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Lee Kirkby

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7 Rules to IT Network Backup Reliability

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Sat, Mar 17, 2012 @ 07:03 AM

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.

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

Count on Your Users to Control Your Colour Print Costs

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Mar 15, 2012 @ 09:03 AM

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Topics: MFP, Copier, Multifunction Printer, colour multifunction, cost of colour, colour multifunction printer, Copier

Strengthen Your Burlington Business With Document Management

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Mar 12, 2012 @ 11:03 AM

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.

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Topics: Document, document filing, Document, document management, document storage strategy, Hosted document management, docucapture

New iPad Launched. PC Computer Killer Some People Think. (Featured Articles)

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Mar 9, 2012 @ 09:03 AM

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.

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Topics: Computer, Computer, iPad, tablet

Samsung Launches SUR40 Surface Touch Tabletop in Canada

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Mar 7, 2012 @ 07:03 AM

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.

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Topics: Computer, Software, Computer, Samsung, Microsoft Surface

Canon Toner Suit - Impact For Managed Print

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Mar 5, 2012 @ 07:03 AM

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.

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Topics: cost of printing, Managed Print Services, managed toner plan

Consumer Preview of Microsoft Windows 8 -Three Assessments

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Sat, Mar 3, 2012 @ 09:03 AM

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.

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Topics: Computer, Software, Software, Computer, IT support

In-house or Hosted Document Management System - How To Decide

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Feb 29, 2012 @ 09:02 AM

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.

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Topics: document filing, document management, document storage strategy, Hosted document management

Samsung Canada Joins the Ledger Size MFP Wars

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Sat, Feb 25, 2012 @ 10:02 AM

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Topics: MFP, Multifunction Printer, colour multifunction, Colour printer, colour multifunction printer, Samsung

5 Rules for Going Paperless

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Feb 22, 2012 @ 09:02 AM

Many of us would love to be able to turn our offices and desks paperless.  The challenge is usually figuring out how.

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Topics: Document, document filing, Paperless office