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25 07, 2018

ImagIT Solutions Exhibits at CompTIA ChannelCon 2018

2019-07-08T23:12:54+00:00July 25th, 2018|Tags: , , |

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 2018, the information technology (IT) industry’s premier annual education, networking and partnering event. This year’s conference, scheduled for July 31 through August 2 in Washington, D.C., will explore “The Business of Technology.” “Our industry is in the midst of market-altering changes that are re-shaping the landscape for the builders, sellers and buyers of technology solutions,” said Kelly Ricker, CompTIA’s executive vice president for events and education. “We’re delighted that ImagIT Solutions will join us in Washington to share their insights and perspectives on how they’re helping their customers to navigate these changes.” “ChannelCon gives us a great platform to educate other companies in the industry that having the ability to take on a nationwide network engineering project is just a phone call away,” said Joe Bedalow, Director of Marketing. “As an industry leader, we leverage our industry experience and best practices to help partners and end users improve productivity, maximize resources, and strategically plan for future growth.” Meet ImagIT during ChannelCon at Booth 700 during the Technology Vendor Fair events or join our Exhibitor Event on Tuesday, July 31 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm at Wilson C (Mezzanine Level). We will be discussing how ImagIT can take your organization to the next level by offering white labeled IT services nationwide. Our team of 400 vetted and trained engineers are available to [...]

13 07, 2018

ImagIT Wins Chicago Best and Brightest Award!

2019-07-08T22:45:47+00:00July 13th, 2018|Tags: , |

ImagIT wins the Chicago Best and Brightest Company to Work For award! We're proud to announce this win in our hometown! Winning this award recognizes a commitment to excellence in our human resource practices and employee enrichment. Chicago, IL -- ImagIT Solutions, a network engineering firm based in Chicago providing multi-national IT services, has been named one of the Chicago’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 based in Chicago, IL. The Best and Brightest assessment found ImagIT to be within the top companies for these important categories thanks to our clear focus on people. When asked what has been responsible for the massive growth and year over year success, Director of Sales and Marketing Joe Bedalow said, "Culture. We work in collaborative environment in which we empower our employees". In discussing company culture Director Sirvan Oner says, “We are honored to be recognized as one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest. As an organization, we are dedicated to sustaining a [...]

3 07, 2018

Tech Conference Recap – Trust X Alliance Invitational 2018

2019-07-29T20:30:45+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Tags: , |

Our team is back from the Trust X Alliance Invitational 2018 and we’ve got some highlights to share with you! The Trust X Alliance Invitational was held May 14 to May 17 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. The exclusive community invitational was attended by hundreds of representatives from MSPs across the country, as well as some of the largest hardware manufacturers in IT. Here’s our recap: The Trust X Alliance Invitational was held May 14 to May 17 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. The exclusive community invitational was attended by hundreds of representatives from MSPs across the country, as well as some of the largest hardware manufacturers in IT. Here’s our recap: Trust X brought an estimated 800-1000 attendees to Colorado Springs. The average attendee was from a midsized MSP looking to, or already experiencing, rapid growth. Most attendees were either the President/Owner of the MSP or a director level employee, so there was a lot of opportunity for us to connect with decision makers in this key area. ImagIT works with many MSPs to help them expand, which led to great discussions with several attendees. Attendees of Trust X were extremely engaged, as the Trust X Alliance provides very valuable info for growing MSPs, their primary target. The breakaway sessions were quite informative and were very well attended. At ImagIT we always want to stay current on topics that directly affect the MSPs we partner with, so we were happy to see great educational opportunities and sit in on [...]

16 04, 2018

History of ImagIT: From One-Man Shop to Multi-National Corporation

2019-07-09T19:58:21+00:00April 16th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

ImagIT has grown so much since our early days. Read our story and find out how we got our name, how we expanded so fast and what the future holds. At ImagIT Solutions, we're dedicated to delivering expert technology solutions and reliable services. This was true when the company was founded and we are just as committed to this goal today. From a one-man shop, to our expansion internationally, our values remain: trust, integrity, intelligence, and reliability. An early entrepreneur The ImagIT story began in the late nineties when founder Brian Gardner taught himself how to build computers. Brian reverse engineered the family computer a few times to understand it and soon had built his own machine. At the time, Brian was working as a caddy at a golf course in Oakbrook, IL. When the golfers found out that he was building computers that were not only customized but also of great quality, they began asking him to do builds for them. Soon he was making a decent profit, building computers that rivaled the available manufacturers of the time and selling them to businesses in the area. From there, he was asked to build several business computers for a doctor’s office. The office also asked him to set up a print server (there were no network printers at that time), so Brian taught himself how to do so and set that up as well. "Everything in life is a math equation, people are the common denominators." ― Brian Gardner, CEO Brian soon realized that [...]

