DeMartino Serves on Masergy Advisory Board (video)

For the second year, ATC Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Darren DeMartino, will serve on the Masergy Partner Advisory Board, specifically for Masergy security services. Masergy is an ATC provider offering hybrid networking, managed security and cloud communication solutions to global enterprises.   DeMartino and 11 other council members met this week to receive solution briefings…

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ATC Goes Platinum with Cincinnati Bell Business

ATC Achieves Platinum Partner Status Providing Cincinnati Bell Services The creation of the new Cincinnati Bell Business division launches a new era for Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB). Cincinnati Bell Business will be solely focused on providing voice, data and technology services to businesses with less than 100 employees. Of course, ATC has played in this space in Cincinnati…

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DeMartino Advises on Next-Gen IT Technologies

DeMartino Serves on AVANT Advisory Board ATC’s Darren DeMartino has been serving on the 2016 Avant Communications advisory board. The board most recently met in September. AVANT boasts a robust portfolio of next-generation IT technologies, providing best-in-class services that are in demand by today’s sophisticated IT organizations and buyers. Next generation IT solutions continue to…

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Want a Better Meeting?

  Yes, I Want a Better Meeting! iMeet, the collaboration solution from PGi, combines chat, audio, video calling, screen/file sharing, and web conferencing in one unified platform. Experience engaging group meetings and peer-to-peer collaboration. iMeet makes it possible. Contact ATC about iMeet and schedule a free collaboration consultation.   Anywhere, Any Device Whether you’re in…

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Your Network Shouldn’t Restrain Business

According to Gartner, organizations spend 22% of their IT budget on networking (CapEx and OpEx). Trying to achieve network agility, performance, and security with legacy technologies will only continue to burden your IT team. This will keep them preoccupied, and unable to work on strategic initiatives that would benefit the business. Negotiate network contracts, configure…

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Optimize Your Cyber Security with Cloud-Based Security

As cyber attacks and network hacks become increasingly sophisticated, not only do you have to set up security infrastructure complete with firewalls, anti-virus software, malware scanners and intrusion prevention, but you have to maintain all this stuff daily. It’s a moving target and you don’t have the time to do it full time! Enter managed…

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Learn About Hosted Security, Win a GoPro Hero 5

Feeling vulnerable? You’re not alone. As cyber attacks and network hacks become increasingly sophisticated, not only do you have to set up security infrastructure complete with firewalls, anti-virus software, malware scanners and intrusion prevention, but you have to maintain all this stuff daily. It’s a moving target and you don’t have the time to do…

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ATC Set to Receive Inc. 5000 Award

ATC will receive the official Inc. 5000 award tonight at the Inc. 5000 Black-Tie Gala at the JW Marriott Hill Country in San Antonio, TX. The Inc. 5000 represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. ATC’s David Goodwin is on-site at the conference…

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Is Cloud Communications Inevitable?

Enterprise acceptance is on the rise and vendor commitment is growing for cloud communications. (From our friends at No Jitter.) We’ve been hearing for a few years now that communications will be moving into the cloud eventually, though enterprises have been reluctant to move particularly fast on this. But I’ve recently seen a few signs…

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Creating Connections at Warsaw Federal

Warsaw Connects with New Hosted VoIP Phone System and Dedicated Fiber Circuit (As published in the Summer issue of Lead Magazine. See the PDF here.) A faulty phone system’s distortion, busy signals and dropped calls made things difficult for Warsaw banking customers when they called their customer service representative. “You can imagine the frustration of…

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Enger Rises Again

ATC’s Nick Enger will be recognized as a “rising star” at the upcoming, inaugural comSpark Innovation Tech Summit being held in Greater Cincinnati. The event will take place October 26th, 2016, and 27th at The Cincinnati Club. Register here. See full list of award recipients here. The comSpark Rising Stars Award “honors IT professionals that…

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No Business Too Small for Cyber Attack

Many SMB’s operate with the notion that “it won’t happen to me,” or better yet, according to Raytheon, they plan only to react after experiencing a data breach or cyber attack. Unfortunately, for most, it will be too late. Many breaches put companies out of business for good. “Cybersecurity is not a waiting game, and organizations without…

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What is Your Cloud Strategy?

Billions Go To Cloud Services, But Often Without A Cloud Strategy Are we working in a cloud computing bubble? That is, have business leaders (and perhaps some IT leaders) been lulled into assuming that moving or deploying to cloud is as easy as 1-2-3, without any heavy lifting required… and no cloud strategy? So, have…

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ATC Lands on 2016 Inc. 5000 List

Inc. Magazine Unveils 35th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies NEW YORK, August 17, 2016 – Inc. Magazine today ranked Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) on its 35th annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the…

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Geo-Dispersed Organizations Adopt WAN Optimization

WAN Optimization Accelerates App Delivery Across Hybrid WANs WAN optimization is becoming an attractive option for companies that are growing globally and need to support an increasing number of large branch offices and remote locations. By some estimates, large enterprises have up to 80% of their workforce in regional locations, according to Nemertes Research. All…

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SIP Trunking Goes Mainstream

“SIP trunking is no longer for those who are pioneers in IT or forward thinkers. SIP trunking is now a “have to” technology that requires significant best practices to secure a safe, risk managed implementation and support. SIP trunking has been promoted as a carrier solution for close to 48 months at this juncture, and…

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SD WAN – Optimize and Simplify Mulitple Public and Private Links

Benefits of SD-WAN for Unified Communications Software News from Bizcommunity.com: Many organizations are starting to realize the benefits of unified communications (UC) as an essential tool that allows knowledge workers to collaborate using voice, video, desktop sharing, instant messaging and presence. However, as these organisations begin to recognize the operational efficiencies these tools bring to…

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NFV Adoption: What Is It and Where Is the Technology Going?

