Connecticut IT Managed Services Blog

5 Lessons on Merging Your IT Departments After An Acquisition

Posted by Tom McDonald

You’ve been searching for a long time, looking for that extra special someone to build your future with. Now they are close, ready to join you for an exciting future and all that’s left to do is …. merge your IT departments.

Acquisitions are an exciting time for small businesses. Either the company is bringing in another partner to bolster their offering, hoping the sum is greater than the parts, or your company is the missing piece in a large company’s grand plan. 

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Topics: IT Support

How to Avoid IT Downtime When Moving to a New Office

Posted by Tom McDonald

Moving is stressful, but it can be exciting too.

Moves are typically a landmark in the life of small businesses. It usually means the company is growing to the point where it needs more space to house additional employees.

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Topics: IT Projects

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Network Admin

Posted by Tom McDonald

The network administrator at your company wields a tremendous amount of power over your company’s information technology, but is that person doing a good job?

For a small business owner, staying on top of the latest in technology is likely not the top priority and can take a back seat to things like serving customers and hiring the right employees to help the business grow. 

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Topics: IT Support

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

Posted by Tom McDonald

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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Topics: Managed Service Providers

4 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a New IT Service Provider

Posted by Tom McDonald

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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Topics: Managed Service Providers

Business Owners Guide to Preventing Data Loss

Posted by Tom McDonald

For small businesses, one of the most important resources is their data. Whether it's information about customers, internal sales numbers or anything else that is crucial to business, the thought of losing data can make small business owners sick.

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Topics: Backup Solutions

5 Most Common Office Printer Problems

Posted by Tom McDonald

There is a scene is the popular movie "Office Space" where the lead characters take the company’s fax machine out to an open field and destroy it with a baseball bat.

Connecticut small business owners with printer problems may be familiar with this feeling. Office printer problems can slow down productivity, frustrate employees and managers and take attention away from the company’s true objective — serving its customers.

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Topics: Printers

8 Life Hacks for the Office Space

Posted by Tom McDonald

Back by popular demand - Jay from the NSI Help Desk offers 8 “Life Hacks” for the office space.  Take it away, Jay... 

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What is the cloud, and is the cloud right for my business?

Posted by Tom McDonald

Is your business considering a new application, new servers, cloud, or a hybrid cloud solution?  You are not alone.  Many businesses are in a position just like yours and they are asking, "is the cloud the right solution?"

Rather than spend a lot of time explaining how the cloud works, we'd like to offer you the opportunity to view our latest video, which covers many of the benefits the cloud can offer, along with actual footage of "the cloud in action" in a real business environment. 

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Topics: Cloud

Get rid of your old electronics - Free E-cycling

Posted by Tom McDonald

This post comes from Jay, a member of the NSI Help Desk Team.  Wondering what to do with those old computers and electronics?  Jay has the answers: 

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