27 03, 2018

ImagIT CEO Brian Gardner on Technori Podcast

2019-07-09T19:49:43+00:00March 27th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

ImagIT CEO Brian Gardner was recently interviewed by Chicago tech media outlet Technori about how he built ImagIT from the ground up and his keys to success as an entrepreneur. Chicago, IL -- Technori, local media outlet and technology community, recently interviewed ImagIT CEO and founder Brian Gardner to learn more about his success with ImagIT. In his interview with CEO of Technori Scott Kitun, Brian discussed his personal story, how ImagIT has reached success, and what technology to look for in a coworking space. We're proud of our history and the amazing growth accomplished through Brian's dedication and determination. Listen to the interview to hear more! About ImagIT Solutions 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. About technori Technori is a media outlet for Chicago startup companies to share their story and join an entrepreneurial community focused on tech & innovation to connect with future customers, employees and investors. Their Showcases allow entrepreneurs [...]

5 02, 2018

ImagIT Channel Partner News – February 2018

2019-07-29T17:52:36+00:00February 5th, 2018|Tags: , |

ImagIT was built on partner relationships and we are proud to continue adding new and diverse partners to our expanded team. Through our network of channel partners we are able to assist clients with a vast array of products and services outside our own wheelhouse. Here are this month's featured partners. This month’s Partner Spotlight features ImagIT partner, ASCII, headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1984 by Alan Weinberger, ASCII is the oldest and largest group of independent IT solution providers, integrators and VARS in the world. The ASCII Group is a vibrant community of independent MSPs, VARS and solution providers in North America. The organization offers members leveraged purchasing programs, education and training, knowledge sharing among peers, discounts on business services, and more. Together, ImagIT and ASCII are excited to provide white label, and co-branded on-site support services for 1200+ ASCII Members located across the US and Canada. ImagIT partners with technology reseller, Vista IT Group, to provide Delivery Services. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Vista IT Group specializes in end-to-end hardware needs, with particular focus on the Data Center. Founded by a humble two-man operation in 1986, Vista IT Group has steadily grown and now serves over 8,000 customers on more than four continents. Together, Vista IT Group and ImagIT saw the value that could be co-created by a Professional Services Partnership, focused on igniting a transformational services strategy. We are excited to co-develop the relaunch of Vista IT’s Professional Services portfolio in the coming months, with an emphasis on Data Center [...]

20 12, 2017

The ImagIT Holiday Program – 18 Years Running!

2019-07-29T20:33:00+00:00December 20th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Being part of ImagIT means going extra mile for our partners and clients. During the holiday season, we are especially dedicated to showing our appreciation for everyone we work with though our Holiday Program. ImagIT President Brian Gardner has been running the ImagIT Holiday Program since the company was founded in 1999. In those days, he ran a one-man shop and visited 20-30 clients spreading season's cheer and wearing his best Santa hat. That tradition has only grown. Now in our 18th year, the Holiday Program is still a fixture at the company. These days, the ImagIT Holiday Program takes the cooperation of a team of ten employees across the U.S. and entails months of careful planning and execution. We now have almost 500 clients, partners, and friends around the world that make our Christmas list each year. Our team works together to ensure every detail is perfect. From handwritten cards, to mailed special gifts, to appreciation lunches, we know how important it is to let each and every company we work with know that they are valued. On behalf of the entire team at ImagIT Solutions, we want to wish you a very happy holiday season and a prosperous new year. We hope you're feeling that season's cheer! ImagIT Solutions specializes in providing comprehensive IT services for channel partners, MSPs, and enterprise-level organizations. Our expansive engineering team is carefully vetted and trained to meet your every IT need. Whether its proactive support, an emergency call, long-term projects, or project management, ImagIT will deliver [...]

