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Blog Articles from ATS Communciations

Why Dark Web Scanning Is Important

January 24th, 2023 by admin

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Dark web scanning is the process of actively seeking out publicly available data related to an organization, its employees, customers, vendors, or partners on the dark web. This process looks for indicators that could be used by malicious actors to...

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Posted in: Managed IT Services

Every Company Should Acquire Desktop Management Solutions

November 30th, 2022 by admin

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Desktop management solutions are becoming increasingly popular among businesses of all sizes. These solutions provide organizations with a wide range of benefits, including better control over their IT assets, improved productivity, and enhanced security....

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Posted in: Managed IT Services

How Remote Monitoring and Management Helps Businesses

November 8th, 2022 by admin

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As the world increasingly moves towards remote work, it's more important than ever for businesses to have a way to monitor and manage their systems remotely. This is where remote monitoring and management (RMM) comes in. RMM is a type of software...

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Desktop Management Services with ATS: A Requirement for All Businesses

September 6th, 2022 by admin

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A business's top priority is always efficient working and smooth outputs. This is because the better they work, the more the company will profit. This is one reason many businesses invest in massive technologies, to ensure that losses are...

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Helping Businesses Shift from Survival Mode to Strategic Growth Mode in 2021

February 23rd, 2021 by admin

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Educates Businesses on Dramatic Increase in Cybercrime Directed at Small-Business Owners and How to Prevent It CONCORD, CA - ATS Communications, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP),...

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How Moving to a Private Data Center Cloud Solution Benefits Your Business

January 20th, 2021 by admin

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Many businesses have found themselves making the switch to the cloud, and when you look at everything it offers it's not hard to see why. They give a wealth of benefits that most would be hard-pressed to ignore, such as improved security...

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The Cybersecurity Workforce Gap and How It's Affecting Businesses

November 21st, 2019 by admin

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As cyber-attacks continue to intensify, businesses are having a hard time finding skilled cybersecurity workers to protect their operations. The cybersecurity industry has taken a significant hit with the labor shortage causing many companies to fall...

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Posted in: Managed IT Services, Support, Services, Security, Solutions

Windows 7 End of Life Update: Are You Still HIPAA Compliant?

September 30th, 2019 by admin

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There are still many businesses that continue to operate on the Windows 7 platform, as it has been the most widely used operating system in the world. However, Windows 7 is quickly approaching its end of life due to the latest rollout of Windows 10,...

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Posted in: Managed IT Services, Services, Solutions

Out with the Old, in with the New Cloud and Managed Technology

August 20th, 2019 by admin

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The average workplace can be a money pit with unhappy employees who, in turn, produce unsatisfied customers and create a workplace disaster. The key to improving your business is by empowering your employees to work how they want to and using technology...

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Posted in: Cloud, Managed IT Services, Solutions

ATS Communications Ranked Among World’s Most Elite 501 Managed Service Providers

July 12th, 2019 by admin

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12th Annual MSP 501 Identifies Top Forward-Thinking Global MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services ATS Communications has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 12th-annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings....

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Posted in: Company News, Managed IT Services

How Business Continuity Protect Your Business

January 24th, 2019 by admin

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When disaster strikes, it leaves ruin in its wake. It can destroy everything leaving nothing behind when its over. Sometimes you're lucky if your office building is left standing, after all, is said and done. While things like your servers, computers,...

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Posted in: Backup, Cloud, Managed IT Services, Services, Solutions

Lowering the Bottom Line: IT Management Support and Cost-Saving Benefits

June 27th, 2018 by admin

Shifting to IT management support services can make a huge difference in reducing your business' operational bottom-line. IT management goes a long way to streamline both infrastructure and support while providing access to a larger knowledge pool than...

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Posted in: Managed IT Services, Support

What Nonprofits Should Seek in an IT Provider

May 29th, 2018 by admin

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While many of the technical needs at nonprofit and for-profit businesses overlap, there are still several key considerations for nonprofits looking for the right IT services provider. Nonprofits' motivations may be driven less by the concept of "spending...

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Addressing the Unique IT Management Needs at Law Firms

April 11th, 2018 by admin

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Law firms face many unique IT management challenges that stem from the confidential nature of the information they work with. And that confidential data is why law firms must make the protection of information a key IT priority. Threats can come from...

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Posted in: Managed IT Services, Services, Solutions

5 Commonly Overlooked Workplace IT Disasters

February 28th, 2018 by admin

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Because IT staff get so invested in making sure software, networking and security elements are working, they sometimes overlook the human, environmental and contingency planning factors that can invite workplace IT disasters. In many cases, preventative...

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3 Subtle Ways IT Management Makes Day-to-Day Operations More Manageable

January 22nd, 2018 by admin

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For many businesses, it is difficult to gauge how helpful IT management can be in the workplace on a day-to-day basis — mainly because when things are going well, there's little to notice. Some of the most important benefits of an IT managed services...

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Forget About your IT Woes with Our Managed IT Services

September 17th, 2017 by admin

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We believe your focus should be on productivity and profitability, not the day to day logistics of keeping your network up and running. Having 40 years experience, and a wealth of best practices to share, the team at ATS Communications...

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The System Is Down: How To Stay Online When Your Service Provider Is Offline

September 12th, 2017 by admin

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It's easy to take a functional Internet connection for granted until it's no longer working. When that Internet connection inevitably goes down, your business could be left scrambling to figure out how to keep working until service is restored. The best...

