The Client. Something was putting the brakes on Wabtec’s wide area network. The company employs 100,000 people; it develops brake subsystems and related products for rail and passenger transit vehicles. Wabtec was trying to improve its IT network’s performance, reduce costs and facilitate the free flow of data among the company’s dozens of global locations,…Details
(Below is a recent “Need to Know” blog post from ATC partner, Star2Star Communications.) In the search engine era, breaking down the incredible volume of available data into meaningful, digestible chunks can be extremely difficult. In the technology industry in particular, information overload can be a major obstacle in the search for insight. But as…Details
Fighting cyber criminals is expensive and time-consuming. In this video tool from ATC partner PlanetOne, learn how managed security can help businesses feel more protected and save money at the same time.
(The article below features ATC’s Darren DeMartino and appears on VertitechIT’s web site here.) If I only had a dollar for every time I’ve heard this one before. The IT department at Company A signs a new three year contract renewal for local, long distance, and data network services, providing for a 25% discount off published…Details
When telecom consulting firm ATC calls itself a “boutique,” it isn’t in reference to the quaint shops you’d scour for collectibles. Rather, the firm’s boutique character derives from its specialized expertise, with which it is guiding its customer businesses into a new world of Internet-based solutions. Written by Brian Planalp As published in the Fall…Details
Every year ATC volunteers for the Dress for Success (DFS) Fashion show. This year’s event was at the Horseshoe Casino on September 18th, 2014. The ATC team sold raffle tickets at the event to all the attendees. This year was a huge success, partly due to the steering committee’s continuous improvement and our own Clayton…Details
Congratulations to the LEAD Magazine IT Leadership Class of 2014. ATC was privileged to celebrate with the honorees at the “Awards” gala held last night (September 24, 2014) at the Cincinnati Club. Technology changes so fast, it can happen in the blink of an eye. Greater Cincinnati is home to some of the best and brightest IT…Details
Early Results Indicate 35+ Percent Annual Savings on Wireless, 40+ Percent Cut on MPLS South Windsor, CT, September 23, 2014—LAZ Parking recently engaged Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) to conduct a comprehensive telecom audit and optimize LAZ Parking’s voice and data network services. ATC’s Darren DeMartino has spearheaded the effort to inventory and review the company’s…Details
Whiteboard Friday from ATC partner, West IP: With so many options out there for communications, how do you know what you need to keep your enterprise connected? It all starts with a network! From there you add enterprise voice, contact center and management and security solutions. In a field as rapidly evolving as UC, there’s always something…Details
Traditionally, businesses deployed systems and applications by installing software on hardware located in their offices. Cloud Computing (which is also often called “Hosted” or “Software as a Service”) is a new paradigm in which cloud applications and cloud VoIP systems are located in secure data centers, and vendors take responsibility for owning, configuring and managing…Details
(From ATC Partner, Thinking Phones) Is the cloud the right choice for your business? Odds are, the answer is an unambiguous yes. By this point, it’s hard to find a firm that’s not using the cloud in some capacity. When it comes to cloud adoption, it’s really just a question of degrees. But that’s where the…Details
The Chamber Announces Class 38 for this Year’s Leadership Cincinnati Program: Leadership Cincinnati, sponsored by First Financial Bank, is the foremost leadership development program in the Cincinnati region, providing participants the knowledge, skills and confidence to assume greater responsibility for leading the Cincinnati region into the future. Class members are chosen from a cross section of…Details
Software Advice spoke with hundreds of buyers from businesses looking for VoIP solutions that are designed for their needs. The result: some interesting insight into the needs of today’s VoIP buyers. Much of which reflects what we at ATC see and hear daily. Interactions with business buyers (from companies with annual revenues of $100 million or less) uncovered their…Details
CIO of the Future: St. Elizabeth Physicians Mark Hoover is CIO of St. Elizabeth Physicians, one of the oldest, largest, and most respected medical providers in the Greater Cincinnati region. Using technologies like VoiceMaxx CE from West IP Communications, Hoover is using UC to make his company more efficient, scalable and productive. See ATC’s work…Details
Situation Jonathan Theders, CEO of RiskSOURCE® Clark-Theders (www.risksource.com), knew in order to best serve his clients he needed to have an up-to-date, comprehensive business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery plan in place. The final piece of Theders’ BC plan was his phone system. He needed to upgrade his system and establish a redundant connection for…Details
You’d be hard pressed to find a decision-maker that doesn’t already know the benefits of moving over to a VoIP system. For more than a decade, tech moguls have long sung the praises of VoIP. Let’s not forget that the technology has managed to evolve with the Internet, improving and helping businesses keep their bills…Details
Cincinnati Bell unveiled a high-profile public relations campaign on Monday to support its Fioptics gigabit Internet service and commitment to free Wi-Fi hot spots at strategic locations across the region. The campaign, called “Light Up Cincinnati,” comes as Cincinnati Bell continues to expand its Fioptics suite of high-speed Internet, voice and entertainment services for businesses…Details
Data Usage Soars From our friends at Chief Mobility Officer, powered by Visage. Companies love that employees use their smartphones and tablets all the time for work — until they face steep mobile bill as a result. When employees reply to emails, hold a Skype conference or share the latest company blog post on Twitter…Details
Often ATC works with valued partners such as VertitechIT to provide holistic solutions. In this case, a new global MPLS network capable of running Microsoft Lync, Exchange, and Sharepoint, as well as video conferencing and Oracle applications. Read about Wabtec below: The Company Something was putting the brakes on Wabtec’s wide area network. Senior management…Details
ATC Co-Founder and Managing Partner, David Goodwin, recently had this article featured at LeadCincinnati.net: After my short professional baseball career, I finished my education at Xavier University. Eager to enter the business world, I got my start in telecom by selling long distance service for Cable & Wireless USA. That turned out to be a…Details
There’s more information than ever for businesses to protect. Not backing up files and applications can lead to devastating consequences. This video explains why cloud backup and disaster recovery might be the way to go.
