Office Document Strategies Blog

Netflix is Slamming Your IT Network Bandwidth

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 @ 08:01 AM

   In our office we saw two new BYOD devices (Bring Your Own Device) show up after the holiday gift giving season.  Not a lot until you work it out on a percentage basis and that is over 13% increase beyond the multiple of smartphones and tablets already being used.  Over 50% of our employee group has some sort of device connected to our wireless for at least part of the work day.

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Topics: privacy, IT network, video, network security, tablet, BYOD

Ricoh Announces Non Renewal Service Agreements for Canon MFP

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Jan 4, 2013 @ 07:01 AM

In his christmas blog, Vince McHugh published a copy of a recent letter that has been sent by Ricoh USA to their customers (former Ikon customers) who are still operating Canon equipment.  This letter indicates that they will no longer renew service agreements with those customers on their Canon equipment once their current plan runs out.

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Topics: MFP, Multifunction Printer, Samsung, Multifunction Printer support

Email Has Its 41st Birthday and Still Growing In Importance

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Dec 27, 2012 @ 11:12 AM

A recent article in CIO Insights outlines some of the stats on what for many is seen as a new activity but which in fact is much older.  Email: Middle aged and still going strong outlines where email ranks today and compares its use to other e communications tools like Instant Messaging and Social Technologies.

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Topics: software tools, technology tools, e-mail, IT support, mailing equipment, Fax, Paperless office

Business Computer Support Burlington Affected by Loss of SBS

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Dec 24, 2012 @ 08:12 AM

With the announcement of the release of Windows Server 2012 Microsoft also announced that it will no longer offer a Windows Small Business Server (SBS).  For company in our area (Burlington ON) who have focused a lot of their business computer support on SMB businesses this is going to make for some changes in the focus of their work.

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Topics: Computer, Software, Software, network server, Computer, Windows 8, cloud computing

14 Reasons To Lease Office Equipment (Printers, Mfp, Copiers & Computers)

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 @ 08:12 AM

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Topics: Computer, MFP, Multifunction Printer, leasing, Computer, Customer service

Living With a Lenovo Twist Combo Laptop Tablet

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Dec 18, 2012 @ 07:12 AM

Last week I took delivery of a new Lenovo Twist and walked it through the basic setup to see how easy it was to work with.

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Topics: Computer, Computer, tablet, Windows 8, Lenovo

Ontario Environmental Fee for MFP Increases Tenfold Jan 1 2013

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 @ 09:12 AM

Happy New Year floor model MFP buyers in Ontario Canada.  You now get to spend ten times as much for the environmental fees (WEEE fees) for your new acquisition come Jan 1 2013.

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Topics: Printer, MFP, Multifunction Printer, Printer, colour multifunction printer, Environment, eWaste

12 Steps Illustrate Process of Office Technology Adoption- Voip

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Dec 12, 2012 @ 07:12 AM

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Topics: Office, Software, Software, software tools, IT network, IT support

Samsung Canada Announces Refresh for Ledger (A3) Product Lineup

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Dec 5, 2012 @ 08:12 AM

Samsung Canada has announced a new refreshed series of ledger sized mfp products which will become available in early 2013.  Consisting of a 25 ppm (CLX-9252NA) and 35 ppm (CLX-9352NA) colour group and a 30 ppm (SCX-8230NA) and 40 ppm (SCX-8240NA) mono group the new series of models feature some key differences to their predecessors.

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Topics: MFP, Multifunction Printer, colour multifunction, colour multifunction printer, Managed Print Services, Samsung

Kyocera HyPAS Sharepoint Connector Simplifies Scanning Input [Video]

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Dec 3, 2012 @ 09:12 AM

Many organizations have deployed MS SharePoint as a collaboration tool within their business.  One of the key pieces required to keep the data up to date is providing scanning input to the file store.

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Topics: Software, MFP, Multifunction Printer, Software, software tools, document management, document storage strategy, Kyocera copier