Microsoft Office 2019…Coming Soon to a Computer Near You

Earlier this fall, Microsoft announced the release of Microsoft Office 2019 (which will begin shipping in the latter half of 2018), but if you’re like many of our clients, you are unsure what this means for you. As your trusted IT experts, we have has compiled the highlights and features of Office 2019. Unlike Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud based subscription ...

Analyzing Your ERP Solution: To Save or Start Over?

ERP Roadblocks: Two scenarios that could be costing you money Roughly 30% of respondents to a recent study reported being unable to serve their customers as well as they would like due to a lack of functionality in their ERP system (1). Whether it’s your customers or your employees that are suffering, if your current ERP system is no longer ...

Email Encryption & Email Security Services: A Guide for SMBs

Email remains one of the most widely used and convenient forms of communication in today’s business environment, but as cybersecurity threats continue to increase in severity and frequency, it is important for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) to understand the variety of email related services available to them and how they are most effectively implemented. Email encryption is definitely ...

A Comparison of SaaS and On-Premise ERP Deployment

Choosing the right ERP deployment model can be a complicated decision for business owners, especially since both Software as a Service (SaaS) and On-Premise models have distinct benefits. The team at ATB has compiled a list of pros and cons for you to review as you consider SaaS vs. On-Premise deployment. SaaS PROS You buy the cloud-based software on a ...

Cloud vs On-Premise: Which ERP configuration is best for your business?

Cloud vs On-Premise: More choices equal more questions The rise of cloud platforms has given companies of all sizes more options in terms of how they purchase software and what solutions are available. With these options come questions; about which configuration is right for your organization based on the size of your company, your priorities, and needs. From security to ...

Virtualization vs. Cloud Computing – What’s the Difference?

Unsure exactly what the difference between cloud computing and virtualization is? You’re definitely not alone. According to Forrester Research, up to 70 percent of IT professionals aren’t totally clear on the differences and, as a result, the virtualization vs. cloud computing debate continues to be a hot topic. The reality is that virtualization and cloud computing are related, but not ...

Successful VoIP Implementation Using Quality of Service (QoS) Protocols

Voice over Internet (VoIP) has revolutionized telephone communications for many small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) over the past two decades. Not only is VoIP significantly less expensive than traditional telephony, but it provides business owners with significantly more flexibility, portability and scalability. As with all technologies, however, not all VoIP connections are created equally. One of the most important ...

HIPAA Compliance & The Cloud: 3 Things Your Practice Needs to Know NOW

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, better known as HIPAA, was established to create standards and regulations related to the confidentiality, security and transmissibility of personal health information. As new technologies continue to emerge, it is important to understand the regulation updates to ensure your practice remains HIPAA compliant. Cloud computing is one of the technologies that ...

ERP Auditing and Optimization: How to Save Your Company Millions by Eliminating Waste and Redundancy

The past five years have brought incredible advances in every industry. This rapid growth in technologies such as cloud deployment, machine learning, AI, and IoT have changed the way companies do business. It’s both a blessing and a curse; modern digital tools simplify processes and increase productivity. But the rate of evolution means legacy systems have quickly become outdated. It’s ...

Outsourcing vs. Insourcing Your IT support: A Cost/Benefit Analysis

If you’re like most small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), you probably have your internal resources stretched in order to maximize your profitability. It can be easy to think that the more you do in-house the more cost savings you will realize, but it isn’t always that simple. When it comes to IT services, all SMBs should consider outsourcing tech support. ...