ATC Reworks Network Services for Mike’s Carwash

Succession Planning Prompted Reorganization of Family Business and Need for New, Upgraded Services Cincinnati, OH, January 29, 2015—Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) recently completed work for Mike’s Carwash, totally re-working the company’s voice and data services while facilitating a wholesale move to the cloud. Spawned by the reorganization of the family-owned business, ATC was engaged to handle…

Details

Video of Clayton Connor’s Great Leaders Under 40 Comments

Below is Clayton Connor’s video from the Great Leaders Under 40 awards ceremony last week. According to Venue Magazine, “the goal of this award is to honor and celebrate the successes of some of our area’s strongest leaders under the age of 40, who are making an impactful contribution to our community. Clayton appears at the 0:10…

Details

“Pioneer” David Goodwin Accepts 2015 Pillar Award (video)

David Goodwin, ATC Co-Founder and Managing Partner, recently received the 2015 Medical Mutual Nonprofit Board Executive of the Year award. The Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service, presented by Smart Business, honors businesses of all types and sizes that make outstanding contributions to their community. See the Smart Business write up on Goodwin here. Lisa McDaniel…

Details

Multiple Locations = Multiple Challenges

Businesses with multiple locations face extra challenges staying connected, especially if those locations cross state lines and time zones. Unfortunately, many communications systems make the problem even worse by charging high long-distance rate, lacking a comprehensive dialing plan, and not providing the UC features that make communicating easier. Scalable Cloud Communications Solutions from Star2Star (S2S)…

Details

Cloud-based Unified Communications: The New Normal

(From ATC Partner, Thinking Phones) Even though it’s not all that old, the field of unified communications has already experienced several major leaps forward. It has evolved from a cutting-edge technology to a basic business tool that is becoming more popular and commonplace every day. Perhaps the single biggest development in this area, though, is…

Details

ATC’s Connor to be Honored as Great Leader Under 40

Greater Cincinnati’s Venue Magazine will recognize ATC’s Clayton Connor as a member of this year’s Great Leaders Under 40 class. According to Venue, “the goal of this award is to honor and celebrate the successes of some of our area’s strongest leaders under the age of 40, who are making an impactful contribution to our community. It is the…

Details

Unified Communications Services, Simplified

ATC’s upcoming ad (“Unified Communications Simplified”) in Venue-LEAD Magazine features ATC client, Heritage Club, and Membership Director, Michelle Tegge. ATC recently deployed a Star2Star Communications hosted VoIP phone system for Heritage Club. Have a sneak peek of the ad to the right.   “With our new Star2Star phone system, we are able to better serve our members…

Details

Scenes From ATC’s Day of Volunteerism at Matthew 25: Ministries

Approximately 35 ATC volunteers showed up yesterday at Matthew 25: Ministries to sort out a variety of female shaving items donated by P&G. Over 30,000 blades, stems, gels and moisturizers were sorted for international humanitarian aid and disaster relief. This is the sixth year ATC has rallied its employees, friends, partners, clients, and families to…

Details

Cloud UC: What to look for in a provider? (Video)

It seems like everyone out there offers “cloud” services these days. But what does that really mean? Most of the time, it means they can simply offer services over the Internet. But when you have to manage an entire enterprise’s communications, you need a True Cloud Infrastructure. Watch this video from ATC partner, West IP…

Details

Understanding Cloud-based Unified Communications

(By Dean Manzoori, Masergy VP of Unified Communications.) Cloud-based unified communications is the fastest growing sector of the enterprise communications market. It combines the familiar voice and unified messaging features that we’ve all come to expect in the workplace, with newer functions that increase employee productivity. These include instant messaging, presence, video and web conferencing,…

Details

Flashback Video: ATC Wins Channel Partners 360° Award

Check out the Channel Partners feature video from ATC’s 360° Award earlier this year: “The response to last year’s inaugural Channel Partners 360° awards has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Khali Henderson, Editor-in-Chief of Channel Partners. “Unlike other programs that honor size and sales, this program recognizes the business value that partners are providing to their…

Details

3 Steps to a Comprehensive Telecom Strategy

telecom strategyOften, over the course of time as companies grow, change and evolve, telecom services are bolted on. Services become disparate and outdated. The result: your infrastructure is not optimized and communications costs have escalated. So what should you do now?

Download this three-step roadmap to get you on your way:




The Growing Niche for Telecom Consultants

Why a Consultant? Facts, Myth Busters and the Cloud By Darren DeMartino as published in Consulting Magazine here: Look inside > The Growing Niche for Telecom Consultants   The convergence of IT and telecom has changed the landscape of telecommunications. In fact, the term “telephony” may be dying a slow death. Today, we’re primarily talking…

Details

Goodwin Honored with Pillar Award for Community Service

David Goodwin was recently selected as one of three Pillar Award honorees for the 2015 Medical Mutual Nonprofit Board Executive of the Year. This particular Pillar Award honors contributions of time, talent or treasure by for-profit business executives for their work on the boards or communities of nonprofits. Goodwin and ATC will be recognized at…

Details

Two Misconceptions About Hosted UC

By Ted Schuman, CEO, PlanetOne Communications Unified Communications (UC) solutions have evolved into a turnkey technology that’s built to scale. Here are two misconceptions about UC that run deep within the IT channel and have kept many companies sitting on the sidelines: 1) Hosted UC Isn’t for SMBs It’s just not true. In fact, hosted…

