Office Document Strategies Blog

Document Scanning and File Conversion, the Best Format

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jun 15, 2011 @ 07:06 AM

Document scanning has become a given technology in most offices.  Once users start being able to convert files from paper to electronic form for use in e-mail, storage as records and for ease of portability the growth of electronic documents in the office mushrooms.

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Topics: Scanning, document filing, software tools, document management, document storage strategy

11 Microsoft Freebies - Weekly Digest

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, May 10, 2011 @ 13:05 PM

I lead off this week's digest with an article for 11 Microsoft freebies which can help you in your daily tasks.  Then there is some more on the RIM Playbook and an intro to another new tablet with a unique docking tool.

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Topics: Software, software tools, technology tools, VoIP

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: Computer, software tools, technology tools

Workflow Tool Makes Document Scanning Viable - 9 Step Process

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Apr 29, 2011 @ 14:04 PM

I recently configured a workflow design for a client who is planning to use a multifunction printer (MFP) for document scanning to support a service work order application.

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Topics: Document, Software, MFP, Multifunction Printer, document filing, software tools, Document, document management, document storage strategy

6 Tools For More Environmentally Friendly Documents Printing

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Apr 20, 2011 @ 09:04 AM

Most businesses are interested in reducing their documents printing and doing so in an environmentally friendly way.  There are tools available with multifunction printers and some network printers that can help in this effort.  Here are 6 tips for more Eco focused printing.

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Topics: Printer, Copier, Multifunction Printer, Colour printer, colour multifunction, Printer, software tools, colour multifunction printer, Document, Environment

IT Support For Small Business Burlington - Weekly Digest

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Apr 18, 2011 @ 15:04 PM

As part of our IT support for small business we publish a weekly digest of interesting articles and tips which can assist readers to better run their business.  I know that your focus is running your business and the industry you serve.  These weekly digest articles provide a range of information which can be of value to all kinds of operations.

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Topics: Software, software tools, technology tools, VoIP, SMB

Best Free Software of 2011 - Weekly Digest

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Apr 11, 2011 @ 15:04 PM

This week's digest has a real variety of topics to cover.  PC Magazine's Best Free Software of 2011 heads it off.

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

Hamilton SMB IT Network Backup - 5 Key Tips

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 @ 09:10 AM

 When looking at their IT network backup most companies focus on the critical data that they need to recover in the event of a failure.  This data includes databases, e-mail records and perhaps office  documents such as correspondence.  Traditional backup software focuses on this type of protection.  This is fine as far as it goes. in our practice in Hamilton we find clients are looking for more.

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Topics: Computer, software tools, IT network, network backup, document storage strategy

A Paperless Document Strategy Could Be Possible

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Jul 20, 2010 @ 09:07 AM

I really never thought this could happen but courtesy of the author of the Death of the Copier Blog I am now not so sure.  He recently featured a presentation made to TED in September 2009 that kind of blew my mind.  Maybe a paperless document strategy is really possible.

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Topics: Document, Computer, software tools, office document strategy, technology tools, Environment