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How To Set Up A New Printer At Your Office

By Electric Helpdesk on Feb 27, 2019 9:35:40 AM

There are a few ways to set up a network printer, the most common ones being to buy an actual network printer or to share your existing wired printer over a network. Here’s the basic know how on how to do both.

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How To Set Up A Conference Room

By Electric Helpdesk on Feb 26, 2019 5:23:17 PM

The conference room is now a lot more than just a simple gathering room to share ideas and close deals. There are a variety of options out there for the perfect conference room technology set up, depending on your office’s meeting needs. This doesn’t necessarily mean getting the fanciest screens and comfiest chairs for your conference room (although, we would never reject a comfy chair!) Rather, we’re talking about finding the right tools to allow teams to better collaborate with each other and share ideas efficiently. Here are a few effective tools to help foster better meetings and collaborations for everyone in the office.

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Implementing a VoIP at Your SMB Office

By Electric Helpdesk on Feb 25, 2019 4:15:20 PM

VoIP stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol, and it basically allows users to make calls over an internet connection rather than a telephone network. Switching your office’s communication system to VoIP can not only save your business a lot of money, but it can also provide many features that can’t be found with traditional phone services.

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How To Complete A Network Build Out At A New Office

By Electric Helpdesk on Feb 21, 2019 4:36:49 PM

Are you moving into a new office? Maybe you have a business that’s finally found the perfect office to call home. Or maybe your company has grown too big for your current space, and it’s time to relocate. Whatever the reason, one of the biggest items on your new office's IT checklist is to set up the office network, one that will set your company up for success. So where should you start?

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How To Handle Software Implementation At Your SMB

By Electric Helpdesk on Feb 21, 2019 12:16:45 PM

Finding a new software or system that is going to help your business achieve bigger and better goals is an exciting endeavor. But diving headfirst without a software implementation plan can often cause businesses to take a few steps back rather than move forward. Follow these steps to successfully prepare your business for the implementation of a new system.

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How To Handle Data Migration To (And From) Office 365

By Electric Helpdesk on Feb 19, 2019 9:49:55 AM

There are plenty of reasons why small to midsize companies are choosing Office 365 to support the foundations of their business. Office 365 comes with the familiar Office productivity applications which have been perfected over the last 35 years and can be used both on and offline through PC, phone, and browser. With a variety of plans for businesses, companies have the flexibility of tailoring their Office 365 experience to their needs, and all plans come with enterprise-grade privacy and security to protect company data.

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How to Handle a Network Upgrade For Your Office

By Electric Helpdesk on Feb 19, 2019 8:52:01 AM

Your office’s network infrastructure is made up of many different hardware and software components that are used to support your company’s intranet and internet. This includes modems, routers, cables, network outlets, switches, servers, firewalls, and more.

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The Most Common Systems Admin Tasks Your Company Will Face When Using G Suite

By Electric Helpdesk on Feb 5, 2019 4:45:30 PM

For many businesses, G Suite provides a lot of basic needs in a familiar and intuitive way. This cloud-based package of productivity apps is budget-friendly for small to mid-size businesses, and many people are already using Google apps in their personal lives already. So, signing up for G Suite is a no brainer, and now that you have, what’s next?

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What To Do When You Can't Connect To The Office's Server

By Electric Helpdesk on Feb 5, 2019 3:19:18 PM

Whether your business has a physical server or one on the cloud, it’s nerve wracking when you can’t access the files and folders that you need to do your job. Unfortunately, there are so many types and brands of servers; each one is built and set up a little differently, as well as having different features based on your business needs.

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Top 5 Reasons Why The Internet Is Running Slow At Your Office

By Electric Helpdesk on Feb 5, 2019 3:00:26 PM

Now that it’s 2019, we continue to be spoiled with fast network speeds no matter where we are or where we go. You can hail an Uber ride while brushing your teeth, heart a dozen Instagram posts as you walk out the door, and swipe potential dates left and right while ordering your morning coffee. So when the internet lags and our favorite Youtube video takes a few seconds longer to load, it’s noticeable. But when businesses are experiencing slower internet, not only is slow internet noticeable, it's detrimental.

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