What Is NFV? Developed in 2013, Network Function Virtualization (NFV) became an evolutionary method intended to reduce costs and accelerate service deployment for network operators. By decoupling functions such as firewall or encryption from dedicated hardware, operators are able to deploy on virtual servers. This collapses multiple functions onto a single physical server, reducing costs…

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Masergy Bullish on NFV (Video)

It’s About Agility… and Security!

Hear Ray Watson, VP of Global Technology at Masergy, talk about the advantages that enterprises can leverage using Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and how Masergy takes a unique approach to solving customers’ problems. For more information on Masergy NFV, contact ATC’s resident expert, Darren DeMartino.

Time to Recharge Your Cyber Security Strategy

Keeping your organization’s IT systems safe and secure has never been more difficult. Companies are under increased threats from a variety of cyber threats. And, they’re facing staffing challenges and increasingly complex IT environments. 80% of companies recently surveyed by Forrester Consulting are partnering with Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) to deal with the growing…

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3 Benefits of DR in the Cloud

According to an online survey from Forrester and the Disaster Recovery (DR) Journal, businesses reported 72% of their data and applications were either mission-critical or business-critical. With such a large percentage of data and applications deemed critical to function, implementing and maintaining a “DR in the Cloud” strategy is more important than ever. The Cloud offers…

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Don’t Miss IT NKY: Cyber Security

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is hosting an IT forum on Cyber Security on June 20th. ATC is a proud sponsor of the event. Please join us for topical discussion on Cyber Security with a stout group of panelists. Are you protected? Do you know everything you need to know to ensure your company…

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Ten Reasons You Should Work with a Telecom Sherpa

Solution-Agnostic Telecom Consultants, or Sherpas, Effectively Guide Clients Through Today’s Complex Solution Landscape With more technology choices, a more complex environment, and more providers, choosing the right telecom services has become increasingly difficult. Yet, it’s clear companies gain significant advantages and benefits from leveraging the proper networking services and cloud solutions. By choosing the appropriate telecom…

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WCLCA Spotlights ATC Cincinnati

The West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance (WCLCA) recently spotlighted ATC in their May issue of The Voice. Download the PDF here. With all of the advances in IT and telecommunications, finding the right combination of technology and service to maximize business potential is challenging. That’s where Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) comes in, helping clients find the…

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ATC Cinco de Mayo Slideshow – 2016

Good fun was had by all at the ATCinco de Mayo Open House held last week. Friends, family, clients, partners, providers and friend of friends joined ATC to celebrate Cinco do Mayo and the opening of ATC’s new office located on Union Center Blvd. in West Chester, OH. A special thanks goes to Cincinnati Bell…

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DeMartino Talks Masergy Managed Security

ATC Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Darren DeMartino, along with other industry tech leaders, talk about Masergy hybrid networking, managed security and cloud communications solutions. (See Darren at the 13 second and 1 minute marks in the video below. “If you have a client that is looking for a global network, managed security or cloud communications, you…

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ATC Posts Third Consecutive Record Year in 2015

Organic Growth within Existing Accounts Coupled with New Clients Stimulates Ongoing Success Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) experienced record revenues in 2015 for the third consecutive year. Both regional offices—Hartford, CT and Cincinnati, OH—exceeded previously held revenue highs. Over the last three fiscal years (2013-2015), ATC has onboarded large national and multi-location accounts and seen those accounts grow…

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Cincinnati IT Service Firms Provide Backbone to Economy

While small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) may not generate as much revenue as large enterprises nor get as much attention, clearly they are a critical constituent of the national economy. Taken further, they are the driving force in the strength of “local” economies. Greater Cincinnati is no different. Yet SMBs face unique challenges in a technology-driven business world. SMBs need…

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ATC Set for Ribbon Cutting at New Cincinnati Location

ATC will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the new Cincinnati location on Union Center Boulevard in West Chester, OH. The West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance (WCLCA) will be leading the ceremony. Ambassadors from both the WCLCA and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber will be on hand for the event, as…

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ATC Goes Platinum with Cincinnati Bell Business

ATC Achieves Platinum Partner Status The creation of the new Cincinnati Bell Business division launches a new era for Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB). Cincinnati Bell Business will be solely focused on providing voice, data and technology services to businesses with less than 100 employees. Of course, ATC has played in this space in Cincinnati for some time, in…

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Cloud Takes Cake as Top IT Priority

Techaisle’s recently completed survey of Mid-market companies reveals the above Top 10 IT Priorities, IT Challenges and Business Issues that IT and business decision makers are facing in 2016. In its detailed global Midmarket survey, Techaisle investigated 14 different technology areas (and a lot more sub-technologies), 19 different IT challenges and 19 different business issues. Cloud…

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3 Reasons Cloud UC is Set to Explode

Enterprise adoption will lead to staggering growth for the global Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) market. Here are the key reasons we will see cloud UC take off, as laid out by ATC provider, Masergy: Collaboration will gain in popularity and importance – greater application integration leads to productivity gains. IT’s NOT JUST ENTERPRISES: “Perhaps that’s…

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Complexity Breeds Demand and a New insights.4atc.com

The convergence of telecom and IT has created a new landscape of complex telecom services and outsourced solutions. Navigating it can be difficult. As a result, specialist boutiques such as ATC have become indispensable to organizations of all sizes. What differentiates ATC within the marketplace is its carrier-neutral, solution-agnostic approach. ATC is able is offer…

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