Making Sense of Hybrid IT

(Originally published by Channel Partners and bylined by ATC partner, Internap.) Most IT departments are aiming to optimize performance, cost-efficiency and security for a growing range of applications and workloads. As a result, interest in hybrid environments is growing quickly. Recognizing this opportunity, service providers are rushing to define what “hybrid” means and basing offerings on their own…

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Partnering to Build a Hi-Tech Telecommunications Network

And Wash Cars of Course The mission: Create a new telecommunications infrastructure while facilitating a wholesale move to the cloud for a retail outlet with 17 locations in three states. And it had to be timed to simultaneously bring the company’s voice and data services online on a specific day as part of reorganization of…

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ATC Featured in October Issue of Cincy Magazine

Get a Sneak Peak at the Forthcoming Issue Featuring “Cool Tech” Cincy Magazine’s October issue will feature the inaugural Cool Tech Award recipients, showcasing the success of technology in business in the region. According to Cincy Magazine, “the Cool Tech Awards program celebrates companies doing cool things with technology and, in doing so, honors local…

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ATC Selected as Cool Tech Award Recipient

ATC was recently selected by Cincy Magazine as a winner in the first annual Cool Tech Awards. The Cool Tech Awards program celebrates companies doing cool things with technology and in doing so, honors companies for their innovation and best practices. So what exactly is ATC doing with technology that is cool? “The recent IT/telecom convergence,…

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Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark on Technology – September 3, 2015

Advanced Business Technologies Roundtable All organizations face technology challenges when looking to move forward with new systems and processes.  “Make Your Mark” is designed to help you more effectively navigate complex IT decisions wrapped around cyber security, telecom and disruptive technologies.  We will explain the best ways to move forward in these areas while facing…

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8 Signs You Should Invest in the Cloud

The word “cloud” may have bounced in and out of conversations at your office, but you’re still not 100% sure it’s for you. You’re waiting for some sort of sign that it’s worth your time. Luckily, ATC partner, Rapidscale, has eight. If any of these sound like your business, it might be time to invest in the cloud.…

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Goodwin Receives Entrepreneur Vision Award

Last Thursday, on August 6, LEAD and Venue Magazines presented 16 honorees, including ATC’s David Goodwin, with the John F. Barrett Entrepreneur Vision Award at The Center in Cincinnati, OH. Each honoree nominated exemplified vision, strength of character and determination in their journey as an Entrepreneur and a business-owner. John F. Barrett, president and CEO…

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NFV Offers 3 Compelling Business Benefits

From ATC partner, Masergy: Network function virtualization (NFV) is poised to transform the world of networking. The technology is part of a larger shift from legacy hardware-based networks to those based on software, which will give network architects and administrators a new way to design, deploy and manage network capabilities. “This kind of change happens once…

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Cincinnati Bell Instant Messaging & Presence (IM&P)

Most Unified Communications (UC) platforms offer robust IM&P functionalities that provide real-time communications to increase worker productivity and facilitate mobility. Here’s a snapshot of the IM&P capabilities offered by ATC partner, Cincinnati Bell Business. Download the PDF here. Or, checkout the tutorial here. (If you’re on the the CBTS hosted VoIP Emerge platform and are…

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Goodwin Selected as Top Cincinnati Exec, Finalist for C-Suite Award

The Cincinnati Business Courier announced its finalists for the 2015 C-Suite Award. ATC’s co-founder and managing partner, David Goodwin, was selected as one of 17 “CEO” finalists. A total of 37 finalists were named in five categories, which include chief executive officer, chief financial officer, chief operating officer, chief marketing officer and chief legal officer. “The…

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A PARTNERSHIP GIVING WOMEN A HAND UP

As published in the Summer 2015 issue of Venue Magazine Written by Rick Bird. Photography by Daniel Smyth (Download the PDF here. Sign up to attend the Summer Release Party at The Cincinnati Club here.) It started as an every day business transaction. David Goodwin, managing partner and co-founder of Advanced Technology Consulting, Inc., worked with Dress for Success Cincinnati…

