Think you can’t afford an IT department? Think Again!

One of the greatest keys to success as a small business owner is watching every dollar, and figuring out ways to do more with less. You have to determine which expenses are absolutely necessary, and which ones are expendable.

Unfortunately, many small businesses make the mistake of thinking that IT services are something that they don’t need, or can’t afford. They do, and they can! Our team at Network Services Group has been central Arkansas’ leading managed IT service provider for decades, and we’re ready to show you how affordable that managed IT services can be! The way that it works is simple: managed data services are affordable, because multiple companies share the expense of an IT department, and only pay for the services that they actually use. Most companies don’t need a full time employee on the payroll, but when there is an issue, it’s not always a one-person job to resolve. Here are a few of the key advantages of managed IT:

99.9% uptime-Staying connected is priority number one for virtually every company in the world. It doesn’t matter if you run a small boutique business or a Fortune 500 company: if you’re not connected, you’re at the mercy of your competitors that are. We work with over 35 telecommunications companies to make sure that network outages are both rare, and short.

Secure Document Management-We’ll set up a secure Network Attached Storage (NAS) server that will keep your data protected. All of your data will automatically be locally backed up on an hourly basis, and backed up offsite every night. But it doesn’t stop there! Your information will also be redundantly backed up at multiple sites, and protected with military grade encryption.

24/7 Live Helpdesk Support-All of our clients enjoy the peace of mind that comes with the knowledge that our phones are always answered. We’re able to resolve most issues over the phone, but if it requires an onsite visit, we’ll be there!

At NSG, we take pride in our partnerships with small businesses, and we have a service plan to fit even the leanest budgets. For more information, or to schedule a free consultation, contact us online, or give us a call at 501-758-6058.

Cloud Services From NSG Give Your Data that Extra Level of Security

With the news that fully two-thirds of Americans recently had their data exposed in what may be the largest security breach ever, data security is a topic that can no longer be ignored: Your business simply has too much at stake to leave your data unprotected.

If you haven’t taken adequate steps to secure your company’s data, you’re taking a big gamble with a deck that’s stacked against you. Late last year, Yahoo! had 1.5 BILLION user accounts compromised in two separate breaches, the largest theft of data in history.

At Network Services Group, we take your data security seriously. By utilizing our cloud services, your data will be backed up hourly to a Network Attached Storage (NAS) server located on site. Once a day, backups of your NAS are sent to our Data Center and copied redundantly on several secure servers. We also copy the entire daily backup to a second data center located out of state.

By utilizing “the cloud,” you have the advantage of onsite and offsite backups that are secured with military level encryption. Your data will be protected from hackers, severe weather, sabotage, viruses, and clumsy employees. And, should the unthinkable ever happen, you can recover individual files and folders within minutes. With our detailed recovery plan, you’ll have your entire infrastructure, data and operating system back to normal with minimal work flow interruption.

At NSG, our team of technicians have grown up with the internet, and we’re Arkansas’ top provider of Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony, IT management, and disaster recovery. Network Services Group has been managing IT networks since 1989, when the information superhighway was still a one-lane dial-up dirt road, so you can rest assured that we’ve learned a few things about data security over the years.

Don’t take a chance with your company’s future! Call Network Services Group today at 501-758-6058 or contact us online to schedule your service consultation.

When Disaster Strikes You’ll be Glad You Have NSG in Your Corner

Today, more than ever, data protection is vital to your business. Because businesses have become increasingly dependent on technology to serve their customers and grow their companies, their digital assets, and the security of those assets,are the lifeblood of their business. But natural disasters, human error, and cybercrime are just a few of the ways that a company can find themselves searching for lost data. How can they protect themselves?

The good news is that our team at Network Services Group has been helping our clients enjoy true peace of mind for almost three decades, and we’re ready to help you create a network for your office that will facilitate greater communication and collaboration, while keeping your data secure.. Here’s how it works:

Network Attached Storage

We’ll begin by setting up a secure network server and exchange system with Network Attached Storage (NAS). Your team members will stay connected with an efficient email and file management system, and your data will always be secure in the cloud. Your system will perform an onsite backup on an hourly basis, and an encrypted cloud backup every night. Your data will be stored on redundant offsite servers, and protected with military grade data encryption. In the event of any data loss, you can select a system restore point, and be back up in minutes!

