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.
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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.
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.
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:
That's the headline in a recent article published in itbusiness.ca.
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.