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Just over 12 months ago we moved to a managed print service - a couple of heavy duty multi-function devices in each office and a couple of other less sophisticated devices. How much do we actually use them and how do you compare....?

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We are all busy, busy, busy….and as long as the work gets done and it appears on the desk (or screen) when you require it then all is well. The big investment in IT and resources appears to be working. Unless you actually stand and watch how ...
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Leaving aside the PC itself, the screen and the keyboard, what is used the most....? For those that are still producing lots of paper output, the answer could well be the printer. However, I would contend that the scanner is now used more extensiv...

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Print Utilities

by Kevin Salter on 10.03.2012 14:25

In our last blog we looked at how survey software might be used effectively. We now consider print utilities. These utilities generally sit alongside the physical printer icons on your computer and can be chosen as an output device in the same way a...

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Is it the printer on your desk? Or is it the all singing all dancing networked colour office printer? Or perhaps the photocopier is also available as a printer?

 

Or is it a virtual printer which allows you to preview output and manipulate i...

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Stung by Dennis Howlett's scathing attack on my use of toner cartridges in a comment to a recent article, I rushed out and bought a Kindle. If you've so far managed to escape the Amazon publicity then the Kindle is a 'Wireless reading device'. It ha...
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One of the great benefits of running an IT support service for accountants is the raw material the questions give me for my newsletter and the other articles I write. Hopefully, the fact that the questions come from fellow accountants helps keep ...
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This is more or less an Adobe Acrobat Quick Tip which also ties in with a recent addition to the 'Save the planet before breakfast' wiki. Although many organisations do a decent job of enabling their PDF forms for electronic entry, there are still a lot of documents that involve the irritation of the download, print, fill-in, scan, email cycle. Here's an example that might be familiar:

We have opened the 64-8 form in Acrobat Professional and ...

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Marx and Engels 1. IT 42.

by Simon Hurst on 16.09.2008 04:27

Capitalism is obviously doomed. Although it might apparently be marginally successful when all relevant resources are effectively infinite, we've come to the sudden realisation that oil, rhodium and the capacity of the planet to absorb the waste we generate are anything but infinite. For a while I feared that this would mean the end of life as we know it but, thanks to an article in PCPro by Jon Honeyball, I now see the way forward.

One of my i....