Office Document Strategies Blog

HP Restructuring | A Game Changer?

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Oct 14, 2015 @ 07:10 AM

Read More

Topics: Computer, Software, MFP, Printer

Guide To Postage Meters Canada - 2nd Edition Part Two

Posted by Joanna Wallace on Wed, Oct 7, 2015 @ 08:10 AM

Last post we introduced the beginnings of the new guide to postage meters in Canada, 2015 Second Edition.  This post continues with more parts of the process including an outline of the components of the pricing and a short formula to show the pieces involved.

Read More

Topics: Postage meter, mailing machines, postage machine

Guide To Postage Meter Canada - 2015 Second Edition

Posted by Joanna Wallace on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 @ 08:09 AM

One of the documents that is most frequently referenced from our collection of office document tools is the Guide to Postage Meters Canada.  This document outlines many of the hidden and confusing practices of the postage meter industry.

Read More

Topics: Postage meter, Mailing, Postage, postage machines

Managed Print Services Need Flexible Hardware Components

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Sep 23, 2015 @ 13:09 PM

I participated in a short discussion with some of my colleagues as analysis was being undertaken to respond to a client request for proposal.  The discussion got me thinking.

Read More

Topics: MFP, Customer service, Managed Print Services

Windows 10 Upgrade No 2 | Expert Commentary

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Sep 16, 2015 @ 08:09 AM

I finally decided to take the leap and join the approximately 75 million others who have upgraded to Windows 10 by doing the upgrade from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro on my primary computer.  This is the unit I use to write this blog, handle all my email and other website work I do for my Rotary group.  For me it is a critical tool and I was hesitant to jump in.

Read More

Topics: tablet, Software, Windows 8, Windows 10

Creating The Discussion About Cloud Computing

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Sep 9, 2015 @ 07:09 AM

Every business leader has heard about cloud solutions for their computing needs.  What many don't know is when and where the cloud could be the best option or even a viable option for them.  Many IT managers take a cautious approach to the cloud because it includes many pitfalls that are not readily apparent.  

Read More

Topics: Software, cloud computing

There Can Be Humour In MFP Toner Piracy

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Sep 2, 2015 @ 09:09 AM

A true story in her own words:  

Read More

Topics: MFP, toner, IT Scams

Upgrading To Windows 10 | How Hard?

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Aug 26, 2015 @ 07:08 AM

A week or so ago I upgraded my first computer to Windows 10.  How hard?  Not really at all.  The computer I decided to go with first was my wife's Windows 8.1 laptop because it is not usually involved in any mission critical work around our place.

Read More

Topics: Computer, Windows 8, Windows 10

Document Management Is Not About Scanning But Retrieval

Posted by Ian Leppert on Wed, Aug 19, 2015 @ 08:08 AM

Virtually every multifunction printer (MFP) that is sold today has the ability to scan documents.  For many purchasers this scanning capability is one of the attractions about doing an upgrade to a new device.  They see it as at least the first step to doing some sort of document management and reducing their dependence upon paper files.

The first step in document management.

They are right, it can be a good step but I suggest it is not the first one.  Capturing paper documents through scanning is certainly part of the process which can lead to returns. Storing computer generated documents internally is also a great part of the process. Both of these are components to a well designed document management system.  They however are NOT the first step.

The real first step:  

Read More

Topics: document filing, document management, MFP

Using Postage & Mail Is A Good Small Business Strategy

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Aug 12, 2015 @ 07:08 AM

In our increasingly electronic society we often forget to think about some of the other options which may be available for contacting our customers and prospective clients.  Mail is one of those strategies which can often be over looked.  In many businesses the postage system is forgotten simply because it takes a different effort to make use of it.

Read More

Topics: Mailing, Postage