Office Document Strategies Blog

Microsoft Announces Canadian Cloud Data Centres

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jun 10, 2015 @ 07:06 AM

Read More

Topics: cloud computing, business processes, Canadian Legislation

12 Questions To Consider When Looking At Cloud Computing

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, May 6, 2015 @ 07:05 AM

Every once in awhile an article comes across your desk that really capsules a challenging topic for IT operations.  This happened this week when I came across a listing for a recent publication from Europe which summarizes the security benefits and risks that come with cloud computing.  
Cloud_Computing_Guide_European_UnionEven better this publication is targeted directly at SMEs, (Small and Medium sized enterprises).

Read More

Topics: business processes, IT network

Digital Printing Revolution Continues

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Apr 15, 2015 @ 08:04 AM

Over the past fifteen years a revolution has occured in the printing industry.  I can remember when the typical office copier was an analog device with super advanced features like the ability to expand an image to a larger size.

Read More

Topics: Multifunction Printer, business processes, digital tools

Microsoft Launching Skype For Business

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 @ 10:03 AM

Read More

Topics: technology tools, business processes, digital tools

Canadians Should Buy Now. Lower Dollar Means Higher MFP & IT Costs

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Mar 11, 2015 @ 08:03 AM

The window is becoming very short before the price increases created by the lower Canadian dollar flow into the MFP (multifunction printer, copier) and the IT hardware markets.  The low oil prices are putting significant pressure on the Canadian dollar which is great for Canadian manufacturing but is having serious impact on Canadian imports of products sourced from China and some other jurisdictions,  

Read More

Topics: Lenovo, Multifunction Printer, business processes, Samsung, Kyocera Canada, Canadian Pricing

Over 276,000 IT Data Breaches In Canada In 2014

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 @ 08:02 AM

While far from the top of the world when it comes to the impact of IT data breaches, Canada still experiences its fair share of the problems they create.  Recent reports indicated that over 276,000 records were breached in reported incidents in 2014.  

Read More

Topics: business processes, network security

Digital Workplace Part Two | Hybrid Cloud Grows

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 @ 07:02 AM

At a recent conference sponsored by Gartner the theme emphasized again the impact that digital workplaces are having.  Outlining several key predictions the sessions talked about what is going on in business today.  

Read More

Topics: workflow processes, business processes

Every Business Affected By Digital Disruption | 9 To Watch

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 @ 08:02 AM

Every business has been affected by the disruption of business practices which the digital revolution of the past twenty years has created.  Virtually every aspect of operations have been affected by the changes in technology and latterly in communication which has been fostered by the low cost of computing power, the creation of portable instant communications and the world wide spread of easy access to information,

Read More

Topics: document filing, business processes, digital tools

Most Popular Office Document Strategies Posts of 2014

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Dec 31, 2014 @ 06:12 AM

Over the course of 2014 we have covered a wide range of topics in this blog.  This post references those which have proven to be the most popular through readership views over the year.  Take a look and see if you missed any that others found useful. 

Read More

Topics: Postage meter, postage rate 2014, business processes, Canadian Legislation

Document Imaging A Study in Many Names

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Sat, Dec 27, 2014 @ 10:12 AM

In the past two decades the field of document imaging has evolved through many forms.  When I first started out in this area it was simply known as Imaging.  This typically meant the use of a production

 level scanner to capture paper files and then store them into a structured electronic filing system for archive and potentially for later reuse through a search tool. 

Read More

Topics: document filing, document storage strategy, document management, business processes