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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.

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March 28th, 2017

A Crash Course   Have you ever been frustrated with your IT? Do you have enough time in the day to keep up with your IT and focus on your business strategy? Are you confident when it comes to making informed IT decisions?

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February 22nd, 2017

By the year 2020, the U.S. mobile workforce is expected to grow to approximately 105.4 million people. Many companies are leveraging a mobile workforce to increase productivity, customer service, flexibility and promote a better work-life balance. But, before you start waving goodbye to your team, you must make sure they’re equipped with the right tools to get the job done from anywhere.

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January 17th, 2017

As the new year begins and we say goodbye to 2016, we often reflect on our past success and failures and think of ways to make 2017 the best it can be. For many, technology was a struggle in 2016 with the largest number of cyber attacks and more than 86 percent of the most visited websites suffering significant downtime.

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November 28th, 2016

The benefits of cloud computing—lower costs, greater flexibility and easy scalability—are common knowledge. But before you dive in, here are a few important questions to ask before making the transition to cloud.

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October 28th, 2016

Cutting costs is the primary goal for most business owners. They’ll check and double check their books looking for areas that offer a little wiggle room and decide what’s important. What many don’t realize is nearly every business has hidden savings within their IT, they simply lack the time or expertise to find it. Here are three major steps you can take to make better technology decisions that improve your bottom line.

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September 29th, 2016

Picture this eerie scene. It’s a dark and stormy night, the winds are howling and tree branches scratch the office windows. Suddenly, the lights flicker, then go out, computer screens turn pitch black, and the hum of the servers goes silent. Then the harsh reality creeps in—your data is gone and your business is now dead in the water.

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August 26th, 2016

Every business looks to keep costs down, but the best way to do that differs based on many variables—especially when it comes to your IT. Staffing and maintaining an experience IT team is expensive, plus there’s the cost of fixing daily hiccups, constants updates and continually evolving to new technologies to stay competitive. Technology is essential to your success, but sometimes trying to do it all on your own is overwhelming and not the best thing for your bottom line. That’s why many organizations are looking to a trusted managed services provider (MSP) for help with some, or all, of their IT.