It’s that time again, time to travel one hour into the future. Easy time travel no flux capacitors needed just spring your clocks forward one hour and there you are time traveling!! This Sunday March 11, 2018 is the day we lose an hour of sleep. We set our clocks forward by one hour; that is if the powers that be in your area of the world have chosen to comply with this policy. Those of you in Arizona (with the exception of the Navajo Nation) and Hawaii can stop reading now no time travel for you. Florida looks like you will be joining Arizona and Hawaii. The rest of you this is our way of gaining an hour of daylight by manipulating the clocks and messing with Mother Nature. It is important to remember to change your clocks forward one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday March 11, 2018. You don’t have to do it at exactly 2 a.m. but just make sure you change the time or you will be late to your appointments or events on Sunday.
While you are resetting the clock on your bedside table, the oven, the microwave, the coffeepot, your car, your wristwatch and anything else that keeps time, don’t forget to also make the change on your office equipment. Cyber Elves will take care of most of your electronics but please check the time on your printers and / or multifunction printers to confirm they are set properly to the new time. For our international readers I know some of you don’t do the whole spring forward, fall back thing or you make the change on a different day than we do here in the US. Here is a great site to find out where the spring forward will be observed.
Make the change on your Xerox printers and multifunction devices so that your documents will keep flowing with the correct time, even if you are still feeling an hour behind. If the device time is not set correctly it can cause confusion when you look at the time on faxes, activity reports, banner pages and other time sensitive reports and activities. There is also the possibility that printing will not work if the printer and the network are not set for the same time. Some of the machines have Network Time Protocol which when enabled will automatically set the time if the printer is connected to a network. For information on updating the time please see the document “Updating Xerox Products and Solutions for Daylight Saving Time”, for newer printers or those not listed in the document please go the support page for your printer and search on “time” for detailed instructions on changing the time on your Xerox product.