ATC Receives Emerging Business Award

Today ATC was recognized with LEAD Magazine‘s Emerging Business Award. LEAD Magazine is a business-to-business publication for C-Level executives in Cincinnati and the surrounding regions. “The Emerging Business Award honors businesses that are in the midst of experiencing growth or have been steadily growing throughout the years. Companies were selected based on their leadership, expertise…


Ransomware Keeps its Hold on Your Data

Verizon’s annual data breach 2018 report shows hacking attacks that take your files away have gotten worse. In fact, they’ve doubled and got more sophisticated. Here’s four quick-hitter takeaways from the C-Net article shown below: Ransomware is a lucrative and GROWING business. Hackers are targeting consumers less, and focused more on businesses. Healthcare is the hardest…


Style Match…

(Photo: David Goodwin, ATC managing partner and co-founder; Brian Young, BD Capital co-founder, president and CEO; Dave Hollenbaugh, BD Capital co-founder and COO; and Clayton Connor, ATC senior consultant.)   … Works Well for Acquisition Firm Each time BD Capital Partners adds a new, independent insurance agency to its acquisition mix, Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) transitions…


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Cloud-First SD-WAN

Check out this two minute overview from ATC provider Bigleaf. Bigleaf has a unique cloud-first approach to SD-WAN intelligence. This from ATC’s senior consultant and SD-WAN guru, Nick Enger, via LinkedIn: “Confused on SD-WAN & Cloud? Take a peak at this high-level video put together by the folks at Bigleaf Networks. Not all SD-WAN providers are equal.…


TRAILBLAZIN’ the Tip of the Telecom Spear

Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) saw record revenues in 2017 for the fifth consecutive year. So what’s the secret sauce? Maybe it’s ATC’s carrier-neutral, solution-agnostic approach and its commitment to offering the highest levels of service and support in an industry – telecommunications – commonly ranked the lowest in customer satisfaction. Or maybe it began with the…


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Enger Set to Appear on The Circuit’s SD-WAN Panel

The Do’s and Don’ts of SD-WAN ATC’s senior consultant, Nick Enger, is slated to appear as part of an expert SD-WAN panel. The Circuit, an IT association located in Cincinnati, OH, conducts a monthly education series called “Breakfast Bytes” where the hottest topics in the IT industry are covered. Later this month on April 26th,…


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Hubbell Lands on Cloud Telephony with Masergy Global UCaaS

ATC’s DeMartino Spearheads Consultation and Review of UCaaS Services Faced with aging, disparate telephony platforms across 80+ locations, Hubbell Incorporated’s telecommunications manager, Jeff Mazzabufi, knew a new single platform was going to be needed sooner rather than later. “We had a mixed bag of different release models, different call centers, and different brands of phone…


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Why Security as a Service is the Next Big Thing

SECaaS Is Where It’s At (Below is a recent post from IBM’s “Security Intelligence” web site found here.) In our personal lives, we consume a huge number of services on demand, from music and television to travel and food. As consumers, we expect to be able to access services monthly, paying only for what we…


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ATCinco de Mayo Returns Friday, May 4, 2018

For the third consecutive year, ATCinco de Mayo returns. This year, however, it will be celebrated on Friday, May 4th. ATCinco de Mayo originated two years ago as an open house for the new office space in Cincinnati, OH. Despite sketchy weather, the celebration went over so well in 2016 that we decided to bring…


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Windstream Fixed Wireless Coming to Cincinnati

Although Windstream announced fixed wireless’ entry into 40 new markets in 2016, including Cincinnati, it appears to finally be coming to fruition in 2018 for the Queen City. ATC anticipates a rollout in the 2nd or 3rd quarter this year. Windstream’s Fixed Wireless technology provides carrier-grade Ethernet connectivity and network diversity delivered by digital microwave…


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ATC Posts Fifth Consecutive Record Year in 2017

Complex, Multi-Location Projects Drive Growth with New Mid-Market and Enterprise Businesses Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) experienced record revenues in 2017 for the fifth consecutive year. Both regional offices—Cincinnati, OH and Hartford, CT —exceeded previously held revenue highs. Over the last five fiscal years, ATC has onboarded large national, multi-location clients and added additional value to…


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Hosted VoIP: What IT Decision Makers Really Think

… And What They Expect Tomorrow In collaboration with Spiceworks, CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently published a survey, Hoisted VoIP: What IT-Decision Makers Really Think. Here’s the lead: Hosted VoIP solutions can greatly expand and improve the capabilities of a company’s telecommunications systems. This is especially true for companies with legacy phone and data networks…


ATC and CBB Give Back at Matthew 25: Ministries


ATC joined forces with Cincinnati Bell on Thursday, December 22, for an afternoon of volunteerism at Matthew 25: Ministries. It was the 7th year ATC has volunteered around the holidays at Matthew 25: Ministries. Our assignment this year: sort out pill bottles. Check out scenes from our visit below.



