6 reasons why your company should move to the cloud

The cloud isn’t just a technology fad — companies are moving entire networks into the cloud, and it is now becoming a mainstreamed corporate computing model. (See the original article at the Jacksonville Business Journal here.) I’m not into fads. I know that skinny jeans for men have a limited shelf life, and the big…

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ATC Nominated for Hartford’s Business Champion Award

The annual Hartford, CT, Business Champions Awards, produced as a collaboration between the Hartford Business Journal and the MetroHartford Alliance, celebrates the successes and contributions of the region’s privately held businesses. According to the nomination: Advanced Technology Consulting’s accomplishments are impressive and illustrative of the strength of the Region’s privately held businesses and the important role they…

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ATC Sponsors CHCA’s ArtBeat 2014

ATC sponsored the Lindner Theater for Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s “ArtBeat 2014.” ArtBeat is an annual campus-wide celebration of the visual and performing arts at CHCA. This year’s event was held on Saturday, April 5. Since 1999, this event has served to highlight the God-given talents of each student and bring glory to God through…

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How Legacy Phone Systems May Be Hurting Your Productivity

Measuring productivity is a real challenge for SMBs, and the assumption here will be that you do little of this if any. This is totally understandable, but metrics aside, you can generally tell when employees are being productive, and you most likely value productivity to make the business more successful. While IT is not usually…

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ATC and Masergy Deploy Global MPLS Network for Wabtec Corporation

Challenge For years, Wabtec supported the information and communications needs of its global employees with disjointed networking solutions from several telecommunications companies. However, as Wabtec’s ever-evolving business and IT needs modernized, its incumbent telecom providers’ rigid legacy network infrastructures proved to be inefficient. The company needed a higher-quality global network from a single global provider to…

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Technology Fueling Growth

ATC’s David Goodwin was recently quoted in the Cincinnati Business Courier‘s “Who’s Who in Technology” Supplement, March 21: What technology helped you grow in 2013? GOODWIN: VoIP phone systems. We use one to connect all of our locations where our knowledge workers are at a desk and integrate it with their mobile phones so they…

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ATC Lands on Business Courier Fast 55 List

The results are in! The Cincinnati Business Courier has selected the finalists for it’s annual Fast 55 program, which ranks the fastest-growing private companies in Greater Cincinnati. Read more here. ATC’s recognition can be attributed to a banner year in 2013. Much of ATC’s success has been due to the development of an innovative practice and suite of…

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Bandwidth Consumption Set to Explode for SMBs

Cloud, VoIP and Fiber Equals More Bandwidth Written by Louie Hollmeyer, ATC Lead Magazine, Winter 2014 (Lead Magazine can be purchased at Joseph Beth Booksellers) T1s used to be considered “fast.” Now as cloud adoption continues to rise and our media becomes richer and heavier, T1s, or even bundled T1s, will not suffice. Small to mid-sized…

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Follow the Vendors by Moving to a VoIP Phone System

From Toolbox for IT: As per my earlier posts in this series, you might think that cost is the only indicator that it’s time to move to a VoIP phone system. For many businesses, this may be the sole factor that drives such decisions, but that can be misleading in more ways than one. First,…

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Congratulations to the C-Suite Class of 2014

ATC attended the C-Suite Award Mixer held March 12, 2014, at The Phoenix in downtown Cincinnati. The C-Suite Award, presented by Venue and LEAD Magazine, recognizes the region’s leading C-Level Executives. ATC is a proud sponsor of this award. The Mixer is the lead-up event for the upcoming C-Suite Award Luncheon on March 26. James Schwab, CEO of Interact for Health,…

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How CIOs can turn office relocation into transformation

(CIOs armed with telecom expertise—an inch wide and a mile deep—make sound choices regarding collaboration solutions and unified communications.) When organisations are compelled to move to a new office building, CIOs have a once in a career opportunity to give IT a “new lease of life”. It’s a small window of time for chief information…

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Views and Scenes from Channel Partners

Every year the Channel Partners Expo floor is an impressive array of service providers. This year was no exception. In addition, the conference always presents a host of educational and networking events, most this year were focused on strengthening the converging IT and telecom channel. Read What ATC Had to Say About the Show: “The Channel…

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Hosted PBX’s Unparalleled Business Potential

Even with the recent advent of tablets, smartphones and the influx of new technology revelations, telephony still remains an integral part of the communication spectrum for a vast majority of businesses. A hosted PBX is also called a cloud or a virtual PBX which is handled off-site by your VoIP provider. It divides the main…

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Sharpening the Saw

Every year ATC attends the Channel Partners conference—“the gathering point for creating business value.” According to Stephen Covey, “Sharpen the Saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have—you.” Here at ATC, we venture to the Channel Partners conference to renew professionally and explore top technologies. According to ATC co-founder David Goodwin: “With the intent…

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The Results Are In: ATC Records Banner Year

Client Work and Community Outreach Leads to Unprecedented Growth in 2013 Cincinnati, OH, February 20, 2014—Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) experienced record revenues in 2013. Both regional offices—Cincinnati, OH, and Hartford, CT—exceeded previously held revenue highs set in 2012. ATC’s 2013 revenues exceeded 2012 by approximately 30 percent. David Goodwin and Darren DeMartino founded ATC in…

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Cincinnati Chamber Partners with ATC, CBTS for New Member Benefit

