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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.

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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?

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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. 

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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.   

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Managed IT Services | Managed IT Chicago | Work From Home | Remote Work

By: Rachael Rubin
May 7th, 2020

People are being forced to work from home, many figuring out how for the first time. If this is the case, you may be part of the group that currently doesn’t have a designated workspace in their home. 

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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. 

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Managed IT Services | Managed IT Chicago | Business IT

By: Ben Kohn
April 28th, 2020

If you are like most business leaders, internal IT is not what you would consider your money maker. However, if you are a business owner in the 21st century, your business relies on the things that they provide. At Framework, we say that every business is a technology business. 

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Cost | Managed IT Services | Managed IT Chicago | Business IT

By: Ben Kohn
April 23rd, 2020

I’ve been a business owner and collaborator with several MSPs before joining Framework. In my career, I’ve worked with or alongside hundreds of customers that have engaged third party vendors to handle technology support and strategy. In many cases, it has gone very well. Other times, well, not so much. Since joining Framework, I have worked with dozens more clients looking for Managed Services, and our team has talked to hundreds, if not thousands.  

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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.