Last month, we looked at some of the latest potential security threats to computing environments. This month, a look into some of the main differences between G Suite and Microsoft 365... When considering services for your business functions, it's very likely that Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) and Google G Suite are examined. At face value, these services are strikingly similar. They both offer three tiers of services at relatively similar prices, and when comparing one tier of one … [Read more...] about What are the Real Differences Between G Suite and Office 365?
Options for Communications and Remote Meetings The current leading platforms for remote meetings and business communications are Microsoft Teams, Slack, and Zoom. In the context of Teams and what to compare it to, Slack and Zoom must be thought of as a package because Teams has similar functionality to Slack and Zoom combined. Where Slack is primarily for text chat and the systems it integrates with, and Zoom is primarily for audio and video conferencing, Teams can perform both of these … [Read more...] about Microsoft Teams, Slack and Zoom – Messaging and Remote Meetings
Greetings! Last month, we discussed Ransomware, which remains a threat. This month: Email migrations. As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Email Migrations Email services are arguably the most important service for office functions. It is reasonable for someone to decide to switch email service providers, but doing so can be a bit tricky. In the past, this was done by manually exporting and/or downloading email data from each user account and importing and/or … [Read more...] about June Newsletter: Email Migrations
It’s common enough business wisdom that you’re better off hiring an expert in an area that you’re not particularly skilled in. Why? The answer is two-fold: You will do a poor job of what you are bad at, whether it be marketing, network management, baking cakes, or sewing aprons. Another person who has more knowledge and is allowed to focus within their field will do better. And while your attention is going to something you have no skill in, your insights and energy will be … [Read more...] about Refocus Your Team- Do What You Do Best
You may be working on Legacy Software. Most people who are working with legacy software don’t call it that, they call it “an old program”. Legacy Software Has Some Advantages No one goes out and buys legacy software. If you have legacy software in use, it means you’ve had it for a while. And there are some advantages that come with that: Most or all of your staff knows how to use it All the data entered over the years is still there Hating the software gives your whole staff … [Read more...] about It’s Time to Let Go of Legacy Software
Are you considering providing your workforce with tablets? Phones? Laptops? Maybe you need to find a new desktop solution for your office. When you own a business, there always comes a time when you either need to add to your hardware assets, upgrade them, or both. Hardware Purchasing: How to Decide There are so many things to consider when deciding what physical technology your workforce should use. How important is mobility for the necessary tasks? Will all your employees have their … [Read more...] about Help Deciding on Hardware Purchasing for your Business
There are very few businesses that don’t use some kind of software. Databases of customers or clients, billing systems, Point of Sale software, internal and external scheduling and communication applications, and more. Most businesses actually use multiple pieces of software throughout the course of a day. The software choices your business makes will determine how efficient and effective you are, how empowered or frustrated your staff feel, and how well you’ll serve your customers, … [Read more...] about Selecting Software for Business
The city of Pleasant Hill is well-managed, healthily growing, and a great place to start or expand a business. For this reason, the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce is ever-expanding and strengthening as a great support for businesses in the area. So what do people do for Pleasant Hill IT Support? Managed IT Services Many business is in Pleasant Hill are focusing on what their best at: their business. That’s why they subscribe to Managed IT Services with Grundig IT. We … [Read more...] about Looking for Pleasant Hill IT Support?
When running a dental office, there are many data pieces of importance that you rely on software to organize and maintain, unless you’re still running an office full of dozens of file cabinets with patient files. Believe it or not, over half of dental offices still use paper files for some or all patient info! Even if that is working for you on some level, those paper files really can’t do for you what good dental software can. What To Look For in Dental Software The most important features … [Read more...] about Dental Software Selection Tips
Every business needs to be accessible by phone, at the same time you probably don’t want to give out your home or cell number to the general public. Subscribing to a new phone service and buying a new cell phone can be expensive. As a business owner, you need solutions that work and fit your budget. What can Google Voice do for your business Google Voice can solve this for your business. With Google Voice you can access your phone calls, text messages, and voicemail from a smartphone or … [Read more...] about Google Voice as Your Business Phone