Friendly Systems Newsletter July 2007

Friendly Systems Adds To The Team

Friendly Systems is proud to announce that Bob Kaczmarek has joined our team as Sales and Marketing Manager.  Bob has been involved in almost every aspect of data processing since 1967.  A graduate of Triton College in Chicago, Bob has done computer programming and design  for private industry as well as state and federal government.  With the ability to understand the practical needs of business as well as the technical requirements, he has transitioned into a sales and marketing role to serve the small to medium size business community.  Having his own software business for over 16 years he has a solid understanding of business needs.  His goal is to provide a "win-win" situation for everyone by being a good listener and focusing on people as well as the business requirements.

Laser Printers May Affect Air Quality

An Australian study has found that many laser printers emit high levels of small particles that can be harmful to human health, with the highest-emitting machines rivaling the small-particle pollution of cigarette smoke.   Some printers are better than others, and even newer models are included.  The study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, found that particle emissions varied enormously depending on make, model, and age of the printer, as well as the type and age of the toner cartridge. Newer cartridges emit more particles, as does printing graphic-heavy files.  They give a list of printer models tested listing high, mid and non-emitting printers.  If you have health concerns or you work in a small enclosed space with a laser printer, you should be aware of this.  

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Miscellaneous Item Improvements

Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200 have improved reporting abilities for Miscellaneous Items ("slash codes") in Sales Order in recent versions. Read about this and other support tips in our blog.


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