Automatic Software Updates
During your nightly backup, you will also receive automatic software updates and antivirus definitions. Most cyberattacks are based on exploiting well-known vulnerabilities in out of date software, and staying current is one of the best defenses!

24/7 Live and Helpdesk Support

We don’t just set up your network and say goodbye! Our phone is always answered, and if we can’t solve your problem over the phone, we’ll dispatch a technician. Our clients enjoy 99.9% uptime, and we’re committed to solving all technical problems in a flash!

It doesn’t matter if you run a small boutique business or a Fortune 500 company: keeping your data secure and out of the wrong hands is an absolute must. Contact us online, or at 501-758-6058 to set up your free, no-obligation consultation!

Smart Businesses Know – NSG IT Support Gives You the Edge

Business IT support is an essential component of any efficient workplace. After all, no matter what type of business that you’re in, your technology is almost as important as your people! But do you know what type of IT services are right for your company?

At Network Services Group, we’re proud to be Arkansas’ leading provider of managed IT services. All small businesses have IT needs, but most can’t afford full-time IT personnel. That’s where we come in! We make our services affordable by allowing businesses to share the expense of a full service IT department. Our entire team is available any time that you need them, and the good news is that you’ll only pay for the services that you actually use! Here are just a few of the benefits enjoyed by our managed IT clients:

Integrated Network Exchange services – Your email servers will keep your team connected, and seamlessly integrate with your file management, voicemail, and scheduling applications. Software updates and new antivirus definitions will automatically update and install during off-peak hours, and the system is easily scalable as you change personnel.

Secure Online Backups – Your office will be set up with Network Attached Storage (NAS), which will backup your files on an hourly basis, as well as backing them up nightly to secure offsite servers. In the event of a data loss, all that you’ll have to do is select a designated system restore point, and you’ll be back in business in minutes.

24/7 Live and Helpdesk support – When we say 24/7 support, we mean it! Our helpdesk phone is always answered, and if you need an onsite technician, one will be dispatched, no matter when. Our clients enjoy 99.9% network uptime, and keeping you connected is always our top priority!

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your business is too small to need IT support! We specialize in giving small boutique businesses the technological edge that they need to stay competitive with larger companies, and we’re ready to help your small business thrive! Schedule your service consultation here, or give us a call at (501) 758-6058.

Managed IT Services Make Your Life Easier

There’s no doubt that we live in a wired world. Computer networking has revolutionized the way that we do business, and this is just as true for a small mom-and-pop boutique as it is for a Fortune 500 company. That’s why it’s important to find a data services provider that you can trust!

Our team at Network Services Group has been partnering with small business owners in central Arkansas since 1989, and we’re ready to add you to our long list of satisfied clients! Whether you’re a new startup, or a large company that’s been doing business for generations, we’re here to help! Contact us at any time for a consultation, and we’ll work together to find the communication solution that’s right for you! There are so many benefits to Managed IT for your small business, and if you think that you can’t afford managed IT, think again! Here are just a few of the benefits that you’ll enjoy as a managed IT client:

Your team will be more connected than ever-We’ll set up a secure server and email exchange system that will keep your team fully connected! Your office phone line can be transferred to any mobile device, and your email, voicemail, and calendar will be more integrated than you ever imagined possible.

Your software will stay current, and your files will be secure-We’ll set up a secure Network Attached Storage (NAS) system on your network that will locally back up all of your files, and back them up offline each night to redundant offsite servers. Your files will be protected with military grade encryption, and saved on redundant servers. In the event of a data loss, a system restore can be facilitated in minutes. And each night your software updates and antivirus definitions will be automatically downloaded and installed on every workstation in your office.

You only pay for the services that you use-The way that we keep managed IT affordable is by allowing multiple businesses to share the expense of an IT department. You’ll always have the peace of mind that comes with having a highly qualified IT department on call, but you won’t have the expense of additional payroll!

If you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule a free consultation, contact us online, or at 501-758-6058.