Office Document Strategies Blog

HP Restructuring | A Game Changer?

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Oct 14, 2015 @ 07:10 AM

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Topics: Computer, Software, MFP, Printer

Managed Print Services Need Flexible Hardware Components

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Sep 23, 2015 @ 13:09 PM

I participated in a short discussion with some of my colleagues as analysis was being undertaken to respond to a client request for proposal.  The discussion got me thinking.

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Topics: MFP, Customer service, Managed Print Services

There Can Be Humour In MFP Toner Piracy

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Sep 2, 2015 @ 09:09 AM

A true story in her own words:  

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Topics: MFP, toner, IT Scams

Document Management Is Not About Scanning But Retrieval

Posted by Ian Leppert on Wed, Aug 19, 2015 @ 08:08 AM

Virtually every multifunction printer (MFP) that is sold today has the ability to scan documents.  For many purchasers this scanning capability is one of the attractions about doing an upgrade to a new device.  They see it as at least the first step to doing some sort of document management and reducing their dependence upon paper files.

The first step in document management.

They are right, it can be a good step but I suggest it is not the first one.  Capturing paper documents through scanning is certainly part of the process which can lead to returns. Storing computer generated documents internally is also a great part of the process. Both of these are components to a well designed document management system.  They however are NOT the first step.

The real first step:  

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Topics: document filing, document management, MFP

Revised Environmental Fees | Ontario MFP Rate Drops

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, May 20, 2015 @ 07:05 AM

The electronic stewardship programs in effect in most Canadian provinces are reviewed each year and a new schedule of fees is established for consumer payment on the sale of goods.  The funds generated are supposed to cover the costs of collection, recycling and disposal of all electronic items covered by the system.

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, MFP, Environment, eWaste

Pitney Bowes MFP Line Sale To Konica Changes The Game

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 @ 08:10 AM

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Topics: mailing equipment, Multifunction Printer, MFP, Copier

Needs Analysis Drives MFP Choice

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Sep 3, 2014 @ 08:09 AM

Last blog we talked about a process review conducted as part of a production scanning replacement.  In today's article we are going to talk about a fairly simple MFP replacement that took almost a year to complete but which ended in the client being led to complete a good product and performance analysis.

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, MFP, cost of printing, Kyocera copier, Kyocera Canada

New Tools For MFP Permit Eliminating Fax Module

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 @ 09:07 AM

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, Scanning, MFP

Still Outsourcing Colour Print Production | Consider Doing Your Own

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jul 9, 2014 @ 08:07 AM

One of the basic historical tools for business promotion has long been the colour print glossy brochure.  The design and production of these was a staple of all businesses who had to promote a product or service.  Using a designer and then contracting for production was a regular and often expensive task.  Of course the fancier your business the fancier the need for brochures and flyers to promote it.

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

The Right MFP (Copier)

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, May 21, 2014 @ 07:05 AM

I just received an email from the Treasurer of a local church asking me to review some suggestions he had for replacing their current mfp at the end of its lease.   He knows I have experience in the business but no stake in the decision he is making. There are a couple of interesting components to his request for some advice on what might be his best choice of device. 

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, MFP, Copier