12 04, 2021

Steadfast Join Forces with Imagit Solutions

2021-05-03T11:45:16-05:00April 12th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Combining the technical capacities of Imagit’s customized IT services and Steadfast’s multi-cloud portfolio delivers a complete IT solution set to businesses of all sizes  CHICAGO, IL – April 12, 2021 - Steadfast, a leader for over 20 years in complex cloud consulting, engineering, and managed hosting is proud to announce a new gold partnership with Imagit Solutions, a Chicago-based company providing comprehensive IT services for channel partners, managed service providers, and enterprise businesses with multiple locations. The business culture and foundation of Imagit reflects the same values as Steadfast, which is one of the critical components Steadfast looks at when considering partners. Beyond culture, Imagit has a solid IT services foundation and has accelerated for over 20 years as a known “go to” network engineering partner. Steadfast’s multi-cloud offerings perfectly complement Imagit’s highly customized services. “At the core, Steadfast Provides the Foundation to Make IT Work upon which organizations of all sizes can reliably and cost-effectively build and operate existing, evolving, and future technology solutions. This same statement can be applied to Imagit’s model – which is ideal to provide the right infrastructure and network foundation to help companies modernize their systems to be highly agile, stable, and aligned for seamless growth. The entire IT scope for businesses is critical today and to move seamlessly into future tech – Imagit and Steadfast make this happen.” - Tim Monner, VP Marketing and Business Development Depth of solutions and services found within this exemplary partnership include: Network Engineering Cloud Consulting and Engineering Systems Engineering Managed Hosting [...]

5 12, 2020

TBI Adds IT Service Provider Imagit to Portfolio

2020-12-05T23:26:34-06:00December 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

The partnership brings IT Professional Services to TBI’s partner community. CHICAGO, IL – DECEMBER 2, 2020 - Leading technology brokerage firm, TBI, announces the addition of Imagit to their provider portfolio. Imagit is a full-service IT solutions provider with extensive experience in every aspect of desktops, servers, and network environments. With over 20 years of experience and a presence in 45 countries, Imagit helps businesses around the world meet their IT needs today and plan for the technology demands of tomorrow. Imagit provides customizable and innovative solutions to help businesses through their extensive network of channel partners. Customers gain access to a team of experts and trusted IT partners focused on converging business and technology to help organizations build for the future. Imagit’s professional project management, deployment, and maintenance services help meet IT infrastructure objectives and increase efficiency. Partners can provide their customers with consultative and comprehensive IT support using Imagit’s robust service portfolio, while still adhering to the partner’s standards and best practices to yield a high rate of success, client satisfaction, and repeat business. Built on providing exceptional customer service with the most trusted technicians in the field, Imagit continues to grow its expansive customer base and expand internationally. "Imagit is happy to partner with an extraordinary company like TBI and broaden their already expansive offering. In additional to this partnership being a perfect logistical and technological fit, culturally TBI and Imagit are mirror images: great people consistently delivering amazing services to large, multi-site partners. TBI partners now have a full, turnkey [...]

24 09, 2020

Public Cloud’s Impact on Enterprise Networks

2021-02-19T16:45:55-06:00September 24th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Corporations are moving to public cloud in growing numbers, and the increasing use of these services is having an impact on enterprise networks. Potential bottlenecks are shifting away from the company data center to network entry and exit points. Corporations must understand why the changes are occurring and their impact, and then take steps to ensure their networks deliver acceptable response times. Organizations are embracing cloud computing. Worldwide spending on public cloud services was forecasted to increase from $227.8 billion in 2019 to $266.4 billion in 2020, a 17% annual jump, according to market research firm Gartner, Inc. As workloads move from the company data center to the public cloud, enterprise network traffic patterns shift. The first change is corporations are deploying more applications: mobile, social media, data analytics, and artificial intelligence and machine learning. The result is they work with more information and need to carry it over their corporate networks. The volume of data generated annually is expected to grow from 33 zettabytes (1 trillion gigabytes) in 2018 to 175ZB in 2025, a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 61%. Changing Traffic Patterns Faster networking techniques are required as more information flows over enterprise networks. Recently, vendors started to roll out Wi-Fi 6, which increases wireless networks’ top speed from 1G bps to 2G bps to 10G bps. In addition, traffic flows shift. In the past, processing was monolithic: almost all was done in central data centers. Cloud distributes computing infrastructure: keeping some work on site but moving some off to public [...]

