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10 Cybersecurity Fast-Facts for Your Business

Cyberthreats are a global epidemic that compromises your network and can result in the loss of revenue, data, and productivity. Many business leaders are led to believe that they shouldn’t be concerned with their cybersecurity because of their...

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Managed Security

January 14, 2021

3 Ways to Improve Your IT Strategy

Not everyone thinks about IT as something to be approached strategically, and it's easy to...

Managed IT Services

January 13, 2021

What is an IT MSP?

It takes hefty technology to support an increasingly complex IT environment - that's why many...

Cloud Services

January 5, 2021

4 Tips to Keep Your Data Secure in the Cloud

Your data is your most valuable asset – and for many small businesses, cloud storage has quickly...

Managed IT Services

January 5, 2021

4 Perks of a Managed IT Service Provider

Every business has different goals, value propositions, et cetera - regardless of your industry,...

Managed Security

January 5, 2021

What You Need to Know About Ransomware

After a ransomware attack, hackers acquire and lock your employees out of their data and...

Managed IT Services

January 5, 2021

4 Shocking Ways To Lose Your Data

In today's business environment, information, data, and software are crucial to your success. In...

vCIO

September 7, 2020

3 Ways a vCIO Will Enhance Your Businesses IT

Organizations that view technology as mission-critical will recognize a need for strategic IT...

Managed IT Services

August 31, 2020

3 Ways a Co-Managed IT Model Will Benefit Your Business

A strong IT team will accelerate your organization's goals and its path to success. So how can...

Managed IT Services

August 24, 2020

3 Simple Ways IT Can Promote Productivity

Technology can be fundamental to your success if managed properly. However, trying to handle it...

Managed IT Services

August 17, 2020

3 Ways a Managed Service Provider Can Boost Business IT

External IT services, or Managed Service Providers (MSPs), allow your small business to leverage...

Cloud Services

August 10, 2020

4 Ways the Cloud Will Bring Your Business Into the 21st Century

 

It’s no secret that cloud computing is the future of computer and network care for businesses...

cybersecurity

August 3, 2020

3 Ways to Improve Your Cybersecurity

 

Cyberthreats have become a global epidemic that compromises your network and can result in the...

cybersecurity

July 27, 2020

Should Businesses Worry About Cybersecurity?

Should businesses worry about cybersecurity? The simple answer is yes. Unfortunately,...

Managed IT Services

July 24, 2020

The Benefits of IT Infrastructure Management

Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure Management pertains to the management of the...

IT Support Chicago

July 21, 2020

The Benefits and Impacts of Using Technology in Your Business

Integrating technology into your business seems like a no-brainer. There are very few people who...

Managed IT Services

July 17, 2020

What is an IT Project Manager (ITPM)?

An IT project manager is in charge of ensuring various IT projects are completed to the client’s...

compliance

July 14, 2020

The Best Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Software Tools of 2020

As our technology advances, the need for substantial data loss prevention is growing...

Managed IT Services

July 6, 2020

How to Evaluate Your Business’s IT Risk Management

It’s easy to understand personal risk management like avoiding unhealthy eating or drinking...

Managed IT Services

June 29, 2020

How Can Technology Grow My Professional Services Business?

While technology affects everyone, technology has a big effect on professional services firms....

Managed IT Services

June 10, 2020

IT Best Practices for Highly Regulated Industries

The regulations some companies are subject to encompass many aspects of your business, including...

Blog Posts

May 29, 2020

How Much Should Unified Communications Cost?

With a few quick searches, you can get some idea of the typical pricing of a cloud phone system....

IT

May 21, 2020

When Should I Hire Full-Time IT?

As your organization grows, your technology and support needs to grow as well. At some point,...

Managed IT Services

May 15, 2020

Pros and Cons of IT Equipment Purchasing Options

Are you looking to make some IT hardware purchases soon or are you trying to be more intelligent...

Managed IT Services

May 7, 2020

How Should I Migrate My Business to the Cloud?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard the buzz around the cloud and are probably...

Managed IT Services

May 1, 2020

How Can Technology Grow My Professional Services Business?

While technology affects everyone, technology has a big effect on professional services firms....

Cost

April 23, 2020

Why MSPs Aren't for Everyone

I’ve been a business owner and collaborator with several MSPs before joining Framework. In my...

Managed IT Services

April 16, 2020

What is the Best Scalable Technology Strategy for Your Organization?

 Most business owners, executives, and investors intend to scale their businesses and you’re...

Chicago

April 13, 2020

Who Do You Call If Your Business Gets Affected by Ransomware?

The average ransomware payout in 2018 was $6,733, according to Coveware. The average overall...

