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

using a desktop pc as a server

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

Most simply do not have the budget to address every need, and  have to pick and choose the investments they absolutely must make and table other large-scale purchases  for another day.

Believe it or Not, a Single Physical Server is Enough

a single physical server

The days of needing multiple physical servers that fulfill different functions are slowly dwindling—for the better.

Virtualization has completely changed what a single physical server can accomplish. A single server can be used to run multiple virtual servers to cut down excessive energy expenditures, management complexity, and CapEX and OpEX overhead.

Fighting IT Management Complexity with a 1-2 Solution Punch

it management complexity

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.

Is "Like Us on Facebook" Risky Business?

facebook likes risky

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". 


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

IT Costs How much does it cost NSI

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:

Two Data Backup Solutions Walk Into a Bar

Disaster Recovery Data Backup Bar

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.

Later that night, as Data Backup Solution Two is running a few errands, BAM – disaster strikes. A pipe springs a leak, and takes out a server. Two is immediately all hands on deck; prepared with the latest image of the server, which includes:

IT Support From NSI: "Email will be closed" - Hotmail Phishing Alert

Windows Live Hotmail Team Email

IT Support From NSI:  "Email will be closed".  We recently received an inquiry from a client regarding a Windows Live Hotmail Team phishing scheme and felt it was worth sharing.   

Get The Most From Your 404 and Thank You Pages - Website Tips

404 Page It Support NSI

NSI - Complete IT Support for Your Business.  Located in Naugatuck Connecticut, serving New England and surrounding areas. We are working towards updating our website, and going through that process is a real eye-opener.  A couple of things stood out to me: 404 Pages, and Thank You Pages. 

How Managed Services IT Support is Like a Good Rib Joint

IT Support Ribs

Who doesn’t like a delicious, juicy, fall off the bone rack of ribs? St Louis style, is my personal favorite. Going out for ribs is a lot like having managed services IT support for your company’s network. 

TEDTalk Touches on the Future of Managed Services

IT Support NSI Loves TED

The idea of managed services is new to many, and the future of this technology has enormous potential.  Please take a few minutes to watch this TEDTalk by Marco Annunziata, entitled: Welcome to the age of the industrial internet.

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