11 12, 2017

Tech Conference Recap – Ingram Micro ONE

2019-07-16T20:30:53+00:00December 11th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Our team is back from Ingram Micro ONE 2017 and we’ve got some highlights to share with you! Ingram Micro ONE 2017, Ingram's largest conference of the year, was held November 27-30 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. The IM ONE 2017 event connects members of the Ingram Micro Trust X and SMB Alliance, as well as all Ingram Micro solution providers, for an unparalleled networking and technology education event with partners from across Ingram Micro’s ecosystem. IM ONE attracted an estimated 2000 attendees from VARs, MSPs, CSPs and IT consulting firms of all sizes. Here’s our recap: Notes from the Conference Floor Ingram Micro ONE kicked off on Monday night with the welcome reception and approximately 1000 Ingram partners in attendance including active distributors and other key partners, major manufacturers, service partners, and technology providers. On Tuesday, ImagIT and other Trust X Alliance members joined the Trust X General Session to discuss initiatives and upcoming events. The Trust X Alliance is an invite-only internal alliance within Ingram Micro that brings together 350 experienced members, that meet a high-level of business and technology criteria. As a technology focused conference, there were many great, educational sessions to attend addressing various topics within the industry. One of the most well attended talks was the opening session with Paul Bay, Ingram Micro's EVP and group president of the Americas. Bay discussed important trends and opportunities for channel partners such as artificial intelligence (AI), sales cycles, and technology as a service. Read more [...]

6 12, 2017

ImagIT Channel Partner News – December 2017

2019-07-29T17:44:58+00:00December 6th, 2017|Tags: , |

ImagIT was built on partner relationships and we are proud to continue adding new and diverse partners to our expanded team. Through our network of channel partners we are able to assist clients with a vast array of products and services outside our own wheelhouse. Here are this month's featured partners. ImagIT partners with cloud-based networking company, SimpleWAN, to provide Professional Services. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, SimpleWAN specializes in simplifying cloud-based networking solutions with an emphasis on SD-WAN. SimpleWAN’s all-in-one solution offers an experience that is fast and simple, making it the ideal solution for the migrating managed client. Together, SimpleWAN and ImagIT saw the value that could be co-created by a Professional Services Partnership. We are looking to align, partner, and execute on strategic engagements across the U.S., beginning with SD-WAN. ImagIT partners with wireless design company, Ekahau, to provide Delivery Services. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Ekahau is known for providing clients a variety of wireless optimizations tools. Whether it’s their all-in-one wireless measurement device, or their industry-leading software for wireless design and maintencence, Ekahau specializes in helping clients take their wireless effectiveness to the next level. Together, Ekahau and ImagIT saw the value that could be co-created by a Delivery Services Partnership. We are looking to align, partner, and execute on selective engagements across the U.S., beginning with strategic alignment areas. ImagIT Solutions specializes in providing comprehensive IT services for channel partners, MSPs, and enterprise-level organizations. Our expansive engineering team is carefully vetted and trained to meet your every IT need. Whether [...]

7 11, 2017

Tech Conference Recap – ASCII Cup 2017

2019-07-16T21:35:03+00:00November 7th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Our team is back from ASCII Cup 2017 and we’ve got some highlights to share with you! The ASCII Cup 2017, ASCII's annual vendor awards party, was held October 26th at Westfield's Marriott Washington Dulles in Washington, D.C.. The ASCII Group is the oldest and largest group of independent information technology solution providers, integrators, managed service providers (MSPs), and value added resellers (VARs). The annual ASCII Cup was attended by an estimated 150 of the industry’s leading solution providers, vendors, distributors, IT professionals, and media. Here’s our recap: Notes from the Conference Floor ASCII hosts nine shows per year in a unique format focused on insight and market discussions provided by leading channel executives in the IT space. The ASCII Cup is the year end show where awards are presented to technology companies that have showcased channel goodwill and a commitment to helping ASCII members grow their IT businesses. This year's ASCII Cup Vendor of the Year is Datto, who also announced a merger with Autotask during the Cup. Congrats! Our favorite speaker of the day was the keynote, Frank Abagnale. This year he has spoken at each of the nine ASCII events and discussed various aspects of cyber crime. His expertise and knowledge began with his famous personal story, immortalized in his book Catch Me If You Can and the subsequent film and Broadway play of the same name. In years since then, he has become one of the foremost authorities in security. Abagnale has been advised and consulted with hundreds of businesses and [...]