Office Document Strategies Blog
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.