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Where to Start with IT Office Setup

Posted by ATSI Content Team on Dec 19, 2018 6:10:32 PM

It can be a major hassle when you have to move and change jobs. Often, people realize that they have more stuff than they thought, which only makes the packing process even more difficult. The cords get tangled. Items don't fit in the boxes that they came in. People become disgruntled during the process and sometimes become even more frustrated when they realize that they need to repeat the unpacking process at their new place of work. Maybe worse, the phone lines are down and there isn't any internet. Nothing seems to work. Where do people even start when it comes to IT setup for their new office?

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The Importance of High-Speed Internet for Businesses

Posted by ATSI Content Team on Dec 12, 2018 2:50:00 PM

Business owners in most industries, to stay current, must have networks capable of handling cloud computing, file sharing and video conferencing. Employees might bring in their own devices, adding to the load of a company's Wi-Fi network. Keeping up with the bandwidth to handle it all can be expensive. Yet the other side of the coin is wasted time waiting for files to transfer, attachments to download and webpages to open. In short, more bandwidth translates to higher download speeds.

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MPLS Explained

Posted by ATSI Content Team on Dec 7, 2018 2:49:00 PM

MPLS is part of various communication networks such as the internet, computer networks or telephone systems. This particular type of technology uses labels to make decisions regarding how data will be forwarded. The following information describes what MPLS is, its benefits, and when this type of system may be most effective.

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SIP Trunking 101

Posted by ATSI Content Team on Nov 27, 2018 5:10:32 PM

What is SIP Trunking?

SIP trunking involves using the Internet as a business phone system. Instead of using a traditional phone line, a business gets to take advantage of the numerous features that are only available in the digital online space.

SIP stands for Session Initiation Protocol. SIP uses a PBX (Private Branch Exchange) connector which allows you to connect to multiple channels, or lines, at once. The legacy PBX structure is fast becoming obsolete on its own, but with SIP trunking, the technology is making a comeback.

How Does It Work?

The center of SIP trunking is the SIP provider. The SIP provider gives you the same service as a phone services provider. SIP takes advantage of VoIP within LAN networks to give you connections to IP phones.

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Business Continuity and Establishing a Disaster Recovery Plan

Posted by ATSI Content Team on Nov 20, 2018 4:59:00 PM

No organizational leaders like to think that a disaster will strike their company and cause it to lose some or all of its data. Unfortunately, this happens to businesses around the country every day. Those who prepare for it can recover with minimal business disruption and loss of income, while those who do not could find it impossible to operate the same way again. If you expect your company to be among those who recover quickly, creating a business continuity plan is essential.

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What’s the Difference Between SD-WAN and WAN?

Posted by ATSI Content Team on Nov 14, 2018 2:24:59 PM

Software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs) are becoming the choice of organizations the world over. There are major advantages to choosing an SD-WAN instead of a WAN for your networks, including lowered cost, deployment speed and better use of bandwidth.

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Cloud Solutions to Solve Collaboration Challenges

Posted by ATSI Content Team on Nov 6, 2018 4:29:00 PM

In this gig economy, people are just as likely to work remotely at hours convenient to them as they are to head downtown every morning for a 9-to-5 job. For as convenient as it can be, it also presents challenges such as collaboration among teams who may live and work thousands of miles apart. At ATSI Business Communication Systems, we help businesses establish and troubleshoot problems with cloud-based employees and independent contractors.

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What Is the Cloud?

Posted by ATSI Content Team on Oct 26, 2018 1:04:48 PM

“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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Clear Channel Assessment

Posted by ATSI Content Team on Sep 2, 2018 4:47:14 PM

Various wireless mediums have no doubt made our lives easier and more convenient in a wide range of different ways over the years — but they certainly aren't perfect. Wireless transmissions, especially RF transmissions, are both noisy and unreliable by their very nature. In an effort to provide reliable data delivery, to control access to a naturally shared medium and to protect the integrity of the data being delivered in the first place, companies use techniques like the Clear Channel Assessment to help accomplish all of these things and more.

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Topics: Data Connectivity, Wi-Fi

How will AI affect the IT industry in 2019?

Posted by ATSI Content Team on Aug 22, 2018 9:43:00 AM

Artificial Intelligence (AI), technology that allows computers and robots to "think" and make decisions beyond their programming, is much more than just a fad. This technology will displace more than 500,000 jobs in the next two years, according to Forbes magazine, and a recent McKinsey & Company study found that more than half of today's jobs will be redundant by 2055. There are few places where this is more apparent than in the IT industry. AI is clearly changing the landscape of IT departments around the globe. However, while AI may be responsible for shifting workers, it is also opening opportunities for those in the IT industry.

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Topics: IT, Artificial Intelligence