5 Different Managed Service Provider Pricing Models (And How to Choose the Best One for Your SMB)

By Tom McDonald | May 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have an ongoing challenge managing their computing needs; they need to reduce their IT overhead while improving reliability. For most SMBs, it’s not cost-effective to maintain a full-time IT staff, and even if there is an IT team on site they can’t address every computing challenge.

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NSI Earns a Spot on CRN’s 2017 Managed Service Provider 500 List

By Tom McDonald | Mar 16, 2017 12:19:31 PM

It’s always nice to be recognized. Especially when recognition comes from your peers—other professionals who have “been there, done that, bought the T-shirt.” They understand what it takes to succeed and the challenges that stand in the way of providing outstanding customer service. That’s why we are extremely proud to be named one of the Pioneer 250 on CRN’s 2017 Managed Service Provider 500 (MSP500) list.

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10 Ways an IT Managed Services Provider Will Improve Your Bottom Line

By Tom McDonald | Sep 28, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Qualified IT personnel are expensive, but if your business runs on computers, then the expense is worth it, at least theoretically. For many small to medium-sized organizations, having dedicated IT personnel may not be cost-effective.

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The Personalization of a Managed Service Provider

By Tom McDonald | Jan 6, 2015 10:06:00 AM

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) have been around for some time now, offloading IT-related needs and increasing business productivity of the companies they work for.

During their existence, MSPs have heard a lot of common questions, comments, and complaints from their clients. MSPmentor covered some of the most common complaints clients have, including not understanding where files were placed, why services were costing more than expected, and the notorious “When will my services be back online?”

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IT Support: When DIY Becomes DOA

By Tom McDonald | Nov 18, 2014 10:51:00 AM

Most entrepreneurs don’t start a business because they love to monkey around with IT Support.

And while there are some small businesses proprietors who are more intimate with technology, most business owners see technology as a “can’t live with it, can’t live without it” necessity that just keeps getting more and more costly.

When those costs start taking chomps out of profits, small business owners must decide whether to call in a professional for an assessment or try and get things under control with an in-house team.

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