Office Document Strategies Blog

A New Tool for Document Management? - Tablets Big at CES

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 @ 16:01 PM

All of the technology news stories tell us that tablet computers are a big part of the CES launches this past weekend.  What do they really look like and what will we be able to do with them if we decide to take a shot at using one?  I conceptually think the idea is great as I would love to be able to get rid of my paper note book when doing client meetings etc.  So I have been trying to watch some of the reviews and check out where these devices might be going, especially for business use.  One use I'm looking forward to testing is to use a tablet as the retrieval tool for a document management system. 

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Topics: Computer

8 Reasons to Replace Your Office Printer

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Jan 7, 2011 @ 09:01 AM

Eventually all office printers come to a point in their life when they need to be replaced.  Here are some reasons I have found that clients make a decision to upgrade:

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Topics: Printer, Colour printer, colour multifunction printer, cost of printing, Managed Print Services

Spammers face $10 million fine under Canada's new law!

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Jan 6, 2011 @ 10:01 AM

That's the headline in a recent article published in  

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Topics: e-mail, office document strategy, Canadian Legislation, spam

Colour Multifunction Printers Popular - 4 Reasons Why

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Jan 4, 2011 @ 15:01 PM

  Colour multifunction printers are a category of print device which continue to be popular with small business clients as well as some corporate users.  Combining the monochrome capability of a traditional printer copier with the output of colour documents has built this class of device into a favourite, especially in offices with only one multifunction device.

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Topics: cost of colour, colour multifunction, colour multifunction printer, cost of printing

High Volume Scanning Gets Stopped By Lack of Support

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Dec 17, 2010 @ 16:12 PM


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Topics: Scanning, document filing, document management, office document strategy

Colour Printer Operating Costs Critical To Success

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Dec 13, 2010 @ 15:12 PM

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Topics: Printer, Colour printer, cost of colour

IT Network Expansion...New Hardware...Consider leasing

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Dec 1, 2010 @ 14:12 PM

   In our area, Burlington, ON, IT network buyers, unlike buyers of MFP printers, are often not familiar with leasing their equipment and software.  I think they should give leasing much more consideration.  There can be significant benefits from leasing rather than buying.

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Topics: Software, IT network, leasing

The Best Scanning For Your Document Imaging System

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 @ 11:11 AM

 There are three primary ways that you can choose  scanners for your document imaging system.  You  can use scanning capability from a multifunction (MFP) based print device.  You can install a dedicated scanner with network scanning capability or you can use desktop connected scanning from your PC.

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Topics: Scanning, document filing, document storage strategy, document management, MFP

New IT Network Data Centre in Hamilton Ontario

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Nov 16, 2010 @ 11:11 AM

Netaccess Systems is in the midst of finalizing a new IT network data centre in downtown Hamilton.  A colleague and I had a tour yesterday with Netaccess President, Don McNally.  The new site is pretty impressive and promises to be the most advanced data centre in Ontario outside of the biggest located at 151 Front St. in Toronto.

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Topics: technology tools, Computer, IT network

Buying New MFP Printer in Burlington-Software Matters

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Nov 9, 2010 @ 16:11 PM

When people buy or lease a new MFP printer in our area, Burlington ON, the choice of the hardware is increasingly being affected by the related software which interfaces with the device. Most MFP's are able to meet the needs of users if they are sized correctly, have the options and accessories installed and the vendor matches them to client needs.

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, document management, MFP, Printer, Copier, office document strategy