for Your Office?

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:01 PM

An MFP (multifunction printer) can be the right choice for offices but in my work in the Burlington, Ontario market I have seen places where the choice becomes cloudy.  So how do you decide?  I think part of the decision relates to the size of the office.

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Topics: Software, Multifunction Printer, document storage strategy, MFP, Printer

A New Tool for Document Management? - Tablets Big at CES

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 @ 16:01 PM

All of the technology news stories tell us that tablet computers are a big part of the CES launches this past weekend.  What do they really look like and what will we be able to do with them if we decide to take a shot at using one?  I conceptually think the idea is great as I would love to be able to get rid of my paper note book when doing client meetings etc.  So I have been trying to watch some of the reviews and check out where these devices might be going, especially for business use.  One use I'm looking forward to testing is to use a tablet as the retrieval tool for a document management system. 

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Topics: Computer

8 Reasons to Replace Your Office Printer

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Jan 7, 2011 @ 09:01 AM

Eventually all office printers come to a point in their life when they need to be replaced.  Here are some reasons I have found that clients make a decision to upgrade:

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Topics: Printer, Colour printer, colour multifunction printer, cost of printing, Managed Print Services

Spammers face $10 million fine under Canada's new law!

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Jan 6, 2011 @ 10:01 AM

That's the headline in a recent article published in  

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Topics: e-mail, office document strategy, Canadian Legislation, spam

Colour Multifunction Printers Popular - 4 Reasons Why

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Jan 4, 2011 @ 15:01 PM

  Colour multifunction printers are a category of print device which continue to be popular with small business clients as well as some corporate users.  Combining the monochrome capability of a traditional printer copier with the output of colour documents has built this class of device into a favourite, especially in offices with only one multifunction device.

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

High Volume Scanning Gets Stopped By Lack of Support

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Dec 17, 2010 @ 16:12 PM


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Topics: Scanning, document filing, document management, office document strategy

Colour Printer Operating Costs Critical To Success

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Dec 13, 2010 @ 15:12 PM

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Topics: Printer, Colour printer, cost of colour

IT Network Expansion...New Hardware...Consider leasing

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Dec 1, 2010 @ 14:12 PM

   In our area, Burlington, ON, IT network buyers, unlike buyers of MFP printers, are often not familiar with leasing their equipment and software.  I think they should give leasing much more consideration.  There can be significant benefits from leasing rather than buying.

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Topics: Software, IT network, leasing

The Best Scanning For Your Document Imaging System

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 @ 11:11 AM

 There are three primary ways that you can choose  scanners for your document imaging system.  You  can use scanning capability from a multifunction (MFP) based print device.  You can install a dedicated scanner with network scanning capability or you can use desktop connected scanning from your PC.

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Topics: Scanning, document filing, document storage strategy, document management, MFP