Office Document Strategies Blog

Email Goes Stale Really Fast - IT Network Failure Proves the Case

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Sat, Feb 9, 2013 @ 12:02 PM

 We had an IT network system failure recently and our email was down for several days due to data corruption.  Over the years the data base to our Exchange email had grown to a pretty big size so running the necessary tools to clean the corruption and recover our system took a long time.  We're talking many hours spread over several days.

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Topics: Computer, software tools, IT network, IT support

Windows Updates Every Second Tuesday Can Lead to IT Network Problems

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Feb 6, 2013 @ 08:02 AM

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Topics: Computer, network server, IT network, IT support, network security

AccuSender From Kyocera Solves Large File Transfer Dilemma

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Feb 4, 2013 @ 12:02 PM

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Topics: e-mail, Multifunction Printer, Scanning, MFP, Document, Kyocera copier, Kyocera Canada

Canadian Chamber of Commerce Questions Anti-Spam Legislation

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 @ 07:01 AM

In a recent release the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has raised questions about provisions in the regulations which have recently been released as part of the

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Topics: e-mail, Software

Decline in Print Revenue Contrasts To Growth In LED Screens

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 @ 14:01 PM

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Topics: tablet, Multifunction Printer, Scanning, MFP, Printer, Managed Print Services

Using a Lenovo Desktop, Lenovo Laptop & Asus Tablet. Comparisons

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jan 23, 2013 @ 08:01 AM

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Topics: Computer, tablet, Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet, Lenovo

Social Media Must Be A Part of Your Office Document Strategy

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 @ 08:01 AM

When we think about office documents and our strategy in dealing with them the common picture in our mind is a piece of paper.  For many workers this picture in their mind is starting to change.  It could be the 140 characters of a tweet, the images of a facebook page, or an email message coming through LinkedIn.  It may also be a new blog post that has been posted to your website.

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Topics: e-mail, document filing, document storage strategy, software tools, office document strategy, Customer service

Netflix is Slamming Your IT Network Bandwidth

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 @ 08:01 AM

   In our office we saw two new BYOD devices (Bring Your Own Device) show up after the holiday gift giving season.  Not a lot until you work it out on a percentage basis and that is over 13% increase beyond the multiple of smartphones and tablets already being used.  Over 50% of our employee group has some sort of device connected to our wireless for at least part of the work day.

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Topics: tablet, video, privacy, IT network, network security, BYOD

Ricoh Announces Non Renewal Service Agreements for Canon MFP

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Jan 4, 2013 @ 07:01 AM

In his christmas blog, Vince McHugh published a copy of a recent letter that has been sent by Ricoh USA to their customers (former Ikon customers) who are still operating Canon equipment.  This letter indicates that they will no longer renew service agreements with those customers on their Canon equipment once their current plan runs out.

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, MFP, Multifunction Printer support, Samsung

Email Has Its 41st Birthday and Still Growing In Importance

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Dec 27, 2012 @ 11:12 AM

A recent article in CIO Insights outlines some of the stats on what for many is seen as a new activity but which in fact is much older.  Email: Middle aged and still going strong outlines where email ranks today and compares its use to other e communications tools like Instant Messaging and Social Technologies.

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Topics: technology tools, e-mail, mailing equipment, software tools, IT support, Paperless office, Fax