Managed Service Provider Pricing vs. the Cost of Hiring In-House IT

By Tom McDonald | Jul 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Like companies everywhere, Connecticut small businesses are struggling to contain operating costs, and computing infrastructure can be one of the most difficult expenses to manage. The enterprise infrastructure is essential to business operations, but it’s usually a cost center, so balancing outlay against returns is a continuous challenge. Staffing is a big part of IT operating expenses, so the question becomes: Is it more cost-effective to hire or to outsource? How do you assess managed service provider pricing against in-house staffing costs?

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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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In-House or Outsourced IT: Which IT is right for your business?

By Tom McDonald | Apr 19, 2017 10:02:00 AM

Growing a small business is not easy, especially in a post-recession economy, so every decision business owners make needs to consider a return on investment.

For small business owners, the decision to outsource their information technology needs opposed to having someone in-house is an important one.

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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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4 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a New IT Service Provider

By Tom McDonald | Jun 15, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Hiring a new IT service provider is an important step for any small business. Bringing in the right person can reduce the burden that mismanaged IT services can have on a business, especially one that is trying to grow in a tough economic climate. 

But don’t worry, help is here. Before hiring a new IT service provider, put on your detective hat and ask the right questions to make sure the provider you pick is the right one for your company’s needs.

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