Sometimes I find I could really use a portable document scanner. I have access to MFP based document scanning in the office so I can easily convert paper to electronic records and create PDF's of paper documents for e-mailing. There are times however when I really would like to have a small portable scanner that could be taken with me for travel or use at home.
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The Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has created a hot issue in the media and aroused a lot of outcry over their decision to force Internet Service Providers (ISP) to cap Internet usage, and charge extra billing for Internet ‘overage’.
Internet connectivity in Canada could change as a result.
It is reported on twitter that the Industry Minister has indicated that the ministry will over turn the CRTC decision to require limits on Internet connectivity in Canada.
CRTC approves new regulations requiring limits on download usage.
CRTC’s internet cap about to cost your business a lot more.
Microsoft has long supported a special server package designed to bring essential server components to small businesses. With their current release of SBS 2011 Standard they are again focusing their attention on the interconnectivity that most businesses find essential.
Postage meter users in Canada have been busy in the past few weeks getting their postage rate schedules updated due to the changed postage pricing announced by Canada Post for January 17, 2011. Users of postage machines had to follow the rate upgrade plan based upon their meter vendor.
MFP printers and copiers and other print devices can be a major energy user in your office.
Scanning has become a staple of most offices that use multifunction printer - copiers. Through these devices users have the ability to capture paper documents and use them in their everyday business. E-mailing has overtaken faxing largely due to the ability of businesses to easily adopt scanning.
IT network servers are the core technology of the office. If your server(s) are not healthy then your network performance will suffer. Improper maintenance is a key to increased downtime. Like the old TV commercial used to say, "You can pay me now or pay me later". The same is true of servers. Time and effort spent ensuring your servers are running well will be much less than the time spent on a recovery due to poor maintenance. For many SMB organizations with limited IT resources their server is left to hope. Here are some key measures which should be checked regularly.
An MFP (multifunction printer) can be the right choice for offices but in my work in the Burlington, Ontario market I have seen places where the choice becomes cloudy. So how do you decide? I think part of the decision relates to the size of the office.