Details

ATC Turns 15

Innovative Approach Spearheads Longevity and Recent Success October 28, 2014—15 years ago partners David Goodwin and Darren DeMartino and incorporated and launched Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) to assist customers with switched and dedicated long distance services. Bolstered by an innovative approach that has fueled longevity in the constantly changing telecommunications space, this month ATC celebrates…

Details

Shortest Route to the Benefits of IP Communications (Video)

Over the last few years the adoption of SIP Trunking has really exploded. That’s because enterprise scale organizations of today face certain challenges: Driving efficiency while deploying and managing consistent enterprise–wide communications across geographically dispersed locations Maintaining disparate and varied systems Handling multiple carrier relationships It’s time to simplify the solution and get connected with…

Details

Infographic Friday: Growth in the Cloud

Growth in the Cloud: Global data center traffic is projected to triple between 2012 and 2017, with data center traffic specifically in the cloud forecast to grow nearly five fold during that period. Review this infographic to find out how 69% of global data center traffic will come from cloud services and applications. (From our friends at Peak…

Details

Three Ways Business VoIP Can Expand Your Communications

(Below originally appeared on the AireSpring blog here.) VoIP is becoming increasingly widespread among businesses and it’s no secret why. The convergence of voice and data onto a single unified network significantly lowers infrastructure and service costs, while also improving productivity by facilitating communication. Additionally, the migration to business VoIP can be done on a…

Details

Channel Partners Features ATC’s Wabtec Work

The Client. Something was putting the brakes on Wabtec’s wide area network. The company employs 100,000 people; it develops brake subsystems and related products for rail and passenger transit vehicles. Wabtec was trying to improve its IT network’s performance, reduce costs and facilitate the free flow of data among the company’s dozens of global locations,…

Details

Ten Unified Communication Stats Every CIO Should Know

(Below is a recent “Need to Know” blog post from ATC partner, Star2Star Communications.) In the search engine era, breaking down the incredible volume of available data into meaningful, digestible chunks can be extremely difficult. In the technology industry in particular, information overload can be a major obstacle in the search for insight. But as…

Details

What is Managed Security? (Video)

Fighting cyber criminals is expensive and time-consuming. In this video tool from ATC partner PlanetOne, learn how managed security can help businesses feel more protected and save money at the same time.

5 Tips to a Telecom Renegotiation

(The article below features ATC’s Darren DeMartino and appears on VertitechIT’s web site here.) If I only had a dollar for every time I’ve heard this one before. The IT department at Company A signs a new three year contract renewal for local, long distance, and data network services, providing for a 25% discount off published…

Details

Outside the Silo – trustaff

When telecom consulting firm ATC calls itself a “boutique,” it isn’t in reference to the quaint shops you’d scour for collectibles. Rather, the firm’s boutique character derives from its specialized expertise, with which it is guiding its customer businesses into a new world of Internet-based solutions. Written by Brian Planalp As published in the Fall…

Details

ATC Volunteers for DFS Cincy Fashion Show (Slideshow)

Every year ATC volunteers for the Dress for Success (DFS) Fashion show. This year’s event was at the Horseshoe Casino on September 18th, 2014. The ATC team sold raffle tickets at the event to all the attendees. This year was a huge success, partly due to the steering committee’s continuous improvement and our own Clayton…

Details

Cincinnati IT Leadership Class of 2014

Congratulations to the LEAD Magazine IT Leadership Class of 2014. ATC was privileged to celebrate with the honorees at the “Awards” gala held last night (September 24, 2014) at the Cincinnati Club. Technology changes so fast, it can happen in the blink of an eye. Greater Cincinnati is home to some of the best and brightest IT…

Details

Premises-Based UC Is Over

The premises-based segment of the UC industry is dead (though it limps along in aging PBX systems). Long live the UC cloud! Premises-based UC had a great run, starting with the explosion of communications innovation in the wake of the 1968 Carterfone decision. It flourished through the ’80s and ’90s. In fact, many major companies…

Details

Laz Parking Hartford

ATC Works with LAZ Parking to Significantly Reduce Telecom Expenses

Early Results Indicate 35+ Percent Annual Savings on Wireless, 40+ Percent Cut on MPLS South Windsor, CT, September 23, 2014—LAZ Parking recently engaged Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) to conduct a comprehensive telecom audit and optimize LAZ Parking’s voice and data network services. ATC’s Darren DeMartino has spearheaded the effort to inventory and review the company’s…

Details

Components of a UC Solution

Whiteboard Friday from ATC partner, West IP: With so many options out there for communications, how do you know what you need to keep your enterprise connected? It all starts with a network! From there you add enterprise voice, contact center and management and security solutions. In a field as rapidly evolving as UC, there’s always something…

Details

Hosted VoIP: Out of the Closet, into the Cloud

Traditionally, businesses deployed systems and applications by installing software on hardware located in their offices. Cloud Computing (which is also often called “Hosted” or “Software as a Service”) is a new paradigm in which cloud applications and cloud VoIP systems are located in secure data centers, and vendors take responsibility for owning, configuring and managing…

Details

Cloud Benefits Go Beyond TCO

(From ATC Partner, Thinking Phones) Is the cloud the right choice for your business? Odds are, the answer is an unambiguous yes. By this point, it’s hard to find a firm that’s not using the cloud in some capacity. When it comes to cloud adoption, it’s really just a question of degrees. But that’s where the…

Details