About Peters & Associates

With our expert IT team and technology, Peters & Associates provides full-service IT consulting, managed IT services, and IT security solutions in the Chicago area. Our award-winning work and proven successes help drive businesses forward. We solve challenges and build bridges to a better future with secure, scalable IT solutions aligned with your business needs and goals. A full service Chicago IT consulting firm, Peters & Associates has been successfully serving businesses in the Chicago area for over three decades with award-winning managed IT services and IT solutions for business, education, finance, manufacturing, and health care.

Moving to Microsoft Teams

For many organizations just getting started with Office 365, there is typically some excitement about rolling out Skype for Business in order to enable better collaboration between individuals. Unfortunately, many are disappointed to learn that Skype for Business is not available to them any longer. Back in late 2018, Microsoft tapered access for Skype for [...]

By |2019-05-06T09:44:46-05:00April 18th, 2019|Collaboration|0 Comments

Advantages of a Cloud Managed Wireless Network

Small businesses face many challenges; especially during times of growth. Whether due to a merger, an acquisition, or simple success, this is especially important when a small business expands beyond a single location.  It is often the case that when a second location is necessary, they need it up and running yesterday.  Old networking solutions [...]

By |2019-04-25T12:09:13-05:00April 2nd, 2019|Advisory Services|0 Comments

Office 365 Encryption Button

Most organizations have policies that dictate the type of communications that must be encrypted. Sensitive information is sent across organizations on a daily basis, and Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) can protect emails even when at-rest in a mailbox. But, the process manually encrypting emails can be overly technical and not user friendly. Microsoft has developed some [...]

By |2019-03-29T12:55:00-05:00April 1st, 2019|Monthly Focus|0 Comments

Advanced Threat Protection

Phishing is the biggest cybersecurity threat to all businesses, large and small. In 2017, 91% of successful data breaches began with a spear-phishing attack. Spotting signs of phishing early is the most important way to protect your business. Thus, your organization’s employees can either be your first line of defense or your greatest security weakness. [...]

By |2019-03-29T12:53:31-05:00April 1st, 2019|Monthly Focus|0 Comments

Small Business Wi-Fi Solutions – Ease of Management is Key

Many small businesses in the Chicago metro area face the same challenges with their Wi-Fi. Consumer-grade hardware is commonplace.  Performance is often poor.  And management is usually a pain. These issues get even worse as small businesses grow. But there is hope. Challenge #1 – Consumer-Grade Hardware When it comes to Wi-Fi networking equipment, there [...]

By |2019-04-02T18:44:11-05:00March 12th, 2019|Advisory Services|0 Comments

Cisco Meraki – Small Business Networking Solution

New branch locations, aging hardware, guest mobile device management can stress small IT departments, and by so doing, expose the organization to greater vulnerabilities. A streamlined networking solution helps to safely address that business risk through: Distribution and deployment tools, Performance optimization configurations, Guest wireless access policy management, and dvanced analytics. Cisco Meraki offers a [...]

Understanding Email Retention

Email retention has long been a sore spot for many organizations and has been known to cause heartburn for both IT and legal personnel.  This has been an issue for quite some time, but a recent conversation with an organization I've worked with in Chicago for many years recently brought this up: they are still [...]

By |2019-05-06T09:44:06-05:00January 8th, 2019|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Understanding Email Retention

Peters & Associates Ranked Among Top 501 Global Managed Service Providers by Channel Futures

11th Annual MSP 501 Identifies World’s Most Forward-Thinking MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services. Channel Futures is pleased to honor Peters & Associates - Chicago-based leader in delivering IT and cybersecurity support services to organizations of all sizes and industries .

By |2018-09-19T13:46:49-05:00September 19th, 2018|Press Releases|Comments Off on Peters & Associates Ranked Among Top 501 Global Managed Service Providers by Channel Futures