21 08, 2020

Network Traffic Shifts from East/West to North/South

2021-01-27T00:14:07-06:00August 21st, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

The growth of public cloud services boosts enterprise network traffic Public cloud has become popular because it offers organizations flexibility, lower costs, and more rapid deployment. One ripple effect from its growth is a significant change in corporate network traffic patterns. Typically, most traffic, traveled East-West, inside the data center, but cloud alters that equation so more data moves North-South from inside to outside. As they embrace these services, corporations often need to upgrade their networks to ensure adequate response time. Vendors, like Amazon Web Service, Microsoft, and Google Inc., are locked in an intense battle to emerge as the top public cloud provider. In response, they have been expanding their services and lowering pricing with the goal of attracting more customers. Their plans have been very successful. Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is expected to grow from $229 billion in 2019 to nearly $500 billion in 2023, a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 22.3%, according to market research firm International Data Corp. A Lack of Focus When examining these services, businesses often focus on the impact on their applications and data center staffing. With public cloud, organizations deliver software updates more quickly. In many cases, businesses also reduce their data center operations staff needs. While the business drivers are compelling, one area that is often overlooked is public cloud’s impact on the enterprise network, which is quite dramatic. The perception that public cloud makes computing infrastructure invisible is a misconception. Whether organizations themselves deal with the computer infrastructure or someone [...]

12 11, 2019

TAG Austin 2019 Recap

2020-07-14T16:55:52-05:00November 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our team enjoyed TAG in Austin and we’ve got some highlights to share with you! Technology Assurance Group (TAG) hosted their big event on November 7 - 8 in Austin, TX focused on Planning Your Success in 2020. TAG is an organization of over 100 leading MSPs and other technology companies. Members benefit from best business and management practices, advanced sales training programs and processes, in-depth financial analysis and industry benchmarking, professionally led peer group interaction, marketing and lead generation programs, and strategic partnerships with technology manufacturers. Here’s our recap of the event: Notes from the Conference Floor We have exhibited at TAG events before and once again we found the event to be worth our time and effort. This was the first time TAG did all the regions in one location, normally they host three smaller meetings. We liked this approach better and hope to see them do more events in this format. There were around 70 people in attendance, which is about what we expected for the meeting. While this number is lower than an average-sized conference that we attend, the ‘quality’ of attendee was through the roof! Just about every attendee was a decision maker which made for great conversations. The size of the show and venue made it easy to move around the floor, while still being compact enough to be perfect for networking. The conference had a lot of good speakers and information about security and the importance of making sure you have the appropriate insurance coverage. MSPs are [...]

13 05, 2019

Communicating after a Cyber Attack

2021-02-19T16:55:22-06:00May 13th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Organizations of all sizes are at risk for cyber attacks that can cripple operations and cause lasting damage. Businesses must have a plan in place for communicating with customers in the event of an attack so as to minimize losses. We are happy to share some information from our partners at Pronto Recovery about planning your communication and response after a cyber attack. The costs of a cyber crime The price tag of a security breach is staggering, with an average cost of $1.2 million. Cyber crime will cost the world in excess of $6 trillion annually by 2021 and financial costs are not the only consequences. Ransomware attacks are the #1 cyber threat to businesses and are growing at a yearly rate of 350%. These often start with a simple phishing email and can lead to the complete shutdown of business operations. One-third of companies surveyed claimed their company lost intellectual property due to a cyber-attack and 36% of them believe the attack reduced their competitive advantage. In today’s globalized business environment, organizations of all sizes face the prospect of falling victim to a cyber-attack or IT outage that could cause serious damage to its infrastructure and ability to operate. Despite the improvement of cybersecurity techniques, criminals continue to develop sophisticated ways to disrupt systems and steal data. The need to prepare for cyber-attacks is more important than ever. According to Cisco’s 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report more than one third of the organizations that experienced a cyber breach in 2016 reported a loss of customers, business opportunities and [...]

