An Important Message to the CEOs and Executives:

What If...

Your IT Department Is Overwhelmed, Unable To Keep Up And Facing Projects They Cannot Handle On Their Own, Putting You At Risk For A Significant, Expensive IT Failure?

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If So, I’ve Got The Solution You Should Consider

Does your IT lead frequently come to you for more money, more tools, more staff, more help, but you constantly have to tell them to “make do” until you can find the budget for it?
Are you worried that your IT department may not be adequately prepared and equipped to handle a serious cyber security breach or recover you from a ransomware attack?
Do you have a sneaking suspicion that your IT department is underperforming simply because they’re stretched to their limit, unable to get ahead of the crushing workload and endless number of projects you’d like them to complete?
I know you’re tempted to think, “We don’t need more IT. Our internal IT department has it handled.”Which is exactly why I’m writing you today.
My name is Robert Zehnder and I’m the President of Hodgson Consulting & Solutions an IT services firm based here in the Chicago Area.
The fact is, your IT department might NOT be as prepared and capable as you may think to handle the rising complexity of IT systems for your growing company AND the overwhelming sophistication of cyber threats with the current resources, time and skill sets they have.
If true, your organization IS AT RISK for a significant IT failure.
To be crystal clear, I’m NOT suggesting your IT lead and staff aren’t smart, dedicated, capable, hardworking people. Fact is, NOBODY likes to go to the CEO with “bad news” or to constantly ask for more money or help, particularly if they’ve already been told “there’s no budget.” Further, it takes a small army to run an IT department for a company of your size and growth – and you may be unfairly expecting too much of them, setting them up for failure.

What Is Co-Managed IT?

In short, co-managed IT is a way for growing companies to get the helping hands, specialized expertise and IT management and automation tools they need WITHOUT the cost and difficulty of finding, managing and retaining a large IT staff OR investing in expensive software tools.
This is NOT about taking over your IT leader’s job or replacing your IT department. It’s also NOT a one-off project-based relationship where an IT company would limit their support to an “event” (although we can help you with projects).
It IS a flexible partnership to help you get superior IT support and services at a much lower cost. Here are just a few of the reasons why CEOs of similar-sized companies are moving to a co-managed approach:

Why Us?

There are a number of reasons our company is uniquely positioned to be your co-managed IT partner, starting with the simple fact we’re the ONLY IT firm in Buffalo Grove offering it. Other IT firms provide short-term project-based services, monitoring only or only sell managed services designed to replace you and your IT department. Others will offer simple monitoring, but nothing beyond that. True co-managed IT is NONE of those things.
We are a partner you can TRUST. We’re the team that will stay up into the wee hours of the night fixing a problem. We’re the team you can call when an unexpected problem or crisis arises. And because we already know your environment, we can step in at any time FAST.
We are also the leader in efficient, responsive IT services and support, we own our own US based data-center environment and we thrive in companies with multiple locations and/or a remote workforce. We currently serve multiple businesses in the Chicagoland area and have a solid reputation for service built on over 20 years’ experience. But that’s not all we do. We are also the preeminent experts in cyber security – second to none in our thorough understanding of how to protect networks from data loss, ransomware, and cloud technologies.
I have invested thousands of dollars and over 20 years into developing the most efficient, robust and responsive IT support system so you don’t have to. The co-managed IT support we provide will dramatically improve your effectiveness of your IT team while saving you money.

When All Hell Breaks Loose, You Can’t Blame Them

I’ve sent this letter to you and your internal IT lead to find out who would be the most appropriate person or people to talk to about how we can fill in the gaps in your IT department, giving them the desperately essential support and tools they need WITHOUT adding to your overhead.
From my experience, companies of your specific size and growth are in a precarious situation: You’re big enough to need a professional-grade IT department but can’t afford to add significant overhead in IT tools and staff – particularly IT specialists with skills and tools that are only needed part-time.
Because of this, chances are your IT lead or department is underfunded, underutilized and struggling to keep up, and certainly isn’t as efficient as they could be. And while they’re working extremely hard to deliver the best IT services they possibly can, even the most competent IT person cannot do it all, know it all, or handle the tsunami of tasks, details and projects being asked of them.
That’s where we can help.
We’ve developed a NEW and innovative service designed specifically for companies of your size and with your needs to fill in the gaps in your IT department. We call this service “co-managed IT.”

Is Co-Managed IT Right For You? Let Me Send You Our Free Information Guide And You Decide

If this letter struck a chord and you want to explore how (if?) a co-managed IT relationship would benefit you, I’d like to send you our Free CEO’s Guide To Co-Managed IT. You can download it INSTANTLY at:
This guide features in-depth details about co-managed IT and provides answers to frequently asked questions CEOs have, important information about picking the right IT firm to partner with, as well as case studies and cost-analysis information. It will also reveal the top tell tail signs your I.T. department is being pushed beyond their capabilities and whether or not they are TRULY as efficient as they could be, maximizing your ROI.

Prefer We Work With Your IT Leader?

As mentioned, we’ve sent this to the person we believe is the IT lead in your organization. However, we obviously don’t know how you prefer IT decisions like this to be handled, or who we should discuss this with. If there is interest, please pass this letter on to the person or people who are most appropriate to talk to. We will call and follow up with you direct to see how (if?) you would like to proceed.

Want To Talk To Us Direct?

If you prefer, we can also schedule a quick 10-minute call to answer any questions you have about co-managed IT, or any other IT-related problem or question you might have. You can simply call 847-906-5005 to schedule a quick phone call.
We will call and follow up with you in the next 2 to 3 business days to ensure that you’ve received this letter and determine if you, or someone else in your organization, is the right person to talk to about co-managed IT.
Robert Zehnder, President
Hodgson Consulting & Solutions

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