NSAO Blog NSAO provides professional IT Support and Network Services for Small Businesses in and around Canton, Ohio. http://nsao.com Wed, 24 May 2017 02:21:59 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Our Hosted PBX Cost Savings Study is here! http://nsao.com/blog/item/151-our-hosted-pbx-cost-savings-study-is-here.html http://nsao.com/blog/item/151-our-hosted-pbx-cost-savings-study-is-here.html Our Hosted PBX Cost Savings Study is here!

Our Hosted PBX Cost Savings Study is here!

We love a good challenge. So when we were challenged to prove our “50% savings on Hosted PBX” claim, we couldn’t wait to dive into the numbers.

And a deep dive it was.

Our study looked at the phone bills of 19 small and medium sized businesses, and how much they paid upfront when their phone systems were installed.

The results didn’t surprise us. Will they surprise you? Hosted PBX Cost Savings Doc

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help@nsao.com (NSAO) IT Blog Wed, 23 Dec 2015 19:16:29 +0000
Cut Your Business Phone Bill by 50% http://nsao.com/blog/item/150-cut-your-business-phone-bill-by-50.html http://nsao.com/blog/item/150-cut-your-business-phone-bill-by-50.html Hosted PBX

We have been cutting our clients phone bills by 50% on average while adding better reliability and additional features.

Watch our new 1 minute video on how to save.

We have plans that range from self managed starting at $24.99/month/extension to fully managed with free phones for $29.99/month/extension. No on premise solutions can match our reliability either, with 99.999% Reliability!

 Contact NSAO today for a free 1 month of NSAO Voice Services!, call NSAO at 1-800-966-8097.

 

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help@nsao.com (NSAO) IT Blog Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000
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 If you would like to win a $30 Netflix enter our raffle that starts tomorrow and runs through the end of the year. Just simply check us out on Facebook here 

https://www.facebook.com/nsao.support

Click on the Giveaway tab to see how to enter!

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help@nsao.com (NSAO) IT Blog Tue, 23 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000
Microsoft Update KB3004394 for Windows 7 Causes Major Issues http://nsao.com/blog/item/147-microsoft-update-kb3004394-for-windows-7-causes-major-issues.html http://nsao.com/blog/item/147-microsoft-update-kb3004394-for-windows-7-causes-major-issues.html Microsoft Update KB3004394 for Windows 7 Causes Major Issues

Microsoft confirmed that KB3004394 update they issued on December 10th causes multiple problems. The update has also been found to prevent users from installing newer updates.

Microsoft has now issued a patch that will remove the faulty update from Windows 7 machines. Users can also remove the update manually by going to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > View Installed Updates, right-clicking on KB3004394 and selecting Uninstall. This will require a restart.

If you have any further questions contact NSAO Support at 1-800-966-8097

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help@nsao.com (NSAO) IT Blog Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000
Turn Key Small Business Phone System Solution Without Costing You The Normal $4,000.00 Price Tag http://nsao.com/blog/item/148-turn-key-small-business-phone-system-solution-without-costing-you-the-normal-$400000-price-tag.html http://nsao.com/blog/item/148-turn-key-small-business-phone-system-solution-without-costing-you-the-normal-$400000-price-tag.html Logmein alternative

NSAO has been helping small business's over 11 years design, implement, and maintane phone systems. One of the most exciting things now a days is that we can now offer the highest level of solutions with a really low cost.

NSAO Cloud Voice Services has the right solution for you, with a wide range of capabilities that your business needs to stay competitive in today's market.

  • VOIP
  • Queues
  • Call Routing
  • Follow-me call routing
  • Voice mail notifications including audio attachement to your email
  • Call conferecing
  • eFaxing

Moving to a cloud phone PBX system lowers your business communication costs by as much a 40%-80% over traditional phone costs. With NSAO Voice Service Plans, those savings increase through the use of VoIP, distributing your work force easily with a range of flexible billing options.

We have plans that range from self managed starting at $24.99/month/extension to fully managed with free phones for $29.99/month/extension. No on premise solutions can match our reliability either, with 99.999% Reliability!

