Migrating Company Data to the Cloud? Seek Expert Assistance.

4 Factors to Consider Before Migrating Company Data to the Cloud (From our friends at Ahead in the Cloud) Ninety-five percent of companies are using the cloud to some degree, according to RightScale’s latest State of the Cloud Report. Seventy-seven percent of respondents are using private cloud solutions, which has driven hybrid cloud use up from…

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What is Your Cloud Strategy?

Billions Go To Cloud Services, But Often Without A Cloud Strategy Are we working in a cloud computing bubble? That is, have business leaders (and perhaps some IT leaders) been lulled into assuming that moving or deploying to cloud is as easy as 1-2-3, without any heavy lifting required… and no cloud strategy? So, have…

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ATC Lands on 2016 Inc. 5000 List

Inc. Magazine Unveils 35th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies NEW YORK, August 17, 2016 – Inc. Magazine today ranked Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) on its 35th annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the…

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Geo-Dispersed Organizations Adopt WAN Optimization

WAN Optimization Accelerates App Delivery Across Hybrid WANs WAN optimization is becoming an attractive option for companies that are growing globally and need to support an increasing number of large branch offices and remote locations. By some estimates, large enterprises have up to 80% of their workforce in regional locations, according to Nemertes Research. All…

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SIP Trunking Goes Mainstream

“SIP trunking is no longer for those who are pioneers in IT or forward thinkers. SIP trunking is now a “have to” technology that requires significant best practices to secure a safe, risk managed implementation and support. SIP trunking has been promoted as a carrier solution for close to 48 months at this juncture, and…

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SD WAN – Optimize and Simplify Mulitple Public and Private Links

Benefits of SD-WAN for Unified Communications Software News from Bizcommunity.com: Many organizations are starting to realize the benefits of unified communications (UC) as an essential tool that allows knowledge workers to collaborate using voice, video, desktop sharing, instant messaging and presence. However, as these organisations begin to recognize the operational efficiencies these tools bring to…

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NFV Adoption: What Is It and Where Is the Technology Going?

What Is NFV? Developed in 2013, Network Function Virtualization (NFV) became an evolutionary method intended to reduce costs and accelerate service deployment for network operators. By decoupling functions such as firewall or encryption from dedicated hardware, operators are able to deploy on virtual servers. This collapses multiple functions onto a single physical server, reducing costs…

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Masergy Bullish on NFV (Video)

It’s About Agility… and Security!

Hear Ray Watson, VP of Global Technology at Masergy, talk about the advantages that enterprises can leverage using Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and how Masergy takes a unique approach to solving customers’ problems. For more information on Masergy NFV, contact ATC’s resident expert, Darren DeMartino.

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Time to Recharge Your Cyber Security Strategy

Keeping your organization’s IT systems safe and secure has never been more difficult. Companies are under increased threats from a variety of cyber threats. And, they’re facing staffing challenges and increasingly complex IT environments. 80% of companies recently surveyed by Forrester Consulting are partnering with Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) to deal with the growing…

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3 Benefits of DR in the Cloud

According to an online survey from Forrester and the Disaster Recovery (DR) Journal, businesses reported 72% of their data and applications were either mission-critical or business-critical. With such a large percentage of data and applications deemed critical to function, implementing and maintaining a “DR in the Cloud” strategy is more important than ever. The Cloud offers…

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Don’t Miss IT NKY: Cyber Security

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is hosting an IT forum on Cyber Security on June 20th. ATC is a proud sponsor of the event. Please join us for topical discussion on Cyber Security with a stout group of panelists. Are you protected? Do you know everything you need to know to ensure your company…

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Ten Reasons You Should Work with a Telecom Sherpa

Solution-Agnostic Telecom Consultants, or Sherpas, Effectively Guide Clients Through Today’s Complex Solution Landscape With more technology choices, a more complex environment, and more providers, choosing the right telecom services has become increasingly difficult. Yet, it’s clear companies gain significant advantages and benefits from leveraging the proper networking services and cloud solutions. By choosing the appropriate telecom…

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WCLCA Spotlights ATC Cincinnati

The West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance (WCLCA) recently spotlighted ATC in their May issue of The Voice. Download the PDF here. With all of the advances in IT and telecommunications, finding the right combination of technology and service to maximize business potential is challenging. That’s where Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) comes in, helping clients find the…

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ATC Cinco de Mayo Slideshow – 2016

