PaperCut Blog

Decoupling external system integrations with Google Pub/Sub

We started using Google Pub/Sub to synchronize between a legacy operations application and newer tech such as Salesforce. Along the way, we encountered quite a few challenges and not everything went according to plan.

In this post, I want to take a look back and share what we’ve learnt so far.

How to test Univention on a virtual machine

I recently installed and tested out PaperCut NG on the easy-to-use Univention Corporate Server (UCS).

Tl;dr? It was a breeze. But what about getting the server itself up and running?

Join me as I walk through creating a PaperCut-ready UCS test environment on a virtual machine.

Two tales why health monitoring is scarily important

Take it from a support manager who’s seen some grisly stuff: when it comes to protecting your print infrastructure, implementing health monitoring should be your top priority.

Sceptical? These chilling tales should scare some sense into you.

*wolves howl, printers jam in the distance*

Composting and PaperCut: the perfect match

If I think about what really drew me to PaperCut, it’d have to be our software’s awesome potential to reduce waste globally.

So discovering that our earth-loving values extend to sustainable practices was terrific – and a real motivator to do my part locally.

That’s why I started up composting, right here in Portland!

The easy way to selectively delete PaperCut users

I love making life easier. And let’s face it – some repetitive administrator tasks are prime targets for streamlining. Take the case of a boatload of inactive PaperCut users. Removing them’s too much trouble, but letting them take up valuable licenses is a big no-no. Here’s where scripting can really help.

Run your hackathon the PaperCut way

Another successful PaperCut Constructival hackathon has come and gone. Around 120 PaperCutters huddled together in busy little groups for 30-odd hours and hacked to their collective heart’s’ content.

Why have a hackathon? What’s the value? How do I run a hackathon with my own team? These are the questions we’ll solve today.

A conversation with Chris about security and stuff – part 2

In an earlier post, Chris and I were talking about human negligence as a prime contributor to print security breaches. As in, people leaving sensitive documents lying about by mistake.

Now, I don’t shy away from a little gossip in my blog posts, so I ask Chris if he’s heard any horror stories about human negligence.

A conversation with Chris about security and stuff – part 1

Chatting with Chris Dance, PaperCut founder and CEO, can be a challenge. Not because of his position, mind you – he’s incredibly personable and always up for a chat.

No, it’s more because of his intellect. In a nutshell, he’s a little smarter than me. That’s the facts. Just like I’m a little taller than him, he’s a little smarter.

Here’s how it went …

What’s your PaperCut 18.1 highlight?

We’ve had lively debates here at PaperCut about 18.1’s biggest highlight.

Is it supporting end-to-end encryption on the network? Or perhaps Scan to Cloud Storage?

We can’t quite decide, but either way there’s plenty of great reasons to upgrade to 18.1.

Transforming Earth Day into Earth Every Day

Ah, Earth Day. The one day of the year people across the globe are guaranteed to be more motivated to recycle their plastic water bottle or pick up neighborhood trash.

And why wouldn’t they? Every day, we make a lasting impact on our environment. Unfortunately, it’s not always a positive impact.

So how can businesses have a positive, permanent impact?

PUA – like a gift that keeps on giving

PUA is how you keep your PaperCut installation up-to-date. You see, PaperCut isn’t a subscription licence – it’s perpetual. That means you buy it outright and it’s yours forever and ever and ever and … well, you get the drift.

However, just like, say, your toaster, your purchase is a particular model (or in the case of software, version).

Getting to know … Chris Goult, Brisbane

Chris Goult recently joined us as our shiny new channel marketing manager.  Chris comes to us from Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia, with loads of knowledge and enthusiasm for all things marketing and channel related.

We caught up for coffee and questions.