If you happen to visit a typical office in the University, you will almost certainly notice a common fixture in each office. In addition to the usual chair, desk, computer and monitor, you will notice a printer. Not a big deal, right? You feed it paper, some toner, so what harm could it do?
WBM hosted “An Event for Change: Green Strategies in IT”, working with the David Suzuki Foundation. The attention of 275 members of the Saskatchewan and Alberta IT communities was focused on the opportunity to deliver environmentally sustainable solutions.
It's hard for an organization that annually takes its staff into the Canadian Shield of northern Saskatchewan to not have environmental sustainability efforts become a natural part of their corporate culture. That's why green IT is at the root of what WBM Office Systems does internally and promotes to its clients, according to its vice-president Brett Bailey.
"Bringing our Game Home to Saskatchewan" saw WBM bring the New York Islanders Training Camp to Saskatoon, with a special emphasis on at-risk and less privileged youth.
Penn West Energy Trust is one on Canada's largest Oil & Gas Producers. Penn West implemented a NEAX 2400IMX in late 1998 and grew from 200 users to just over 600 in 2008. Durning this time, WBM Office Systems moved them to a fully Redundant PBX and as thery were slowly outgrowing their existing space in downtown Calgary, implemented SRMGC's (2) in other downtown towers with another 200 IP phones.
In today's challengin business environment, companies must forge strategic alliances in order to grow beyond its known scope. While merger-acquisition activity can present a number of technical challenges - particularly in communications - integrating people and work environments is key to a successful expansion. An IP commuications solution can provide the agility companies need to plan and manage growth now and in the future.
Finding the right talent is never easy, and presents an even greater challenge when the job requirements call for specific technical certifications and experience. But with challenge comes opportunity, and for WBM Office Systems, the opportunity to assist customers with their IT staffing needs has proven extremely rewarding.
Much like HP's Print 2.0 push in the SMB space, in the enterprise market the vendor wants to take a more holistic approach says Jean-Paul Desmarais, IPG marketing with HP Canada. It's not just about printers, he says, but applying knowledge and IT expertise to simplify the printing environment, improve the workflow and optimize the infrastructure with an eye on reducing costs and enhancing productivity.
If your office hasn't made the decision to switch to a VoIP telephone system, you obviously haven't had the chance to speak to Garry Laxdal.
Perhaps it's time you did.
As VP of Telecommunication Products for award-winning WBM Office Systems, Laxdal makes a compelling case in favour of Mitel's Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology.
Mitel's remarkable, multi-tasking phone systems can save money for your company, while boosting productivity in a number of different ways. But first, you'll have to alter your perceptions of what a telephone network can and should do for your company.