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Posted in: Managed IT Services, Solutions

When Windows 10 Support Stops

August 22nd, 2017 by admin

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In July of 2017, some Windows 10 users received an error message when trying to install the Creators Update, stating, "Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC." This first-of-its-kind problem stems from an incompatibility with a handful of Intel's...

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Posted in: Managed IT Services, Solutions

The Internal SMB IT Security Threat: Overconfidence In Cyber Security Preparedness

August 15th, 2017 by admin

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According to a 2017 published study by Advisen and Experian, one of the biggest threats facing small businesses comes from within, such as overconfidence in the organization's ability to protect itself and recover from cyber security attacks. While businesses...

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Posted in: Managed IT Services, Security

Addressing the Unique Ransomware IT Security Issues in Healthcare

August 8th, 2017 by admin

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Ransomware, a type of malware that holds a computer hostage and tries to force the victim to pay money to recover access, is a nightmare for any business, but the healthcare industry faces the more severe side of a ransomware attack. The healthcare industry...

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Posted in: Managed IT Services, Security

Looking at USB/NFC Keys for Extra Account Security

August 1st, 2017 by admin

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Hijacked accounts are an IT security nightmare, so it makes sense for your company to look at new technology for better ways to keep your digital assets safe. While security professionals are working out new ways to look at what account credentials are,...

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Posted in: Managed IT Services, Security

Is Your Office Router Secure?

July 25th, 2017 by admin

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In June 2017, WikiLeaks released secret documents that exposed the tools the CIA uses to infiltrate public and private networks through routers. These documents have shined a light on how easy it is for someone to hack a router. This begs the question,...

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Posted in: Managed IT Services, Security

Avoiding Hardware Overkill: IT Consulting to the Rescue

July 18th, 2017 by admin

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Spending far too much money on excessively overpowered computer hardware can quickly deplete your company's IT budget, taking funding away from other important expenses. Two exciting products released in June 2017, Apple's new iMac Pro ($4,999) and Intel's...

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One Partner for Everything

February 17th, 2017 by admin

If you're working with several different vendors for your IT system, you'll know the hassle of talking to too many people to fix a few simple problems. Your service provider for video surveillance solutions will point fingers at a slow network connection,...

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Posted in: Managed IT Services, Services

IT Management ATS Communications

July 4th, 2016 by admin

Tired of managing your network? With our managed IT services, your can forget about your network and focus on your business. Some of the benefits of our services include: reduced costs, stability, guaranteed service levels, accessible and responsive support...

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Keeping your business safe

June 12th, 2016 by admin

Don't miss out on the opportunity to give your business the best continuity plan. At ATS, we take measures to eliminate the obstacles that could disrupt your business and help implement reliable networks. Let ATS help you go above and beyond basic backup...

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Posted in: Backup, Cloud, Managed IT Services

Managed IT Services

September 16th, 2015 by admin

ATS Communications wants to help you make meaningful improvements in business processes, and share best practices. Let us take care of our network, so you can focus on your business! Managed IT services provide so many benefits. A few are: Accessible...

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Say “Yes!” to Data Managed Services

August 23rd, 2014 by admin

There are many benefits to having managed IT services. Not only can we help you  establish goals that result in better business value, there are many other benefits! Take a look below to why you should say “Yes!” to ATS managing your IT services. ...

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ATS Takes a Proactive, Holistic Approach to Technology

July 29th, 2014 by admin

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ATS is a full-service IT vendor. We handle all aspects of your IT, from desktop support to firewall security, from software applications to broadband infrastructure. We take a proactive, holistic approach to your technology use, and we're able to...

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Posted in: Data, Managed IT Services, Services

Solid Support Team

October 8th, 2013 by admin

We realize the importance of a strong and solid support team to ensure a quality installation and continued satisfaction with your new business technology solution. That's why we have built an outstanding reputation by providing top quality support to...

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Posted in: Backup, Company News, Data, Managed IT Services, Partners, Support

4 Crucial Benefits of a Managed Service Provider

August 27th, 2013 by admin

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Managed Service Providers - or MSPs - are tasked with the critically important job of managing IT to help businesses run smoothly. Information Technology is the foundation upon which businesses operate, communicate, and grow, and must therefore...

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Posted in: Managed IT Services, Solutions

G Series

August 19th, 2013 by admin

Does your business have a reliable backup solution? Through ATS Communications partnership' with Datto, we can provide you with a simple and reliable backup solution called G Series that delivers off-site synchronized local storage at an unbeatable price....

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Posted in: Backup, Cloud, Company News, Data, Managed IT Services, Partners

The Real Cost of IT Downtime

August 18th, 2013 by admin

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Downtime - it isn't always what you think! When you think downtime, I'm sure you're picturing the results of a total IT disaster - perhaps a flood destroying the server room or a malicious virus that hacks the network, forcing everyone to close up...

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Continuum Managed Services

January 25th, 2013 by admin

Is your company filtering hundreds of server alerts, researching issues, or trouble shooting and fixing problems constantly? That can be overwhelming in any IT environment, yet the job must be done. As a Continuum partner, these will be the least of your...

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Posted in: Managed IT Services, Partners

Managed IT Services - Technology Management on Cruise Control

July 13th, 2012 by admin

It's Like Putting Your Technology Management On Cruise Control.

With Managed IT Services through ATS Communications, you receive constant monitoring, repair, and optimization of your data networks and communications infrastructure, so you don't have to. It's time to find out what Managed IT Services can do for...

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