Office Document Strategies Blog

IT Exchange Performance Improved With Email Archive Solution

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Mar 5, 2013 @ 09:03 AM

MS Exchange is an extremely important part of many companies' I.T. environment.  For most end users they see it as the popular Outlook interface but in the background Exchange is managing the file storage, transfer and backup of the growing data base of email material.

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Topics: IT network, network backup, e-mail, network server

Windows Updates Every Second Tuesday Can Lead to IT Network Problems

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Feb 6, 2013 @ 08:02 AM

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Topics: Computer, IT network, network server, Computer, IT support, network security

Business Computer Support Burlington Affected by Loss of SBS

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Dec 24, 2012 @ 08:12 AM

With the announcement of the release of Windows Server 2012 Microsoft also announced that it will no longer offer a Windows Small Business Server (SBS).  For company in our area (Burlington ON) who have focused a lot of their business computer support on SMB businesses this is going to make for some changes in the focus of their work.

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Topics: Computer, Software, Software, network server, Computer, Windows 8, cloud computing

Degrees of Cloud For Your IT Network

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 @ 09:11 AM

A traditional IT network is made up of a collection of servers, workstations, desktops and increasingly, mobile devices.  There will be printers, internal wiring, wireless routers, switches and some sort of backup capability.  This is commonly a USB drive in smaller systems and may include off site data storage over a remote connection in more sophisticated installs.

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Topics: Computer, Software, Software, IT network, network backup, network server, server software, Computer, IT support, Hosted document management, cloud computing

8 Needed Characteristics For Email Spam Control In IT Network

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Oct 10, 2012 @ 10:10 AM

Everyone complains about the amount of spam that is around the internet.  Somewhere I read that as much as 80+% of the email sent everyday can be spam.  If your email address is a long standing one and you have used it many times to sign up for services and as your login for various web based online opportunities you can be sure that you will receive spam in some form or another.

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Topics: IT network, e-mail, network server, IT support, network security

IT Network Management In Burlington Monitor For Results

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 @ 06:08 AM

IT network management seems to be in a transition when we look at our practice in the Burlington area of Ontario.  More and more clients are interested in knowing what is actually happening within their system, not just maintaining them on a break fix basis.

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Topics: Computer, software tools, IT network, network backup, technology tools, network server, Computer, IT support, network security

Its Hot Out There. How About Your IT Network Server?

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 @ 08:07 AM

Its been exceptionally hot this summer in Ontario.  We have had several weeks of drought, above normal temperatures and air conditioning systems have been straining to keep up with the challenge of cooling homes, businesses, public and private spaces.

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Topics: IT network, network server, IT support

Business Computer Support Programs Changing In Burlington

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Jul 10, 2012 @ 08:07 AM

When we look at the types of agreements that small business clients are acquiring for business computer support in Burlington, Oakville and Hamilton areas of Ontario, a clear shift in focus is occurring.  It is occurring because more vendors and purchasers have determined the traditional approach has been failing both parties.

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Topics: IT network, network backup, network server, IT support, network security

Electronic Filing With Windows Folders Doesn't Work!

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Jul 5, 2012 @ 14:07 PM

As electronic filing has become more mainstream in businesses we see many companies trying to organize their document filing using the windows folder structure. 

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Topics: document filing, document storage strategy, network server, Hosted document management

IT Network Connections Dog Slow After Windows 7 SP1 Upgrade

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 @ 08:03 AM

If your workstation is taking forever to make some connections it could be just dog tired but you might want to have your IT network support people check for an issue which Jordan from my team just brought to my attention.

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Topics: IT network, network server, IT support