The price tag on any given printer really tells only half the story. Many times the cheapest printer for sale isn't necessarily the cheapest printer to own. And what's the most affordable printer for you in particular? Depending on how many pages you print and how much it costs to print each page, a high-priced printer with expensive cartridges could be a lot cheaper to own in the long run than a less-expensive printer with low-cost cartridges.
Coming up with that long-run cost for comparison isn't always easy.
Before you can calculate the real cost of a printer, you need to know the cost per page. To get it, you need two numbers for each cartridge: the yield (how many pages the cartridge can print) and the price. But until recently, there's been no good way to find out the yield.
Printer manufacturers will tell you the yield they've found and, usually, the estimated cost per page. But printing different images, manipulating driver settings, or changing how you determine that a cartridge has reached the end of its life can all alter the yield you come up with. Without knowing if different manufacturers' tests are comparable, you have to take the claims with a proverbial grain of salt.
So the next time your shopping for a printer. Take the time to do the math. Just because the price tag looks good, doesnt mean your bank account will.
Well you have heard all about Cloud computing this past year as well as hearing it from us. With so many different options and pricing this solution has been mind boggling to say the least.
The beginning of the month Microsoft finally released its version to the Professional and SMB markets of Office 365.
Now you have access to Emails, documents, calendars, contacts and more, anywhere, any time, on any device.
It uses all the familiar tools we all have come to love such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Access and more. It offers the security and reliability you need to run your business.
Simplify your scheduling; collaborate on documents and calendars, with no need to have a server or dedicated IT staff on premises.
This is the solution that we have all been waiting for! Take the worry out of your IT.
We have implemented this solution in its Beta version to a few clients who cant love it enough.
The cost savings and the Microsoft guarantee of a 99.9% uptime tightly integrates cloud based services and on premise workloads to enable the users to maximize your current technology.
You can add on this solution at your own pace and needs, to get the full benefit of cloud computing that works for your business.
Kotori is a certified Microsoft Partner; ask us how to take the future of your business to the Cloud today.
I am not sure about you, but without my computer at work, I may as well go home until it is fixed, then plan to work all night to get caught up again. I try my best to keep the computer up-to-date to try and prevent a break down. I also do not want to be the one who downloaded the file and infected the entire network. (That would be embarrassing.) Here are a few tips that I have learned and will pass on to you:
1.Install all updates required by Kotori Technologies. Depending on the type of plan your company has with Kotori, we may install these updates for you, as long as the computer is turned on overnight. If your company is not on one these plans, you may be responsible for all updates. Not installing updates as suggested by Kotori Technologies can expose your company to viruses and other security risks. Some companies may prevent computers from accessing the network if patches aren't installed after a set date. Also, find out whether Kotori wants you to install updates using Microsoft Update. If they do, make it a habit of checking Microsoft Update regularly.
2.Install only licensed programs. Make sure that you, or your company, has a license for any software you install on your work computer. Your company can get caught in a lawsuit for having software without a license installed on its computers. For example, installing a program your friend bought could present some problems. Software that you've bought a license for is probably fine, but double-check the license to make sure. Sometimes, software bought for home use cannot be installed at work.
3.Don't install different versions of software. Even if you prefer the version of software you use at home rather than work, don't install it on your work computer. You could have incompatibility problems with the software your co-workers are using and with your specific line of business applications. Kotori Technologies may also not be able to make any required updates or provide technical support.
4.Let Kotori Technologies know when hardware isn't working. Fixing a broken computer yourself could just cause more problems. Your fixes, for example, could make the computer incompatible with the corporate network. We offer a helpdesk or technical assistance program designed for this type of work. Kotori may have already seen the same problem and have a known fix. Helping Kotori Technologies track common computer problems can also help them decide which brand and make of computer to order in the future.
5.Let Kotori know when you need something. Giving the Kotori reasonable requests and adequate time for planning can help Kotori respond to your needs. Otherwise, you may end up with computer software or hardware you didn't want, which can hinder how effective you are at work.
6.Don't download programs from Internet sites you don't trust. By downloading programs that may not be secure, you put all the computers on the network at risk.
7.Be aware of suspicious e-mails. A virus introduced though e-mail may be disguised as a downloadable file. If an e-mail you receive is from someone you don't know, contains strange text, or otherwise looks suspicious, contact Kotori Technologies. If you open it, you could potentially cause problems for you and your co-workers. If it does contain a virus, Kotori can ask other employees in the organization to look for similar e-mails.
Irene is well on her way and we can put another close one up on the shelf. This hurricane got me thinking. I am thinking back to my sophomore year in high school, September 9th 1989. A small storm was starting off the Cape Verde Islands, a small set of islands on the western shores of Africa. Who knew in 13 days we would be in the ride of a life time. Over the next few days we all watched the storm grow in power, they called it Hugo. After watching the weather channel my family and I decided to evacuate. Well mostly my family decided. I like to think I had a say, but my mom was totally old school, kids are to listen and not speak when adults are talking. I remember my mom telling me that we needed to get my grandmother and us out of Charleston. We packed up the car and got on the road. Now let me tell you a bit about my moms driving... She drove with two feet, one foot on the gas and one foot on the break. She always rode the break so you never knew if she was stopping or going. She avoided the interstate at all cost. She hated to drive. I say this only because her driving scared me! You know I was a teenager and I knew everything and just knew we were going to get killed driving on the interstate! Luckily her boyfriend, Preston, drove us all. What a relief! We drove into Statesville, NC and got a hotel room and hung out to wait the storm out. Most of the hotels were full and had not power. On September 22, 1989 it hit Charleston as a Category 4 hurricane.
