You are the IT network admin for your business and the day that you hope never comes is the point at which your key business data base gets corrupted due to an error. Your users are no longer able to manage their operations properly and are desperate for a quick resolution.
Office Document Strategies Blog
For the last fifteen years I have been involved in the design, setup and sales of document management systems as part of my work in our business here in Burlington. During that time there have been weeks when we would not be able to engender any interest in this enabling technology. What seemed to us to be such a 'no brainer' was just not high on very many business agendas.
Apple launched its third generation iPad tablet this week and some people think it may be the next step in killing the PC. Certainly if the data around the total number of iPads and other tablets which have been sold is right the impact on the PC market is significant. Burlington SMB businesses are using tablets on an increasing basis, although I would not say that iPads are out numbering other brands.
Samsung Canada has recently launched a new 40 inch tabletop style touch LCD screen which can revolutionize the way people interact with information. Using Microsoft Surface software as its operating system the SUR40 from Samsung is a remarkable device.
Everyone who uses a laser printer knows that the cost of the toner that runs them can be expensive. Depending upon the brand, speed and design toner costs will vary but there is a general sense that it is a costly product to consumer. One of the reasons for the push to managed print services is as a means to better control toner costs.
This week Microsoft released a Consumer Preview for Windows 8, the new operating system which is slated for general use later this year. There is major interest in this release as it changes fundamentally the way users will interface with their applications as the model used more closely follows that used on mobile devices like cell phones and tablets.
There are two basic ways to establish a document management system for your office. You can acquire and install an in-house system or you could contract for a hosted document management solution. The choices for each of these are varied and there are hundreds of packages each with their own features to choose from. In the end it is about what system provides you with access and security for your documents.