Microsoft has announced that it is building a new data centre which will be off the grid and run entirely on power generated from waste.
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Lenovo has launched the ThinkPad Twist as a unique version of a Windows 8 Computer for those who really need a flexible form factor.
Most mfp printers will support scanning in one form or another. Using SMTP protocols they can provide efficient scanning to folders on networks. Unfortunately, with the increased concerns over network security setting up network scanning has become a more challenging process.
Every doctor can tell you that they regularly have to deal with patients that come to their office having self diagnosed their symptoms. One of my colleagues tells of how he went on the internet and determined that he had appendicitis only to find out from his doctor he really had pneumonia.
When a decision is made to acquire an MFP printer most buyers focus their attention on the print or copy capabilities of the device. Scanning is also one of the features which is seen to have value for some offices.
Privacy is an issue for every organization. One of the key tools for maintaining privacy compliance is shredding of paper documents as they are no longer needed. With the introduction of a solid workgroup or whole office level document shredder which incorporates Auto Feed capabilities, Kobra makes this somewhat tedious task much easier.
As I watch the discussions in the IT community about the relative merits of Windows 8 I can't help but wonder if Microsoft's big gamble will pay off. Since they have such a dominant position in the desktop OS market on the surface is seems strange that they have introduced a new OS that seems to be more focused on mobile than the desktop. Opinions vary on whether this was a mistake or good strategy.
I went to the movies this past weekend, something that I have not done very often. I went to see Argo the movie which tells the story of the 6 American embassy employees who took refuge in the Canadian Ambassador's residence during the Iranian hostage crisis in the late 70's. Central to the final sections of the movie is the capture of images of one of the fugitive employees through reassembling the strip cut shreds of documents from the embassy since the documents had not been put through a cross cut shredder prior to the militants capturing the embassy.