Office Document Strategies Blog

4 Reasons For Small Business (SMB) To Consider Cloud IT Services

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Jan 6, 2012 @ 04:01 AM

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Topics: Computer, IT network, document management, Computer, IT support

7 Key Factors For Choosing Your MFP For Scanning

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Jan 5, 2012 @ 06:01 AM

It is common for many offices to use a multifunction printer (mfp) product for scanning.  When you are considering the purchase of your next unit, here are 7 factors to consider before you decide.

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Topics: MFP, Multifunction Printer, Scanning

New Canada Post Rates Affect Postage Meter Users | Burlington ON

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jan 4, 2012 @ 04:01 AM

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, meter rentals, postage machine, mailing equipment

Office Document Strategies Celebrates the Season

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Dec 26, 2011 @ 05:12 AM

As I write this last post before taking a few days for the Christmas season I am thinking back over a year of writing for the Office Document Strategies blog.

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Topics: MFP, Scanning, Postage meter, meter rentals, IT network, office document strategy, document storage strategy

Kyocera Canada Rated #1 In MFP Reliability

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Dec 19, 2011 @ 15:12 PM

Recently Kyocera Canada released the results of the latest mfp product reliability study performed by Industry Analysts, Inc.  The results are a substantial win for Kyocera and show that reliability is tops with their product line.

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Topics: MFP, Multifunction Printer, colour multifunction, colour multifunction printer, Kyocera copier, Kyocera Canada

Centralized Scanning Captures More Paper

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Sat, Dec 17, 2011 @ 04:12 AM

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Topics: Scanning, document filing, technology tools, document storage strategy

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