Why Using a Desktop PC as a Server is a Bad Idea

By Tom McDonald | Oct 28, 2014 10:37:00 AM

Small businesses have to make a number of difficult decisions when it comes to investing in their technology.

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Fighting IT Management Complexity with a 1-2 Solution Punch

By Tom McDonald | Oct 7, 2014 10:24:00 AM

Small business owners tend to expect superhero efforts from their standalone IT systems.

At times, it’s probably asking too much from individual systems to handle all the odds and ends of an IT network. Even when these systems save the day, those heroic efforts may not be sustainable. Still, businesses are always looking to get the most out of their technology without stretching their dollars too thin.

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Is "Like Us on Facebook" Risky Business?

By Tom McDonald | Jun 6, 2014 9:35:00 AM

Connecticut computer company, NSI, shares this incredible TED Talk featuring Jennifer Golbeck.  Jennifer discusses how social media platforms like Facebook track us through our "Likes". 

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IT Support for Small Business - How much does it cost?

By Tom McDonald | May 29, 2014 9:26:00 AM

IT Support for Small Business – How much does it cost?

If you’re looking for tech support or a way to handle service for your computers and servers, the number one question you’re probably asking is: How much does it cost?

There are a couple of factors that play into price:

Service Level –

This is commonly referred to as an SLA, a Service Level Agreement. In a nutshell, it outlines what you are paying for. It details the exact services you’ll receive, what’s covered and what’s not, and what kind of response times you’ll get. Here is a snapshot of our NSI TotalCare Supreme Service Level Agreement for Managed Services as an example:

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Two Data Backup Solutions Walk Into a Bar

By Tom McDonald | May 22, 2014 9:47:00 AM

Two Data Backup Solutions Walk Into a Bar:

The first one sits down with a pile of money, and states he’s got a lot of free time on his hands and he’s going to be there all night. The second orders a soft drink, takes a few sips, and leaves.

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