Managed IT Services

April 10, 2020

The Best Public Cloud Vendors

Are you ready to make the move to the cloud and facing the daunting process of selecting an...

Managed IT Chicago

April 9, 2020

The Best Collaboration Tools for Business: Microsoft Teams vs Slack vs Google Hangouts (2020)

Slack has 10 million daily users.  Microsoft claims they’ve eclipsed 13 million daily users. ...

Managed IT Services

April 7, 2020

3 Benefits of Remote Work

The allure of working from home (WFH) has long been a topic of discussion among employees and...

Managed IT Services

March 31, 2020

How Do I Find a Cloud Services Vendor?

There are many cloud services vendors for every need the cloud can address. But the availability...

Managed IT Services

March 25, 2020

Office 365 or G Suite: Which is Better for Your Organization? (2020)

Every business needs email, communications, and productivity tools. 85% of businesses use...

IT

March 13, 2020

How to Enable a Remote Workforce on the Fly

As of March 10th, Framework IT has enacted a remote work policy for our staff. This is in...

Managed IT Services

March 10, 2020

How much does IT support cost?

Is your company in the business of technology? In the 21st century, we’d contend that every...

Chicago

May 13, 2019

Step Up Your Spring Cleaning with A Network Assessment (Part 2)

In part-one of our Network Assessment piece, we showed you how to focus your spring-cleaning...

Blog Posts

February 8, 2019

Is It Time To Upgrade The Operating System On Your Office Devices?

Are you using Windows 7, older versions of Outlook for email, or Windows Server version 2011 and...

Blog Posts

June 21, 2018

Get HIPAA Compliant with Confidence

 

HIPAA Compliance is complicated enough even if you do speak tech. How can you prioritize...

Blog Posts

November 28, 2016

Make a Confident Transition to Cloud

The benefits of cloud computing—lower costs, greater flexibility and easy scalability—are common...

Blog Posts

August 26, 2016

Is a Managed Service Provider the Answer to Cutting Costs?

Every business looks to keep costs down, but the best way to do that differs based on many...

Blog Posts

June 28, 2016

Why Partner with an MSP?

It takes technology to grow, and to support an increasingly complex IT environment, it’s important...

News/Press

April 5, 2016

Framework Communications named Top IT Consulting and Services Firm

This report identifies twelve companies with exceptional records of client service and support in...

Blog Posts

March 25, 2016

Optimize Collaboration and Business Processes with Microsoft Office 365

The way organizations conduct business is ever changing thanks to the rise of mobile technology and...

Blog Posts

November 17, 2015

Making the Best Choices for Your Business Email

Running a business is a 365 day a year job. While you focus on running your business, let Framework...

Blog Posts

August 17, 2015

Safeguarding Data: Preventative Medicine

Be safe, not sorry…

The life of a physician rarely allows for extracurricular studies in...

Blog Posts

August 6, 2015

Understanding HIPAA: Part 1

The HIPAA in the Room

Mention HIPAA to any member of the healthcare industry and you may notice an...

Blog Posts

July 29, 2015

VoIP Services

THE FUTURE OF TELECOM IS NOW

Let’s face it – everyone is on the go at all times and cloud telecom...

Blog Posts

November 19, 2014

Top 10 Cloud Data Storage Myths

Cloud computing has certainly grown in recent years, but it still hasn’t reached its full...

Blog Posts

November 12, 2014

10 Advantages of Virtualization Solutions for Chicago Businesses

Do you find yourself with a lack of time and resources on your company’s IT front? Is your staff’s...

Blog Posts

October 29, 2014

What Can Cloud Hosted PBX do for Your Chicago Small Business?

Small and mid-sized businesses sometimes lack the resources and capabilities of larger...

Blog Posts

October 15, 2014

Managed IT Benefits Chicago Educational Institutions: Here’s How

For IT executives — regardless of experience and skill — large educational institutions are...

Blog Posts

October 8, 2014

The Value of Managed IT Services for Healthcare Providers in Chicago

There is perhaps no single industry more closely intertwined with progressive technology than the...

Blog Posts

October 3, 2014

Securing Cloud Storage: Lessons Learned via Target and Home Depot

Whether it’s the recent celebrity hacks or large data breaches at Target, Home Depot and Jimmy...

Blog Posts

September 24, 2014

What is Unified Communications?

The explosion of technology in the last decade has been incredible to experience. From smartphones...

Blog Posts

July 14, 2014

Small Business Owners Have 99 Problems but Technology Should Be None

Technology makes running your business a whole lot easier…until it doesn’t. It’s integral to the...

Blog Posts

July 10, 2014

The BYOD train already left the station; here’s how you can catch up

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is more than a trend. Whether companies like it or not, the wave of...