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CRTC Internet Connectivity in Canada - Decision to Be Overturned

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Feb 3, 2011 @ 09:02 AM

It is reported on twitter that the Industry Minister has indicated that the ministry will over turn the CRTC decision to require limits on Internet connectivity in Canada.

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Topics: office document strategy, Canadian Legislation, internet connectivity in Canada

Microsoft Releases New Small Business Server 2011

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Feb 2, 2011 @ 08:02 AM

Microsoft has long supported a special server package designed to bring essential server components to small businesses.  With their current release of SBS 2011 Standard they are again focusing their attention on the interconnectivity that most businesses find essential.

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Topics: Software, Software, server software

Postage Meter Rates Changed With New Canadian Postage Pricing

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 @ 15:01 PM

Postage meter users in Canada have been busy in the past few weeks getting their postage rate schedules updated due to the changed postage pricing announced by Canada Post for January 17, 2011.  Users of postage machines had to follow the rate upgrade plan based upon their meter vendor.  

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, postage machine

MFP Printers and Copiers Have An Environmental Impact.

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 @ 16:01 PM

MFP printers and copiers and other print devices can be a major energy user in your office. 

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Topics: Printer, Multifunction Printer, Environment

Desktop Scanning Comes Of Age

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Jan 24, 2011 @ 11:01 AM

Scanning has become a staple of most offices that use multifunction printer - copiers.  Through these devices users have the ability to capture paper documents and use them in their everyday business. E-mailing has overtaken faxing largely due to the ability of businesses to easily adopt scanning.

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, Scanning, document filing, video, document storage strategy

6 Key Parameters of IT Network Server Health

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Jan 14, 2011 @ 14:01 PM

  IT network servers are the core technology of the office.  If your server(s) are not healthy then your network performance will suffer.  Improper maintenance is a key to increased downtime.  Like the old TV commercial used to say, "You can pay me now or pay me later".  The same is true of servers.  Time and effort spent ensuring your servers are running well will be much less than the time spent on a recovery due to poor maintenance.  For many SMB organizations with limited IT resources their server is left to hope.  Here are some key measures which should be checked regularly.

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Topics: Computer, Computer, network backup, network server

Is an MFP the Right Network Printer for Your Office?

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:01 PM

An MFP (multifunction printer) can be the right choice for offices but in my work in the Burlington, Ontario market I have seen places where the choice becomes cloudy.  So how do you decide?  I think part of the decision relates to the size of the office.

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Topics: Printer, Software, MFP, Multifunction Printer, document storage strategy

A New Tool for Document Management? - Tablets Big at CES

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 @ 16:01 PM

All of the technology news stories tell us that tablet computers are a big part of the CES launches this past weekend.  What do they really look like and what will we be able to do with them if we decide to take a shot at using one?  I conceptually think the idea is great as I would love to be able to get rid of my paper note book when doing client meetings etc.  So I have been trying to watch some of the reviews and check out where these devices might be going, especially for business use.  One use I'm looking forward to testing is to use a tablet as the retrieval tool for a document management system. 

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Topics: Computer, Computer

8 Reasons to Replace Your Office Printer

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Jan 7, 2011 @ 09:01 AM

Eventually all office printers come to a point in their life when they need to be replaced.  Here are some reasons I have found that clients make a decision to upgrade:

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Topics: Printer, Colour printer, Printer, cost of printing, Colour printer, colour multifunction printer, Managed Print Services

Spammers face $10 million fine under Canada's new law!

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Jan 6, 2011 @ 10:01 AM

That's the headline in a recent article published in  

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Topics: office document strategy, e-mail, spam, Canadian Legislation