Office Document Strategies Blog

You Are The Defacto IT Manager | How To Tell

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 @ 08:01 AM

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Topics: Computer, Software, Software, IT network, network backup, Computer, IT support, network security, managed services plan

Privacy Concerns Drive Paper Shredding

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Jan 2, 2014 @ 08:01 AM

Anyone who reads the news understands that privacy is a challenge in the fast paced world we live in.  Paper shredding in all of its many forms has grown to be a significant force due to these concerns.  For many people their concern about privacy leads to issues with how to handle the paper which comes to them as part of their daily lives.

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Topics: shredders, Canadian Legislation

Tablets To Pass PCs In 2014

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Dec 27, 2013 @ 07:12 AM

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Topics: Computer, Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet, iPad, tablet, Lenovo

1 Billion Less | Major Changes Coming to Canadian Letter Postage

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 @ 08:12 AM

In a recent announcement Canada Post has released plans for significant changes to the Canadian letter postage market effective spring 2014.  Following upon the announced rate changes for other categories of mail covered in this blog last week, there will be increases in letter rates as well effective March 31, 2014 following the required regulatory process.

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, postage machine, e-mail, mailing equipment

6 Month Deadline For Support For Microsoft Windows XP & 2003 Software

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Dec 4, 2013 @ 08:12 AM

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Topics: Computer, Software, IT network, network server, server software, Computer, network security, Windows 8

Cruising With Microsoft Windows 8 | 8.1 And Getting A New View

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Nov 27, 2013 @ 08:11 AM

My wife and I recently had the opportunity to go on a cruise on the Holland American Line and  one of the interesting features of the cruise was a very popular activity hosted by Microsoft. On board there was a lady called Emily who was billed as a TechExpert and who conducted daily Digital Workshops with about 50% of them focused on using Windows 8 to improve your computing experience.

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Topics: Computer, Software, Software, Computer, Windows 8

Lenovo Is On A Tear With Strong Profits

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Nov 21, 2013 @ 08:11 AM

 "Lenovo's profit reached $220 million for the quarter, compared with $162 million in the same period a year ago. Revenue rose 13 percent year over year to $9.8 billion."

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Topics: Computer, Computer, Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet, Lenovo

Life Of A Copier Tech Has Changed Dramatically In Past 15 Years

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 07:11 AM

  I have observed over the past fifteen years that the daily life of a copier technician has undergone a significant change.  These critical customer support people have seen more change in their careers than in most industries.  In the copier/mfp dealership I have been involved with there is a team of very experienced and long serving technical experts who daily respond to clients and solve their issues.

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Topics: MFP, Scanning, software tools, technology tools, Customer service, Fax, Multifunction Printer support, managed services plan

Fujitsu Book Scanner ScanSnap SV600 Meets Unique Needs

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Nov 6, 2013 @ 07:11 AM

One challenge that is often not met by small sheet fed scanners is the ability to capture images from books and magazines or other bound materials.  This new unit from Fujitsu targets just this issue (for video and other reviews please scroll down).

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Topics: Scanning, document filing, Fujitsu

7 Considerations When Storing Your IT Data

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 @ 08:10 AM

Storing data from your I.T. network is something that is often just taken for granted.  After all, what is the purpose of the systems we all use at work?  Is it not to produce and manage information that is constantly flowing between internal and external contacts.  Whether it is customer data, supplier data, marketing material, product reference material or internal employee data this material is the substance of what makes a business tick and run smoothly.

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Topics: IT network, network backup