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.

The Benefits of Integration: Why Your Business Needs an Integrated Approach to IT Security

In an increasingly dangerous cyber world, IT security can no longer be treated as an add-on or afterthought; it needs to factor into everything you do. To protect your business and customer data, you need an integrated approach to IT security. From how you collect data on the back-end to how you distribute and manage [...]

By |2019-08-16T16:29:40-05:00July 25th, 2019|Security Solutions|0 Comments

Transition Your IT Department with a Strategic MSP

The IT industry is fast-moving, and companies must keep up with the latest developments to uphold security, keep clients happy and remain relevant in a competitive business landscape. The majority of this push comes from the IT department, and for small and growing businesses, finding and maintaining a stellar IT team can be a heavy [...]

By |2019-08-05T10:38:01-05:00July 18th, 2019|Managed Services|Comments Off on Transition Your IT Department with a Strategic MSP

5 Ways Managed Security Services Keep Your Business Protected

A managed security service provider specializes in keeping your business safe and secure from cyber threats in the workplace. Data protection is essential in today's work environment, as a data breach can lead to significant costs and damage the reputation of any company. An IT managed security services provider will always keep your information safe [...]

By |2019-07-23T09:33:04-05:00July 4th, 2019|Managed Services|0 Comments

Pizza as a Service

These days, the cloud is everywhere. However, the optimal cloud approach differs depending on a business’s unique needs. While some advocate for an all-in approach to cloud computing, others prefer a more conservative approach, such as moving backup data offsite or replicating servers for DR purposes. Determining the right move for your organization takes time [...]

By |2019-07-09T09:04:22-05:00June 27th, 2019|Cloud Architecture|0 Comments

Transitioning to the Cloud: Transforming Workflow, Efficiency, and Innovation in Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

It's rare these days for an enterprise of any scale not to incorporate cloud technology into its core strategy. Most IT managers understand the potential benefits of service-based cloud provisioning. What remains less clear for many is the impact of the transition on workflow, efficiency, and innovation. The Value Proposition of Cloud-Based IT The value [...]

By |2019-06-18T04:02:56-05:00June 6th, 2019|Cloud Architecture|0 Comments

Ransomware Defense for Small Businesses – Are You Prepared?

Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that locks down your files by encrypting or scrambling the information. This information can be unlocked with a key, and that key is sold to the victim as the ransom payment. However, there is no guarantee that you’ll get the key or unlock your files after paying. [...]

Benefits of Outsourcing IT Security Services for Small Businesses

Outsourcing IT security services is an excellent option for small businesses that have limited or no internal IT resources. In growth mode, it is easy to overlook the importance of an IT security strategy and the resources required for day-to-day IT security management. However, a managed security service provider can help build an integrated IT [...]

By |2019-05-23T20:22:44-05:00May 23rd, 2019|Managed Services|0 Comments

Small Business Cyber Security Best Practices

To ensure that a company’s data is protected against people with malicious intent, hardware or software failure, or even user error, small businesses must plan and implement cybersecurity best practices – both personal and work. These good habits are known as cyber hygiene. Just like washing hands can minimize the risk of infection, cyber hygiene [...]

By |2019-06-05T13:25:39-05:00May 16th, 2019|Managed Services, Security Solutions|Comments Off on Small Business Cyber Security Best Practices