At North Bridge Networks, our mission is to make technology work. We offer system analysis, design, configuration, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and support services.
Same-day response for network emergencies.
COMPUTER NETWORKS ARE OUR BUSINESS A computer network is an assortment of cables, hardware, software and an internet connection. A network's purpose is to provide workgroup integration for communications, resource sharing, internet functionality and overall productivity gains. With a solid wired infrastructure, you have the framework upon which you can add other services that may be relevant to your business - telephones, wireless network, security, video cameras, printers, shared software, shared folders, automatic data backups, cloud computing and audio/video.
A computer network needs to be properly designed, correctly implemented, programmed for performance and regularly maintained to insure optimal functionality and minimal downtime. Computer networks are one of the larger investments your company will incur. If done correctly, the productivity and efficiency gains far outweigh the initial and ongoing costs. Networks degrade and become dated over time, awhich necessitates ongoing maintenance an support.
You and your staff can benefit from working with an outside provider, as the vendor can bring additional skills and experience to the task. Outsourced (outside) technology vendors bring years of diverse experience, supplementing and enhancing your total available resources and capabilities. Outside vendors offer a fresh, objective perspective and viewpoint, which can improve overall operations, performance and productivity. As a provider, we focus on small and medium size networks (10-100 computers). We provide technical solutions for businesses, schools and larger home installations. We partner with our clients and work together as a team, with common interests, goals and objectives.
1. BUSINESS & SCHOOL Network Users Smaller organizations tend to have less technical resources available in-house for ongoing system design and support. Special projects sometimes need special talent. It can be a great benefit to have a fresh pair of eyes to take a look at your current configuration. You may be tired or frustrated with your ongoing network problems - functionality issues, downtimes, operational interrruptions, productivity losses (due to technical problems, network failures, data losses, platform infections, system compromises). By outsourcing some or even all of your technology support needs, you can have ongoing access to the knowledge and experience of several trained technicians, for a fraction of what it would cost to a have a single technical person on staff full time.
Medium size operations usually have one or more people on staff providing ongoing technical support services to the organization. In this situation, we are brought in to supplement and work with current staff. We can work on specialized projects and troubleshoot difficult network issues. We frequently work with marketing and art departments, integrating Apple Mac clusters into larger Windows networks. Our technology assessment program has tremendous value. It looks at current configuration, operational workflow, business goals and individual, departmental and organizational productivity levels. This process helps measure and manage your technology's ROI.
3. HOME NETWORK & SMART-HOME Users Home network users need a stable home network, with strong wireless signals in all areas of the house (indoors and out) and clean and functional workstations. Our home clients also want enhanced performance for home offices, streaming audio and video, cloud computing, and vpn connections (back to the office network). Home clients tend to have MANY devices on the home network - computers, pads, phones, sonos music, home security system, web cameras, ip-internet phone systems, hvac & smart home control systems. It is not unusual to see a family of four with 50-100 devices on their network. It takes a well designed network to support these various bandwidth intensive (and sometimes conflicting) pieces of hardware and software. Our goal is to make sure that every piece of hardware and software peacefully coexists. High end video and audio streaming comes with it's own set of challenges and complexities. If the network is not well designed and implemented, latency & performance can become issues - skips, pauses, hesitations, distortions. Not what you want when you have invested substantial money into high end equipment or home theaters.
4. ARCHITECTS & BUILDERS When building or remodeling a home or office, you need a well designed wiring plan for the computer network. As most other technology products and services operate on top of a wired network, it makes sense to have the network designed and implemented by specialists - people who know how to creat the correct solution. Once the walls are up and closed, it is more complicated and expensive to run new wiring or fix mistakes. We can design and implement new network solutions in finished wall configurations, but it is simpler and easier to take advantage of open walls when they are available. We are experienced in the world of construction, blueprints and the competing interests and complexities of job sites. We carry full liability insurance, and know how to correctly design and install wiring cable runs. We speak the language of architects and general contractors. We can work with both contractors and homeowners, to insure everyone is on the same page regarding expectations and results. We can work closely with other service providers - comcast, verizon, home control and security systems, telephone vendors and audio/video providers. Call us early in the process, and minimize problems and mistakes.
Recent Projects (business and home) 45-Node Network - Restaurant, Convenience Store & Gas Station (Concord, MA) 18-Node Network - Distribution Warehouse & Offices (Westford, MA) 50-Node Network - Waterfront Home & Guest House (Edgartown, MA) 25-Node network - Four Location Retail Showroom VPN (Metro Boston) 60-Node Network - New Construction Home (Carlisle, MA) 15-Node Network (Rebuild) - Professional Offices (Concord) 80-Node Network - Finished Home Network Rebuild (Concord, MA) Int'l Non-Profit (100+ Employees) - I.T. Help Desk & Email Hosting 30-Node Network - 4,000 sqft Condo Remodel (Boston, MA) 50-Node Network - Professional Dance Studio (Natick, MA) 60-Node Network - Private Museum (Central MA) 150-Node Mac network - Private K-12 School (Lexington, MA) 25+ Installed - Sonicwall Firewall Network Routers (enhanced security & protection) Various Small Bsns & Home Networks... (Concord, Lexington, Waltham, Cambridge, Newton, Boston, Chestnut Hill, Weston, Lincoln, Bedford)
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