Office Document Strategies Blog

Microsoft Windows 8. A Power Tech User's View

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Nov 8, 2012 @ 08:11 AM

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Topics: Computer, Windows 8, software tools

Review Your Canadian Postage Machine Contract in Light of New Rates

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Nov 6, 2012 @ 11:11 AM

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

Microsoft Windows 8 May Be a Winner For You or Something to Avoid

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Sat, Nov 3, 2012 @ 10:11 AM

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.

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Topics: Computer, Software, Windows 8, Microsoft Surface, IT support

Argo Makes the Case For Cross Cut Shredding

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Nov 1, 2012 @ 07:11 AM

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.

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Topics: Paper shredding, shredders

Index Structure Key to Document Management Retrieval Efficiency

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 @ 09:10 AM

Document management systems (DM) are all about building more efficiency in the filing processes and filing access in an office.  Making the effort to install and learn the intricacies of document management is not a decision to be taken lightly.  On the other hand my experience in our work in the Burlington area tells me that doing so is inevitably a good one and can lead organizations to see a quantum leap in efficiency in their operations affected by document production, filing and retrieval.

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Topics: document filing, document storage strategy, document management, paper filing

Microsoft Windows 8 is Here. Buy the New OS Today

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Oct 26, 2012 @ 09:10 AM

Windows 8 hits the store shelves today and it is an important day for Microsoft and for all of us who use desktop computers, laptops, smart phones, tablets etc.

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Topics: technology tools, Computer, tablet, Software, software tools

Shredding Services in Burlington ON Show Interest in Privacy Control

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Sat, Oct 20, 2012 @ 10:10 AM

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Topics: document filing, Paper shredding, shredders, paper filing

Windows 8 Available For Presale Now! Microsoft Launches A New Feel.

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Oct 16, 2012 @ 08:10 AM

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Topics: Computer, tablet, IT network

62 Page Per Minute Long Life Network Printer From Kyocera Canada

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Oct 12, 2012 @ 14:10 PM

Kyocera Canada has just announced a new series of long life, super fast mono network printers ranging in speed from 42 pages per minute to 62 pages per minute.  This is a long way from the early days of laser printers when 8 ppm was considered fast.

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Topics: Printer, cost of printing, Kyocera Canada, bar code

8 Needed Characteristics For Email Spam Control In IT Network

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Oct 10, 2012 @ 10:10 AM

Everyone complains about the amount of spam that is around the internet.  Somewhere I read that as much as 80+% of the email sent everyday can be spam.  If your email address is a long standing one and you have used it many times to sign up for services and as your login for various web based online opportunities you can be sure that you will receive spam in some form or another.

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Topics: e-mail, network server, IT network, IT support, network security