2018 Technology Wish List

SEASON’S GREETINGS FROM ATC What’s on your 2018 technology checklist? Here’s some technology cheer and educational content wrapped around 9 key next-gen IT technologies: 1. SD-WAN: 5 Criteria for Evaluating SD-WAN 2. Cyber Security: Time to Recharge Your Cyber Security 3. Unified Communications: 10 Reasons Companies are Moving to Cloud Communications 4. More Bandwidth: What’s Driving…


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5 Security Trends to Watch in 2018

2017 was a year dominated by news of data breaches and new cyber security threats, from major hacks affecting companies like Equifax and Verizon to ransomware attacks such as the global WannaCry incident. It stands to reason then that we will see more of the same in 2018, with corporations, governments, public bodies and even…


Volunteer with ATC at Matthew 25: Ministries

Every year ATC gives back to the community though service and giving to over 25 different local and national non-profits and charities. On Thursday, December 21st, ATC will be volunteering at Matthew 25: Ministries in Cincinnati, OH, from 1 to 4 p.m. Please join us to celebrate the holiday season with service. This is the 7th…


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4 Pointers to Optimize Your Wireless Spend

Cellular optimization should be easy, but nothing could be further from the truth, not to mention it’s an ongoing, month-to-month initiative. All the providers – Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, etc. – have a myriad of plans, promotions, discounts, devices, upgrades, and economies of scale that affect wireless spend. This, of course, is compounded by the fact…


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What is Network as a Service (NaaS)?

Check out this quick-hitter video from ATC provider, CBTS, regarding Network as a Service (NaaS), an all-in-one network solution for your entire connectivity infrastructure. CBTS Sales Engineer, Kirk Rooney, talks about how integrating NaaS is a fully optimized, enterprise-grade solution for modern business.


CenturyLink CTO Talks Multicloud

Now that the merger is complete, let’s hear from CenturyLink CTO, Aamir Hussain, on his vision of a multicloud world where CenturyLink can help move workflows anywhere. A big part of this transformation is applying SDN and NFV to create new services. “I see a network where we’ll have multiple NFV forms. Some will be…


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CenturyLink and Level 3 Close to Form 2nd Largest Network Provider

The CenturyLink and Level3 merger finally went through yesterday, November 1, 2017. Right out of the gate, the combined company is the second-largest enterprise network provider in the country, behind only AT&T. Here are two reasons why “better together” might actually be better from our friends at The Motley Fool: 1 – Combined, Complementary Networks…



U.S. Fiber Lit Buildings Leaderboard

This new benchmark, unveiled by Vertical Systems Group in August, ranks the eleven companies with 10,000+ on-net U.S. commercial buildings with lit fiber connections. Retail and wholesale fiber providers with 10,000 or more on-net fiber lit commercial buildings in the U.S. qualified for the list. Eleven companies attained a position on the 2016 U.S. Fiber…


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Is Your Aging Network Slowing Your Business Down?

This from our friends at CenturyLink via their ThinkGig blog. If you are considering SD-WAN, make sure you have a look at hybrid SD-WAN as a service.   Is your WAN an aging network that’s slipping out of your control and slowing down your business? It’s a serious question. It’s time for the network to…


A Cloud Enabled Tomorrow

Today’s feature-rich, unified communications’ systems support the variety of ways millennials work and collaborate. Check out a snapshot of the presentation – “Advantages of Cloud-Enabled, Millennial-Focused Phone Systems” – given by Mitel and ATC at the 2017 comSpark Innovation Tech Summit held in Cincinnati last week. For the full presentation, please fill out the form to…


ATC Wins 360º Award for 4th Time in 4 Years

ATC’s Work with The Herb Chambers Companies Wins 2017 Channel Partners 360⁰ Award Austin, TX – September 27, 2017 – For the 4th time in four years, and twice now in 2017, ATC has been recognized for telecom excellence. ATC and specifically Darren DeMartino’s work with The Herb Chambers Companies was selected last night (Sept.…


ATC Sponsors Corporate Tech & Innovation Award

ATC is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Corporate Tech & Innovation Award (Sept. 27, 2017). Everybody’s talking about in the Cincinnati IT community. Here’s a couple of teaser sound bites from award winners Neil Tilow (CEO at Talbert House) and Tim Ferguson (CIO at Northern Kentucky University) regarding their organization’s nominated IT project.…


