Ronald P. McCafferty, I.T. Services
Providing expert Mac and PC support in Chicago and suburbs.
West suburban based Apple Consultants Network member specializing in Mac OS and Windows network integration. Your strategic advisor.
Leveraging decades of experience to provide the best value for small – medium businesses and individuals.
Use my services to protect and increase your bottom line, be more productive at what you do and make informed decisions about your technology choices.
Apple Certified. Microsoft Certified. Network Certified. Experienced.
Standard and Industry-Specific I.T. Services delivered the way you prefer.
Your managed network provider often cannot properly handle your industry-specific needs, and the results can be disastrous.
I can help. I know your business. About me
Have a problem? Need an objective opinion before you make a decision? Contact
Not in Chicago? No problem, a majority of consulting and support needs can be handled remotely. Contact
Mac OS, iOS, Windows and Linux operating systems. Installation/deployment, troubleshooting, maintenance and emergency help desk for hardware, software and devices.
Be more productive with a review of your data flow, infrastructure, cloud services, storage and disaster recovery plan. Uncouple from inefficient “managed services” contracts. You’ll sleep better.
Adapt to the changing workplace and keep your data and network secure! Troubleshooting, wiring, wireless, switches, routers, bandwidth, cloud providers, remote connectivity, centralized administration. I’ve been solving Mac – Windows integration problems for decades.
Prevent downtime, instabilities and data loss in server rooms and critical manufacturing areas by identifying and taking proactive measures against damage caused by electrical surges, noise and grounding problems, HVAC problems.
Choose the right technologies to meet your goals on your budget. Avoid marketing hype and being oversold by a vendor.
Increase internet bandwidth, migrate voice service and avoid being misled. I manage projects based on your goals and hold vendors accountable.
Local and cloud based solutions. Storage hardware, backup and disaster recovery plans, cloud services and software. Retrospect certified partner.
Promotional and documentary videos, photography, websites.
Creative desktop apps – Apple, Adobe, Quark, Extensis, Autodesk; pre-press workflows – Kodak Prinergy, Fuji XMF, Esko Automated Engine, Screen, Xitron, EFI Fiery. I also support linux cpanel and other web hosting, Office 365, Google Workspace migrations, self-managed CMS such as WordPress, other CMS – Wix, Webflow, Squarespace, Network Solutions, GoDaddy, etc.
I advocate by properly managing unique issues that creatives face including keeping key systems secure and maintained while ensuring production is streamlined. I’ll optimize your workflow, upgrade, migrate and calibrate – ensuring smoother transitions in your production areas such as design, pre-press, video and photo studios, photographic and wide-format labs and pressrooms.
I help printers, designers and photographers get better color match between workflow, media and devices! Closed loop calibration and better results can be achieved without the need for G7 Certification. I support most current solutions including Kodak, GMG, Oris, EFI Fiery XF, Xitron, others. Most people just need a little more help than their current vendor provides.
Support and troubleshooting for EMR, accounting and business practice management software for legal, medical and veterinary medicine. Move to the “cloud” securely with Apple and Microsoft operating systems, secure your data, work remotely and securely.
WHY CHOOSE ME?
I advocate for you on decisions that directly affect your bottom line. My approach to consulting is similar to that of an internal medicine doctor.
As your strategic advisor, I simplify your communication flow and vendor relationships. I can work with your existing vendors as well as provide independent solutions.
Partnering with me will help you reduce frustration and you will be able to make more informed decisions. I manage from a central point of view, saving you time and frustration. Many I.T. departments use my services and for other companies I am the sole provider of technical support. In each case I have become a trusted strategic advisor and I look forward to being yours as well.
I maintain Apple, Microsoft, industry-specific, and other I.T. technical certifications. I am accustomed to working in creative, high-energy, deadline-oriented environments. I handle “reactive” support requests, but I can add more value to your business when we maintain a relationship. Currently I am the only member of the Apple Consultants Network in Chicago with Microsoft Certification which can be useful in many situations.
I help you become more productive by getting technology out of the way so you can focus on what you do. If you don’t see your specific need listed on this site, Contact me with any questions and I’ll be glad to help.
I’m more experienced! I’ve enjoyed doing this for a long time – longer than most! I’ve worked in creative and manufacturing industries for more than 40 years and have integrated and supported Apple and Microsoft solutions for more than 30 years. My unique, diverse mix of technical hands-on and managerial skills combined with a strong work ethic empowers me to provide best-quality service on an as-needed basis.
FOR INSTANT REMOTE SUPPORT PLEASE CLICK THE BLUE ICON WHEN DIRECTED:
WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT DO I TAKE?
For clients with ongoing work agreements, monthly payment via check or electronic funds transfer is required. For new and occasional clients: I accept credit cards through Square and PayPal and electronic funds transfers through Zelle-Chase Quick Pay.
To make a payment via credit card, use the secure link below: (It is not required to sign up for a Paypal account to use this service)
I offer services on an hourly basis as well as flexible ongoing agreements and I am very competitive on the local market for a consultant of my experience. A consultant’s hourly rate is not a complete cost – if you don’t have the right person for the job, a lower hourly rate can be more expensive overall! Please contact me for more information.
DO I WORK ON OLDER COMPUTERS?
Yes, many of my clients have older Macs, PC’s and servers. I can keep your critical legacy hardware and software alive and secure. I repair lots of other older electronic hardware as well.
DO I “DO” HOME VISITS?
Yes, I work for many homeowners and individuals with home business offices and I will come to your home to help. Home networks are increasingly more complex and should be reviewed for security and performance improvements. Contact me for details.