Flat Rate Plans Help Business Owners Control Costs

As a business owner you know the importance of Information Technology in keeping you connected to the world while keeping your data secure from both mishap and misdeed. Not every business can justify keeping a full-time IT department on staff, but that doesn’t mean IT is any less important to them. It just makes budgeting more of a challenge.

Unfortunately, one serious data breach, computer virus infection, or hardware failure can seriously tax the IT budget for many companies, leaving them vulnerable to subsequent events, unable to go through with planned upgrades, or even subject to long delays in planned expansions. Not to mention the havoc that will rain on your world should your data be lost.

Network Services Group (NSG) knows how important your business is and we can help you keep IT costs under control without sacrificing the security of your computer network and the data it contains. Because that data is everything that tells your business it is a business, meaning, if your data doesn’t stay intact you don’t stay in business.

With Managed It Services from NSG you don’t have to go it alone. For a flat monthly fee, we will proactively monitor your network, maintain it, and provide the best IT support in the business.

Plus, our Backups and Disaster Recovery will keep your data secure with on-site backups every hour, offloading it daily to a network of secure, offsite servers, and secured with military-level encryption. That not only means your data is safe from disaster and prying eyes alike, it means you’ll sleep better knowing you’ve got a handle on IT costs as well.

Because we grew up with the Internet, we understand the Information Superhighway, how it functions, what it means to businesses just like yours, and how to keep you in the fast lane and out of the ditch.

Call Network Services Group today at 501-758-6058 or contact us online and sleep better tonight.

Businesses Respond to Managed Services Benefits

It’s no coincidence that global spending on network managed services is projected to grow at annual compounded rate of 11.3 percent over the next five years.

Businesses are looking to outside help for expertise because there is increasingly more at stake. More companies are outsourcing their IT management and maintenance functions. Security threats continue to grow, and technology is becoming increasingly complex. 

As a result, the industry is experiencing a dramatic increase in spending, with U.S. revenues associated with managed data services predicted to grow from $34 billion last year to $51 billion in 2017.

Here are some advantages your business can expect when partnering with professionals like Network Data Services: 

  1. While we pride ourselves on being an affordable option for Arkansas’s businesses, we go to great lengths to ensure that there are no surprises when you become our client. Our team works closely with yours to identify the terms of your service agreement based on your specific needs. Unexpected, unbudgeted costs become a thing of the past.
  1. No provider can guarantee you won’t experience any IT issues – it’s the nature of the beast. But with nearly 20 years in the industry, we can guarantee that any unexpected problems will be fixed as soon as possible. Network Data Services offers a variety of services, including our “One Call Does It All” approach and 24-hour emergency services.
  1. A robust network managed services plan can complement the work already being done by your staff. If your employees are already stretched thin, many times complex aspects of the network can be handled by your provider. 
  1. Many small businesses rely on one person to take care of all IT issues, and sometimes that employee is not trained for such tasks. While it may seem like a cost-cutting measure, it’s actually costing more money in the long run due to increased downtime.

This is, of course, is not an exhaustive list of how a managed service provider can control costs for your business. Click here to learn more, or call us today at 501-791-7900.

Need an Outsourced and Independent IT Consultant for Your Project?

In today’s business world, just like always, business is built upon relationships (it’s no accident that so many deals are made on the golf course). Those relationships bring business to your business and make it function by keeping the wheels moving in the right direction. The origins of those relationships are simple: People talking to people, to new people, to more people, in an ever-widening network of relationships.

Ethernet technology wired computers together in those early networks (relationships) and Internet technology has widened those networks to new levels, enabling networks (relationships) to form that span the globe.

That’s why it’s so important to have someone who understands IT, who REALLY understands IT, involved when your business takes on a project. The project may not revolve around computers and networking but that doesn’t mean computers and networking won’t be involved with your project. Because in today’s world, if your business isn’t connected, you may as well not exist.

