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Top 5 Managed IT Service Providers in Milwaukee

Expert Review of the Top 5 Managed IT Providers in Milwaukee

Ensuring that your IT systems are keeping up with your growing business requires a concentrated effort.  You need a range of expertise and the kind of time you probably can’t spare from your primary business role.  And it probably doesn’t make sense to develop an in-house IT staff given the cost to hire, train and manage experienced technical employees.

So if you’re like many small and medium-sized businesses, you’re probably considering and researching your options for a local managed IT service provider to fill this need.  

While Core Vision provides custom IT solutions and technical expertise to clients throughout the Milwaukee metro, we’re often asked about our competition and how they stack up.  And since we want you to find the right partner, we want to provide a list of some of the other top providers in our area.  We believe it’s important for you to choose the right partner that best fits your needs, even if that means it’s another provider instead of us.

To help inform your decision-making process, we’ve assembled a list of the best IT providers in the Milwaukee area based on our expert recommendations. 

In keeping with our core values of putting clients first, our sincere desire is to assist you in finding the right partner for your business.  At the end of the list you’ll also find the questions you should ask potential IT providers in order to select the best fit for your company.

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Top 5 Service Providers for the Milwaukee Area

  • Ontech Systems
  • Technology Resource Advisors
  • River Run Computers
  • ManagePoint
  • Alexssa

We chose these managed IT service providers for businesses in Milwaukee based on factors such as experience, local ownership, industry specializations, appropriate business services and partnerships. 

Ontech Systems

Located in Menomonee Falls, Ontech Systems was founded in 2004 and provides IT support and consulting to all of the Greater Milwaukee area. The provider’s primary services include network-related projects and security, managed IT, hourly support from local technicians, cloud services, and hardware and licensing management. They cater to both small businesses and large enterprises.

Technology Resource Advisors

Founded in 2006, Technology Resource Advisors serves a range of industries including both commercial and non-profit enterprises. The provider’s focus is on IT infrastructure (on-premise and cloud), cybersecurity, managed IT services and K-12 computing. They have several vendor and association partners, including Acer and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.

River Run

Since 1993, River Run has been providing IT services throughout southeastern Wisconsin. These services include discovery, IT monitoring and maintenance, network security, backup, cloud and more. The team comprises of technical service managers, senior systems engineers, administrators, specialists and an IT support desk, and is positioned to serve as a business’s designated IT expert or support an existing internal IT team. 


Founded in 2002, ManagePoint serves companies throughout Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties, Southeastern Wisconsin and Northeastern Illinois. They feature an experienced team of IT consultants and engineers, and provide around-the-clock technical support and a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.


Founded in 1997, Alexssa provides on-site and remote IT support for businesses. A Member of the West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce, this provider offers a range of services from telephony, business continuity and backup, outsourced CIO services, cloud file sharing, help desk support, hosting, Office 365, managed print, website work, and IT security.

Finding the Right Managed IT Provider

Now that you know some of your options, you are in a position to evaluate them and eventually make an informed decision. As you dive deeper into each provider’s strengths, specialties, capabilities and values, it will be important to stay focused on some of the following critical questions:

  • Does the provider have the knowledge, strategy and products to protect your users, systems and data from the growing security threats focused on derailing your business?
  • Is the provider focused on implementing proactive monitoring and management to maintain your systems? Will they prevent problems from causing critical failures, email outages, lost data, server issues and major network malfunctions?
  • Does the provider have the means and staff to monitor your network around the clock and deliver dedicated IT support?
  • What level of strategic guidance and advice does the provider offer in terms of how technology can help support your individualized business goals?
  • Does the provider have flexible pricing options for your IT support that meets your budget needs?

While we recognize that there is a breadth of quality managed IT service providers in the Milwaukee area, we also invite you to consider whether Core Vision’s customized, purpose-driven IT solutions might be the right fit.

Our passion is leveraging our business and technology experience to provide you with the practical guidance needed to maximize your technology investment.  So whether you’re located in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Kenosha, Madison, or anywhere in between, we’d welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs and see if we can help.

Regardless of what you decide, we’re happy to be a voice of expertise and information along the way, and we hope you’ve found this review to be useful in finding the perfect match for your business’ IT needs.
As you get closer to the decision-making stage, arm yourself with even more valuable information by taking advantage of our resource, How to Choose a Managed IT Provider: A Checklist for Businesses.