Tom McDonald

President of NSI, Tom has been helping small and medium businesses succeed in Connecticut for over 25 years.

Recent Posts

Why should every company have an IT budget?

By Tom McDonald | Dec 2, 2022 9:45:46 AM

A budget is a crucial aspect of running a business.

When a company's budgeting is done correctly, management can ensure that there is enough money to cover costs.

Every company should have an IT budget, even if it's small. That's because IT is not just about apps and websites, but rather every part of your business and how it runs on a daily basis.

So what does an IT budget look like? What are the expenses? And, most importantly: Are there ways to categorize the budget?

In this article, I have explained what a budget is, why having one is necessary, the related advantages and hazards, as well as some budgeting advice.

Listen up!

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To What Extent has Cloud Technology been Adopted in your Business?

By Tom McDonald | Oct 28, 2022 9:48:01 AM


“I wouldn't be starting here if I was you.”

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Why are applications not adopted and what can you do about it?

By Tom McDonald | Sep 5, 2022 8:33:05 AM

Summer vacations are done, fall semesters have begun, and organizations like yours and ours are gearing up to end the year strong.

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5 IT Budget Management Best Practices

By Tom McDonald | Jul 29, 2022 8:46:18 AM

There are lots of statistics out there about IT spending in the US and around the world, particularly in relation to how IT spending is increasing.

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How to Cut IT Costs in a Down Economy?

By Tom McDonald | Jul 12, 2022 7:34:03 AM

Businesses in a range of industries across Connecticut are facing multiple headwinds – difficulties in acquiring the best talent, increasing costs, and markets that are suffering a bout of the jitters, to name a few.

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Infographic: Why do New Business Applications Fail?

By Tom McDonald | Jul 7, 2022 3:40:42 PM

If you go to the trouble of spending money on an app for your business, the last thing you want is for it to fail.

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Top 10 Cybersecurity Risks for Cloud Users

By Tom McDonald | Jun 27, 2022 3:40:01 PM



While cloud services offer massive benefits for users, they don’t eliminate all cybersecurity risks.

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Our vCIO Best Tips for SMBs in 2022

By Tom McDonald | Jun 13, 2022 11:11:35 AM

A vCIO shouldn’t merely provide technical advice but a technical roadmap that can help you use IT to solve your business challenges.

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