Office Document Strategies Blog

IT Managed Services For SMB's - 9 Key Features To Look For

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 @ 13:06 PM

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Topics: Computer, IT network, SMB

Playbook Enters the Tablet Frey - Weekly Digest

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, May 2, 2011 @ 13:05 PM

The Blackberry Playbook is fully launched and there are lots of issues, ideas and perspectives being bandied around.  Two of this weekly digest articles feature some commentary on the Playbook launch.  I also offer some information on the use of passwords and how bad we often are at choosing these important security tools. 

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Topics: technology tools, Computer, software tools

Snipping Tool - Reason For Windows 7 in Your IT Network in Burlington

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Mar 23, 2011 @ 08:03 AM

I think one of the greatest tools that Microsoft has built into Windows 7 is the snipping tool. I have pinned it to my task bar and not a day goes by when I don't find a use for it.

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Topics: Computer, software tools, IT network, snipping tool

IT Network Support Burlington - Weekly Digest 3

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Mar 15, 2011 @ 14:03 PM

A weekly update of interesting or informative articles we have found over the past few days.  An eclectic group of materials from varied sources.

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Topics: Computer, internet connectivity in Canada, Canadian Legislation, VoIP

18 IT Network and Computer Acronyms Defined

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Mar 11, 2011 @ 15:03 PM


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Topics: Computer, Software, office document strategy

Office Document Strategies Weekly Digest - 2

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Mar 7, 2011 @ 10:03 AM

Here is the next edition of the office document strategies weekly digest.  Each week I feature a few of the articles, topics and stories we have come across that enhance knowledge of use, management, production and eliminating documents.  Feel free to add your suggestions in the comments section below. 

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Topics: technology tools, Computer, document storage strategy, internet connectivity in Canada, office document strategy, Canadian Legislation, cost of internet

21 Most Frustrating PC Questions For IT Network Support in Canada

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Feb 23, 2011 @ 11:02 AM

PC's are a wonderful tool which have made it possible for all of us to accomplish so much more than we ever could.  As we provide IT Network support we find the problem however,  is over time they also can lead to ongoing frustration as they seem to develop a mind of their own.

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Topics: Computer, network server, IT network

6 Key Parameters of IT Network Server Health

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Jan 14, 2011 @ 14:01 PM

  IT network servers are the core technology of the office.  If your server(s) are not healthy then your network performance will suffer.  Improper maintenance is a key to increased downtime.  Like the old TV commercial used to say, "You can pay me now or pay me later".  The same is true of servers.  Time and effort spent ensuring your servers are running well will be much less than the time spent on a recovery due to poor maintenance.  For many SMB organizations with limited IT resources their server is left to hope.  Here are some key measures which should be checked regularly.

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Topics: Computer, network server, network backup

A New Tool for Document Management? - Tablets Big at CES

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 @ 16:01 PM

All of the technology news stories tell us that tablet computers are a big part of the CES launches this past weekend.  What do they really look like and what will we be able to do with them if we decide to take a shot at using one?  I conceptually think the idea is great as I would love to be able to get rid of my paper note book when doing client meetings etc.  So I have been trying to watch some of the reviews and check out where these devices might be going, especially for business use.  One use I'm looking forward to testing is to use a tablet as the retrieval tool for a document management system. 

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Topics: Computer

New IT Network Data Centre in Hamilton Ontario

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Nov 16, 2010 @ 11:11 AM

Netaccess Systems is in the midst of finalizing a new IT network data centre in downtown Hamilton.  A colleague and I had a tour yesterday with Netaccess President, Don McNally.  The new site is pretty impressive and promises to be the most advanced data centre in Ontario outside of the biggest located at 151 Front St. in Toronto.

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Topics: technology tools, Computer, IT network