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18 07, 2019

Imagit Solutions Exhibits at CompTIA ChannelCon 2019

2019-07-18T22:23:06+00:00July 18th, 2019|Channel Partner, Events, MSP, Who We Work With|

Imagit Solutions showcases nationwide network IT services at the IT industry premier annual conference in Washington, D.C., July 31 through August 2. Chicago, IL -- Imagit Solutions announced today it is exhibiting at CompTIA ChannelCon 2019, the information technology (IT) industry’s premier annual education, networking and partnering event. This year’s conference is scheduled for August 5-7 in Las Vegas. Imagit welcomes guests to register at no cost using code CC19Imagit. "The ChannelCon event brings some of the most engaged attendees I have ever witnessed from all the conferences I attend," stated Michael Shutkas, Business Director at Imagit. "This will be my 3rd year attending, but this time as an exhibitor and participant through the Future Leaders Executive Council. I am sure the location (Vegas) will provide a nice uptick in attendance from the already well attended events in the past. This has been a starred one on my calendar and am excited that we are finally one-week out!" “Each year the tech industry’s best business minds, innovators and thought-leaders come to ChannelCon for vendor-neutral collaboration, learning and partnership, resulting in new ideas and actionable advice that they can use to grow their business,” said Kelly Ricker, executive vice president for events and education at CompTIA. “We’re delighted that Imagit Solutions will join us in Las Vegas to share their insights and perspectives on how they’re helping their partners navigate these changes and thrive in an evolving market.” “ChannelCon is a great opportunity to connect with other technology companies who are looking for a reliable [...]

1 05, 2019

Say hello to the new Imagit!

2019-05-16T18:14:03+00:00May 1st, 2019|IT Services|

Big news! We are celebrating twenty years in business with a brand-new logo and brand identity! Over the next few months you’ll see the new logo and colors roll out on our website, social media, collateral, and anywhere we are in public. If you have used the Imagit logo in any of your marketing materials, please contact us and assist us in updating them. This rebrand comes after careful consideration of our name, presence, industry, and vision for the future. Years ago, we launched the Imagit name under this logo and slogan. Our goal was to provide businesses with comprehensive IT services, delivering cutting-edge solutions for complex problems. Imagit was built on providing exceptional customer service with the most trusted technicians in the field. Originally serving only smaller businesses, today we fully support organizations who have thousands of locations globally. Today we are still in the field every day delivering innovative solutions and completing large multi-site projects for clients and partners everywhere. As we look to the future, we want to embrace our greatest strengths as a company. Our vision and mission reflect our strengths and the goals that we strive for. Imagit is recognized in the tech industry as the go to network engineering partner, guaranteeing impressive and integrity-based results. We are proven, brave, curious, passionate, determined and lots of fun… people like us! In a world where many technology companies are rather faceless, completing work remotely and outsourcing customer service, Imagit takes a different approach. Our focus on relationships brought us to [...]

29 12, 2018

ImagIT Wins National Best and Brightest Award!

2019-07-16T20:04:53+00:00December 29th, 2018|Awards, Events, IT Services|

ImagIT wins the National Best and Brightest Company to Work For award! Winning this award recognizes the high value ImagIT places on employee satisfaction, retention, and commitment to employees. Chicago, IL -- ImagIT Solutions, a network engineering firm providing IT services nationwide, has been named one of the nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). This award recognizes and honors companies that excel in employee engagement and satisfaction by delivering excellent human resource practices. Companies are assessed for the Best and Brightest award by an independent research firm against other comparable businesses for several key measures. Winners of the award are chosen for their exceptional processes in engagement and retention, compensation and benefits, education and development, recruitment, diversity, achievement and recognition, work-life balance, community initiatives, and strategic company performance. These practices are evaluated along with employee satisfaction surveys to establish winning companies. The Best and Brightest assessment found ImagIT to be within the top companies for these important categories thanks to our clear focus. When asked about company culture Director Joe Bedalow says, “It sounds simple but our successful recipe for a productive culture has never changed: work hard, care for and respect your co-workers, and do what’s best for the end user.” ImagIT is proud to be recognized for an outstanding commitment to employees and a dedication to future growth of the company through its employees. When asked what this award meant to him, CEO Brian Gardner replied, “This award showcases what I had [...]