ATC to provide complimentary telecom consulting to Chamber businesses CINCINNATI, OH—February 18, 2014—The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber announced today the launch of a new Member Benefit program that will provide members with a free Telecom Check-Up for their business. The program is a collaborative effort between the Chamber, Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC), and Cincinnati Bell…

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Helping others a top priority for businesses

ATC’s David Goodwin was quoted in the February 14th (’14) issue of the Cincinnati Business Courier. The article is titled “Helping others a top priority for businesses.” It can be found here on page 6 of the digital version. From the article: “Once a year, ATC takes our team, families, friends, customers, and vendors to…

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SLA 101 (Infographic)

What level of assurance do you have from your Internet provider that your service will work when you need it? If your connection is important to your business – or if you use cloud services-make sure your provider stands behind the service they deliver with a service level agreement, or SLA on availability. This infographic…

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“Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy”

ATC’s co-founder, David Goodwin, and five others are highlighted in this video shown at the Venue & LEAD Magazine Family & Privately Owned Business Leadership Award luncheon. The video was displayed just prior to Goodwin (and the others) receiving their award for outstanding accomplishments within the family business and privately owned business sector. Goodwin appears…

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Examining the Hosted VoIP Market

Companies are moving to the cloud and they’re eager to reap the promised benefits. Often, one of the first technologies to migrate is the PBX, as vendors are offering hosted VoIP services with features and capabilities that far exceed those available in an analog system. It helps that hosted solutions are available on a pay as you go…

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Mid-Sized Businesses Gain More with Cloud

SMB Best IT Weapon? Managed Services INFOGRAPHIC When it comes to IT, midsize businesses face a unique challenge: They require the capabilities of a large enterprise to keep a competitive advantage, but they must do so on increasingly shrinking budgets and with smaller staffs. In the face of this challenge, how can midsize businesses not…

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ATC Business Leadership Award in Pictures

Presented by Venue & LEAD Magazine Congratulations to the Class of 2014! Family & Privately Owned Business Leadership Award Wendell Bell, Enerfab; JB Buse, Jr., LOTH Inc; Anne Chambers, Red 212; Tom Cooney, Cooney Faulkner & Stevens; Shaun Fitzgibbons, Team Fitz Graphics; Jamie Gerdsen, Apollo Heating Cooling & Plumbing; David Goodwin, Advanced Technology Consulting; Bryan Hogan, Afidence; Bryan Holland, Holland Advertising Interactive; Michael Holmes, EMI Research Solutions; Frederic Holzberger, Aveda Frederic’s Institutes; Grace Jones, Dwellings; Tillie Hidalgo Lima, Best Upon Request; Sean Loring, TruStaff; Brian Malthouse, Vonlehman; Evans…

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Hosted VoIP or PBX in a Closet?

Companies today still need phones, and many older PBX systems consisting of an odd box on the wall with proprietary cards and an arcane command-line interface have long passed their expiration dates. Now that copper pairs powering land-line phones are down to about 30 percent of active lines, customers will almost certainly move to VoIP…

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Venue and Lead Magazine to Honor ATC, Goodwin at Award Luncheon

The Venue & LEAD Magazine Family & Privately Owned Business Leadership Award luncheon is upon us. The event will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the Oscars Event Center in Fairfield, Ohio. Venue & LEAD Magazine will recognize the outstanding accomplishments of individuals and companies within the family business and privately owned business sector of the Cincinnati community. HoneyBaked Ham CEO, Craig…

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Hosted Voice Services are a Boon to SMBs

Hosted voice services are constantly in high demand, and new providers keep appearing to meet that demand. Businesses of all sizes are investing in hosted solutions in order to minimize costs while maximizing efficiency for their voice and unified communications needs. There are several benefits to a hosted solution over a premise-based one, such as…

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How to get everyone on-board with a cloud migration project

For a cloud migration project to be successful, all company teams must be onboard with the move. And because each team has different priorities, getting everyone to agree can be a challenge. At the AWS re:Invent conference last week, a panel of Amazon Web Services customers discussed their personal cloud migration challenges and cloud’s main…

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ATC Shows Up in Force to Volunteer at Matthew 25

  Friends, family members, clients, and client family members showed up yesterday—in force—to volunteer at Matthew 25 Ministries. Over 50 volunteer hours were logged as good times, fellowship, and fun was had by all. Not to mention hard work! ATC’s group of sixteen strong sorted literally thousands of dress shoes donated by the The Men’s…

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Goodwin Set to Receive 2013 Family and Privately Owned Business Leadership Award

Advanced Technology Consulting’s co-founder and managing partner, David Goodwin, will receive a Family and Privately Owned Business Leadership Award on January 22, 2014. Goodwin is being recognized for his outstanding leadership with Advanced Technology Consulting. The award honors individuals and/or family-owned companies in the private sector located in Southwest Ohio. Recipients of this award have seen…

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175 years of Chamber success in member stories

From the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber: We asked, and you answered! As your Chamber prepares to celebrate our 175th anniversary in 2014, we wanted to hear from you. We encouraged you to tell us about what unique impact on your business that your partnership with the Chamber has provided? Here are a few examples of what Chamber…

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Volunteer with ATC at Matthew 25: Ministries – 2013

‘Tis the season for being thankful… and for giving. At ATC there is no better way to celebrate the season than by volunteering our time at Matthew 25: Ministries! For the 5th year in a row, ATC will be leading volunteer efforts at Matthew 25: Ministries alongside friends, co-workers, customers and vendors. We would love…

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