So, it’s vital that nothing happens to make the computers stop talking. No line of bungled code. No overwhelmed CPUs with heatsink issues. No blips, blinks, or burbles taking your data to oblivion.

If the people in your office stop talking to each other it will drive you up the wall. If the computers stop talking it will drive you out of business.

In 1989, a tiny business calling itself Network Services Group got its start by connecting computers so they would talk to each other. A couple at first, then three, add a printer, then two, fast forward to 2015, and NSG is one of the premier managed IT providers in Arkansas, offering IT management, VoIP, and Backup and Disaster Recovery. Having grown up with the Internet we understand the complexity of those networks is for a very simple purpose, to keep the lines of communication open.

When you bring NSG on board for your project, you get an IT consultant that understands more than just how to connect the dots. We understand why.

Call Network Services Group today at 501-758-6058 and open the lines of communication. Or you can contact us online and your computer can meet our computer. Isn’t that how all relationships start?

Computer Network Issues? We Can Solve That

Under ideal conditions your office should get along well. No fighting, no bickering, and no holding up the flow while the work stacks up. But sometimes, in the real world, real world conditions take over and with just one misunderstanding it all lurches to a halt.

We’re talking about your computer network, by the way, not your employees.

Because it only takes one glitch in the system, a misconfigured router, a line of corrupted code, good old-fashioned human error (the dreaded 1-D-10-T code) or even a mouse (a real one, not the one on your desk) making a snack of your wiring to introduce your entire office to the Stone Age. Or least to the 1970s when people only saw computers on TV during moon launches and Star Trek reruns.

Which, now that we think about it, was the Stone Age. 

When the system goes down, regardless of the reason, all you know is you need the system to go back up, and fast. And until it does, the pressure is on.

At Network Services Group (NSG), we make it our business to keep your business network running smoothly, efficiently, and most important, without interruption. With NSG as your IT management partner, we’ll configure your network to keep the flow moving smoothly and, if there ever is a problem, we’ll be right there working to get it solved and get you back up and running quickly. 

And should the worst happen, the NSG Backup and Disaster Recovery System has you covered with onsite backup of your files and transactions hourly and a daily transfer of data to an offsite secure server protected with military level encryption. A spilled drink, virus attack, earthquake, tornado, or just about anything else that could happen won’t destroy your data.

Give us a call at 501-758-6058 or contact us online and let our team of professional IT technicians show you why Network Services Group is one of the most trusted names in IT in Arkansas. At Network Services Group, we’ve been turning IT problems into IT solutions since 1989.

VOIP is the Future of Telephone Systems

With the continuing growth of network technology, small business owners no longer have to think small. It’s now possible to connect with customers anywhere in the world, and it’s also possible to collaborate with colleagues in real-time, no matter where they are. And, thanks to next generation technology like VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), staying connected is now more affordable than ever!

VOIP is a process of converting analog voice data into a digital signal, which is transmitted over the Internet in real time. VOIP works by either converting your existing telephone hardware, or replacing your telephone consoles with VOIP-ready hardware. VOIP is managed by an internet-based Virtual PBX (Private Branch Exchange) cloud data storage system that requires no physical hardware.

The cost savings of switching from a traditional landline system to VOIP can be quite significant, due to stiff competition in the market. NSG works with 35 different telecommunications providers to negotiate the most affordable rates for our clients. In fact, many clients who have switched to VOIP report up to 70 percent savings over their existing telephone bill.

Most importantly, VOIP can do everything that traditional telephony can do, and so much more. Your systems can be configured to ring simultaneously on several devices. You can make calls from a laptop, or forward a call to a mobile phone. Conference calls can be set up easily to an unlimited number of sites, with no reduction in signal quality. And VOIP can send a digital copy of voicemail messages to your email. And, as new features become available, they can be easily integrated into VOIP phones, usually requiring no new hardware purchases.

VOIP is the future, and our team at Network Services Group is available to answer any questions you have. Give us a call at 501-758-6058, or click here for more information. Let us show you how you can get your team better connected, and slash your phone bill in the process!