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A day in the life of a SysAdmin

Here at PaperCut, Sysadmin Day is the most wonderful time of the year!

So we went that little extra mile to celebrate. We reached out to Todd Black, systems administrator for the University of Queensland.

Todd had a chat with us about a typical day in the life of a sysadmin, the wins and challenges of his job, and the most bizarre tasks he has come across during his tenure.

Lexmark scanning and printing powered up in PaperCut 20.0

Great news, Lexmark users! We have two new features for you in PaperCut 20.0.

20.0 allows consistency and ease for Lexmark users. Now when you’re scanning you’ll have the same user experience as other brands.

So if you’re using Lexmark devices, let’s pop the hood (I’m not actually into cars) and see what’s revving the engine. (That’s car speak, right?)

What’s the scoop on Mobility Print in PaperCut 20.0?

Welcome to the third entry of our new blog series, “What’s the scoop on X in 20.0?”

In this installment, I sat down with product manager Willem Groenewald and discussed Mobility Print’s new Cloud Print feature, still in beta.

I picked Willem’s brain on what’s new and in the pipeline for PaperCut’s answer to Google Cloud Print.

What’s the scoop on Print Deploy in PaperCut 20.0?

Welcome back to our brand new blog series, “What’s the scoop on X in 20.0?”

To celebrate our release of 20.0 I’m chatting with PaperCutters about their feature’s latest enhancements for this year’s major build!

In our last installment we covered our new Epic integration, today it’s all about Print Deploy.

What’s the scoop on Epic in PaperCut 20.0?

To celebrate the release of PaperCut 20.0 we’re starting a brand new series – “What’s the scoop on X in 20.0.”

We’ll be zooming in on all the shiny and sparkling nuts and bolts under the hood of this major build.

First up is the huge new Epic integration for the healthcare industry.

Pride in STEM: 6 LGBTQ+ tech trailblazers we admire

To commemorate Pride month and the Stonewall riots, we wanted to pay tribute to the truly inspiring members of the LGBTQ+ community who have made innovations to not just technology but mankind in general.

The following stories contain not just the triumphs of these LGBTQ+ tech pioneers, but their struggles too. A word of warning that some of these stories contain descriptions of trauma.

Tech geeks, trains, and activists

In November 2019, one of our resident IT geeks, Alec Clews, was invited to speak at the Write the Docs conference in Sydney, Australia.

Business as usual.

But this time, there was a twist. Alec had a particular request.

3 ways to track printing at home using PaperCut

We’ve been supporting many organizations to transition their print management to suit our current remote ways of working.

So, to continue helping more people with their remote printing, we gathered our learnings and authored an extensive guide in our Knowledge Base.

Solving the riddle of BYOD printing in schools

I’ve got a riddle for you

You’re standing in your school’s print room. To your left is one brand of printer. To your right is another. In your hands is any BYOD device you can name.

Which [insert printer] will work better with your [insert device]?

On the ground in Wuhan: a COVID-19 AMA

Since late last year one of our software engineers, Mike Zhang, has been locked down in Wuhan, China; ground zero of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

We recently held an AMA with Mike where he fielded questions from all PaperCutters on what it’s been like living in the epicentre of COVID-19. This blog was repackaged from his responses.

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