 Contact NSAO today for a free 1 month of NSAO Voice Services!, call NSAO at 1-800-966-8097.

 

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help@nsao.com (NSAO) IT Blog Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000
Get your files restored for free! Ransomware called CryptoLocker infection is spreading rapidly http://nsao.com/blog/item/146-get-your-files-restored-fro-free-follow-up-alert-a-ransomware-called-cryptolocker-infection-is-spreading-rapidly.html http://nsao.com/blog/item/146-get-your-files-restored-fro-free-follow-up-alert-a-ransomware-called-cryptolocker-infection-is-spreading-rapidly.html Get your files restored for free! Ransomware called CryptoLocker infection is spreading rapidly

NSAO offers a guaranteed solution to allow users to always be able to recover their files after an infection such as Cryptowall. The only limitation is you need to act now before the possible infection.

Here was our original post on the infection going aroud. http://www.nsao.com/blog/item/141-alert-a-ransomware-called-cryptolocker-infection-is-spreading-rapidly.html

NSAO offers a file collaboration service that will let you restore your data files from any point in time since you had us deploy are services. You can learn more about this service in this short video here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0dxwGUp1lk

If your backup procedure does not allow you to recover files from multiple restore points in a day and/or you have not tested it in the last 6 months it is time to call NSAO now!

If you contact us before end of November you can get one month free.

1-800-966-8097

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help@nsao.com (NSAO) IT Blog Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000
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help@nsao.com (NSAO) IT Blog Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 +0000
FOLLOW UP - Alert! A Ransomware called CryptoLocker infection is spreading rapidly http://nsao.com/blog/item/144-follow-up-alert-a-ransomware-called-cryptolocker-infection-is-spreading-rapidly.html http://nsao.com/blog/item/144-follow-up-alert-a-ransomware-called-cryptolocker-infection-is-spreading-rapidly.html FOLLOW UP - Alert! A Ransomware called CryptoLocker infection is spreading rapidly

After recent growing number of incidents we felt the need to remind users about these sneaky viruses classified as RANSOMWARE. Here was our original post. http://www.nsao.com/blog/item/141-alert-a-ransomware-called-cryptolocker-infection-is-spreading-rapidly.html

Two newer variants have been affecting alot of people called, Crytowall and Cryptodefense. These tricky viruses infect a system and start encrypting your data files and also leave behind a message guiding you to their payment website to ransom you for about $500.00 inorder for you to get the decryption key. If you don't have good backup procedures in place you could be loosing your data short of paying the ransom which we don't want to see anyone do. As paying them just helps fuel the system for them to do this to other users. 

If your backup procedure does not allow you to recover files from multiple restore points in a day and/or you have not tested it in the last 6 months it is time to call NSAO now!

If you have any questions please contact NSAO Support.

1-800-966-8097

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help@nsao.com (NSAO) IT Blog Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 +0000
NSAO Remote Control - LogMeIn Alternative http://nsao.com/blog/item/143-nsao-remote-control-logmein-alternative.html http://nsao.com/blog/item/143-nsao-remote-control-logmein-alternative.html Logmein alternative

 We are often asked how NSAO Remote Control compares to LogMeIn.

We are often asked how NSAO Remote Control compares to LogMeIn. Below, we've outlined some pros and cons along with the key differences between the two offerings. We started by highlighting the top reasons you should consider NSAO Remote Control as a viable replacement for LogMeIn.

  • Multiple Applications: LogMein takes multiple applications to get all the functionality NSAO Remote Control offers in one solution.
  • High Cost: You pay for LogMeIn on a per user and device basis. NSAO Remote control allows you to share one login and install the service onto as many devices you want for one low fee.
  • Meetings: NSAO Remote Control also has all the features you need to do web meetings with out the additional costs.
  • Features: NSAO Remote Control provides all the features you could ever want. Multiple session join, support for Windows, MAC, and smartphones, drag and drop file transfer, share your own desktop with a click, screen recording, remote toolbox, etc.
  • Great Support: With NSAO Remote Control you get the same great NSAO class of support!

