ATSI Blog

A Future With More Hybrid Workplaces?

Before the advent of the global coronavirus pandemic that’s causing COVID-19, it was customary for many organizations to allow some employees to work from home while others labored at the corporate office. 

For example, individuals might work from home temporarily because they are new parents or are taking care of an elderly relative at home. Or, they work in a distant location and never set foot in your headquarters.

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Topics: Data Connectivity, Business Communications Systems

Cyber Security Fails

Security through obscurity isn’t a good plan when it comes to protecting your business from cyber criminals. In fact, it’s a mistake to think your business is too small or obscure to attract the attention of criminal hackers. 

These hackers are looking for chinks in the armor of organizations of all types and sizes. Typically such criminals aim to hold data hostage in a ransomware attack. Or, they try to trick an employee into downloading malware that exposes sensitive information online.

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Topics: Ransomware

Is Your Office Prepared for Weather Events?

Mother nature has always been an unpredictable force. In recent decades, however, the inclement weather -- from wildfires and flooding to hurricanes and tornados -- has played a significant role in the loss of productivity, data and other elements that are vital when it comes to keeping a business competitive. 

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Topics: Cloud Solutions

What Makes a Company's Communications System Ring

Whether you are just setting up a new company office space or you have a greater demand for upgrading your communication system, start with VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) business phone systems. A basic telephone system in-house connects various departments, offices and teams. This is designed for handling the influx of calls to your customer service teams and in-network.

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Topics: Business Phone Systems

Moving? Tips for the IT Office Setup Process

Moving an office is necessary for growth and expansion. However, it can also be a time-consuming and daunting process. Moving an office is typically much more involved than moving a home, as you have a lot of electronic and technological equipment that needs to be packed, moved and set up again in a new office. Taking the time to pre-plan a move, and create a checklist of sorts, will help you best prepare for an upcoming move, while also ensuring you have your bases covered for getting everything back up and running again.

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Topics: IT

GoToConnect Adds New Features, Product Bundles to Meet Flexible, Remote Work Models

The GoToConnect VoIP and unified communications and collaboration (UCC) platform, already called a “COVID essential MVP” by some businesses, has added new features and product bundles to meet the growing demand for flexible and remote post-pandemic work models.

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Topics: Business Communications

Your Tech Audit is More Important Than Ever in 2021

Tech audits have always been important because historically many companies play “catch up” with technology trends, adding hardware, software, and other infrastructure on the fly or in a manner that adds layers of sometimes incohesive elements.

As a result, some of your tech and tech stack over the years can become obsolete, redundant, and/or no longer a productive asset working towards your company’s goals. Even worse, without a firm grasp on your technology and data you work with, your company may be left open to cyberattacks and non-compliance issues.

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Topics: Technology Trends

Benefits of Zoom for Small Businesses

There is no greater sign that a brand or product has become an indispensable part of culture than when their proper noun name turns into a verb. Don’t believe it? Go ahead and “Google” it … or do an internet search, which is what “to Google” has become synonymous for.

Joining Google, Uber, PhotoShop and other nouns that have slipped into everyday speech as verbs is Zoom, the cloud-based video conferencing application that not only facilitates virtual meetings, calls and chats.

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Topics: Business Communications, Technology Trends

Understanding The Cloud And Your Business

“The cloud” is a popular term used in the tech industry. You may have heard tech companies saying data is in the cloud, or someone can work in the cloud. They are not referring to the beautiful, white, fluffy formations seen in the sky. The data is not actually in the natural clouds found in the sky, but in terrestrial places.

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Topics: Cloud Solutions

What GoTo Connect Provides to Small Businesses

Thanks to technology and the advancements that technology brings, many small businesses can run their businesses more efficiently than ever before. Unfortunately, many small businesses have no idea what types of technology and systems they can benefit from the most, as there are simply so many options out there, and small business owners may not have time to research them all. GoTo Connect is a phone system that is stacked with features that can benefit small businesses. Here is more information about GoTo Connect and why it may be beneficial for your small business. 

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Topics: Business Phone Systems