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How WAN Design Is Changing

  This is a great technical article (but still a short read) from Information Week with easy-to-understand diagrams. The article touches on the evolution of the WAN and three current design approaches. *** A little history Old TDM networks used to be “random” meshes of T1s, etc. Part of what drove the design was mileage-centric…


5 Things to Know About Hybrid IT

5 Things to Know About Hybrid IT

Hybrid IT encompasses various IT environments, each with its own advantages and disadvantages, technical requirements and management issues. There’s a lot that goes into developing a strategy that brings them all together. With all that CIOs are already charged with doing, who has time for what will likely be an immense effort? In this eBook,…


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Enger Proud of Second Annual Hoody Memorial

FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF MSG COREY HOOD Spearheaded by ATC’s Senior Consultant, Nick Enger, the Hoody Memorial Fund – established through the Community Foundation of West Chester Liberty Alliance – was launched in 2016 in memory of Master Sergeant Corey Hood. The Hoody Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a Cincinnati Lakota…


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Advantages of Cloud-Enabled, Millennial-Focused Phone Systems

  Join ATC and Mitel for this presentation at the comSpark Innovation & Technology Summit Tuesday, September 26, at 10 a.m. Let us know in advance (below) that you are attending and double your chances to win wireless Beats (given away at the end of the presentation): “Advantages of Cloud-Enabled, Millennial-Focused Phone Systems” When: Tuesday, September 26 at…


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5 Considerations for Evaluating Managed SD-WAN Providers (Take II)

Here’s Silver Peaks take on evaluating managed SD-WAN. Yesterday, we posted Masergy’s. Both are insightful and threaded with similar themes. Below takes a little deeper “technical” dive. As published in Network World here.   SD-WAN is gaining tremendous traction among enterprises owing to the benefits it offers — cost savings from efficient use of low-cost Internet…


5 Criteria for Evaluating Managed SD-WAN Solutions


(Below is from ATC partner, Masergy. Take advantage of ATC’s leading SD-WAN practice to help you find the right SD-WAN solution partner to fit your specific needs.)   SD-WAN has made networking sexy again. There are lots of choices that can help meet your business needs and enhance your company’s network. The key drivers behind…


Goodwin Featured in Cincinnati’s Leading Private Company List

ATC co-founder and managing partner, David Goodwin, was recently featured in Cincinnati’s Venue Magazine in an article spotlighting leading privately held firms. Goodwin founded ATC in 1999 with co-founder and managing partner, Darren DeMartino. DeMartino is based out of Hartford, CT, while Goodwin leads the Cincinnati office.   The feature article presented by U.S. Bank spotlights…


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Top 10 Communication Trends in Hotel Technology

These 10 hotel technology trends, brought to you by ATC provider Mitel, will change everything about how hotels communicate. The “guests” of tomorrow will be more connected than ever before.   ***   Once long ago, hotels, motels and other hospitality businesses occupied a fairly simple space in people’s lives—they were a place for guests…


Loyalty Marketers Should Move Contact Centers to Cloud

Loyalty360 recently published an interview with Kevin McMahon, director of global marketing at West Unified Communications, regarding the advantages of the cloud for heightened, omni-channel customer experiences. ATC is a provider of West unified communications services, including work documented here with St. Elizabeth Physicians. Here is what McMahon had to say:   Can you talk…


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Unified Communications Poised to be Difference Maker In Healthcare

No Jitter recently published an article about the Internet of Things (IoT) and healthcare while connecting the dots between the two and unified communications. The article titled, “IoT and Healthcare: The Unified Comms Difference,” is an enlightening piece on IoT and its role in healthcare, and how organizations will improve care and manage patient engagement…



Threat Prevention is No Longer Enough to Protect Your Business

Nearly every month we hear about the latest cyber attack. Here’s what you need to know about today’s (June 28, 2017) global ransomware attack. Below is a blog post published by Masergy VP of Security, David Venable. ATC’s Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Darren DeMartino, sits on the Masergy Board of Advisors. *** The world of cyber…


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Check Out Cincinnati’s Cool Tech CIO and CTOs

As an inaugural winner two years ago, ATC always keeps a close eye on the Cincy Magazine Cool Tech Awards. This year ATC jumped on board to further support the local, Cincinnati IT-tech community by presenting a new category: Coolest Chief Information Officer (CIO) or Chief Technology Officer (CTO). This award honors the executives whose efforts are…