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MXOtech recognized as one of North America’s most innovative Managed IT Service Providers

MXOtech recognized as one of North America’s most innovative Managed IT Service Providers

CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named MXOtech to its annual MSP 500 list for 2018. This list recognizes the country’s top technology solution providers who leverage cutting-edge approaches to help companies navigate the complex, ever-changing landscape of IT to improve operational efficiencies. We are honored to be included among MSPs who stand out for their innovative services and excellence in adapting to customers’ unique needs.

How to calculate the ROI of business process improvement analysis

How to calculate the ROI of business process improvement analysis

Business process improvement (BPI) is becoming a focal point for more organizations, regardless of size or industry. But overhauling complex business processes is a costly undertaking. How do you prove to management that BPI is a smart business move?

Executives want to see the financial benefits before they pull the trigger on a $150,000 project.

How to build a web app that accomplishes your business goals

How to build a web app that accomplishes your business goals

Building a web application can solve workflow issues that waste valuable employee hours.

When ready-made software or desktop applications don’t offer the functionality you need, custom web applications provide a more flexible and versatile solution.

7 job functions your Chicago managed IT services company should fill

7 job functions your Chicago managed IT services company should fill

Is your business struggling to stay ahead of mounting IT demands? Embracing new technology while facing IT talent shortages and budget restraints is a big burden to Chicago businesses.

Your in-house staff might not have the training needed to manage every sector of IT — like cloud computing, cyber security and infrastructure management.

Hiring a Chicago IT outsourcing firm: How to get your time back from IT

Hiring a Chicago IT outsourcing firm: How to get your time back from IT

By: Steve Feldman, CFO at MXOtech

Are IT functions eating up valuable time and resources? Do you struggle to justify the value of your technology investments?

As Chicago organizations place more focus on technology innovation to stay competitive, finance executives play an increasingly important role.

Debunking web application development pricing models

Debunking web application development pricing models

By: Sean K Blair, CTO at MXOtech

Comparing bids for your web application development project isn’t as clear-cut as you would hope. Some IT firms present a fixed cost while others provide you with a much lower project “estimate.” So how do you pair the right price with the right expertise?

I’ve put together this list of the methods IT firms use to estimate development project costs and tips for evaluating each.

What onboarding reveals about your Chicago managed services provider

What onboarding reveals about your Chicago managed services provider

Illinois is home to the fifth most tech businesses of any state, thanks to the rise of cloud computing, big data and information security. Although there’s no shortage of Chicago managed services providers, you have endless comparisons to make.

Unfortunately, decision-makers often overlook the most telling relationship indicator when evaluating packages and prices: the onboarding experience.

6 telltale signs you need a business process improvement assessment

6 telltale signs you need a business process improvement assessment

Is your organization bleeding time and resources? Do simple processes like locating documents frustrate your team?

The average tenure of companies on the S&P 500 is shrinking fast — meaning your business needs to constantly evaluate operations and sharpen its competitive edge to stay relevant.

Celebrating collaboration, inspiration, and leadership

Celebrating collaboration, inspiration, and leadership

Since MXOtech started back in 2005, we’ve found that surrounding ourselves with passionate and impactful individuals has been the key to our success as well as theirs. Strong partnerships are the driving force behind MXO’s growth. That’s why we hosted an Appreciation Party for the many clients, partners, and staff who have supported us over the years.

6 password policy requirements to help Chicago companies avert attacks

6 password policy requirements to help Chicago companies avert attacks

Your organization can take every precaution to prevent against a cyberattack — firewalls, anti-virus, anti-malware, spam filter, etc. But your biggest liability isn’t lurking in the cyber shadows: they’re sitting in your office. And failing to enforce employee password policy requirements could put your company data at risk.

Here are tips from Will, our Director of Support Services, including best practices to help prevent hacks, the password storage tool he recommends, and more.