I basically just got handed a job by my brother's friend and the friend's father who own their own electrical contracting business. They asked me to do a number of computer related tasks, and since I'd like to impress them right off the bat I thought I'd come here to make sure I'm doing things well and correct. 1) First off, it seems I'm replacing some guy who works there and they plan on demoting him to some trivial clerical work. They want me to set up the computers in the office where he cannot access more sensitive things anymore, and to only be accessed on certain computers throughout the building. I have a general understanding of how to do this, but what is the best and most secure way to ensure I get the job done? 2) The second task I've been asked to do, is to pick out a tablet PC for them to purchase, and basically set it up for the electricians they hire to use. What they want done is for the electricians to be able to see a list of parts, catagorized and organized properly, and to be able to place an order via email the parts they need for the particular job. They also work with blueprints and layouts and such, and they would like those to be available on the tablet as well. I was thinking for the parts list aspect of the task, I could use Excel perhaps? Basically just create an order form and they can input whatever it is they need to. Is there a better way to do that? Also, is there a way to have Excel email this information to a particular address? Or will they simply have to save the file and attach it themselves to the email? 3) Lastly, they want me to look into one of those services that you pay to back up all of their files. I haven't gotten a look yet at what and how much needs to be backed up, but is there a better way of doing this that can possibly save the company money? Rather than paying someone else to do this for them? I appreciate any help you can offer me. Tomorrow is my first day and I'd like to go in and be able to get some of these tasks done.