14 12, 2018

CompTIA State of the Channel Study Highlights Need for Partnerships

2019-05-16T19:00:28+00:00December 14th, 2018|IT Services|

CompTIA’s yearly State of the Channel report covers trends in the technology ecosystem by surveying hundreds of U.S. IT businesses. We looked at their 2018 report as it pertains to channel partnership trends and found some key information that we’d like to share with you. Optimism for the Future CompTIA reports that businesses in the channel are very optimistic for the future. The report states, “Nearly across the board, respondents in 2018 ranked factors that bolster good feelings about the channel’s future significantly higher than they did two years ago. The broader use of technology among customers, for example, inspired optimism for the future in 37% of 2016’s respondents; in 2018 that figure jumped to 52%.” However, businesses face concerns when it comes to the availability of skilled IT workers, a gap that CompTIA says the channel hopes to “tackle with the help of third-party experts.” Creating Agility Within the Channel As the IT channel grows and gains momentum businesses must be agile to maintain growth. More and more clients are looking for a technology provider that has expertise in a broad array of skills and can provide comprehensive support. Despite the fact that it is nearly impossible for one provider to effectively deliver on all solutions and services, the client wants “one throat to choke” and will look for a provider who can fully manage their technology. Organizations miss out on valuable business when they are unable to meet specific needs for their clients and may even face losing the client completely to [...]

11 12, 2018

ImagIT Business Director Named to CompTIA Future Leaders Council

2019-06-06T22:02:46+00:00December 11th, 2018|Channel Partner, Events, IT Services, MSP, Who We Work With|

Michael Shutkas of ImagIT Solutions joins the Computing Technology Industry Association's Future Leaders Community Executive Council for 2019. Chicago, IL -- ImagIT’s Michael Shutkas has been voted into CompTIA’s Future Leaders Community Executive Council. Michael has been a CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) member for three years as part of his role as Business Director at multinational IT company ImagIT Solutions. He has been successful in that role thanks to a strong focus on education and business relationships. With ImagIT, Michael has helped countless organizations find the ideal IT solution for their need, spanning from part/full-time staff augmentation, to break/fix contracts, to ad hoc project-based engagements with a complete project management team. Michael is based out of ImagIT’s headquarters in Chicago, IL. CompTIA Communities are member-driven groups focused on advancing the IT industry, building business relationships, and sharing ideas and experience. The association has 10 communities, and each is specific to a technology, business model, geographic territory, or industry cause. The CompTIA Future Leaders Community was founded with the idea of understanding and embracing the multi-generational workforce and building best practices by: Providing guidance on how companies should position themselves to best leverage the talent and skills from diverse generations Building programs to mentor future leaders to take on leadership positions as the baby boomers retire by providing opportunities for older generations to develop a deeper understanding of the needs and drivers for millennials as they grow in their careers Capturing and communicating the IT needs of future leaders as a means of uncovering new [...]

20 11, 2018

Expand Your Business with ImagIT’s Engineers!

2019-06-06T22:28:59+00:00November 20th, 2018|Cabling, Channel Partner, IT Services, MSP, Network Engineering, Project Management, Systems Engineering, Who We Work With|

Have you turned down work because you don’t have the coverage or capabilities to complete your client’s request? Stop saying “no” and start selling outside your zip code with help from your partners at ImagIT! How We Help MSPs ImagIT is a nationwide network IT services company specializing in providing on-site support for MSPs, VARs, and IT professionals. As an experienced “MSP for MSPs”, ImagIT is here to help you take your organization to the next level. Our team of 400 expert engineers are ready to take on any need you may have and help you grow your business while delighting your clients. Key Differentiators ImagIT Project Management Office: Our complete Project PMO and expert training process allow us to complete large multi-site projects efficiently to ensure success and a seamless experience. ImagIT Flexible Pricing Model: We will work with you to provide the best client experience, including going above and beyond to customize every service package. ImagIT Engineers: Our nationwide network of 400 vetted engineers consistently deliver top-quality results for your clients. Expand your capabilities! With ImagIT as your partner you can add value to your clients by providing the consultative and comprehensive IT support services they need. Our vendor agnostic, channel focused company works with your team to provide a wide range of white labeled IT services. Our experienced team of smart hands has the capabilities to complete nearly any engagement. ImagIT's adherence to partner standards and best practices yields a high rate of success, client satisfaction, and repeat business. Expand your [...]

