by nsgadmin | Sep 24, 2015 | News and Updates
Like many companies, you didn’t have the budget for a full-fledged IT department but you did have some in-house networking knowledge to draw on, so you took what you had and ran with it.
Unfortunately, what works to put a small network together in the beginning can wind up as a tangled mess as your needs grow. Think of it like this. When your network consisted of three machines, Bill in accounting connected them, and it was good. Because Bill was handy like that.
But, when you needed to add a machine, Bill was gone, so Joan from sales was able to figure out Bill’s work and make the proper connections.
Fast forward 10 years and Fred (mailroom), who set up the email system is hiking the Himalayas in search of truth, Brice (accounts receivable), who tied the printer into the network, retired to a coffee plantation in Panama, and Freda (receptionist), who connected the new phones, was recruited by the CIA to design covert communications monitoring systems from a nondescript building deep inside an undisclosed location near a bar where nobody knows her name.
In the meantime, your network, cobbled together by a half-dozen people who never met, has collapsed under the weight of all that chewing gum and baling wire. An IT nightmare is born.
If you think our attempt at humor isn’t funny, you’re right, because we aren’t comedians. We’re IT professionals and the above scenario is anything but funny, especially if it happens to YOUR business.
Regardless of the state of your network array (or disarray) Network Services Group can help. Our depth of knowledge and experience can turn your IT nightmares into a dream come true.
We offer Managed IT Services that are second to none, with a Backups and Disaster Recovery System guaranteed to keep your data safe from virtually anything man or nature can throw your way. Our Voice and Data Carrier Services will catapult your communications to the next level, where you’ll pay less for more instead of more for less.
Call us today at 501-758-6058 or contact us online and we’ll get started today designing a service package tailored to your needs. Not the other way around.
by nsgadmin | Sep 17, 2015 | News and Updates
Every business has different needs when it comes to telephone service, but the one need that they all have in common is the need to manage costs. This is every bit as true for a large company as it is for a small one. And when you think of the modern workplace, how often do you see employees spending all day sitting at desks or in cubicles? Traditional telephone service certainly has its limitations.
VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) service for your office is a great way to keep a modern workforce connected. VOIP converts analog voice data into a digital signal, and transmits it over the Internet in real time. And it’s a cloud-based system that doesn’t require a lengthy installation. Setup is easy, and VOIP-enabled telephone hardware is typically all that you need. Here are a few of the benefits of VOIP:
With VOIP, you have the ability to make calls from your laptop, forward calls to mobile phones, and have the phone ring simultaneously on multiple devices. Conference calls can be accessed from an unlimited number of sites with no reduction in signal quality. And VOIP systems are scalable, so it’s easy to add or remove lines of service as you change personnel.
VOIP telephones connect seamlessly with your cloud-based exchange system, so you can receive a digital copy of voicemail messages in your email. And you never have to worry about having the most current versions of software. Upgrades are automatically downloaded as they become available, and typically don’t require you to invest in new hardware.
The telecommunications industry is incredibly competitive, and this is great news for consumers. NSG currently works with 35 different providers to make sure that you always receive the best rates on your service, and VOIP clients can expect to receive up to 70 percent savings on their current telephone bill.
At Network Services Group, we know that keeping your team connected is a vital part of growing your business, and our team is standing by to show you how affordable that VOIP can be. VOIP can do everything that traditional telephony can do, plus a lot more. If you haven’t made the switch yet, you’re probably paying too much. Give us a call at (501)-758-6058, or click here for more information.