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Lee Kirkby

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

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

Scanning Equipment Replacement Leads To Process Change & Savings

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 @ 07:08 AM

One of the things that often happens when office equipment leases come to an end, or when older equipment is being replaced, is a simplistic replacement process gets used. This can be a mistake if the time is not taken to step back and do a process review to ensure that the replacement optimizes the potential for business gains.

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Topics: Document, Scanning, document filing, software tools, Document, document management, technology tools, document storage strategy, docucapture, business processes

Document Filing | Are Basic Cloud Services Enough?

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Aug 20, 2014 @ 08:08 AM

One of the great tools the internet provides is the ability to monitor and review others' ideas about topics which have interest to you. A LinkedIn group we regularly follow includes opinions from vendors who work in the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) field. For those who are not always looking at this topic area you might hear it called:

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Topics: Document, document filing, Document, document management, document storage strategy, paper filing, business processes

What People Print On Their Network Printers

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Aug 13, 2014 @ 08:08 AM

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Topics: Printer, Printer, software tools, Managed Print Services

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

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: MFP, Multifunction Printer, Scanning

Apple IBM IT Partnership | Implications For More Than Enterprises

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 @ 09:07 AM

The July 15th announcement by Apple and IBM that they were entering into a partnership for IT services and products for enterprise clients has many implications.  The essence of the announcement is that IBM will use its services expertise to develop from the ground up an extensive series of apps specifically for use with Apple iOS based products like the iPhone and iPad.

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Topics: IT support, BYOD, business processes

Its Time For A Print Audit

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jul 16, 2014 @ 09:07 AM

As computer networks grow and more and more users are brought on line there is one part of the network that is often forgotten and goes unmanaged.  This growth can lead to unnecessary cost and also higher volumes of help desk issues.  It involves the continued growth of print connection on the network as users decide they need a new printer to do their work.

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Topics: cost of printing, Managed Print Services, business processes

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, colour multifunction, cost of colour, colour multifunction printer