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Henry Hotel Doubles Bandwidth, Lowers Monthly Cost 25%

The Henry Hotel, located in Dearborn, MI, knew it was maxing out its current 50MB circuit and needed more bandwidth. Naturally, they went to their current provider and looked at options to upgrade. The provider came back with a proposal to “significantly” increase their bandwidth, which also constituted an increase in The Henry’s monthly telecom…

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Goodwin to be Honored with Entrepreneur Vision Award

The Entrepreneur’s Organization of Greater Cincinnati and the editorial team at Venue Media, the publisher of Venue Magazine, Greater Cincinnati’s Lifestyle publication and LEAD Magazine, the Publication for Business Executives, recently selected ATC Co-Founder and Managing Partner, David Goodwin, as a recipient of The John F. Barrett Entrepreneur Vision Award Class of 2015! The Vision Award…

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Business Value Awards 2015 Showcase

Check out the 2015 Channel Partners 360° Business Value Awards digital “showcase” issue here. This is the third year for the CP360° awards, and the second consecutive year ATC has won. Read more here. Earlier this year, Channel Partners announced that ATC had been selected as a winner of the Channel Partners 360⁰ Business Value Awards…

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Enger Selected Finalist for Next Generation Leadership Award

ATC’s Nick Enger was recently selected as a finalist for LEGACY’s Next Generation Leadership Award (NGLA) in the Technology/Science/Manufacturing category. The NGLAs are designed to salute the region’s young professionals under the age of 40 for significant accomplishments in their chosen professional field, demonstrated leadership, as well as their contribution to the community. The LEGACY Leadership…

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ATC Nominated for 2015 Business Champions Award – Second Year in a Row

The Business Champions Awards, produced through a partnership of the MetroHartford Alliance and Hartford Business Journal, celebrate privately held companies from throughout the Hartford Region. For the second consecutive year, ATC received a nomination for practice innovation and revenue growth. The Awards honor those that have demonstrated best practices and significant achievements in one or…

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5 Benefits of Desktop Virtualization

It’s obvious that we are in the center of a universal technology shift. With that being said, cloud computing, fueled by the move to 100% virtualized environments, represents an enormous platform change that is altering the current situation of IT. Desktop virtualization, or VDI, is a buzz word that has been floating around the IT…

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Goodwin Speaks About the Benefits of the BBB Torch Award (video)

“It’s About the Core” Listen to ATC Co-Founder and Managing Partner, David Goodwin, talk about the Torch Award and the significance it played when ATC was honored with the award in 2009. The Torch Award recognizes those businesses that have made a commitment to and exemplify ethics and integrity in the marketplace. The Torch Awards…

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ATC Sponsors Venue & LEAD Magazine’s 2015 C-Suite Awards

The C-Suite Awards, presented by Venue and LEAD Magazine, held its annual luncheon last week to honor the region’s leading C-Level Executives. For the second year in a row, ATC was a proud sponsor of this award. The C-Suite Awards luncheon was held on May 12 at The Westin in downtown Cincinnati. Sandy Berlin Walker, President…

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ATC Supports Military Financial Readiness

Financial Readiness = Mission Readiness ATC recently launched a campaign to support the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Military Line. This BBB program has provided free resources since 2004 to our military communities in the areas of financial literacy and consumer protection. The five main components of the program are: Education – Local BBBs on and…

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Looking to Give the Cloud a Try, But Uncertain How to Begin?

