Increase Revenue Growth with Cloud Technology

For small business owners building and supporting a baseline IT infrastructure that provides reliable 24/7 services to you and your customers can be expensive. Poorly supported infrastructure also can be a budget breaker. Large capital expenditures, high fixed-labor costs, and ...

An Important Notice to Clients About Meltdown & Spectre

You may have heard recently about two major flaws in computer chips that could leave a huge number of computers and smartphones vulnerable to security concerns. These flaws are known as Meltdown and Spectre. Please read the following information regarding ...

Improve Your In-House IT Team with the Addition of Outside Managed Services

Small-to-medium-sized businesses normally don’t have the resources to fully support all IT needs. Even if your business has IT employees on payroll, they’re often so busy with daily tasks that their talent is misdirected. Business owners should know that the ...

Managed IT Services Allow Business Owners to Focus on Profitability Not Problems

At Chicago managed It services provider BKS Systems, we understand that most small and medium-sized business owners did not go into business because they love the everyday routine of making sure their computer systems are efficiently operating. Lucky for you, ...

Don't Let Human Error Expose Your Business's Valuable Data

It's a pretty eye-opening statistic: a full 95% of all data security problems are caused by human error. According to data security expert Ashley Schwartau of The Security Awareness Company, the two biggest mistakes companies make when it comes to ...

Does Your Company Have a Password Policy?

No matter how many times IT professionals try to hammer home points about smart password usage, most users still are not getting it. A recent report by password manager company LastPass revealed that about 40 percent of companies manually manage ...

Relax Knowing Your IT Disaster Recovery Plan is in Place

As a small business owner you know that taking vacation or time away is a pretty rare occurrence. Do you really ever get time off? Probably not. So, imagine if while you're sitting on the beach far from your business, your ...

Does Your Business Need a Full-Time IT Manager?

For every small to medium-size business owner, hiring new employees is always one of the most difficult decisions to make. This choice is made especially more difficult when the potential employee isn't in a revenue generating role — such as business development ...

Does My Business Need an IT Consultant?

When most of us start our own business, our long-term goal is to build a company that is successful enough to be profitable in the first year and continue growth well into the future. Like BKS founder Chad Holstead, many of ...

How to Manage Office IT for Better Productivity, Work/Life Balance

The latest in technology has been both a blessing and a curse when it comes to worker productivity. It's a blessing for keeping in touch when you're away from the office, and it can be a curse when it comes to managing ...