20 11, 2018

Investing in IT: How to Choose the Best Option

2019-06-06T22:29:58+00:00November 20th, 2018|Cabling, Enterprise, IT Services, Network Engineering, Project Management, Systems Engineering|

One thing we see a lot at ImagIT is that many people don’t think about the true cost of a job well done. When we submit a proposal for IT services, it’s always based on our real experience of the work and resources required for a quality solution that meets your needs. But for people who aren’t working in IT day in and day out, it’s hard to know the true cost of dependable, skilled IT services. When someone tells you about cheap IT services, it can be tempting to assume the best about the integrity and experience you’ll get for your dollar. Unfortunately, this often results in higher overall costs when all factors come to light. Is it Apples to Apples? It’s important to understand what is and isn’t included in the proposals you receive. Begin by making a comparison chart of primary aspects such as price, delivery time frame, and services so you can truly compare apples to apples. Look for proposals that spell out exactly what you will receive, rather than ones that make broad or vague statements. Companies that are not detailed about what is included in the contract, such as hours of training, change orders, on-going costs, etc., will not deliver what you think they promised. Don’t Assume All IT Companies Are Equal Price quotes can vary for a multitude of reasons, and so can a company’s experience. When it comes to IT services, and especially large-scale projects, you want the most qualified company for the job. A lesser-experienced [...]

9 11, 2018

New Productivity Tool!

2019-06-06T22:42:47+00:00November 9th, 2018|Channel Partner, MSP|

Close out 2018 strong with a little help from our new productivity tool, the Buzzword Calculator! At this busy time of year, we know that time is more precious than ever. Partner programs are wrapping up, clients are squeezing in final projects, and you still have to make it to holiday parties and do your Christmas shopping. With that in mind, we have created a simple tool to help you succeed! Use it to improve your proposals, justify complicated decisions, and make it clear that you're the best choice for any engagement! Our handy Buzzword Calculator is designed to help you add industry leading phrases to your documents, spice up your plans, and generally have a bit of fun as the end of year deadlines loom large. Be sure to save it to use anytime you need some inspiration! ImagIT Solutions is a network engineering company that provides comprehensive IT services for channel partners, managed service providers and enterprise businesses with multiple locations. ImagIT was founded with the goal of providing comprehensive, IT services for multi-site organizations. Built on providing exceptional customer service with the most trusted technicians in the field, we continue to grow with our clients and expand internationally. Our team of 400 expert engineers and full PMO are ready to take on any type of networking engagement!  Whether its proactive support, an emergency call, long-term projects or ongoing break-fix services, ImagIT will deliver a solution that is customized to best fit your organization.

6 11, 2018

Get more done with Devops!

2019-06-06T22:46:13+00:00November 6th, 2018|IT Services|

You’ve heard the term, but what really is DevOps? Who is using it and why? And how can your organization implement DevOps and reap the benefits? What is DevOps? DevOps can be hard to define because it is a broad area of work. Essentially, DevOps combines software development (Dev) with information technology operations (Ops) through collaboration at all stages of the service lifecycle. What does this really mean for businesses though? We like this definition from Gartner: DevOps represents a change in IT culture, focusing on rapid IT service delivery through the adoption of agile, lean practices in the context of a system-oriented approach. DevOps emphasizes people (and culture), and seeks to improve collaboration between operations and development teams. DevOps implementations utilize technology — especially automation tools that can leverage an increasingly programmable and dynamic infrastructure from a life cycle perspective. DevOps can be considered a cousin to Agile – where agile development involves collaboration in the development of a software product and DevOps extends that collaboration to the entire team delivering a service. DevOps relies heavily on automation and measurement for success, therefore DevOps tools are an extremely important component of the methodology. Who Uses DevOps? There is a lot of excitement around DevOps methodology, especially because when businesses use custom DevOps tools they can see a dramatic increase in collaboration and productivity. Many companies, from small startups to large enterprises, have embraced DevOps and the opportunity to streamline tasks. According to Statista, nearly 75% of software developers worldwide have at least started [...]

10 10, 2018

50 Million Facebook Accounts Compromised

2019-07-05T17:22:17+00:00October 10th, 2018|IT Services|

Facebook has announced a massive data breach affecting almost 50 million accounts. This breach, the largest in the company’s history, was discovered on September 25 and announced three days later. So far there is little information about the full impact, the motive, who may have been targeted, or whether the data accessed was misused. Here’s what we do know: What Happened Vulnerabilities in Facebook’s code allowed attackers to directly take over user accounts by stealing “access tokens” which are essentially keys to an account. These tokens act as authorization that keeps users logged in to their accounts over time without having to re-enter a password. Facebook discovered the breach because it noticed an unusual spike in users on September 16, prompting investigation. The company has said that the attackers could see everything in a victim’s profile, though there is still no information about the potential misuse of this data. According to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, “So far, our initial investigation has not shown that these tokens were used to access any private messages or posts or to post anything to these accounts, but this, of course, may change as we learn more.” Facebook has stated that passwords and payment information were not compromised. how accounts were accessed This breach was made possible because of three distinct flaws in Facebook’s code that, combined, allowed attackers to see a user’s access token in the page’s HTML. This vulnerability has existed since July 2017 when Facebook implemented new video upload functionality. The “View As” page, normally a read [...]

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