Office Document Strategies Blog

Tech Trends For 2017

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Mar 1, 2017 @ 08:03 AM

Each new year brings with it an opportunity to sit back and think about what you are doing and what you might like to do differently in the coming months or years.  This applies to all aspects of a business but never more than to the technology needs which are integral to all businesses.

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Topics: technology tools, cloud computing, network backup, encryption

5 Business Process Challenges That Could Have Been Avoided

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Sep 10, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

One of the frustrations we experience is when we see clients doing things that could have been avoided with a little consultation in advance and with some pre planning.  Since our role is helping clients to avoid issues with their critical business documents, when we see them facing problems we know could have been solved with some simple and early action, it is frustrating.

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Topics: network server, document filing, document storage strategy, document management, server software, network backup, business processes, data security

Making Productive Business | Microsoft Small Business Newsletter

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Aug 6, 2014 @ 08:08 AM

One of the tools that can help manage a business is to read material being produced by companies which have a stake in the small business marketplace.  This is one of the primary purposes of this blog as we focus on helping business people learn about our area of expertise, Office Documents. This involves many areas of specialization and we use the resources of many of our suppliers to find ideas and to support our efforts.

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Topics: technology tools, cloud computing, network backup, business processes, data security

Electronic Document & Data Files Challenge Security

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 @ 07:04 AM

Recent reports have outlined the failure of security of an unencrypted hard drive from the Federal Privacy Commissioners Office, as outlined in a recent article from IT World Canada.  It appears what happened is a portable hard drive that was connected to a server went missing during an office move to a new location.  Embarrassing and potentially a high security risk situation caused by simple human error.  

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Topics: cloud computing, document storage strategy, Document, network backup

Your Documents and the NSA - minimizing risk for Canadians

Posted by Ian Leppert on Sat, Jan 18, 2014 @ 01:01 AM

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Topics: cloud computing, document filing, document storage strategy, document management, Hosted document management, docucapture, network backup, Canadian Legislation, network security, paper filing, Paperless office, Less paper office

You Are The Defacto IT Manager | How To Tell

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 @ 08:01 AM

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Topics: Computer, Software, network backup, IT network, IT support, network security, managed services plan

7 Considerations When Storing Your IT Data

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 @ 08:10 AM

Storing data from your I.T. network is something that is often just taken for granted.  After all, what is the purpose of the systems we all use at work?  Is it not to produce and manage information that is constantly flowing between internal and external contacts.  Whether it is customer data, supplier data, marketing material, product reference material or internal employee data this material is the substance of what makes a business tick and run smoothly.

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Topics: network backup, IT network

16 Checks For IT Data Backup| Don't Get Caught

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, May 24, 2013 @ 08:05 AM

Every business person using a computer knows that it is important to back up their electronic data regularly so it can be recovered in the event of hardware or software failure.  Unfortunately not everyone does this and even those that do don't always use the best methods or tools.  Failure to put proper steps in place and then following them religiously can lead to serious consequences.

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Topics: Computer, network server, network backup, IT network, IT support, network security

Business Continuity Is The New Backup Need For SMBs

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, May 10, 2013 @ 08:05 AM

Even though many small businesses still don't have a full fledged backup strategy in place there is a more critical change taking over as more and more businesses understand that they cannot operate without considering what would happen with a complete IT network shut down.

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Topics: network backup, IT network, IT support

Your I.T. Network Backup May Not Be Good Enough

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 @ 11:03 AM

Many companies struggle to decide what they really need for I.T. network backup.  Everyone knows that there is a need to backup critical files such as accounting and inventory data.  For many organizations they understand that email is also a mission critical application and they need to have a backup strategy for this as well.

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Topics: Computer, network server, cloud computing, network backup, IT network