Oracle’s Cloud-Based Services on the Rise

Anyone who has followed our blog, read our website or is a current ATB client already knows that we are big proponents of cloud services, and for many of our small and medium sized business (SMB) clients, CRM and database software play an integral role in their ongoing operations. While we still see a lot of benefit for clients to ...

Millennial Money: Big Banks Take on Venmo

If you’re not a millennial, it’s quite possible you’ve never heard of Venmo, but this peer-to-peer (P2P) money transfer service certainly has its advantages over more traditional means of transferring money between individuals, such as bank transfers or even PayPal payments. From a pure functionality perspective, what immediately set Venmo apart from other legacy online payment services such as PayPal ...

Verizon Makes a Move to Get In the High Speed Internet Game

As you might have already heard in conjunction with the Charter Communications and Verizon merger rumors that were swirling around earlier this year, wireless phone carrier Verizon is making a move that has the potential to change the way that high speed internet service is delivered to customers.  While Comcast, AT&T and Google Fiber all try and figure out the ...

Microsoft Outlook for Mac Will Soon Support Google Calendar & Google Contacts

For Gmail users who are also avid Mac users, the Outlook mail app has consistently been a bone of contention, as Google Calendar and Google Contacts was not supported by Microsoft’s software. But that is all about to change. In early March, Microsoft announced that it would add Google Calendar and Contacts support to the Mac version of Outlook 2016. ...

Amazon Is Chiming In With a New Cloud-Based Video and Voice Collaboration Tool

When you think of online meetings and web-based conference calls, Skype for Business and/or GoToMeeting probably come to mind, but a few weeks ago Amazon Web Services (AWS) decided to get in the game with their new platform known as Chime.  With their strong position as a leader in cloud computing, AWS is taking swings at the established players in …

Improve Your Streaming Experience with A Few Simple Steps

Whether you are streaming so you can cut the proverbial cord or you just enjoy the convenience of being able to watch your favorite movie anytime, anywhere without having to deal with the inconvenience of a DVD, the reality is that streamed content is becoming increasingly popular. But if you don’t have the right setup, streaming can go from instantly …

Personal Technology in the Classroom

It’s no longer just college aged students who are using personal technology in the classroom. At some schools, even elementary school aged children are wired. But especially with younger kids, it is important to consider the pros and cons before implementing a personal technology strategy in schools. Aside from cost, which is always an important consideration but not one directly …

Password Protection: Are You Taking This Seriously Enough?

Would you leave the keys to your brand new car in the ignition with the doors unlocked, making it easy for a thief to hop in and drive away? We’re guessing the answer is no, yet many of you are doing exactly that when it comes to the passwords you choose. Don’t believe us? Consider a review of the most …

Locky Ransomware is Still Lurking

You may have recently heard about a sudden decrease in the volume of Locky Ransomware attacks, but let this be your warning: do NOT let your guard down. Based on analysis of past Locky Ransomware activity, experts at the Avast Threat Labs are predicting that another attack is imminent. Let’s take a quick step back, for those who are fortunate …

Windows 10 Update Preview

In advance of the major Windows 10 Creators Update (expected this spring), Microsoft released a beta version of the update, also known as Windows 10 Preview Build 15002. And although there are no guarantees that everything featured in the beta release will be incorporated in the final update, there are some significant improvements that are almost certain to make the …