Get Started

Framework Blog

Framework IT Blog

Framework Communications is Chicago's award-winning choice for CareFree™ Managed IT Services. No matter the challenge, we consistently deliver best-in-class service, expertise, and technology to transform productivity, efficiency and growth across your organization.

Adam Barney

Blog Feature

Managed IT Services | Managed IT Chicago | IT Support Chicago | Technology | Business IT

By: Adam Barney
June 29th, 2020

While technology affects everyone, technology has a big effect on professional services firms. In our decade-plus experience managing technology, we’ve found that productivity is at the core of technology's impact on professional services. Companies in the professional services arena tend to be very dependent on people. Whether the company bills clients for employee hours or not, time is money for this industry! Your technology can either be a hurdle for your people or an enabler to create more value. 

Blog Feature

Managed IT Services | Managed IT Chicago | IT Support Chicago | IT Security | Regulated Industries

By: Adam Barney
June 10th, 2020

The regulations some companies are subject to encompass many aspects of your business, including your IT. IT-relevant regulations typically focus on security and data protection. They provide a baseline of best practices for IT and security. They do not prescribe detailed solutions. This leaves it to your business to identify specifics. 

the-complete-guide-to-managed-IT-services.Image%20

Subscribe to our blog and receive a free copy of Everything You Need to Know About Managed IT Services

Get professional insights from Frameworks cloud deployment, support, infrastructure and business operations teams to recieve weekly and monthly communications that highlight the technologies, methodologies and strategies that help our clients succeed with technology as an asset.

Blog Feature

Blog Posts | Managed IT Chicago | IT Support Chicago

By: Adam Barney
May 29th, 2020

With a few quick searches, you can get some idea of the typical pricing of a cloud phone system. Determining the pricing of a Unified Communications system is a little more difficult. The price isn't the true total cost either. If you’re trying to gain a better understanding of the cost of Unified Communications, you might be struggling with where to even start. There’s so many providers, so many offers, and sometimes it is difficult to just ascertain  a fair price.  Framework has consulted companies on Unified Communications for over a decade. We’ve worked with many providers in that time and gained an excellent understanding of the market. We'll help you understand the various costs, and the cost expectations based on your needs.

Blog Feature

IT | Managed IT Services | Managed IT Chicago | IT Support Chicago

By: Adam Barney
May 21st, 2020

As your organization grows, your technology and support needs to grow as well. At some point, you will start to wonder, should I hire a full-time IT person?

Blog Feature

Managed IT Services | Managed IT Chicago | IT Support Chicago | Technology

By: Adam Barney
May 15th, 2020

Are you looking to make some IT hardware purchases soon or are you trying to be more intelligent about future IT equipment purchases? If so, this blog is for you. We’re going to discuss where to purchase IT equipment, typical costs, and the benefits and downsides you should consider when purchasing IT hardware via various methods. 

Blog Feature

Managed IT Services | Managed IT Chicago | IT Security | Data Protection | Cloud Services

By: Adam Barney
May 7th, 2020

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard the buzz around the cloud and are probably aware of the benefits. Maybe you’ve also become aware that some of your competitors have already adopted the cloud. Now you’ve caught the bug, you’re motivated to make the transition, and you’re uncertain how to migrate to the cloud. Let Framework lay out a recommended roadmap of how to approach migrating your business to the cloud.   

Blog Feature

Managed IT Services | Managed IT Chicago | IT Support Chicago | Business IT

By: Adam Barney
May 1st, 2020

While technology affects everyone, technology has a big effect on professional services firms. In our decade-plus experience managing technology, we’ve found that productivity is at the core of technology's impact on professional services. Companies in the professional services arena tend to be very dependent on people. Whether the company bills clients for employee hours or not, time is money for this industry! Your technology can either be a hurdle for your people or an enabler to create more value. 

Blog Feature

Managed IT Services | Managed IT Chicago | IT Support Chicago | Technology

By: Adam Barney
April 16th, 2020

 Most business owners, executives, and investors intend to scale their businesses and you’re likely no different. Part of scaling a business is developing scalable strategies for all major functions within the organization. Technology facilitates most functions and processes in modern organizations, so implementing the best scalable office technology strategy is critical to build a scalable business. This article explores the best scalable office technology strategy from a high-level and specifically for different aspects of your technology systems.