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Ferrum Technology Services has been serving the Elgin area since 2007, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

There Are a Few Obstacles to Your Next Project’s Success

There Are a Few Obstacles to Your Next Project’s Success

In the coming years, digital transformation is going to change the way people conduct business. So much so, that the shift has an anticipated value of approximately $767 billion by 2026. If your business is looking to get less analog in the way you go about your processes, you need to understand the pitfalls that many businesses are going to experience so that yours can thrive. This month, we take a look at why digital transformation objectives fail and what you can do about them. 

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Proactive Strategies Boost Uptime and Create Better Situations for Your Business

Proactive Strategies Boost Uptime and Create Better Situations for Your Business

Every organization depends on their information systems to be up and available when they need them. Some businesses simply can’t function at all without them. When a business inevitably needs to patch their software or perform other maintenance, it can cause problems when employees need these systems to be available. This month, we’ll talk about the strategy behind proactive IT maintenance and how it helps businesses avoid downtime in multiple ways. 

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Keeping Ahead of IT Problems Can Be a Complete Game Changer

Keeping Ahead of IT Problems Can Be a Complete Game Changer

You can prevent most problems with your technology infrastructure just by administering basic maintenance to it from time to time. Some companies, however, don’t have in-house IT departments to work toward this goal, and we understand this. That’s why managed services exist, though!

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Managed IT Services Destroy Downtime

Managed IT Services Destroy Downtime

We live in a time where technology management is confusing, and it’s mostly because every business has different strengths, needs, and budgets to work around. What works for one small business won’t work for another, and what works for a large enterprise certainly won’t do the trick for a small business. How do you cut through all the noise and get the technology assistance your business needs? The answer: managed IT services.

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Managed IT Services Successfully Support Businesses

Managed IT Services Successfully Support Businesses

Technology management is a challenge for small businesses, especially those that have limited resources at their disposal. There are a lot of decision makers that are under the impression that they cannot afford to take proper care of their technology, so they put it off until their technology starts to fail. So, we ask you this question: if not now, when is the appropriate time to take care of your technology?

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Managed IT Services Make a Huge Difference

Managed IT Services Make a Huge Difference

It can be a challenge to keep your business technology and solutions in proper working order. This goes doubly for businesses who don’t have time or resources to handle day-to-day management, let alone implementing new solutions that can improve operations. Thankfully, outsourcing gives small businesses like yours the opportunity to better manage their technology, and it’s all thanks to managed services.

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Explaining Managed IT Services

Explaining Managed IT Services

While browsing our website, chances are you will come across the term “managed service provider” or “MSP” more times than you can count, and that’s typically how we would describe our business model. However, we realize that this term might not necessarily mean much to you—at least, not without some context. Today, we want to clarify what MSPs do and how we can revolutionize the way you conduct business.

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When the North Pole Needs IT Support, We’re Their First Call

When the North Pole Needs IT Support, We’re Their First Call

We work with a lot of businesses, but one in particular may surprise you. Let’s talk about how our services made a certain organization’s critical processes a lot easier to manage during their busiest time of year:

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VPNs Are Under Attack. Here’s What You Need to Know

VPNs Are Under Attack. Here’s What You Need to Know

With the massive shift toward remote and hybrid work, many companies have implemented virtual private networks to facilitate a more secure working environment for their employees. However, as is the case with these shifts, cybersecurity threats also respond in kind. How are hackers attempting to exploit virtual private networks, and what can you do about it?

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Support Your Technology More Effectively with These 3 Practices

Support Your Technology More Effectively with These 3 Practices

IT support can be challenging to handle for small businesses. They might understand the importance of IT, but their actions often do not speak to this. Some small businesses fail to invest properly in IT support, or they simply do not know what to look for in the services they need. Thankfully, you have us to help you make the right call for your business IT.

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Do These 4 Things to Avoid Bad IT Situations

Do These 4 Things to Avoid Bad IT Situations

One of the biggest challenges facing small businesses is IT. More often than not, SMBs lack the strong IT leadership and plethora of resources that enable larger organizations to effectively manage their technology. While there are countless mistakes that SMBs can make regarding technology management and implementation, we’ve selected four that stand head and shoulders above the rest. These are the most costly mistakes your organization can make regarding its technology management.

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4 Traits Your Business Should Look For In Any Help Desk

4 Traits Your Business Should Look For In Any Help Desk

When it comes to getting the technology support you need to keep your business running, nothing beats a great help desk solution. Unfortunately, not all help desks have the same quality that you would expect from experts in the field. To help you make the best decisions about your business’ technology support needs, we have outlined four key traits that you should look for in any help desk employee/solution.

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Defining Penetration Testing and How It Can Help Your Business

Defining Penetration Testing and How It Can Help Your Business

One of the most valuable things for a business to know, in terms of its cybersecurity, is how vulnerable it is to breaches and exploits. This kind of information can be gathered via a process called penetration testing, or pen testing. Let’s go over how the average pen test is conducted to see how these insights are collected.

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Profiting Off Your IT Investments

Profiting Off Your IT Investments

Revenue generation is the name of the game for every business and sometimes technology is looked on as more of a hindrance to profitability than a tool to cultivate it. To turn this notion around, a business needs to make strategic investments that will return some type of benefit, whether that be the availability of alternate revenue streams, a boost in productivity, improved collaboration, and more. Today, let’s take a look at some ways that businesses can invest in their IT and improve their profitability as a result. 

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Scale Your IT to Better Manage Your Budget

Scale Your IT to Better Manage Your Budget

Today’s business has to do more with less. This goes for all of its resources including the technology it uses. Runaway IT budgets can put a lot of pressure on the technology to do more than it can. To get the most out of your business’ technology investments, consider the following strategies.

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The Lego Group Is Using IT the Right Way

The Lego Group Is Using IT the Right Way

Regardless of a business’ size, technology can help it to resolve most operational challenges it is contending with. For instance, global toy producer The Lego Group shared their own story about how improved IT solutions helped it to address some significant issues it had. Let’s go over what The Lego Group did, and then see how their process could translate to your business.

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This is What Gives Managed IT Its Value

This is What Gives Managed IT Its Value

We are constantly trying to find the most effective ways to communicate just how much value our services can bring a business, nonprofit, or municipal organization. Since almost all organizations rely heavily on their technology, it stands to reason that getting the most value out of their IT support should be a priority. In many ways, managed IT services are the answer to this issue. Let’s look at some of the most valuable parts of using managed services. 

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IT Help Desk and Its Business Benefits

IT Help Desk and Its Business Benefits

When your business has computer problems, productivity tends to decline. Unfortunately, IT, for all its benefits, has to be constantly maintained. One of the best ways to maintain your technology, or fix issues when they arise, is to lean on an IT help desk. Let’s take a look at the ways an IT help desk can benefit your business.

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What Are Your Biggest Issues, IT Challenges and Priorities?

What Are Your Biggest Issues, IT Challenges and Priorities?

All a business’ technology is important to its operations, but based on its industry, certain priorities are bound to arise. A recent survey cast a light on some of these priorities, giving us a view of what small to medium-sized businesses are concerning themselves with. Let’s review some of the trends this survey revealed to see how well your priorities match up.

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Examining the Relationship Between Professional Services and IT

Examining the Relationship Between Professional Services and IT

Professional services have a reputation for being the important kind of work that has to be learned through experience. However, that reputation doesn’t usually cover these businesses using very much technology, because for a very long time, professional services didn’t.

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