Articles

The Best Way to Protect Yourself From Ransomware

The Best Way to Protect Yourself From Ransomware

You’ve read about it in the news – big companies and government agencies getting hacked with ransomware, being down for days, and having to pay exorbitant ransom to get their data back.  The most recent example of this is the Colonial Pipeline.Don’t let this happen to you!We’re going to let you in a little secret – the best way to protect yourself from rans...

Read More!

Be Proactive Against Cyber Attacks

Be Proactive Against Cyber Attacks

Are you worried about the online safety of your business?Do you want to proactively block cyber-threats?In this digital age, cyber security is one of many issues business owners must worry about. With hackers and scammers constantly trying to steal your information, it can be hard to feel safe. Being proactive is the best way to combat these attacks and put your mind at ease.Due to the recent pol...

Read More!

Computer Service Ann Arbor

Computer Service Ann Arbor

Network Services Group has been providing computer service and support to businesses in and around Ann Arbor for over 20 years.We provide our customers with a wide range of services – essentially helping them with everything they need to ensure their technology is working for them in a positive and productive manner. We provide a mix of on demand computer service and support, as well a...

Read More!

How to Keep Your Company Safe Online

How to Keep Your Company Safe Online

Have you been the victim of a cyber-attack?Do you have reliable IT security?In 2022, cybersecurity is more important than ever. Hackers and scammers are constantly developing more sophisticated ways to gain access to your personal information. Keeping yourself and your business protected from cyber-attacks is of the utmost importance.Here are our recommendations:Create passphrases instead of pass...

Read More!

No More Tech Support Horror Stories

No More Tech Support Horror Stories

Are you struggling to find the right tech support for your business?Technology powers your business. When it doesn’t work, productivity goes down and frustration levels go up. When you need tech support you don’t want to have to “open a ticket” and be “put in a queue.” You want to pick up the phone and call and talk to someone who can provide you with the help ...

Read More!

The Truth About Wix

The Truth About Wix

Wix and similar pre-fab website builders allow inexperienced people to build websites. So if you intend to build your own website and do everything yourself (i.e. not spend any money) then something like Wix is great because it allows you to do stuff you otherwise wouldn't be able to do.However, these type of website building systems often throw up barriers that make it difficult for exp...

Read More!

Your Go-To for IT solutions in Ann Arbor

Your Go-To for IT solutions in Ann Arbor

At Network Services Group, we offer a full spectrum of IT Solutions to small businesses in and around Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan.  Our customers are small businesses that need their technology to be secure, fast, reliable, and most of all – to just work when they need it.Wouldn’t it be nice to have one place that you can call and have your technology questions answered and ...

Read More!

Computer Service for Small Businesses in Ann Arbor

Computer Service for Small Businesses in Ann Arbor

Today, most companies rely on technology to run and manage their business. Technology is great when it works, but frustrating and time consuming when it doesn’t.If your business relies on technology, who are you going to call when you run into problems?  Comcast?  AT&T?  Dell?  That sounds like fun - wait on hold for who knows how long only to get someone who doesn&r...

Read More!

How Experienced Computer Consultants Can Change Your IT Game

How Experienced Computer Consultants Can Change Your IT Game

In the era of Covid, more and more people need to work remotely.  In the era of ransomware, it’s more important than ever to have good security practices, business class antivirus software, and a robust and thorough backup system.  It’s also important to keep your systems updated, monitored, and maintained.  NSG helps our customers with all these things (and more!) incl...

Read More!

Celebrating 20 Years as Computer Consultants in Ann Arbor!

Celebrating 20 Years as Computer Consultants in Ann Arbor!

NSG is proud to enter its 20th year as computer consultants in the Ann Arbor area! By sticking to our principles of knowing what it is, getting it done, and effectively communicating the results, we’ve built up long-term trust in our relationships with customers. We’re grateful for all the clients who’ve worked with us over the years and will continue to diligently provide the h...

Read More!

Is Unreliable IT Support Putting Your Business at Risk?

Is Unreliable IT Support Putting Your Business at Risk?

 Is your business experiencing the same IT problems over and over?Are your IT projects regularly over budget and missing deadlines?Do you keep leaving messages for an IT expert who doesn’t show up? Reliable IT Support is Hard to Find!It’s not just you. It’s hard to find reliable IT support in Ann Arbor, Brighton, Wixom, and all the surrounding areas. It’s frustra...

Read More!

Windows Server Patch Problem?

Windows Server Patch Problem?

The problem may be much bigger than you thought!Did a recent Microsoft update freeze your system?Do you have staff on hand who have the knowledge and time to deal with critical software issues? When you own a small business, challenges can appear at any time from sources you’d least expect. When business owners worldwide installed the February 9th Windows Exchange Server update, they w...

