5 Tech Gadgets We Can’t Live Without

Whether you’re shopping for a gift or looking to buy something for yourself, here are a few of our favorite electronics currently on the market. Google Home and Amazon Echo (also known as “Alexa”) are both smart speakers that respond to voice commands and can act as a unique combination of personal assistant, entertainment hub and smart device controller. This …

Software-as-a-Service (Saas) Offers Surprising Security Benefits

There’s nothing particularly new about the cloud – it’s been around for more than a decade now – and yet despite that, businesses frequently have security-related concerns about moving too much of their IT environment into the cloud through services such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Particularly, there seems to be a somewhat pervasive fear among users …

eCommerce: You Have Options

When PayPal came online, it was a revolutionary tool that streamlined eCommerce transactions and allowed for the safe transfer of money between both individuals and businesses alike.  PayPal also soared in popularity alongside eBay, as it not only offered a simple and secure way to send and receive payment, but PayPal also provided buyers and sellers an unprecedented level of …

Don’t Get Caught with Your Head in the Clouds When It Comes to Cloud-Based File Sharing

Cloud-based file sharing services, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Box and OneDrive all have the potential to help improve and streamline the way you share documents, data and other important information for business. When done correctly, cloud-based file sharing is generally considered a safe and highly efficient way to transfer information, but it is important to take some proactive steps …

Proof that it really DOES matter who you choose as your internet DNS provider…

By now you have probably already heard that major websites, including PayPal, Twitter, Spotify, Netflix and many more, were brought down (or slowed down to the point that they were functionally useless) a few weeks ago. In this particular instance, Internet DNS server Dyn appears to have been the only impacted platform, but in the past we have seen smaller …

Virtual Reality Isn’t Just For Gaming Anymore…

When you hear the words “virtual reality” the first thing that probably comes to mind isn’t business applications. Virtual reality has long been associated with gaming and simulation software, but the reality is that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have come a long way and are likely going transform the business world moving forward, with both internal and …

IT Security Management: An Interview with an Expert

Before any business can adopt an effective security strategy, you first have to understand your current information security position. At ATB, we are able to provide our clients with comprehensive evaluations of their existing security landscape to identify potential issues and provide detailed, actionable recommendations for mitigating risks, implementing industry best practices and ensuring regulatory and compliance requirements are met. …

SAN for SMB

As a small or medium sized business, are you aware that there are several significant advantages associated with storage area networks, better known as SANs, as compared to more traditional server storage? The top benefit of migrating to SAN is superior disk utilization and centralization. Because with SANs your storage is tied together through a centralized network, you also gain …

Big Data in the Big League

October baseball is upon us, and we can’t help but get a little excited for the postseason, even though our beloved St. Louis Cardinals aren’t in on the action this year. How we watch baseball today is different than how we watched even just a few years ago. Technology has invaded America’s pastime and at ATB, we think that is …