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Buying a Postage Meter In Canada - Three Choices

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 @ 00:08 AM

 

If you are buying or renting a postage meter in Canada you essentially have three choices of manufacturer.  Many people think that there is only one meter rental company authorized to sell postage equipment in Canada.  In fact there are three companies who are the manufacturers of equipment and who have approval from Canada Post for providing postage meters.  These companies in alphabetical order are:  Francotyp-Postalia Canada, Neopost Canada and Pitney Bowes Canada.

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, mailing equipment, Mailing, Postage, mailing machines, postage machines, meter rentals, postage machine

Canadian Telecommunications Are Generally Pricey

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 @ 08:08 AM

One of the things that most Canadians take for granted is the ability to communicate broadly both internally and internationally.  In order to do this we spend significant budgets on wired, wireless, broad band wireless and wired (fixed) internet and finally on TV services.  

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Topics: Canadian Pricing

Tool For Requesting Privacy Reports

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Aug 3, 2016 @ 08:08 AM

One of the things we all know about our social media and internet activity is that it creates a large volume of data for the businesses who's tools we use.

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Topics: privacy

Kyocera Wins BLI Awards

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jul 20, 2016 @ 08:07 AM

One of the things that drives print manufacturers to improve their equipment offerings is the ability to have the newer units tested for performance by the independent testing labs.  After some time it is harder to get the interest of customers and potential adopters as there is always a new crop of equipment being introduced by someone in the industry.

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Topics: MFP, Printer, Kyocera copier, Kyocera Canada

Police Arrest 20 In Toner Scam

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jul 6, 2016 @ 07:07 AM

Ever since the early days of the photocopier and now the connected printer there have been unscrupulous players who have promoted and sold toner for massive premiums over the real retail price.  There are a number of ways the scams work but the most common we see involve phone contacts to unwitting potential targets.  

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Topics: toner, Multifunction Printer support

Personal Information And Important Stored IT Data

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 @ 08:06 AM

One of the biggest issues for IT security and business operations is keeping their data safe and secure. 

There is a massive amount of material available about data backup, building redundancy for continued operations and how to teach people to be careful in providing access to company data. In spite of all of the effort and expense that is put into this field there are still too many data breaches.  

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Topics: data security, digital tools

Dropping Manual Paper Processes For Business Improvement

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 @ 09:06 AM

Why is it in a world where thousands of transactions are handled every minute using the tap of a credit card on a terminal many businesses still cling to manual paper driven processes?  Express Pay speeds up sales processes for vendors and purchasers.

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Topics: business processes, Paperless office, Less paper office

Microsoft And LinkedIn A New Deal

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jun 15, 2016 @ 07:06 AM

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Topics: Microsoft

Bitcoins And IT Impacts

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jun 8, 2016 @ 07:06 AM

Wouldn't it be nice to have the ability to create money?  Well in essence that is what happened back in 2008 when Bitcoins were invented.  

Satoshi Nakamoto is the name used by the inventor (or inventors perhaps) who created this online virtual currency.  For more of the story behind this event follow the link to the Wikipedia reference which outlines it in some detail.  

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Topics: data security, it, bitcoin

Implementing Good Information Governance

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jun 1, 2016 @ 08:06 AM

When I started in the Document Management field the common term for the practice of capturing paper records and converting them to digital images was simply document imaging.  While the process involved in doing the conversion seems pretty simple in today's terms back twenty some years ago it was seen as a miraculous change in office environments.  

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Topics: Scanning, document management, docucapture, digital filing