Read More!

Leave Your Computer Problems in 2020!

Leave Your Computer Problems in 2020!

 There’s no doubt 2020 was a tough year for business! The pandemic and related health and safety regulations put unthinkable stress on our businesses – and many are still struggling to stay afloat from the loss of income. If you were also affected by network or computer issues or didn’t have the technology on-hand to ride the e-business surge caused by lockdown conditions, ...

Read More!

Should You Worry About Ransomware?

Should You Worry About Ransomware?

 Ransomware has been in the news lately as a string of attacks has hit healthcare systems in at least four states. Is it coincidence that these attacks hit when healthcare systems are already under unusual strain due to the COVID pandemic? Probably not. The criminals who coordinate these attacks take advantage of vulnerable organizations and populations. Medical organizations are especi...

Read More!

Security Is More than a Strong Password

Security Is More than a Strong Password

When people talk about security, they talk about passwords a lot. That’s because they can be so easy to guess and make a quick and easy entry into your network. Also, you don’t need an IT support specialist to change a password – anyone can do it.But if your security depends entirely on password protection, your company may be vulnerable. Sure, password security is essential. Bu...

Read More!

Still Using Windows 7? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

Still Using Windows 7? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

In January, Microsoft ended support for Windows 7, a part of the Windows NT family originally released in 2009. Although Microsoft gave plenty of advance notice, one expert estimates that more than 20% of Windows installations will still be running Windows 7 at the end of the year. Is your business one of them? If you don’t have an IT support specialist for your Ann Arbor business, you...

Read More!

Security and IT Support for Your Ann Arbor Business

Security and IT Support for Your Ann Arbor Business

Are you concerned about viruses or phishing scams?Do your employees know how to spot a suspicious email?Do you know who to call for help and IT support in Ann Arbor when security is a concern?Scamming is big businessHackers, scammers, and criminals never tire of finding new ways to obtain personal information like passwords and account numbers. They use fear and exploit security weaknesses, targe...

Read More!

New Updated COVID-19 Policies: Setting you up for success

The safety of our team and customers remains of the utmost importance to us at Network Services Group.  We are adjusting to this new normal as Covid-19 restrictions in Michigan have started to ease. We are continuing to do our best to offer our customers the technical support they need to effectively run their businesses. ...

Read More!

IT Outsourcing | Ann Arbor | Network Services Group

IT Outsourcing | Ann Arbor | Network Services Group

At Network Services Group, we work with a lot of small businesses, helping them with their computer and network support needs.  For most of them, it makes more sense to bring us in for IT outsourcing in Ann Arbor and SE Michigan rather than hire their own in-house IT person. The benefits of outsourcing your IT support include:More resources (access to the entire NSG team versus just one...

Read More!

You Need a Go-To Computer Consultant in Ann Arbor

You Need a Go-To Computer Consultant in Ann Arbor

It’s all over the headlines: cyber-attacks are becoming more and more common.Whether it’s election interference or ransomware attacks, it’s not all media fear-mongering—it really is getting worse.And it’s not all big, headline-making attacks either. Every day, small businesses and municipalities are being targeted, too.This means that cyber-security is a fast-growing...

Read More!

NSG’s Productivity Tips for Working at Home

The recent executive order suspending non-essential business during the COVID19 outbreak didn’t come as a surprise, but it’s having a huge impact on the way we work.Telecommuting is a great way to keep the community safe, but the risk of extra distractions at home can be a real threat to productivity.If you haven’t worked at home before or need some tips for rocking it out durin...

Read More!

Providing Security and IT Support in Ann Arbor

Providing Security and IT Support in Ann Arbor

It’s all over the news: “Shark Tank” host Barbara Corcoran lost nearly $400,000 in a recent email scam.You don’t have to be a millionaire investor to be targeted by cyber-attacks like this! In fact, some 43 percent of cyber-attacks target small businesses.Luckily, NSG has network security and email solutions suited for small business, including training, security reviews, ...

Read More!

No More Microsoft Security Essentials Upgrades in 2020 for Windows 7

Were you counting on Microsoft Security Essentials upgrades to keep your Windows 7 machine safe? Are you looking for comprehensive IT Solutions for your Ann Arbor, Business? Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 and Server 2008 January 14th 2020. While they will continue to offer upgrades for nominal fees, the writing is on the wall for this operating system. The proverbial goose is cooked &n...

Read More!

Do You Have Nightmare Website Hosting?

Is your website slow to respond?Is your website secure, with redundant backups and servers?When you need to make changes to your website do you have to call to get a customer support ticket and wait for someone to get back to you?A lot of people come to us with their frustrations with their current web hosting providers. Just because you heard about a website hosting company in a T.V. ad doesn&rs...

