Information Technologies

Microsoft, Linux, UNIX, OS X, Tivoli, Cisco, SonicWALL, iPhone, Droid, Blackberry

We begin any new relationship with a systematic technology assessment.‭ ‬Our initial objective is to evaluate the interaction of IT into your business operations.‭ ‬Consequentially,‭ ‬we must begin to accurately gauge your current and future IT and software requirements.‭ ‬As we proceed,‭ ‬we document your existing systems,‭ ‬identify risks,‭ ‬and measure resource availability.‭

Where we go from there depends on the outcome of the assessment.‭ ‬Together,‭ ‬we can decide what type of relationship achieves congruity with your IT requirements and budget.

Nextworks then assumes responsibility for your IT.‭ ‬What results is pride in ownership.‭ ‬Because IT is a fundamental cornerstone of the operation of your business,‭ ‬we are very grateful of the trust that you place in our team.‭ ‬This is why we enjoy what we do.

Of course,‭ ‬trust is earned given time and performance.‭ ‬How we perform is by providing monthly status reports,‭ ‬24x7‭ ‬monitoring and response,‭ ‬courteous help desk support,‭ ‬strict documentation and IT best practices standards,‭ ‬continual alertness to security,‭ ‬and planning for the future on an ongoing basis.

The result:‭ ‬Peace of Mind for Both Parties


Technology Scope

When all you have is a hammer, every problem becomes a nail.

The skill set of our competition is almost always limited solely to the Microsoft platform. The 80/20 rule tells us why. 20% of an IT education (focused on Microsoft) allows an IT professional to service 80% of small and mid sized business needs. Microsoft becomes the end-all, be-all solution to every problem.

Nextworks concurs that the Microsoft model is in fact often the best solution, but not always.

The use of open source software, such as Linux, has risen to great prominence, and is the foundation of many of today’s technologies. Nextworks has been immersed in open source for well over a decade. Introducing open source in a sensible manner into your network can increase reliability and reduce costs. Open source also delivers increased auditability, flexibility, and support.


Web Application Development

Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Python, PostgreSQL

Nextworks specializes in web-driven, database applications that enable you to streamline your company's business processes.

Our development team has a long history of building software to support emerging ideas. Our groups has provided a wealth of database solutions to clients across the country for over 15 years.

From this experience, an inherent set of processes has emerged. This methodology not only defines how we operate internally, but how we work with you. The result is affordable expedience, quality, and completeness.

Projects often contain a series of deployment phases. Not only does this accelerate the launch, it often formulates a better result. Planning of later phases is often a product of the performance of prior releases.


VoIP Telephone Systems

Asterisk Open Source Communications

Is your legacy phone system on life support? Is replacement hardware expensive and difficult to find? If it fails, what do you do?

If you have these concerns, you may be considering migrating to a new phone system. Today's VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephone systems provide flexible integration into today's mobile technology. They are more powerful, yet easier to use.

Nextworks has come to a thorough understanding (and appreciation) of the Asterisk® open source PBX software project. When you compare an Asterisk solution to its commercial counterparts, such as NEC and Mytel, entry and maintenance expenses are often reduced by 25-50%.

Asterisk is software that turns an ordinary computer into a communications server. Asterisk powers IP PBX systems, VoIP gateways, conference servers and more. It is used by small businesses, large businesses, call centers, carriers and governments worldwide. Best of all, Asterisk is free. You can learn more about Asterisk at www.asterisk.org.


eCommerce Software

X-Cart Shopping Cart

There are generally two types of shopping cart software that are available for use on web sites. Licensed shopping cart software is installed on a server, and the developer can access source code and make modifications. This software is purcahsed outright, and updates are often free. Alternatively, there are hosted shopping cart services. While quicker and less expensive to get started, these systems require reoccuring payments and are generally less customizable.

Nextworks can help you choose a system best suited for your needs. We have experience with multiple systems. Our primary expertise is with the X-Cart software system.

X-Cart is powerful ecommerce system that is highly flexible, stable, expanable, and proven. Because the source is available, Nextworks can modify the look & feel, and functionality, of the shopping cart to meet almost any business requirement. You can learn more about X-Cart at www.x-cart.com.