It’s that time again, time to Spring forward on the clocks. This Sunday March 12, 2017 is the day we lose an hour of sleep to daylight saving time. 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 and Hawaii can stop reading now. The rest of you this is our way of gaining an hour of day light 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 12, 2017. 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 and people will know that you were not paying attention.
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. 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. For information on updating the time please see the document “Updating Xerox Products and Solutions for Daylight Saving Time”, for newer machines or those not listed in the document please go the support page for your machine and search on “time” for detailed instructions on changing the time on your Xerox product.
“Time is nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once”. This quote is attributed variously to Albert Einstein, John Archibald Wheeler, and Woody Allen