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Given the cost and resource advantages of cloud-based applications and platforms, many businesses are turning to cloud-based phone systems as viable solutions for communication. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology refers to a series of transmission capabilities that make vocal communication over the Internet possible. Hosted Voice is a service that combines VoIP with a…Details
(From our partner, Thinking Phones) As the person in charge of a company’s IT infrastructure, a CIO has a lot on his or her plate. Ensuring safety, cutting costs, and managing the network on a day-to-day basis are all integral components to the job. But there are many other potential concerns that people who hold this title…Details
Cellular costs are escalating for enterprises across the board. IT departments are burdened by the increasing array of mobile devices, wireless networks, and related services that enable the broad use of mobile communications and computing.
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Equipping a business with a communications infrastructure for the modern world is a tough task. Enter your name and email to view ATC’s recent Webinar regarding voice and data IT technologies. (See the presentation outline below.) Presentation Outline I. Evolution of Voice and Data History Convergence II. Benefits of VoIP Best time to explore Hosted v.…Details
ATC Teams Up With CBTS to Win Wyler Gold Outing On June 30, 2014 the Wyler Family Foundation hosted the annual Wyler Family Foundation Charity Golf Classic at Kenwood Country Club (KCC). Beautiful weather, warm spirits, and a well represented group of sponsors, guests and Jeff Wyler employees contributed to the cause. $200,000 was raised to…Details
Goodwin Selected for Leadership Cincinnati Advanced Technology Consulting’s (ATC) co-founder and managing partner, David Goodwin, was recently accepted to the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s premier leadership program Leadership Cincinnati. As a participant in Class 38, Goodwin gains the privilege of participating in a flagship development program that has a long and proud history, and a strong…Details
Make Your Voice and Data Networks Work for You Equipping a business with a communications infrastructure for the modern world is a tough task. Join ATC for a telecom and communications education session. Learn about the future of voice and data IT technologies and how these technologies can help you grow. We will cover the essentials, costs and…Details
CIO of the Future: St. Elizabeth Physicians Using technologies like VoiceMaxx CE from West IP Communications, Hoover is using Unified Communications (UC) to make his company more efficient, scalable and productive. St. Elizabeth Physicians is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected medical providers in the Greater Cincinnati region. See ATC’s work with Hoover…Details
Mason, OH, July 1, 2014 – Advanced Technology Consulting’s (ATC) Co-Founder and Managing Partner, David Goodwin, was recently accepted to the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber‘s premier leadership program—Leadership Cincinnati. As a participant in Class 38, Goodwin gains the privilege of participating in a flagship development program that has a long and proud history, and a…Details
By Nick Enger This month marks my eighth year in the channel. But for all intents and purposes, I am still a comparative newbie, a rookie, a novice. If I worked on a crab boat, they would call me a greenhorn. My counterparts in the industry have been at it for 15 to 25+ years.…Details
ATC and Prasco have had an ongoing relationship stemming back to early 2011. Initially, ATC was contracted to conduct a comprehensive audit of Prasco’s telecom services and carrier contracts for six locations. This audit also included negotiating new service contracts based on a new post-audit network design. At the time, Prasco was closing a location…Details
For the second year in a row, ATC has been selected as a finalist for the Goering Center’s Family and Private Business Award. To honor the enormous positive contributions made by family and privately owned companies, both large and small, the University of Cincinnati and the Goering Center for Family & Private Business each year…Details
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Today, abundant and cheap bandwidth increases the quality and functionality of VoIP telephony. 2030 will spell the death of the analog telephone as national carriers will no longer be legally obligated to maintain their unprofitable analog telephony networks.