Office Document Strategies Blog

IT Managed Services For SMB's - 9 Key Features To Look For

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 @ 13:06 PM

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Topics: Computer, IT network, SMB

Office Printer Page Coverage and Toner Yields Are Confusing

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jun 1, 2011 @ 07:06 AM

There is lots of confusion about the relative cost of operating various office printers and related multifunction printers (MFP).  This confusion extends to home use as well.  Calculating page coverage and toner yields is something that most end users never come to understand and that is often confused by vendors when they describe how their device works.

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, Printer, toner, cost of printing

Ugly Stories About Postage Meter Contracts - Canada

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, May 30, 2011 @ 08:05 AM

Joanna W from our office just completed a project contacting a group of our existing clients to request a copy of their postage meter contracts.  These were clients who do other business with us but not postage equipment.  A number of clients were prepared to discuss their current agreements and many sent us copies of their rental or lease agreements. 

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Topics: Postage meter, sales, postage machine

My Service Rate For My Colour MFP is Too High!

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, May 25, 2011 @ 08:05 AM

Recently I had this discussion with one of our clients who was complaining that their colour MFP service rate was too high.  Of course rates are not set arbitrarily, they are based upon the real operating costs of the device being used. 

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Topics: Software, Document, Colour printer, cost of colour, toner, Copier, colour multifunction, colour multifunction printer

Windows 7 Has Strong Presence - SMB IT Network Survey - Burlington ON

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, May 17, 2011 @ 15:05 PM


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Topics: network backup, IT network, SMB

99% of SMB's Report Problems With Document Filing - Survey

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, May 13, 2011 @ 08:05 AM

In a recent e-mail survey I conducted,  sent to over 700 SMB companies in the Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville corridor of Ontario Canada we found that document filing and retrieval was a serious problem.

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Topics: Scanning, document filing, document management, Document

11 Microsoft Freebies - Weekly Digest

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, May 10, 2011 @ 13:05 PM

I lead off this week's digest with an article for 11 Microsoft freebies which can help you in your daily tasks.  Then there is some more on the RIM Playbook and an intro to another new tablet with a unique docking tool.

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Topics: technology tools, Software, software tools, VoIP

Don't Give Up on Direct Mail - Your Postage Meter Still Counts!

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, May 6, 2011 @ 14:05 PM

Why not to give up on Direct Mail?

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Topics: Postage meter, meter rentals, postage machine

Playbook Enters the Tablet Frey - Weekly Digest

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, May 2, 2011 @ 13:05 PM

The Blackberry Playbook is fully launched and there are lots of issues, ideas and perspectives being bandied around.  Two of this weekly digest articles feature some commentary on the Playbook launch.  I also offer some information on the use of passwords and how bad we often are at choosing these important security tools. 

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Topics: technology tools, Computer, software tools

Workflow Tool Makes Document Scanning Viable - 9 Step Process

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Apr 29, 2011 @ 14:04 PM

I recently configured a workflow design for a client who is planning to use a multifunction printer (MFP) for document scanning to support a service work order application.

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Topics: Software, Multifunction Printer, document filing, document storage strategy, software tools, document management, MFP, Document