NSAO Remote provides all you could need and still saves you money. With pricing starting as low as $4.99/month/named user.

This beats everyone else on the market with the same class of features.

 Contact NSAO today for a free 1 month of NSAO Remote Control service!, call NSAO at 1-800-966-8097.

 

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help@nsao.com (NSAO) IT Blog Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:00 +0000
Refining the Spamming Process For More Hits http://nsao.com/blog/item/9-refining-the-spamming-process-for-more-hits.html http://nsao.com/blog/item/9-refining-the-spamming-process-for-more-hits.html Refining the Spamming Process For More Hits

Remember the vignette performed by Monty Python’s Flying Circus in which two diners float down into a dive filled with Vikings for a breakfast that doesn’t have much SPAM® in it? Back in the 1970’s, the word “spam” had a much different meaning than it does today

Mention SPAM or junk mail to a business person today and the person cringes. Unsolicited Commercial (or Bulk) E-mail (UCE) has grown to become the daily scourge. Not only do corporations spend tons on resources to prevent it, they also spend billions as a result of it.

SPAM, a word initially conjured up to mean “Shoulder of Pork and Ham” was introduced in 1937 after Hormel created a naming contest to improve the sliding sales for their Spiced Ham. The luncheon meat soon garnered fame and rose back as a staple for consumers after World War II. See http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(food) for more info on this type of SPAM.

Now, e-mail inboxes can often be compared to the MPFC vignette because they have “SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, egg, sausage, bacon, and SPAM. It doesn’t have MUCH SPAM in it!” Knowing that it exists and that there are methods by which it may be curtailed is a good start.

SPAM Trends

According to CommTouch (www.commtouch.com), a messaging and web security technology company, in the First Quarter 2010, Spam levels averaged 83% of ALL E-MAIL TRAFFIC. The range was 75% to 92%—assuming that worldwide e-mail traffic was around 220 billion messages per day, this would equate to around 183 billion spam message per day!

Spoofing (entering a fake “FROM” address) is one of the most common methods used. By disguising the source of the message from the recipient, some of the spam filtering software may be fooled into allowing bogus messages to reach the legitimate mailbox, thus delivering either an advertisement or a timebomb to the addressee. The most popular spoofing addresses used by spammers include: ups.com, yahoo.com, and Hotmail.com. The domain with the highest spoofing incidence, however, is gmail.com.

In a sampling of email messages from gmail.com, CommTouch identified a random mailbox as having 59% of its email from genuine gmail.com accounts, while 41% of the mail was from fake gmail.com senders. Of the messages received, 42% of the messages were classified as spam, while only 1% of the spam emails were sent by legitimate gmail.com accounts. A number of these 1% were the result of a phishing outbreak aimed at harvesting credentials from gmail users.

Spam Distributions

Many email users have received notifications that they have won the lottery in the U.K. or that a deposed military leader in Nigeria wishes to share his wealth, if you would only do the following…. In fact, the most recent distribution of spam, according to the CommTouch report, indicates Pharmacy tops the list with 81% of the messages

Pharmacy ............................................... 81.0%

Replica ..................................................... 5.4%

Enhancers ................................................ 2.3%

Phishing ................................................... 2.3%

Degrees ................................................... 1.3%

Casino ...................................................... 1.0%

Weight Loss ............................................. 0.4%

Other ........................................................ 6.3%

If you are looking to enhance your performance, then read no further, but if you need assistance in reducing SPAM at your workplace, we can help. We offer a service, NSAO, which allows you to control the messages that reach your inbox. This is a low-cost service for accounts that use their own domain names for email. Sorry, if you are using gmail or Hotmail, we cannot provide this service to you. However, we can help you to setup the appropriate spam filtering in your network to get your messages under control regardless of your email address. For help in reducing the incidence of SPAM in your e-mail, reach us by phone at 1-800-966-8097 or by email at help@nsao.com.

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help@nsao.com (NSAO) Best Practices Mon, 02 Jun 2014 05:00:00 +0000