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By: Lauren Allen on November 8th, 2018

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Framework communications Recognized on 2018 CRN Next-gen 250 List

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Annual List Recognizes Solution Providers Transforming Business with Emerging Technologies


Chicago,crn IL, November 5th, 2018Framework Communications, Chicago’s award-winning Managed IT | Security | Cloud Services Provider announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Framework Communications to its 2018 Next-Gen 250 list. The annual list identifies IT solution providers who have embraced emerging technologies and are setting the pace for the rest of the channel in their adoption. Those on the list have been able to meet their customers’ ever-changing IT needs in leading-edge technologies such as cloud computing, IoT, virtualization, mobility, business analytics and business intelligence.


About Framework Communications

Framework is a Chicago-based, award-winning Managed IT | Security | Services company on a mission to create a single-source, affordable, scalable, and CareFree™ IT experience. Founded in 2008, out of CEO John Fakhoury’s basement, Framework Communications has experienced rapid growth by helping Chicago businesses achieve their goals through CareFree™ IT, Security, and Cloud solutions. Framework is a collective of technology disruptors who recognize the only way to create strong and lasting partnerships is to deliver the highest caliber of customer service each and every day.  Some of the company’s most popular offerings include managed ITmanaged securitydata backup and recovery, cloud computing, and virtual CIO services. For more information about Framework Communications and their offering of comprehensive IT solutionsonline or call 312-265-8733.


“Technology innovations, the complex cyberthreat landscape, and specialized talent shortages continue to impact business continuity.  An affordable, scalable technology experience isn’t enough.  Businesses need top-flight service and support, lightning-fast response times, and a proactive, holistic approach to managing their IT environment.  Above all, we are a service-driven organization with a simple recipe.  We combine powerful technology, common sense, and a ridiculous amount data, collaboration, and hard work to strategically protect against the disruptions that quickly dismantle critical business operations.  Framework’s deep bench of talent is unified through our company mission, culture, and core values.  We don’t come to work to punch a clock, we build our company, and that’s so empowering.  Every award we earn is a humbling experience that we never take for granted.  It’s another for opportunity for us to prove our value and raise the bar even higher.”

– John Fakhoury, CEO | Framework Communications


“These innovative solution providers have adapted to a rapidly-evolving marketplace and learned to leverage new technology as a competitive advantage,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “Our 2018 Next-Gen 250 list is comprised of forward-thinking companies who deliver solutions designed to meet an unprecedented set of customer needs. We congratulate each team on its vision and influence in the overall progression of the IT channel.”


A sampling of the Next-Gen 250 list will be featured in the December issue of CRN. The complete list will be available online at www.crn.com/nextgen250.


About the Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com


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The Channel Company Contact:        

Jennifer Hogan

The Channel Company



Framework Contact:         

Lauren Allen

Framework Communications