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    ADVOTEK

    Optimizing Today's Technology

    Deploying flexible solutions and services to meet our client's business goals.

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  • clients We Serve

    From Start-ups to established businesses
    school districts | Government agencies | Non-profit

    Advotek- CPS and School District clients

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    Advotek - Government and non-profit clients
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  • Taking Care of Schools

    We are proud to have been a Technology Support Prime Contactor for 300+ Chicago Public Schools

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Our Story

Advotek Inc. has been the business information technology source, support, and service choice of both small and medium businesses in Chicago since 1978. Our reputation for integrity, agility, and expertise has awarded Advotek contracts with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) for more than 20 years.

Our sales philosophy is simple - Provide our Small Business clients with the technology that is aligned to run and grow their business today, and evolve with the ever-changing technology of tomorrow.

IT Technology Provider

IT Technology Provider

Advotek provides total technology consulting, sales, support and installation to small businesses and school districts. We manage their entire technology infrastructure, while clients focus on their business plans.

Certifications

Certified Technicians

Our technicians are A+ Certified. They bring over 37 years of relationships and experience with manufacturer's products. Clients benefit from our accurate "break/fix" repairs.

WBE Certified

WBE Certified

Diana Conley, owner of Advotek Incorporated, offers clients the benefit of compliance through our WBE accreditation and from the years of experienced sales, support and technical staff.

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Why Choose Advotek

Advotek has been in business since 1978. Advotek is a multi-million dollar technology consulting company that sells and services technology infrastructure solutions for businesses, government, non-for-profit agencies, and schools in the Chicagoland area.
Our expertise is in making recommendations for today's office networks, and supporting that process. We help our clients align their technology to meet and exceed their business goals.

Clients Choice

40 Years of relationships

Advotek is a small company, with close to 40 years of relationship resources. We have a respectful relationship with our industry-leading technology manufacturers and repeat clients. That bond has given growth to Advotek's reputation as a "Personal IT Solution Consultant" for our clients over the years.

Prompt Answers

Our loyal staff has grown with Advotek over the years. They personally respond to contact-calls, resourcing answers quickly.

Manufacturers Support

Our years of loyalty with our manufacturers, benefits our clients when we need urgent and accurate support.

WBE Certified

Womens' Business Enterprise for Cook County, WBENC, BEP, WOSB.

Trained and Certified Technicians

All technicians are A+ certified and manufacturer warranty repair authorized.

Flexibility

Both technology and business goals are ever changing. Working within budget and IT best practices, our staff builds solutions for ready for tomorrow.

Advotek Services and Expertise

TECHNICAL SOURCING

Staging

Deployment & imaging of IT services

Network configuration, installation

Computer system rollout

Build / deploy client requested image

Project Management Implementation

Computer system upgrades

Break/Fix services

Authorized warranty service repair center - HP, IBM Lenovo, Apple, Brother, Lexmark, and some warranty for Dell

SMALL BUSNIESS VALUE

Consult, design and build a high-performance network

Relocating computer equipment to another facility

Technology equipment warehosing

Asset Management

Custom hardware configuration

Provision image deployment

Printer repair / maintenance

Desktop, laptop repair & maintenance

Custom hardware configuration

MANAGED IT SERVICES

Deskside Support, and Project Management allow companies to focus their business, while Advotek secures their technology.

System location, system status, serial numbers

List of software on systems accurately documented

Proactively and securely update, backup, and manage all of our clients' computers and servers

Education - Prime Contracts

  • CPS Dirksen Building

    Laptops

    Prime contract with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) for 5 years to sell, custom configure, install and warranty repair HP, Acer and IBM laptops.

  • Chicago Elementary School

    Field Support Services Vendor

    Prime contract for technology support in approximately 200 schools, including break/fix for the past 9 years.

  • Apple Laptop

    Brooks School - Apple Project

    Installing Virtual Box on Apple laptops for certification training in a Windows environment. Insuring students can sign in with their own accounts rather than generic accounts.

  • E-Rate Server

    E-Rate server roll out

    Sold, configured and installed E-Rate servers with installation at multiple locations. Reported all documentation and forms required by USAC.

  • HP and Dell Servers

    Distribution Servers

    Held two 5 year contracts for HP and Dell server sales and installation.

Education - Sub Contracts

  • Disribution Servers

    Distribution server

    Rolled out 600 distribution servers at 600 locations, removed old servers and stored them at our location within 7 weeks. Finished the project two weeks ahead of schedule and under our internal budget. Completed all required documentation on a daily basis using Google Docs.

  • Security Servers

    Security Servers

    Configure and install in rack up to four security servers in CPS schools, worked with other vendors on timing for this project.

  • Dell CPS Servers

    Dell CPS Servers

    Installer of Dell servers in over 500 possible locations. Receive equipment at our location and prep/config per end user before we deliver and install.

  • School technology moves

    School moves

    Coordinated with Project Manager to move computer equipment either to another location or to a designated warehouse. Did asset management on all equipment and reported back in requested format.

  • Ricoh Printers

    Ricoh Printers

    Installed and configured Ricoh Printers at 500 possible locations.

  • Chicago City Colleges

    City Colleges

    Sub contract for support services to their Technology Department at 6 of the City Colleges.

  • Asset Management

    Asset Management

    Inventoried entire school's technology assets to meet 100% compliance.

Small to Medium Business

Small business IT support

Case Study - PEB project

Advotek Optimized Today's Technology ....

A small staffed financial business client required Advotek's technical expertise to install the best of today's IT hardware and software, and be flexible enough to stay current with technologies changes for the future.

Our solution:

  • Configure static IP on network card and on ILO at the high range of network.
  • Promote server to a domain controller and establish the PEB.local domain.
  • Create user accounts for the seven office employees.
  • Install LabTech agent for PEB on server.
  • Create administrative account for Advotek remote access.
  • Upgrade existing machines to Windows 7 Professional.
  • Join existing machines to domain.
  • Create existing share structure from Sue's machine to server.
  • Create appropriate security groups for access rights.
  • Configure the network scanner to scan to a shared folder on the server.
  • LISC

    LISC

    Advotek built and deployed master images with custom recovery partitions for a 1,400 netbook and desktop rollout.  By leveraging public domain and open source software, in addition to applications developed internally, Advotek was able to save the end company from purchasing $100,000 in licenses for cloning software that performed the same functions.  Created a custom database per client request.

  • Lulu Lemon

    Provider for Local Technical support for national contractors

    Lulu Lemon and ASAP have prime service contracts in multiple states. They utilize Advotek’s services for this area.

Contact

Advotek Office Building Location
Address
Advotek, Incorporated
777 Oakmont Lane, Suite 50
Westmont, IL 60559
Phone
phone: 630.964.7762
fax: 630.964.7858

Email Address
contact@advotek.biz
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