The NaviSite® Cloud Launcher is for you. NaviSite is one of ATC’s top providers of cloud services. In 2015, VMware named NaviSite its Cloud Service Provider Partner of the Year. What’s holding you back? Take advantage of The NaviSite® Cloud Launcher—a no-hassle way for you to start taking full advantage of NaviSite’s industry-leading cloud capabilities. There’s…

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ATC Cincinnati: Outta the Basement, Into the Cloud

Set to Expand and Relocate into New Greater Cincinnati Office Two Years of Record Revenue, Influx of New Clients = Space Demand Mason, OH, April 14, 2015—David Goodwin’s never had far to get to work. The managing partner and co-founder of ATC Inc., a fast-growing telecom consultancy offering professional expertise in cloud technologies, voice and data…

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Telecom Choices

Why Go IT Alone? Sourcing Telecom and IT Services

You can choose to solicit proposals from several sales reps with varied providers. You will end up with a number of proposals to scrutinize and compare. Unfortunately, even with these in hand, it will be difficult to compare each offer apples to apples. Many companies brand their services and bundle them with confusing hierarchies and various…

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Unified Communications System

Just What the Doctor Ordered As published in the Winter 2015 issue of LEAD Magazine It sounds like an advanced level MBA exam prompt. You need to merge more than 82 locations, more than 1200 professionals and multiple telephone systems. You need to securely route all communications, and create an efficient, cost-effective system with advanced…

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ATC’s 2014 Growth Spawned by Expanding Consultancy, Multi-Location Accounts

New Clients, Community Outreach and Accolades Highlight 15th Year in Business Cincinnati, OH, March 13, 2015—Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) experienced record revenues in 2014 for the second consecutive year. Both regional offices—Cincinnati, OH, and Hartford, CT—exceeded previously held revenue highs. ATC’s continued growth was spawned by a burgeoning consultancy and the on-boarding of large, multi-location…

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Telecom Project Snapshots

LAZ Parking LAZ has 1,850 locations and over 7,000 employees. Comprehensive Telecom Audit, New and Renegotiated Services The Result: 35+ percent annual savings on wireless; 40+ percent cut on MPLS; consolidation of 1,500+ POTS lines onto one bill. “We needed someone with telecom-specific expertise. Someone that could see the big picture, that could look at…

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Top Considerations for Selecting and Implementing a SIP Provider

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking is an Internet-based service that allows Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) users to connect local and long-distance calls to and from endpoints in the traditional phone network. Here are key findings and a Slideshare from surveyed IT decision-makers who have implemented SIP trunking in their organizations. Based on the data…

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8 Key Considerations When Selecting Broadband For Your Business

Businesses today have many options for broadband connectivity. Clarifying your particular needs prior to selecting a business broadband provider will ensure an optimal match of broadband service to your requirements. As you explore your options and before you make your final purchase decision for a new Broadband product, consider these 8 key points. Read this informational…

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Is MPLS Right for Your Campus Network?

Multiprotocol  Label Switching is Proving Useful to Crowded Campus Networks Multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) is a relatively new way to deliver network services, embraced by both carriers and enterprises. When carriers sell point-to-point or multipoint network services, MPLS is just a buzzword. Users buy a provisioned network (usually ­delivered as Ethernet WAN service) and don’t…

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Top Business Telecom Networking Trends in 2015

Technology is redefining the core products and operations in almost every industry. The role of the CIO (or CTO or CDO, etc.) is becoming central to marketing, operations, product development, customer support, security, financial analysis, business planning and more. As CIOs work to tie these vital roles together through efficient, secure, high capacity networks the…

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Faced with a Dying, Legacy Phone System, ArtWorks Installs New Hosted VoIP Solution

Fast-Track Deployment by ATC and CBTS Gets System Implemented Before Annual Fundraiser Cincinnati, OH, February 12, 2015—Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) recently implemented a new hosted Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone system for ArtWorks. ATC deployed the cloud telephony solution, Emerge, provided by Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions (CBTS) and ArtWorks took advantage of a new service…

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The Evolution of Personal Communications

By Dean Manzoori, Masergy VP, UCaaS Product Management Voicemail, a 30-year-old communications technology, is evolving to offer workers a richer set of collaboration options. Coca-Cola Co., the world’s largest beverage company, recently did away with traditional voicemail for most of its headquarters staff. Coca-Cola’s CIO Ed Steinike explained that the move was designed to “simplify…

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