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What Should I look for in a Managed IT Provider?

Making the decision to outsource any aspect of your Chicagoland company can be a challenging one. You might not want to give control to an outside partner, or you might not be sure how to go about finding one. If you’re looking for a managed IT services provider, we’ve got some tips to help you …

Why do You Need to Update Your Technology?

Technology is a big investment. Whether you’re a small- or medium-sized business in Elmhurst or a larger company in Hinsdale, paying for the desktops, laptops, tablets, and or smartphones your employees need doesn’t come cheap. The pro and con of technology is that it’s always changing. There are always newer models coming out, but you …

White Hat SEO vs. Black Hat SEO

Search engine optimization, or SEO, is the strategy of optimizing the onsite and offsite components of a website in order to help it ranker higher in search engine searches, such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Seems simple enough, and on the surface, it is. However, there are many factors that actually go into SEO that …

Does Your Business Need a Website?

Yes, is the short answer. So much happens online these days that any company without a website will simply get lost in the shuffle. Having a website is especially important if you’re a newer company in the Chicagoland area or a small- or medium-sized business that needs to make an impression, earn more leads, and/or …

What is Search Engine Optimization?

When discussing digital marketing strategies and website improvements, search engine optimization, or SEO, frequently comes up in conversation. SEO, in its simplest terms, is updating and optimizing the content and other aspects of your website to improve your rankings in a Google (or other search engine) search. For example, if you do a Google search …

What are Managed IT Services?

Technology is a huge part of your Chicagoland-area business. Not only do you need desktop or laptop computers, but you might provide your employees with cell phones and/or tablets as well. All of this technology must be carefully managed to ensure that everything works properly at top speed. This can be a lot of responsibility …

Google Analytics Data Retention and GDPR: What You Need to Know

Get ready for a big Google update. On May 25, changes with how Google Analytics handles and retains your data is coming will be made in order to comply with the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR). You will need to update your Google Analytics data retention settings. What is the General Data …

We’re Changing Some Things…

A couple of months ago as we started expanding our company, we noticed an issue arise pretty quickly with how we were going to scale out EQ Technology Group.  Because we offer so many services in the technology industry, we had the needs for divisions or different structure throughout the company. We decided that the …

Why Should You Hire a Managed IT Services Provider?

Chicagoland businesses who are considering outsourcing their tech support may have heard about managed IT services. Why should you hire a managed IT services provider, and how can it benefit your company? Understanding Managed IT Services Simply put, a managed IT services provider manages all of your information technology needs and your IT infratructure. They …