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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 [...]

18 06, 2018

ImagIT Channel Partner Announcement – IES Communications

2019-07-08T23:11:02+00:00June 18th, 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. ImagIT is proud to announce a partnership with IES Communications. Headquartered in Tempe, AZ, IES Communications is a leading provider of network infrastructure products and services for data centers and other mission critical environments across North America. The suite of solutions offered by IES includes Data Center Design Build Services, On-site Server Installation, Data Center Integration Services, and complete turnkey design and delivery of cabling infrastructures, among others. ImagIT has partnered up with IES Communications to service their datacenters with a 4 hour SLA support contract. ImagIT’s strong engineering team allows us to deliver a quality solution and on short notice! We look forward to working together to help IES continue to build on its strong foundation. 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 a solution that is customized to best fit your organization. Interested in learning more about working with ImagIT? Contact us today!

12 06, 2018

ImagIT Channel Partner Announcement – Yelp

2019-07-09T18:38:56+00:00June 12th, 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. ImagIT is proud to announce a partnership with Yelp. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Yelp connects people with local businesses. With over 155 million reviews on nearly every type of business, Yelp is the go-to source for finding your next dentist, hair stylist, or mechanic. Yelp averages 100 million unique visitors each month between their app and mobile website, and continues to expand with exciting new ways to connect. ImagIT is excited to be working with Yelp on a pilot program installing OpenMesh and Meraki Access Points to hundreds of restaurants in the US and Canada. Yelp is rolling out a new wireless experience to major restaurant chains and we are helping deliver quick and professional installations. We look forward to working together to help Yelp expand in this unique way! 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 a solution that is customized to best fit your organization. Interested in learning more about working with ImagIT? Contact us today!

11 06, 2018

Tech Conference Recap – ITW 2018

2019-07-29T20:33:19+00:00June 11th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Our team enjoyed ITW in Chicago and we’ve got some highlights to share with you! Founded in 2008 by a group of telecom carriers, ITW (International Telecoms Week) is the annual meeting for the global wholesale telecoms industry, providing a platform for attendees from around the world to meet and network. Here’s our recap: what we loved ITW attendees ranged the entire business spectrum in which marketing, sales, engineering, and management positions we all well represented. ImagIT’s international coverage peaked a lot of interest from both attendees and exhibitors. The fact that we can service many major international cities and the US and Canada is very appealing to international partners. ImagIT makes working together easy by streamlining points of contact to one accounting department, one field service department, and one account manager as opposed to using different companies throughout the U.S. or in international locations. We estimate that there were around 140 exhibitors and 6000 or more attendees (many of which were decision makers). The event appeared to be at full capacity (as was the case last year) and every continent was well represented. Overall, this is one of the best stateside international IT conferences and this year didn't disappoint. One of our objectives is to continue to grow our European partnerships and ITW has been helpful in accomplishing that goal. On Wednesday night i3forum hosted a networking cocktail party at the Swissôtel, a great choice of venue. The party had a relaxed atmosphere, which was great after such a robust conference, and was [...]

30 05, 2018

ImagIT Channel Partner Announcement – APC / Schneider Electric

2019-07-09T18:40:21+00:00May 30th, 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. ImagIT is proud to announce a partnership with APC / Schneider Electric. Headquartered in West Kingston, RI, APC by Schneider Electric operates sales offices throughout the world and manufacturing facilities on three continents. APC provides protection against some of the leading causes of downtime, data loss and hardware damage: power problems and temperature. As a global leader in network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI) solutions, APC by Schneider Electric sets the standard in its industry for quality, innovation and support. Its comprehensive solutions, which are designed for both home and corporate environments, improve the manageability, availability, and performance of sensitive electronic, network, communications. and industrial equipment of all sizes. ImagIT will be working with APC / Schneider Electric installing APC data center products such as battery backs up and power supplies in data centers across the United States. APC has been looking for a national company to assist with installation of their products sold via their inside sales teams, and partners and found a great fit with ImagIT thanks to our 400 engineers nationwide. We look forward to working together! 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 [...]

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 [...]

12 03, 2018

ImagIT Solutions Named Strategic Alliance Partner by The ASCII Group

2019-07-24T18:55:07+00:00March 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

ImagIT joins with The ASCII Group in a new strategic Alliance Partnership. This partnership will allow ASCII members to utilize ImagIT's team of 400 engineers to expand their service offerings and reach. Chicago, IL -- The ASCII Group, a membership-based community of independent MSPs, VARs, and Solution Providers, has announced a new alliance partnership with ImagIT Solutions as a value-add for ASCII members. Through the alliance partnership, ASCII members are able to utilize ImagIT’s 400+ engineers in North America to increase service offerings and reach. ImagIT has unmatched experience helping Managed Service Providers expand their business and grow their client-base. As a white-labeled, “MSP for MSPs” we pride ourselves on providing top-notch IT support while offering innovative solutions for MSP’s clients across North America. Our business model enables companies take on any engagement with seamless integration for a white-glove customer experience. “The relationship with ImagIT provides the ASCII member network with the ability to further extend their IT service offerings across North America,” said Jerry Koutavas, President, The ASCII Group. “This partnership is a true win-win scenario,” said Joe Bedalow, Director of Marketing at ImagIT. “ASCII immediately provides additional value to their member community by introducing ImagIT as an Alliance Partner, granting all ASCII members access to quality network engineers at a discounted rate. And ASCII members, by partnering with ImagIT, can expand their geographic coverage and service offerings.” We are excited for ASCII members to experience ‘the ImagIT Difference’ and take their organizations to the next level with ImagIT as a trusted partner. [...]

1 03, 2018

Tech Conference Recap – ASCII Anaheim

2019-07-09T18:58:51+00:00March 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Our team is back from ASCII's first show of the year in Anaheim and we’ve got some highlights to share with you! The ASCII IT Success Summits are a series of conferences held around the U.S. geared towards helping Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to grow their businesses, offer additional services, help their customers transition to the cloud, and increase monthly recurring revenue opportunities. All nine summits offer a similar agenda to ensure that attendees receive the same valued information no matter which event they attend. Here’s our recap: Notes from the Conference Floor ASCII kicked off on Wednesday with a networking breakfast with about 200 member and non-members in attendance. After breakfast attendees headed to the first presentation of the day, “Lessons From the Field: Hurricane Harvey – What MSPs May Overlook in their Business Continuity Planning". This compelling presentation from Lamar Curtis, President of IAG Business Technology, gave attendees a snapshot of the loss of revenue suffered by companies large and small that were not prepared for disaster. Having been on the ground for Hurricane Harvey, Curtis saw firsthand the devastation and the strain this put on businesses. He detailed out the processes that need to be implemented including notification of employees and "are you safe" communications, as well as how to create opportunities to offer resources to your community and your clients. After a day full of educational presentations for MSP’s, channel partners, and VAR’s the night concluded with a mixer for ASCII Members, non-Members, and event sponsors. Day two opened with [...]

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 [...]