Why UCaaS Makes Sense for Your Business

Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) is becoming an increasingly popular choice for businesses across North America. UCaaS holds the potential to revolutionize user functionality through a variety of applications including fax, instant messaging, voice, and video. UCaaS can also dramatically reduce costs by up to 50% if implemented correctly. If your business isn’t using…

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Business Gets a Bit Cloudy for the SMB

 As published in the Goering Center newsletter: By Louie Hollmeyer Director of Marketing, Advanced Technology Consulting June 2014 According to IDC’s recent MarketScape* assessment, 69.7 percent of midsized organizations use the Cloud or have plans to implement within the next 12 months. And, 34 percent of small organizations (<100 employees) are also doing so or…

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ATC Participates in Unique Double

ATC Hartford and ATC Cincinnati Recognized in Same Day in Each Region ATC was honored to participate as nominees and finalists in Hartford’s (CT) Business Champion Award and Cincinnati’s (OH) Fast 55 Award. Both award ceremonies occurred yesterday (June 5). See slideshow below. The ATC Hartford team, led by Darren DeMartino, attended the Business Champion…

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David Goodwin Talks VoIP, Cloud, Bandwidth… and Backup

ATC’s David Goodwin recently appeared with Tom Cooney, host of the daily BusinessWise radio segment. Cooney, from the CPA firm Cooney, Faulkner & Stevens, tackles tough questions, offers profiles of highly successful people, and looks at the financial impact of what’s happening in the news. Goodwin’s segments were broadcast on May 5, 2014: In segment…

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Adding Up the VoIP ROI

The business case for implementing a new phone system requires presenting management with a benefits and “VoIP” ROI strategy as well as listing the total cost of ownership. Because management may direct considerable scrutiny to a VoIP solution, it is important to present some basic metrics that can be used to measure the success associated with converging…

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ATC Wins Fast Track Business of the Year Runner Up Award

Winners and runner ups were unveiled yesterday (May 13th) at the Cincinnati USA Business Awards luncheon at the Sharonville Convention Center. ATC received 2014 Runner Up for Fast Track Business of the Year. The business awards are presented by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. Co-Founder and Managing Partner, David Goodwin, accepted the award on behalf of…

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5 Important VoIP System Features for Your Business

IP telephony continues to grow in the business environment among small, midsize, and enterprise-level businesses. A Voice over IP (VoIP) system is more clear and reliable than a traditional public switched telephone network (PSTN) and is also much more affordable. VoIP can offer more advanced calling functions that would normally cost extra on a PSTN…

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ATC’s Goodwin to Appear On BusinessWise

Listen to ATC’s David Goodwin this evening (May 5) on BusinessWise radio. BusinessWise (Cincinnati, OH) profiles highly successful people, companies, organizations and relevant issues throughout the region. Goodwin discusses trends in telecom, VoIP, bandwidth, and cloud technologies. David Goodwin will appear this afternoon as follows:  WNKU-FM – 89.7, 105.9 & 104.1 at 6:00 pm WMKV | WLHS-FM…

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ATC Achieves West Corporation PartnerMaxx Gold Level

Due to ATC’s work with clients such as St. Elizabeth Physicians, ATC has earned PartnerMaxx Gold Level status with the West Corporation. ATC’s Gold-level status acknowledges its commitment to cloud-based communications and the positive impact the UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service) model brings to businesses. Last year (2013) ATC completed implementation of a West IP Communications corporate telecom solution…

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ATC’s Telecom Audit Saves Lykins Over 20 Percent in Monthly Expenses

Lykins Energy Solutions, headquartered in Milford, OH ( a Cincinnati suburb), has experienced impressive growth through the expansion of its service offerings and acquisition. Lykins is a premier supplier of traditional fuels and environmentally friendly alternative fuels for business and government fleets, municipalities, homes and farms. Founded in 1948 by Guy Lykins, Sr., and now…

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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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ATC’s VoIP Work with Jeff Wyler Cincinnati Featured in Lead Magazine

See the article below and here. Jeff Wyler Automotive Family Deploys VoIP, Improves Customer Experience With 41 automotive franchises spread across 14 locations, selecting and deploying a cohesive phone system to support varied constituents can be a daunting task. This is the dilemma the Jeff Wyler Automotive Family faced in the Spring of 2012. A native…

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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. [wowslider id=”38″] Read What ATC Had to Say About the Show:…

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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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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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