Good fun was had by all at the ATCinco de Mayo Open House held last week. Friends, family, clients, partners, providers and friend of friends joined ATC to celebrate Cinco do Mayo and the opening of ATC’s new office located on Union Center Blvd. in West Chester, OH. A special thanks goes to Cincinnati Bell…

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ATC Selected as Finalist for 2016 Cincinnati USA Business Awards

The Cincinnati USA Business Awards honor the outstanding performance, economic contributions and leadership excellence of businesses with 250 employees or less. ATC was nominated and selected as a finalist in the Fast Track Business of the Year category. Other categories include Business of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year and Community Involvement. In 2014, ATC…

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Making the Financial Case for Hosted VoIP

  The ThinkGig blog is always good for commentary on all things telecom. “The Financial Case for Hosted VoIP” article is no different. Read it in its entirety here, but if you want to cut to the chase, here’s the money portion, no pun, with a bit of editing for clarity: Cost: The One Thing…

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DeMartino Talks Masergy Managed Security

ATC Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Darren DeMartino, along with other industry tech leaders, talk about Masergy hybrid networking, managed security and cloud communications solutions. (See Darren at the 13 second and 1 minute marks in the video below. “If you have a client that is looking for a global network, managed security or cloud communications, you…

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ATC Posts Third Consecutive Record Year in 2015

Organic Growth within Existing Accounts Coupled with New Clients Stimulates Ongoing Success Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) experienced record revenues in 2015 for the third consecutive year. Both regional offices—Hartford, CT and Cincinnati, OH—exceeded previously held revenue highs. Over the last three fiscal years (2013-2015), ATC has onboarded large national and multi-location accounts and seen those accounts grow…

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Cincinnati IT Service Firms Provide Backbone to Economy

While small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) may not generate as much revenue as large enterprises nor get as much attention, clearly they are a critical constituent of the national economy. Taken further, they are the driving force in the strength of “local” economies. Greater Cincinnati is no different. Yet SMBs face unique challenges in a technology-driven business world. SMBs need…

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10 Cincinnati IT Service Firms to Watch in 2016 (Revealed)

LEAD Magazine‘s Spring issue has hit the streets featuring 10 Cincinnati IT Service Firms to Watch in 2016. Check out the PDF here. As previously noted, ATC is a proud sponsor of this feature in which LEAD Magazine set out to identify leading “Queen City” technology firms offering outsourced IT services to small- and mid-sized…

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ATC Set for Ribbon Cutting at New Cincinnati Location

ATC will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the new Cincinnati location on Union Center Boulevard in West Chester, OH. The West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance (WCLCA) will be leading the ceremony. Ambassadors from both the WCLCA and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber will be on hand for the event, as…

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ATC Goes Platinum with Cincinnati Bell Business

ATC Achieves Platinum Partner Status The creation of the new Cincinnati Bell Business division launches a new era for Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB). Cincinnati Bell Business will be solely focused on providing voice, data and technology services to businesses with less than 100 employees. Of course, ATC has played in this space in Cincinnati for some time, in…

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Cloud Takes Cake as Top IT Priority

Techaisle’s recently completed survey of Mid-market companies reveals the above Top 10 IT Priorities, IT Challenges and Business Issues that IT and business decision makers are facing in 2016. In its detailed global Midmarket survey, Techaisle investigated 14 different technology areas (and a lot more sub-technologies), 19 different IT challenges and 19 different business issues. Cloud…

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3 Reasons Cloud UC is Set to Explode

Enterprise adoption will lead to staggering growth for the global Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) market. Here are the key reasons we will see cloud UC take off, as laid out by ATC provider, Masergy: Collaboration will gain in popularity and importance – greater application integration leads to productivity gains. IT’s NOT JUST ENTERPRISES: “Perhaps that’s…

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Cincinnati Business Courier Features ATC, QueenCityFiber.Net

(From the Cincinnati Business Courier) Fast-Growing Tech Firm Gets Boost from Cincinnati Bell Partnership ATC Inc., a fast-growing telecom consulting company, is in the midst of another growth spurt with the move into its new Cincinnati office and the launch of a project in partnership with Cincinnati Bell Business. (Read about ATC’s new digs here.)…

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Complexity Breeds Demand and a New 4atc.com

