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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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IT | Managed IT Chicago | Technology | Business IT

By: Framework IT
August 18th, 2020

For the 3rd Time, Framework IT Appears on the Inc. 5000  | Ranking No. 2,303 With Three-Year | Revenue Growth of 182 Percent 

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

By: Rachael Rubin
July 24th, 2020

Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure Management pertains to the management of the technology components needed to effectively operate an organization. When done properly, infrastructure management will garner a multitude of performance-enhancing perks. According to the IBM Institute for Business Value and Oxford Economics IT Infrastructure Conversation study, “7 out of 10 organizations believe IT infrastructure enables competitive advantage and optimizes business performance." 

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Managed IT Services | Managed IT Chicago | IT Support Chicago | Business IT | Project Management

By: Rachael Rubin
July 17th, 2020

An IT project manager is in charge of ensuring various IT projects are completed to the client’s deadlines and specifications. This involves organizing and managing the plan to achieve the client’s specific IT goals.                                                   

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compliance | cybersecurity | Managed IT Services | Managed IT Chicago | IT Support Chicago | Business IT | IT Security | Malware | Data Protection | Ransomware

By: Rachael Rubin
July 14th, 2020

As our technology advances, the need for substantial data loss prevention is growing substantially. Data loss prevention software is used to protect your sensitive data and information from exfiltration.  

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Managed IT Services | Managed IT Chicago | IT Support Chicago | Microsoft | Office 365

By: Rachael Rubin
July 10th, 2020

According to the 2019 State of the Digital Workplace, 80% of employees working in medium-sized and large organizations said their company has an intranet. If your organization’s rapid growth is creating file and data storage disorganization, it may be time to consider a web-based platform like Microsoft SharePoint.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.