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Free WiFi May Not Be Enough In Europe

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 @ 07:04 AM

I have just had the experience of spending a couple of weeks traveling in  Europe and one of the things I realized quickly is that pre-planning is needed if you expect to be able to communicate reliably using email or online services when moving around the continent.  As North Americans we have become pretty complacent about being able to instantly communicate almost wherever we are.  

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Topics: e-mail, cost of internet, WiFi

1.1 Million Fine Shows CASL Is Serious.

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Mar 18, 2015 @ 07:03 AM

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Topics: e-mail, Canadian Legislation

In The Market For A Postage Meter. What You Need To Know.

Posted by Joanna Wallace on Wed, Nov 26, 2014 @ 08:11 AM

Here is the poop you need to know before you scoop!

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, technology tools, e-mail, mailing equipment, workflow processes, Mailing, Postage, mailing machines, postage machines, total cost of operation, running costs, postage rate 2014, postage rate 2015

Businesses Are Responding To CASL

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 @ 08:06 AM

In the past two or three weeks I have noted that there is a steady stream of emails from various businesses that have me on their email distribution list asking me to confirm that I still wish to be on their list.  The common theme is their need to comply with the Canadian Anti Spam Legislation which comes into effect Canada Day, July 2014.

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Topics: e-mail, spam, Canadian Legislation

There's Room For Direct Mail In Your Marketing | Postage Rates Help

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jun 11, 2014 @ 08:06 AM

In our highly connected world we can think that marketing and promotion is an electronic process exclusively.  Of course then we open our mail box and check the promotions which come in and we look at the print flyers which are directed through newspaper and door delivery.  At times we don't see that the volume of both have changed at all.

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, e-mail, mailing equipment

SMB Business Email As A Key Communication Tool

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, May 28, 2014 @ 09:05 AM

Every SMB (Small-medium business) uses email in some way to promote and to grow their business.  Whether it is used for sales communication for negotiating or closing business, invoicing, delivery notifications, supplier relationships or just general business correspondence, email is a critical day to day part of every business.

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Topics: technology tools, e-mail, Customer service

Canadian AntiSpam Legislation (CASL) Becomes Effective July 1

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, May 7, 2014 @ 08:05 AM

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Topics: e-mail, spam, Canadian Legislation

1 Billion Less | Major Changes Coming to Canadian Letter Postage

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 @ 08:12 AM

In a recent announcement Canada Post has released plans for significant changes to the Canadian letter postage market effective spring 2014.  Following upon the announced rate changes for other categories of mail covered in this blog last week, there will be increases in letter rates as well effective March 31, 2014 following the required regulatory process.

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Topics: Postage meter, postage rates, postage machine, e-mail, mailing equipment

Canadian Anti Spam Legislation (CASL) Interest Heating Up

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Oct 1, 2013 @ 08:10 AM

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Topics: e-mail, Canadian Legislation

Burlington Office IT Co. Finds Blackberry Z10 Active Sync Solution

Posted by Ian Leppert on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 @ 08:08 AM

  New Blackberry Z10 Deployment:

Recently our company decided to refresh our mobile phones. We needed a smart phone that would work well with both our field based Technical and Sales teams. We were an existing Blackberry account so after careful review we decided familiarity for users and a patriotic sense of 'Oh Canada' would lead us to adopt the new Blackberry Z10 series phones.

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Topics: Software, IT network, technology tools, e-mail, server software, IT support