Benefits of centralised printing systems

Cheaper (est. €20,000 per annum for 2,000,000 prints a year)

Less internal IT support (universal driver)

Less time lost for user since the system is redundant

Defined supplier SLAs ensure failed printers are replaced on short time frames

Follow-Me printing improves security and more comfortable for meeting print-outs

No waiting or re-printing necessary if printer is crowded or crashed

Departmental billing simple to set up

Fault notification via email on all printers

Auto re-ordering of consumables

Printer standardisation implies users and administrators know the printers’ behaviour

Printing analysis and statistics possible through reporting tools

Quotas possible

Lower toner consumption (up to 60% compared to desktop printers)

Auto-deletion of unrequested printouts



Printer density is typically lower, so people will need to walk further to collect (lost time)

Must consider change resistance by employees

They can be more expensive if you print few pages (<2,500 a month), but this melts away quickly

Resolving Outlook error “Modification Resolution” “Appointment Conflict Resolution”

I was getting many “Modification Resolution” “Appointment Conflict Resolution” emails in Outlook 2010. I found that the best way to deal with these logs is to disable them thus:

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Options
DWORD: EnableConflictLogging

0 = Never save Modification Resolution logs
1 = Always save Modification Resolution logs
2 = Save Modification Resolution logs when a “critical conflict” occurs
<This is the new Default behavior when the EnableConflictLogging dword does not exist.>

Thanks to:

Lidram’s weekly news digest

Desktop virtualisation picked some more ground

A poacher, turned game keeper, turned poacher again A new world record, but I doubt Guinness will award him the $170,00 he’s due

Reg’s VOIP primer for SME

A Sick People – and why is the church silent?

Malta’s Return in the Empire (Hail, Lord Skywalker)

Sheriff prefers jail to handing passwords – Agiliance wouldn’t have helped here

256GB SSD, stupid fast – WOW!

BT know that outsourcing isn’t always easy

Wireless Power get logo – A terribly useful technology that is a non-starter

Reg’s VOIP primer for SME

Dell’s Android – no WiFi, no 3G – Bah!

Hacking the hacker’s infiltrator – Ululating cops jabbed in the behind

Windows 7 gaining ground

Or is it?

Smile – Warding off Topless Militants

FireFox can’t rock the corporate, yet

FireFox is a great browser for many-a-reason you can find in plenty blogs out there. But take-up has been somewhat slow and my wild guess is that it won’t rock much further; unless they get their corporate solution better that is. Here is a good write-up on the matter written in Mar 2009

And finally just in case you still want to give it a try, here is FrontMotion, the FireFox AD integration toolkit