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Lee Kirkby

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Toner Pixel Elimination Controls Computer Printer Operating Costs

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Dec 14, 2011 @ 12:12 PM

In the past three years we have seen more clients who are expressing concern about their computer printer operating costs.  I had this change in focus confirmed when discussing a new product with a potential supplier from Israel. He indicated that their software has taken off for adoption since 2008 due to more emphasis being placed on the cost of printer operations.

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Topics: Printer, Software, Printer, Software, cost of printing, Managed Print Services

Green Postage Meter and MFP Equals Refurbished - Your Vendors Lie

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Dec 9, 2011 @ 02:12 AM

Does trying to look environmentally friendly mean you should lie to your potential customers? 

We have noted that in both the MFP business and in the postage meter business certain suppliers are promoting their 'Green" product as good solutions for clients.

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Topics: MFP, Copier, Multifunction Printer, Postage meter, postage machine, Copier

HP Printers Could Permit Hacking of IT Network Columbia Report Sayss

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Dec 7, 2011 @ 04:12 AM

In a recent Extremetech article a study performed by Columbia indicates that security issues with HP printer firmware could permit hackers to access IT networks containing the printer.  The article sites that tens of millions of devices could be affected.   There are claims that firmware changes through a hack could lead to fires.  It appears that HP does not feel the report is accurate and has published its response. While the reports that hacked firmware changes could create a fire hazard are being challenged it seems some of the other reports regarding data integrity issues are getting more serious concern.

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Topics: Printer, Printer, IT network, network security

IT Network Systems Are Like Toilets (Graphic)

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Dec 5, 2011 @ 05:12 AM

“I am good at what I do…a Techie I am not!!”

This was the heading on a email sent to me from a friend because she knew I work for a business systems company and we handle IT network systems.

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Topics: Computer, IT network, Computer, IT support

Electronic Filing is Necessary Says The Whitehouse

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Dec 2, 2011 @ 10:12 AM

In a Presidential memorandum published by The Whitehouse this week US government departments are told that electronic filing of their records is a necessity that must happen.

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Topics: document filing, document management, document storage strategy

Small, Medium Business (SMB) And Managed Print Services

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 @ 03:11 AM

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, cost of printing, MPS, Managed Print Services, document storage strategy, managed toner plan

5 Simple Steps to Understanding Your Printer Operating Costs

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Nov 24, 2011 @ 06:11 AM

Understanding your printer operating costs can seem like an impossible task if you don't fully understand how printer consumables and pricing works.  Here are the 5 simple steps that you need to consider to make an informed decision.

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Topics: Printer, Printer, cost of printing, MPS, Managed Print Services, TCO

6 Reasons Your Cost of Office Document Filing is Too High

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 @ 04:11 AM

There are at least six components that make up the cost of office document filing.  No matter how much you do and where you do it these elements are affected by your workflow and needs for office records.

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Topics: document filing, document management, office document strategy

5 Reasons to Use Centralized Scanning

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Sun, Nov 20, 2011 @ 07:11 AM

There are several ways to go about setting up scanning in your office.  Here are 5 reasons why you will want to consider a centralized system.

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Topics: Document, Scanning, document filing, Kodak, document management, Fujitsu

Mymail Postage Meter - Powerful Machine for SOHO Offices

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Nov 17, 2011 @ 05:11 AM

The Mymail postage meter is the smallest model in the Francotyp-Postalia lineup of equipment.  So why would you want the smallest model?

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Topics: Postage meter, meter rentals, postage machine