Future-Proof Your Business: Technology Assessments in the Chicagoland Area

Discovering the Tech Landscape: What is a Technology Assessment?

A technology assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of your business's IT infrastructure, systems, and security posture. It provides a holistic view of your IT strengths and weaknesses, opportunities for improvement, and alignment with your overall business goals.

Why Invest in a Technology Assessment?

Businesses should consider a technology assessment for several reasons:

    • Identify Security Vulnerabilities: Mitigate cyber threats by uncovering potential weaknesses in your network and data protection.
    • Optimize Performance: Identify bottlenecks and inefficiencies that hinder productivity and cost efficiency.
    • Future-Proof Your Business: Align your IT with evolving business needs and emerging technologies.
    • Gain Competitive Advantage: Leverage technology effectively to differentiate yourself and drive innovation.

A small company pays up to $427 per minute of downtime. Larger often pay over $16,000 per minute of downtime.

Source: Atlassian

Reap the Rewards: Benefits of a Technology Assessment

The benefits of a technology assessment extend far beyond mere evaluation. Here's what you can expect:

    • Enhanced Security: Improved data protection and reduced risk of cyberattacks.
    • Increased Efficiency: Streamlined operations and boosted employee productivity.
    • Peace of Mind: Confidence in your technology infrastructure and preparedness for the future.
    • Strategic Direction: Data-driven insights to inform informed IT investment decisions.

43% of all cyber-attacks are aimed at small and medium-sized businesses.

Source: Firewall Times

The Cost of Inaction: Consequences of Skipping an Assessment

Neglecting a technology assessment can have significant consequences:

    • Data Breaches: Exposed to costly cyberattacks and reputational damage.
    • Lost Productivity: System downtime and inefficiencies impacting operations.
    • Compliance Issues: Failing to meet industry regulations and potentially facing penalties.
    • Missed Opportunities: Lagging behind competitors in adapting to new technologies.
    • Reactive, Not Proactive: Addressing urgent issues instead of strategic planning.

Choosing the Right Managed IT Partner: Comparing the Options

Now let's compare three renowned Chicagoland Managed IT providers (MSPs):

Business Knowledge Systems
For over two decades, Business Knowledge Systems (BKS) has been a trusted technology partner for businesses in the Chicagoland area. Headquartered in Plainfield, Illinois, BKS goes beyond simply offering "solutions." They specialize in managed IT services, becoming an extension of your team, proactively managing your IT infrastructure for both long-term partnerships and short-term projects.

Gordon Flesch
Known for their expertise in managed print services for over 60 years, Gordon Flesch is embarking on an exciting new journey. They're expanding their offerings to include comprehensive managed IT services, helping businesses navigate the ever-evolving digital landscape. While managed print remains a core strength, the introduction of Elevate IT marks a step into the managed IT world. This division brings together a team of experts who provide strategic guidance, insightful planning, and reliable support for your IT infrastructure.

Pulse Technology
Pulse Technology, now in its 69th year of business, provides innovative IT solutions to the Chicagoland area, as well as Wisconsin and Indiana. Their IT expertise is extensive and includes: cybersecurity, virtual chief information officer (vCIO) services,  network operation center services, co-managed IT services, full-managed network options, data backup and recovery, and Microsoft Azure integration.

Why Pulse Technology Stands Out

While all three providers offer valuable services, Pulse Technology distinguishes itself through its personalized approach and family-owned values. We provide tailored solutions, not just standardized packages, ensuring your specific needs are met. Our caring and experienced staff fosters long-term relationships built on trust and transparency. We become your IT partner, not just a vendor.

Furthermore, our focus on personalized service ensures you receive the full attention and support your business deserves. Unlike larger providers, your success is our top priority, not just another account.

Embark on Your Technology Journey with Pulse

Don't navigate the technology environment alone. Let Pulse Technology be your trusted guide. With our meticulous technology assessments, personalized solutions, and family-oriented values, we empower Chicagoland businesses to thrive in the digital age.