ATC Cincinnati: Outta the Basement, Into the Cloud

Set to Expand and Relocate into New Greater Cincinnati Office Two Years of Record Revenue, Influx of New Clients = Space Demand Mason, OH, April 14, 2015—David Goodwin’s never had far to get to work. The managing partner and co-founder of ATC Inc., a fast-growing telecom consultancy offering professional expertise in cloud technologies, voice and data…

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Why Go IT Alone? Sourcing Telecom and IT Services

You can choose to solicit proposals from several sales reps with varied providers. You will end up with a number of proposals to scrutinize and compare. Unfortunately, even with these in hand, it will be difficult to compare each offer apples to apples. Many companies brand their services and bundle them with confusing hierarchies and various…

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Unified Communications System

Just What the Doctor Ordered As published in the Winter 2015 issue of LEAD Magazine It sounds like an advanced level MBA exam prompt. You need to merge more than 82 locations, more than 1200 professionals and multiple telephone systems. You need to securely route all communications, and create an efficient, cost-effective system with advanced…

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ATC’s 2014 Growth Spawned by Expanding Consultancy, Multi-Location Accounts

New Clients, Community Outreach and Accolades Highlight 15th Year in Business Cincinnati, OH, March 13, 2015—Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) experienced record revenues in 2014 for the second consecutive year. Both regional offices—Cincinnati, OH, and Hartford, CT—exceeded previously held revenue highs. ATC’s continued growth was spawned by a burgeoning consultancy and the on-boarding of large, multi-location…

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Telecom Project Snapshots

LAZ Parking LAZ has 1,850 locations and over 7,000 employees. Comprehensive Telecom Audit, New and Renegotiated Services The Result: 35+ percent annual savings on wireless; 40+ percent cut on MPLS; consolidation of 1,500+ POTS lines onto one bill. “We needed someone with telecom-specific expertise. Someone that could see the big picture, that could look at…

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Top Considerations for Selecting and Implementing a SIP Provider

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking is an Internet-based service that allows Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) users to connect local and long-distance calls to and from endpoints in the traditional phone network. Here are key findings and a Slideshare from surveyed IT decision-makers who have implemented SIP trunking in their organizations. Based on the data…

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8 Key Considerations When Selecting Broadband For Your Business

Businesses today have many options for broadband connectivity. Clarifying your particular needs prior to selecting a business broadband provider will ensure an optimal match of broadband service to your requirements. As you explore your options and before you make your final purchase decision for a new Broadband product, consider these 8 key points. Read this informational…

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Is MPLS Right for Your Campus Network?

Multiprotocol  Label Switching is Proving Useful to Crowded Campus Networks Multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) is a relatively new way to deliver network services, embraced by both carriers and enterprises. When carriers sell point-to-point or multipoint network services, MPLS is just a buzzword. Users buy a provisioned network (usually ­delivered as Ethernet WAN service) and don’t…

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Top Business Telecom Networking Trends in 2015

Technology is redefining the core products and operations in almost every industry. The role of the CIO (or CTO or CDO, etc.) is becoming central to marketing, operations, product development, customer support, security, financial analysis, business planning and more. As CIOs work to tie these vital roles together through efficient, secure, high capacity networks the…

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Faced with a Dying, Legacy Phone System, ArtWorks Installs New Hosted VoIP Solution

Fast-Track Deployment by ATC and CBTS Gets System Implemented Before Annual Fundraiser Cincinnati, OH, February 12, 2015—Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) recently implemented a new hosted Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone system for ArtWorks. ATC deployed the cloud telephony solution, Emerge, provided by Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions (CBTS) and ArtWorks took advantage of a new service…

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The Evolution of Personal Communications

By Dean Manzoori, Masergy VP, UCaaS Product Management Voicemail, a 30-year-old communications technology, is evolving to offer workers a richer set of collaboration options. Coca-Cola Co., the world’s largest beverage company, recently did away with traditional voicemail for most of its headquarters staff. Coca-Cola’s CIO Ed Steinike explained that the move was designed to “simplify…

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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…

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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…

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“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…

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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)…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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3 Steps to a Comprehensive Telecom Strategy

3StepsThumbnail11 - 3 Steps to a Comprehensive 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?

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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…

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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…

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3 Steps to a Comprehensive Telecom Strategy

The challenge of telecommunications – like many technology-driven markets – is keeping up with the pace of change. Most IT departments have many fish to fry, and nowadays most are increasingly focused on their customers and the end-user experience. A focus on telecom comes and goes with the flow of internal IT priorities. Often, over…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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