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Blog Articles from ATS Communciations

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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Posted in: Managed IT Services, Press Releases

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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Posted in: Support

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

July 12th, 2019 by admin

MSP 501 Winner Badge

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

Cloud Solutions

February 6th, 2016 by admin

As technology continues to develop, more and more businesses are moving their data to the cloud. The cloud offers a variety of features and has become extremely cost effective. However, we understand that it’s not always practical for a business to move...

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Posted in: Cloud

ATS Communications Announces Full-Service Cloud Voice Program

June 17th, 2015 by admin

ATS Communications a leader in unified communications announced today that the company has launched a revolutionary full- service cloud voice program which is radically shaking up the industry. ATS Communications created this program in response to growing...

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Posted in: Press Releases

Apple TV for Presentations in the Workplace

May 1st, 2015 by admin

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Apple TV, typically used as a video content streaming device for Netflix, YouTube, and iTunes, is fairly common in homes across the U.S. However, this crafty little device that can fit in your palm also has some impressive applications in an office setting...

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Posted in: Company News

Know Your Enemy: These New Phishing Schemes are Hard to Spot

April 16th, 2015 by admin

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A friend called me recently to gripe about his personal email account. His ISP has done a pretty good job of virtually eliminating the annoying spam he used to receive (remember your inbox way back when?), but now he's the target of two particularly...

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Posted in: Company News

Uncle Sam Won't Stop Cyber-Crime - It's Up To You

April 1st, 2015 by admin

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You probably know President Obama recently hosted a high-profile cyber-security summit at Stanford. The basic idea was to discuss how to expand the federal government's role in combating cybercrime against American businesses—from simple theft to outright...

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Posted in: Company News

Do Surveillance Cameras Always Keep Your Company Safer? You'll Be Surprised

February 20th, 2015 by admin

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You probably remember the 2001 blockbuster remake of Ocean's Eleven starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt. While George and Brad's grand scheme—robbing a secret multi-casino vault underneath the Las Vegas Strip—may have been pure Hollywood, a key element...

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Posted in: Company News

Business Continuity

February 4th, 2015 by admin

Prepare for failure, as failure is inevitable! At some point, your business will encounter a disaster that is outside of your control. A fire could destroy your office. A huge storm could prevent your employees from coming to work. Nearby construction...

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Posted in: Backup

'Tis the Season—for Small Business Cybercrime. Here’s How to Protect Your Company

January 7th, 2015 by admin

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The holiday season means more than shopping and gift giving. It also now marks prime season for cybercriminals and hackers around the world — and they're coming after small businesses in the U.S. "Targeting" Target—via Small Businesses You may have...

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Posted in: Company News

ATS Communications Helps Businesses Deploy Mobile Workforces to Increase Sales and Productivity

January 3rd, 2015 by admin

ATS Communications an industry leader in unified communications, announced recently that the company has launched a mobile workforce initiative in order to help their customers leverage the benefits of advanced technology in today’s mobile environment....

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Posted in: Press Releases

Close Enough to Know You, Small Enough to Serve You

November 13th, 2014 by admin

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If you've been reading our blog for a while, you know why we believe managed IT services are the smart choice over "going it alone" — particularly for a small business. Over the past few years alone, we've seen several major tech companies — some of...

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Posted in: Company News

R.I.P. Windows XP. Current Users Now at Greater Cyber Risk

April 8th, 2014 by admin

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Microsoft Corporation has just announced it will stop supporting Windows XP, one of the world's most popular and successful operating systems. Though Microsoft XP will not magically disappear from the desktops of anyone currently using it (which is...

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Posted in: Company News

Beware Email Spoofing! Protect Yourself Now!

April 4th, 2014 by admin

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We have recently seen a rise in a disturbing phishing scam called email spoofing. Email Spoofing A spoof email is an email that looks as if it came from a trusted friend or acquaintance, but is actually malicious in nature. These emails are particularly...

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Posted in: Company News

Happy 31st Birthday, ATS Communications!

April 1st, 2014 by admin

ATS 30 Yr Timeline

We are incredibly proud to launch into our 32nd year of business today! Thank you to our clients and wonderful team for making ATS Communications all it is today. "Without an amazing team, this simply does not happen," says Michael Price, CEO. Please...

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Posted in: Company News

ATS Communications Named to CRN's Pioneer 250 List of Top US Managed Service Providers

February 24th, 2014 by admin

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We are thrilled to be named to CRN’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Pioneer 250. CRN is the leading media outlet for technology vendors and solution providers attempting to understand sales and service channels. The annual...

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Posted in: Company News

3 Tips to Leverage Your IT Labor Costs

February 7th, 2014 by admin

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I'll make a decent bet that your greatest Information Technology costs are not related to hardware and software. In fact, they're probably not related to physical technology at all. What is Your Greatest IT cost? Support labor! IT labor...

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Posted in: Company News

Resolve to Maximize IT Productivity in 2014!

January 16th, 2014 by admin

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The new year's festivities have come and gone, and for better or worse, it's time to get back in the saddle. This first month back at work is the perfect time to consider business goals for the coming year and determine how to make your business more...

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Posted in: Company News

Important IT Security Message for ATS Communications’ Clients

December 19th, 2013 by admin

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One Malicious Email Could Cost you Thousands of Dollars and Take Down your Entire Network – Don’t be a Victim; Learn the Facts! Ransomware viruses are on the rise and their explosive growth in the past few months has been startling.  We want to help our...

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Posted in: Company News

Quiz Answers - Can you Find the Malicious Email?

December 18th, 2013 by admin

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Ready for the answers to our quiz? Drumroll please... Every single email is malicious EXCEPT for this one: “eFax message from “4082459385″. 1 page(s). Caller-ID: 408-245-9385″  -  eFax Yep, that eFax message is 100% legitimate! Now let's discuss why...

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Posted in: Company News