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5 reasons SMBs go with IT Managed Services

Posted by Cathie Briggette Fri, Feb 03, 2017

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Topics: Managed Services

The 8 layers of cyber security needed to protect your business

Posted by Cathie Briggette Tue, Oct 25, 2016

An Interview with Ahmed Fadili at NSK Inc

As a company that is dedicated to supporting our client's technology needs, obviously cyber security is a big part of this support.  In an interview with Ahmed Fadili, Vice President of IT Managed Services, Ahmed discusses what NSK does for our clients to keep them safe, cyber security wise.

Question:  Do clients come to us regarding their security, or are we the ones that are bringing it to the forefront of their business? 

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Managed Services, Tech Fixes, IT Services, cybersecurity

In-house IT vs. Outsourced IT.

Posted by Molly Abrahamson Wed, Sep 21, 2016

outsourcinginhouseDoes it make sense to outsource your IT?

There’s no single right answer to these questions. A great deal depends on the following:

1. Can your in-house team do the job well?

2. Can someone else do the job better?

3. If the answer to 2 is “yes,” will the difference be enough to cover the cost of their services less your internal management savings?

As your company matures, the level of complexity necessary to optimize for size and efficiency has grown beyond all but a handful of the very best in-house network administrators.
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Topics: Managed Services

Top 5 Reasons SMBs Outsource IT

Posted by Cathie Briggette Mon, Sep 19, 2016

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Topics: Managed Services

Outsourcing IT without Disrupting Business Continuity

Posted by Cathie Briggette Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Given the huge importance of technology, IT management is the cornerstone of any modern business, but not every organization possesses the resources to develop an in-house IT solution that caters to their business needs.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, 201CMR17.00, Managed Services

Choosing the Right IT Services Firm in Boston

Posted by Cathie Briggette Wed, Sep 14, 2016

5 Reasons to Outsource IT Managed Services Technology departments are typically controlled with great precision within large companies. For small to medium size businesses (SMBs) this precision is sometimes overlooked because the owners or directors don’t have the necessary resources or training required to make quality technology decisions. Most small business cannot afford to hire a full time IT person, but this doesn’t mean they can’t afford quality IT Services Support.

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Topics: Managed Services

Top 4 Reasons Why SMBs Choose Office 365 over Google Apps for Work

Posted by Cathie Briggette Wed, Sep 07, 2016

Written by the folks over at Microsoft

Independent professionals and small and midsize businesses have to do more with less. It is about staying close to your customers, focusing on your business differentiators, and being more agile than competitors. Office 365 can help your business achieve these goals with low upfront costs, rich features, a familiar Microsoft® Office experience, and a financially-backed guarantee of 99.9 percent uptime. It brings together online versions of our most trusted communication and collaboration products with familiar Microsoft Office productivity software for businesses of all sizes. Users get an excellent productivity experience across PC, phone, and browser for the way they work today—and the way they will work in the future. Our commitment to innovation means that with Office 365 for business plans you’ll get the latest features and developments as they’re released, along with new capabilities that further inspire and empower your users, such as Delve,

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Topics: Microsoft, Managed Services

Cyber Security Buzz Words

Posted by Alyssa Steen Tue, Mar 01, 2016

A few weeks ago, I published a post on here describing the top 4 tips to stay safe on your computer based on the advice from the IT professionals here at NSK Inc. However, knowing the basic tips doesn’t necessarily mean you are able to grasp all the concepts, and the jargon, involved with the IT world. When it comes to cyber security, there is an almost endless list of terms for things to look out for. At NSK, we know that it is our job to help make that endless list seem less daunting, while also ensuring that you feel well informed. Cyber security is one of the top priorities at NSK and with cyber crime becoming more mainstream as time goes on, it is incredibly important for both us as your IT professionals, and you as our customers, to understand the threats at hand. So without further ado, here are the terms you need to know in order to “speak cyber.”

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Topics: Cloud Computing, Managed Services, cybersecurity, data storage

2015 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Your Boston IT Experts

Posted by Cathie Briggette Tue, Dec 22, 2015

The NSK Inc Team would like to wish you warm thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year.

As the holiday season approaches, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued partnership.  It is business associates like you who make our jobs a pleasure and keep our company successful.

May your holiday season and the new year be filled with much Peace, Hope and Joy.  

We look forward to working with you in the coming year and hope our business relationship continues for many years to come.

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Topics: Managed Services, Announcements

IT Integration - What are the ingredients

Posted by Cathie Briggette Thu, Nov 19, 2015

When we think about integration we think about the act of bringing together components into a single system that functions as one.  In the description of IT integration we believe it refers to the result of all the hardware (servers, mobile devices, computers, laptops), software and services (disaster recovery, IT managing and monitoring, backup, help desk), brought together in an organization.

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Topics: Mobile Device Management, Managed Services, Help Desk