1 05, 2019

Say hello to the new Imagit!

2019-10-24T21:53:44-05:00May 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

15 03, 2019

Imagit Solutions Exhibits at Data Center World 2019

2019-07-29T20:34:31-05:00March 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Imagit Solutions showcases nationwide network IT services at the leading conference and expo for data center and IT infrastructure professionals in Phoenix on March 19-22. Chicago, IL -- Imagit Solutions announced today it is exhibiting at Data Center World, a conference that brings together professionals in the data center, facilities, and IT infrastructure industries. This year’s event, scheduled for March 19-22 in Phoenix, AZ, will deliver expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Attendees will meet for four days of vendor-neutral education, industry-leading speakers, abundant networking, and broad access to vendors. “We’re at an inflection point in the data center industry where it’s more critical than ever for the buyers and sellers of data center technologies and services to be having the kind of dialogue that will advance the quality and reliability of the data center,” said Kelly Kocher, Marketing Leader, Informa Tech. “Having companies like Imagit as an exhibitor at DCW gives our attendees the knowledge and insight they need to be sure they’re making sound decisions for their businesses.” “Data Center World gives us a great platform to educate industry professionals about the key benefits of working with a global IT provider,” said Brian Gardner, CEO. “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 Data Center World at Booth 823 during the exhibitor events. We look [...]

28 02, 2019

MicroAge Awarded 2018 Channel Partner of the Year by Imagit

2019-05-16T17:55:44-05:00February 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Imagit Solutions recognizes MicroAge for it's achievements and accomplishments with the 2018 Channel Partner of the Year award. Chicago, IL -- MicroAge has been named 2018 Channel Partner of the Year by Imagit Solutions. This award recognizes and celebrates a partner who has excelled in growing mutual business opportunities and has shown dedication to developing their partnership with Imagit. “Our partnership with MicroAge has grown rapidly thanks to dedicated teamwork on both sides. We’re pleased to recognize the MicroAge team with this award, and we look forward to continuing to grow our business relationship. MicroAge is a standout among a group of high performers.” said Brian Gardner, CEO of Imagit Solutions. “As technology advances, companies need the products and services that enable them to embrace innovation. With MicroAge, we can collaboratively deliver expert technology solutions to clients that allow them to thrive in today’s business world.” Imagit partners with value-added resellers, managed service providers, and technology solution providers that are focused on delivering powerful business outcomes. Together with our global network of channel partners, we can jointly offer more value to our clients and an improved customer experience. We are dedicated to enabling mutual growth by delivering the expertise and resources that our partners have come to trust and expect from us. “Imagit has been an outstanding partner for MicroAge and their responsiveness, professionalism and excellent work has been our reason for our continued growth.” said Larry Fulop, Vice President of Technology Solutions at MicroAge. “We look forward to continuing to grow this partnership [...]

12 02, 2019

Imagit Solutions Receives 2018 Best of Chicago Award

2019-05-16T17:55:44-05:00February 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Imagit Solutions is recognized for it's achievements and accomplishments with the 2018 Best of Chicago Award. Chicago, IL -- Imagit Solutions has been selected for the 2018 Best of Chicago Award in the IT Services and Support category by the Chicago Award Program. Each year, the Chicago Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Chicago area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2018 Chicago Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Chicago Award Program and data provided by third parties. About Chicago Award Program The Chicago Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Chicago area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. The Chicago Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy. Imagit Solutions is a network engineering [...]