“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 [wowslider id=”43″] 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…

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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

[wowslider id=”8″]   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…

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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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Nick Enger: A Rising Star in Our Midst!

ATC’s Nick Enger Receives Award Nomination as a “Rising Star” by the Northeast Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Nick Enger was recently selected as a top three nominee for the Northeast Chamber’s “Rising Star” category, which recognizes individuals early in their career for unselfish involvement, dedication, and financial support for the betterment of the Chamber service area.…

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Jeff Wyler Automotive Family Deploys ShoreTel Business Phone System

Advanced Technology Consulting Specifies New System to Bring All Dealerships and Locations onto a Single VoIP Platform Mason, OH, November 5, 2013 – Jeff Wyler Automotive Family is nearing the completion of a company-wide VoIP business phone system rollout. All 41 automotive franchises spread across 14 locations will soon be on one platform – a ShoreTel…

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ATC Receives Family & Privately Owned Business Leadership Award

Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC), led locally in Cincinnati by co-founder and managing partner, David Goodwin, has been selected as a recipient of the Family & Privately Owned Business Leadership Award. The editorial team at Venue Media, the publisher of Venue Magazine, Greater Cincinnati’s Lifestyle publication and LEAD Magazine, the Publication for Business Executives, selected ATC for…

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How to Revitalize your Business Phone System with VoIP

Owning and operating a dedicated business phone system is a frustrating and expensive ordeal when business owners insist on using traditional landline phone systems. Most systems require a Private Branch Exchange (PBX) server to manage multiple phone lines and extensions, which costs thousands of dollars just to purchase and install. Factor in the cost of…

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Channel Partners Features ATC’s Work with St. Elizabeth Physicians

CASE STUDY: ST. ELIZABETH PHYSICIANS HEALS COMMUNICATIONS ILLS WITH HELP OF ATC, WEST IP The Client. St. Elizabeth Physicians (SEP) is the multi-specialty physician organization of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, one of the oldest, largest, and most respected medical providers in the Greater Cincinnati area. SEP was formed through the merger of two large health care providers…

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Cloud, VoIP, and Fiber Equals More Bandwidth

The cloud is dramatically transforming how small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) operate. The operational benefits and efficiencies of cloud-computing are becoming increasingly accepted and adopted. Migration to cloud technologies has not only involved production servers and software, but also critical applications such as VoIP business phone systems. There are many advantages for an SMB to…

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Abco Safety Installs New Business VoIP Phone System

Advanced Technology Consulting Helps Identify Proper System to Meet Short- and Long-Term Goals Mason, OH, September 24, 2013 – Abco Safety, located in Cincinnati, OH, recently implemented a new Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system to address growth plans and meet immediate needs. Saddled with an old phone system that inadequately handled incoming calls, Abco engaged…

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ATC Supports Dress for Success Cincinnati

ATC sponsored and more importantly volunteered at the Dress for Success Cincinnati Fashion Show. The Fashion Show, presented by Saks Fifth Avenue and Western & Southern, was held on Thursday, September 19 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Cincinnati. The mission of Dress for Success Cincinnati is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women…

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St. Elizabeth Physicians (SEP) Adopts Hosted VoIP Business Phone System Across Growing Healthcare Network

Advanced Technology Consulting Helps SEP Improve Patient Experience and Interconnectivity Mason, OH, September 11, 2013 – Cincinnati telecom consulting firm, Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC), recently deployed a Voice over IP (VoIP) business phone system for St. Elizabeth Physicians (SEP). The hosted VoIP deployment, implemented over an aggressive six-month schedule, consisted of 77 SEP locations. Each…

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Custom Distributors’ New Hosted PBX

Custom Distributors, a Cincinnati appliance provider for more than 25 years, offers personal attention and service whether you are building a home, buying an existing home, replacing rental units, or remodeling. They carry all the top brands and specialty brands at contract distributor pricing, including Electrolux, GE, Jenn-Air, KitchenAid, Maytag, SubZero, Hotpoint, Viking, Whirlpool, Dacor…

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ATC Participates In Lead Magazine’s Great Leaders Under 40

ATC recently attended Lead Magazine‘s Great Leader’s Under 40 event. The event was held at the Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University on September 10, 2013. ATC had the privilege of presenting and introducing six of the 40 “class of 2013” honorees. The awards ceremony honored great leaders under 40 for their significant impact, business…

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VoIP Moves to the Cloud (Virtual PBX)

Many small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are discovering how the cloud can dramatically transform their business. Co-location and virtual hosting options (for production servers) are viable alternatives to on-premise hardware. SaaS (software as a service) or hosted solutions for business applications give SMBs the ability to get enterprise-class software at a fraction of the cost.…

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ATC Cincinnati Recognized by Goering Center

Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) Recognized as 2013 Goering Center Private Business Award Runner-Up Mason, OH, August 29, 2013 – Cincinnati telecom consulting firm, Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC), was recently awarded “runner up” for the 2013 Goering Center Private Business Award. ATC was recognized at the 14th annual ceremony held August 27, 2013, at Cincinnati Music…

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VoIP Office Phone Systems Save Businesses Money

VoIP office phone systems can save your business money in many ways: Imagine never having to install a new phone line. VoIP offers the ability to hook a new IP phone directly into your existing network at rates much lower than traditional phone lines. Do you have satellite offices and/or remote employees… maybe even international…

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Grow Your Business with Hosted VoIP

Your phone system is vital to your business. No way around it. Yet many small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are hanging onto their legacy systems, often crossing their fingers hoping it won’t crash. Truth is PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) systems and services are more expensive… and not nearly as productive and effective. Upgrading a…

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WFH – the New TLA, Don’t Forget VoIP

All industries are loaded with TLAs. A newly accepted Three Letter Acronym (TLA) in the workplace has become WFH. With today’s mobile workforce, remote employees and Work From Home (WFH) policies are in place in most business environments. Whether it’s WFM or from the coffee shop, businesses with distributed employees need to be seamlessly connected…

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VoIP: Cloud-based IP-PBX or On Premise?

With VoIP, businesses receive an advanced set of call management tools and features to improve business operations, efficiency and productivity. In addition, businesses can make long distance calls at a fraction of the usual cost and call other same-network VoIP users for free. VoIP, which requires an onsite or hosted IP-PBX, is suited for businesses of all…

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New VoIP System Positions Dress for Success Cincinnati for Success

ATC Deploys System on Tight Timeline Mason, OH, July 22, 2013 – Telecom consulting firm, Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC), recently completed the successful deployment of a Star2Star hosted-hybrid Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system. Dress for Success Cincinnati migrated from traditional PSTN phone lines to VoIP to make the best use of the many advantages…

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The Evolving Role of (Telecom) Consultants

Independent, vendor-neutral consultants are forging new relationships with vendors, consultants, and solution integrators/resellers. The presence and influence of industry consultants have become increasingly pervasive across all market segments throughout our evolving industry. Independent, vendor-neutral consultants are hired to provide some combination of the following hands-on support: Strategic planning or overview of their client’s communications/information technology…

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