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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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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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Why Your SMB Should Move Toward Storing Documents in the Cloud

By Electric Helpdesk on Jan 16, 2019 10:26:31 AM

Just as Electric AI is the simplest and most affordable IT solution for your business, cloud document storage is the easy and affordable option for small to mid-size businesses when it comes to managing their files and resources. There are a variety of cloud storage solutions out there—many offer automatic sync, file versioning, and file encryption. A few others may offer extra features, including additional productivity apps, backup storage, and reliable customer service.

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The Google Team Drive Best Practices Your Business Should Consider Following

By Electric Helpdesk on Jan 12, 2019 4:02:06 PM

It’s no secret why people love using Google Drive. Whether it’s for business or personal use, Google Drive allows users to create, edit, store, and share documents with others in real-time, keep track of changes to files and folders, create document templates, share large files, and so much more. For G Suite Business and Enterprise users, Google offers Team Drive, which allows even better control over company organization and workflow.

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Proactive Password Management For Your Small Business

By Electric Helpdesk on Jan 7, 2019 10:37:49 AM

Are you sick of talking about password policies, password safety, and password management, yet? Starting a conversation about passwords can easily be met with heavy sighs and eye-rolls. However, it takes little effort, time, and money to keep everyone on the same page about your company’s password management policies and processes. Educate employees on password scams to watch out for, how to recover lost passwords, and what processes to follow in the event of a security breach.

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Best Practices Your Work From Home Policy Should Follow

By Electric Helpdesk on Jan 2, 2019 5:03:35 PM

Do you think letting employees work from home will help with your company’s productivity? According to a two year study led by Nicholas Bloom at Stanford, letting employees occasionally work from home showed quite a few benefits, including:

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