The convergence of telecom and IT has created a new landscape of complex telecom services and outsourced solutions. Navigating it can be difficult. As a result, specialist boutiques such as ATC have become indispensable to organizations of all sizes. What differentiates ATC within the marketplace is its carrier-neutral, solution-agnostic approach. ATC is able is offer…

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ATC Cincinnati Moves Into New Digs

New Office Space Conceived to Generate Collaboration, Create Unifying Experiences ATC Cincinnati moved into new office space this week located at 8734 Union Centre Boulevard in West Chester, OH. ATC took official occupancy of the space Monday, February 1. Driven by a burgeoning consulting practice and growth, ATC Cincinnati has been looking at viable options to…

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Work Begins! New ATC Cincinnati Office Taking Shape (Slideshow)

In a whirlwind of activity that began late last week, ATC Cincinnati’s new office space started getting a major face-lift in preparation for occupancy this week. Can’t wait to see the finished product. More to come.     ATC is led locally in Cincinnati by Managing Partner and Co-Founder, David Goodwin: “We look forward to creating…

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Business Solutions Magazine Features Enger’s “3 Steps”

Value creation within telecom can be elusive in the face of complex technologies and varied choices. Needless to say, it can be frustrating and time consuming. However, significant costs savings are very attainable, productivity gains are certain, and a well-defined business continuity plan can be achieved. ATC’s Senior Telecom Consultant, Nick Enger, shares his “3…

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What’s Driving Enterprise Demand for Bandwidth?

What do video, the public cloud, and applications all have in common? They’re all drivers of enterprise demand for bandwidth. Avant Communications recently published a nice post featuring ATC provider XO Communications. Read the entire post here. Here are some highlights: “Enterprises are increasingly using the public cloud for storage as well as to run and…

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Using the Cloud to Further Your Business

When you are first starting a business, time is one of your most valuable commodities. Back in the day, it could be incredibly time-consuming for a small business to get started, as everything seemed to require advance planning and significant time to set up, including phone systems, email, servers, etc. Today, however, we have the…

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Why the IoT Needs Fiber-Optic Broadband to Succeed

The Consumer Electronics Show® (CES 2016) in Las Vegas never disappoints. For many, it’s better than Disney World at 5-years-old. Just about every technology topic is covered. The Internet of Things (IoT) is no exception. Network World reports on an IoT panel discussion: The Internet of Things could drive network capacity to the point that only…

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The Land’s MIGHTIEST Membership

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s strength is the result of the hearts and minds of its members. As a business owner or leader, you’re likely focused on finding your next customer. Your business needs to grow, you worry about the cost of doing business in the region, and it’s an election year—so what can the…

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Hosted Unified Communications for the Enterprise

Working with ATC, West can provide you with VoiceMaxx CE, a complete suite of UC services designed for companies with Cisco IT environments. Built on Cisco’s Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) architecture and ideal for businesses with over 250 workers, VoiceMaxx CE drives down communications costs and frees IT to focus on strategic initiatives, while enabling people…

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DeMartino Serves on Masergy Advisory Board (video)

For the second year, ATC Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Darren DeMartino, will serve on the Masergy Partner Advisory Board. Masergy is an ATC provider offering hybrid networking, managed security and cloud communication solutions to global enterprises. DeMartino and 11 other council members met this week to receive solution briefings and provide feedback on Masergy’s suite…

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Webinar: Top 10 Reasons to Use Video in Your Sales & Marketing Efforts

Sixty percent of senior executives prefer watching a video to reading text. Video is essential to use throughout all stages of the buyer’s journey. Begin with a great first impression, sustain momentum throughout the buying process, and continue to build the relationship. Join ATC partner, PGi, November 10th for their webinar, “Top 10 Reasons to Use Video in…

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What is Managed Cloud? (Video)

Managed cloud lets you tap the power of the cloud for your strategic business goals without the frustration, cost, and time of managing it yourself. ATC partner, Rackspace, offers managed solutions from ecommerce to hosting, big data to hybrid cloud. Listen to Rackspace President & CEO Taylor Rhodes and CTO John Engates discuss the difference between…

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Goodwin to Speak at Fast Growth Business Academy

Northern Kentucky University’s Haile | US Bank College of Business is hosting a new speaker series to help startups and small businesses grow. ATC’s Co-Founder & Managing Partner, David Goodwin, will be speaking during the first session titled, “Find Your Niche.” Lacy Starling from Legion Logistics will emcee the event. When: Thursday, October 15, 2015,…

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