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The Time Has Come for Toshiba VIPedge Cloud Users to Migrate to a Current Cloud Platform

October 30th, 2020 by admin

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60-Day Notice As ATS has previously communicated in blogs, emails, and personal conversations, Mitel has slowly been implementing their end of life strategy for the Toshiba product line since their acquisition in 2017. We applaud Mitel that they have...

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5 Things Businesses Need for a Successful Long Term Remote Workforce

June 30th, 2020 by admin

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As the mandates for isolation and closure are slowly lifting, many business are finding themselves presented with a new challenge. What do they do with their newly founded remote workforces? While some choose to transition them back into the office...

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Posted in: Support, Services, Security, Solutions

ATS is Your Business Technology Partner – Use Us!

April 9th, 2020 by admin

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As we face together the reality of needing to work remotely for an extended period, rely on the ATS team to help you make the best total decisions for your company and your staff. We can help navigate all the technical offerings being made by multiple...

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Tips to Stay Productive, Cyber-Safe, and Get the Fastest Service

March 30th, 2020 by admin

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ATS has collected tips and actual client experiences & lessons about how to stay productive, cyber-safe, and get the fastest service from us right now. What's Happening Right Now The support load continues to be heavy. Some clients did not shelter...

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Coronavirus (COVID19) Update - Our Concord Office Remains Open and We Are Here to Help!

March 16th, 2020 by admin

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To our valued clients: The spread of the COVID19 (Coronavirus) is requiring us to rapidly adapt and change our work routines and our personal lives. This afternoon the Contra Costa County has issued a mandate...

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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

Stay on Top of Your Operations with the Technology Optimization Program (TOP)

November 8th, 2019 by admin

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Are you experiencing an influx of operating costs due to maintenance and upgrades for your IT and phones? Or are you a small business looking to avoid paying for unnecessary IT costs? It may be time to rethink your IT investment strategy and join our...

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The Risks of Operating Windows 7 After 2019

August 30th, 2019 by admin

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On May 2017, over 300,000 victims worldwide were affected by the WannaCry ransomware attack that lasted four full days. The attack blocked data from users until a ransom was paid via bitcoin cryptocurrency and affected businesses and individuals alike...

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Preparing Your Business for Windows 7 End-Of-Life

August 21st, 2019 by admin

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Windows 7 is coming to an end, so what does that mean for businesses still running on the platform? It may mean complex migrating, tons of time and resources that will be spent on training, configuring, and an added expense to install the new system....

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Posted in: Company News, Support

How Rapid Growth Can Negatively Impact Business.

June 25th, 2019 by admin

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During the beginning stages of operations, demand can be slow at first and then gradually start picking up, but what happens when small demand increases to significant demand in a short period? When a company is experiencing expansion, it is usually...

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Get a Reliable 24/7 Support Team for your IT Service

June 24th, 2019 by admin

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Having available ongoing support for your IT services is vital for your business to thrive, and we want to ensure that your business stays on top of its operations. Should questions arise or unexpected issues happen, you need responsive experts to resolve...

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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

Making the Switch to BYOD? Pros, Cons and Security Implications to Consider First

June 26th, 2018 by admin

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Making the switch to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) business environment extends well beyond the decision to let employees choose their devices. Your business should look at the pros and cons of the concept before deciding how to approach it and to what...

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Key Strategies to Boost IT Security in the Workplace

June 20th, 2018 by admin

Businesses have more to worry about than ever when it comes to dealing with new forms of cyber-attacks. The shift to a BYOD workplace adds even more challenges to protecting your digital assets. While hardware and software solutions continue to improve...

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What Changes in Net Neutrality Could Mean for Your SMB

April 19th, 2018 by admin

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The FCC net neutrality 3–2 repeal vote of December 2017 could lead to major concerns for IT staff at small and medium businesses. As of February 2018, the FCC is continuing to move toward the net neutrality repeal, but actual business changes will take...

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Posted in: Support, Services, Solutions

Offering Professional IT Help Desk Support

January 18th, 2018 by admin

ATS knows all too well the troubles that many IT teams have, balancing daily troubleshooting support with the management of service providers, technology projects, and network management. Why not free up their time to focus on the work they’re best at?...

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Latest Popular Smartphones Significantly Dip in Drop Test Performance

November 22nd, 2017 by admin

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After years of improving smartphone glass durability, a shift design is bringing back the perils of dropping the device only to discover the glass has cracked on impact. The newly released iPhone 8 and iPhone X aren’t doing well in drop tests, with screens...

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Don't Neglect Surge Protectors in Your Workplace

November 16th, 2017 by admin

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Businesses use surge protectors every day without thinking about them; however, they are an incredibly important piece of technology that can make the difference between a $20.00 and a $2,000.00 equipment replacement. While uncommon, a power surge can...

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Posted in: Support, Solutions, Knowledge

Important Support Updates for your Toshiba Phone System

August 7th, 2017 by admin

We want take a moment to share with you some updates and provide some clarification with regards to your Toshiba system(s) currently installed. As we shared with you in late spring, Toshiba announced their plans to stop operations in North America of...

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Posted in: Company News, Support

Recent Ransomware Attacks

May 19th, 2017 by admin

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As you may have already heard, there was a major ransomware attack across the globe recently. On May 12th, WannaCry/WCry 2.0 infected thousands of computers, taking the user's data hostage and demanding bitcoins to release it. We can't know how many...

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Important Announcement for Our MAS Clients

April 10th, 2017 by admin

Dear Valued Client; As you have already been informed by ATS, Toshiba has announced they are "winding down" their operations for the telecommunications division as part of their global restructuring. ATS continues to stand committed to offering and maintaining...

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Toshiba Corporation Winds Down US, Canada, and Mexico Telecom Divisions

March 20th, 2017 by admin

Dear Valued Client; As your trusted advisor, it is our responsibility to proactively communicate with you when events take place in the business technology community. We have received a letter this past week from Toshiba Telecommunications Systems Division...

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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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