It rocked our little southern city. Isle of Palms got hit the worst. Houses came off their stilts and just sat in the middle of the street. Boats stacked up on top of each other in the middle of the streets. I have to tell you it was one of the sadist days when we got back to Charleston. The damage that we saw when we got back was just indescribable. I remember trying to get home through the mess was quite a chore as well. Many of the roads were blocked by down trees and power lines The water was contaminated from the pine tree sap of all the trees that had fallen in to the water system. Schools were closed; mind you I was not upset about that! We came home to a very quiet neighborhood. We lived in North Charleston; there were not too many trees around our house. No damage to the house. One of our neighbors had a tree through their roof. We were lucky. Other than the lack of power and water we were all ok.
I am an Eagle Scout, an avid camper and love to cook outdoors. We had to eat and I was not going to be stuck with eating all things from a box. So I pulled out my trusty Coleman camp stove filled it with gas and set it on top of the electric stove. Gave it a few good pumps and started cooking. We had lots of food that was going to go bad in the refrigerator and freezer so we had to cook it. We ate really well since we had to cook all the food. I have to say I really enjoyed those two weeks. My inner boy scout really came out. After a few days, my Uncle Mike came down, from New Jersey, to bring us an old broken refrigerator filled with meat and dry ice! It kept us going for the next week. We did not have the money for a generator; and at the time, people were price gouging these things like they were gold. Some came from out of state to sell them on the side of the road. Later the police got word from the news and started shutting them down. We just decided to play MacGyver. We grabbed a battery from the car and an old headlight from the car and that was our lantern at night. We would charge the battery in the day time and use it at night. We did that for 14 days. We had a battery powered TV and radio that kept us informed. The internet really was not something that everyone used so it was not missed at all. Mostly a dial up connection to old bulletin board servers, you had to be a real GEEK to have one of those then. Cell phones were not really available either. It took a long time for many of the area businesses to get back and running. The grocery stores opened up first. Many of them had no power. I remember seeing lots of semi-trucks with long lines for ice, food and water. It was quite an experience I have to say.
While looking back on that experience this weekend I try and think what it would have been like if it hit today. A lot has happened in 22 years. We now have cell phones, the internet and phone services through the internet. How many of us have an analog phone or radio in our home anymore? If we had a huge hurricane or earthquake hit Charleston imagine the cell towers being down and the internet being offline for 14 days. If you dont have power or a cell phone how are you going to talk with people or know what is going on? Do you have a HAM radio or CB? We as a country DEPEND on the INTERNET and it being available to use. Just think if I took your cell phone, computer and internet connection away from you for 14 days. Do you have what you need to stay in touch or know what is going on? Its not the end of the world. But 22 years, can make people forget what it was like. Technology is a very dangerous thing. It helps us so much that at times we forget what it was like without it.
I am sharing this with you all in an effort for you to think about it. How would you survive for 14 days? Would your business survive? What do you do that depends on the internet? Does your job or company depend on you being on the internet? Just stop for a moment and think about it.
As a technology company we strive to provide our customers with the up most ground breaking technologies available in today's demanding business world. This also means keeping the system we use to monitor your systems ahead of the curve, so we can continue to provide our customers with great service and solutions.
Kotori Technologies would like to announce a new system implementation that will dramatically improve how we monitor and maintain your network today. This powerful system is going to help to ensure that your company maintains the highest level of stability, security, and performance that you expect and deserve from your team here at Kotori Technologies.
Over the past few weeks, wehave been installing a new software agent on each of your servers and desktops systems. This install has been silent and was deployed behind the scenes to minimize any system downtime and inconvenience to you and your staff.
How will this affect me? The new monitoring tool by default does not utilize the logmein source for accessing your PC remotely. But with the combined expertise of our staff and the customization features of our new monitoring application, we were able to integrate logmein Free without the hassle of learning a new remote desktop application. With LogMeIn Free, you still have all the great features such accessing your PC remotely from anywhere, wake on-LAN, and compatible with both PC and MAC. What isn't including in the free version is remote printing and file transfer. If the features not included are required we are happy to provide you with an upgrade price for Logmein Pro which will enable those features within the new systems. If you are using LogMeIn to get access to your computers from home or elsewhere then we will provide you with the instructions, usernames and passwords to get to your desktops with our new system.
What will I see? Added to the bottom of each of your desktops will be a new Icon. In the coming months this Icon will allow you to potentially fix some of your own issues or even submit a ticket to us with Screen Shots very easily.
It is the little man with the green shirt.Please see theflyer on the link belowfor more information on how to use this little man named KREG!!