Office Document Strategies Blog

Microsoft Data Centre to Run on Human and Animal Waste

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Nov 23, 2012 @ 10:11 AM

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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Topics: technology tools, cloud computing, IT network

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist is Unique Version of Windows 8 Laptop [Video]

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Nov 22, 2012 @ 08:11 AM

Lenovo has launched the ThinkPad Twist as a unique version of a Windows 8 Computer for those who really need a flexible form factor.

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Topics: Computer, Lenovo, Windows 8

Simplify Scanning With PinPoint Scan for Kyocera [Video]

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Nov 20, 2012 @ 14:11 PM

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.

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, Scanning, document filing, Hosted document management, MFP

Self Diagnosis Can Lead to Wrong MFP Printer Choice

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Nov 16, 2012 @ 08:11 AM

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.

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, Colour printer, colour multifunction, colour multifunction printer

Software Tools Enhance Kyocera MFP Printer Performance [Video]

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 @ 11:11 AM

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.

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Topics: Software, Multifunction Printer, document filing, software tools, Document, paper filing

Auto Feed Cross Cut Shredder Makes Privacy Control Easier [Video]

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Nov 12, 2012 @ 08:11 AM

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.

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Topics: Document, Paper shredding, shredders

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