Read More!

Why We Rock Website Hosting in Ann Arbor for Businesses Throughout the Country

Does your website take too long to load?Is your business email working better without getting punched by spam? Is your business website constantly backed up to multiple drives and locations?If your website takes too long to respond, if you’re getting a ton of spam, or if your website isn’t being regularly backed up, your business isn’t getting the service and support i...

Read More!

Professional Tech Support and Computer Service in Ann Arbor

When technology works as it’s supposed to, things are great. You can get your work done and your business thrives. Unfortunately – that’s not always the case. With cyber security threats, constant software updates, hardware that ages out – you have to stay on top of your equipment to keep it up and running. That’s not easy to do when you’re trying to run a busi...

Read More!

The End Is Near… for Windows 7 and Server 2008!

Do you need dedicated computer service for your Ann Arbor or southeast Michigan area business?Is your business still running Windows 7 or Server 2008?If you’re still running either Windows 7 or Server 2008, it’s time to prepare for the beginning of the end! ...

Read More!

Why Network Security Is Important

Do you have an internal network? Does your business use computers and the internet? Chances are pretty good you answered yes to those questions, making the issue of network security that much more important! ...

Read More!

The Importance of Expert Computer Service in Ann Arbor

When was the last time you had your business’ computers and equipment upgraded by a dedicated computer support specialist in Ann Arbor?If you can’t remember, or the date is so long ago you don’t want to admit it – it’s time!A wise man once said that “Computers are like websites. Every three to five years you should get a new one.” Regular upgrades and rou...

Read More!

Do You Have An IT Support Specialist In Ann Arbor?

Do You Have An IT Support Specialist In Ann Arbor?

When your computer crashes – does your IT support call you back?When someone in your office opens an email with a virus does your IT support know what to do?When you need tech upgrades or new hardware, does your IT support do the job right?Professional IT Support Specialist in Ann ArborSomeone opens an email with a virus and it infects the entire network. Someone’s ancient computer di...

Read More!

Trusted Business Web Hosting

Trusted Business Web Hosting

Trust Professionals with Your Business’ Web Hosting!It may seem smart and cost-effective to let someone in your office set up your business email, website domain name registration, and even build your website – but it’s actually not always a good idea. For a variety of reasons, taking the easy approach can create big problems down the road and can become one titanic knot to unta...

Read More!

4 Cyber Security Tips to Avoid the Ransomware Business Blues

4 Cyber Security Tips to Avoid the Ransomware Business Blues

Did one of your employees just open an email they thought was from someone they knew and trusted, but accidentally unleashed a plague on your business’ computers?It Can Happen to Anyone – Anytime!Cyber security is a major issue. Someone in your office gets an email from a person they think they know and they innocently open it. From there, ransomware spreads to every file in the syste...

Read More!

Avoid Tech Support Headaches

Avoid Tech Support Headaches

Are you having trouble keeping your system secure?Have you just lost all your critical business data and can’t locate your backups?Is your equipment going at a snail’s pace rather than light speed? At Network Services Group we have over 17 years of experience providing tech support to Ann Arbor area businesses and surrounding communities. From viruses to shoddy data storage to lo...

Read More!

Equifax Data Breach!

I’m sure you’ve seen or heard about it. It was all over the news. Equifax, one of the 3 main credit score reporting agencies, had a massive data breach (143 million people were affected), and your information could have been exposed.Are you wondering how you can stay protected?Are you worried your personal information is at risk?Are you wondering how you can check to see if ...

Read More!

How to Protect Your IT Security

How to Protect Your IT Security

Are you protected?Do you have reliable IT security?Do you deal with frequent security threats?If you’re unsure about your answers to the previous questions, you need to consult with a specialist for IT solutions right away. At Network Services Group, we recommend:Rethink your email setup.Use encryption to help verify emails.Utilize private browsing settings so your online behavior won&rsquo...

Read More!

Questions People Should Ask, But Don’t. Stay Informed!

Questions People Should Ask, But Don’t. Stay Informed!

Do you know how your network is setup?Are you knowledgeable about cyber security and threats?Do you have all the necessary protection in place to keep harmful viruses and hackers out?Here are 3 questions that most people don't ask about, but should:Are we secure?Is our data backed up?What do we need to do maintain our technology, and keep it running well, so our users can be productive?At Net...

Read More!

5 Common Mistakes When Setting Up Business Network Support Systems

5 Common Mistakes When Setting Up Business Network Support Systems

Is your business network safe?Are your files secure?Are your customers’ information protected?Do you need tech support for your business?We understand the frustrations of running a business and what it takes to be successful. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of common mistakes people make when setting up their business network, so you can try to minimize your chance for erro...

Read More!