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 …

Windows and Macs Living Together… It’s All Good

Hello. We see you out there…don’t look away, we are just here to help. You are a Mac user in a Windows environment. Or a Windows user in a Mac environment. There is no longer the need to look down as the IT person walks by or feel like Tom Hanks and Spalding when it comes to IT support. Once …

Hackers in the Driver’s Seat: The Future of Automotive Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity isn’t just about computers anymore. As hackers and technology both become more sophisticated, the potential implications associated with a cyber-attack could be significant. One prime example of a vulnerable technology, where the impacts of a large scale hack could put human life at risk are self-driving, or autonomous, vehicles. A pre-planned hack for a Wired magazine article last year …

iPhone 7: It’s Good for Business

Thus far, the iPhone has been widely adopted by both personal and business users, and the announcement of the iPhone 7 seems to signal even greater benefits for professional customers moving forward.  Some notable changes included on the iPhone 7 are  Elimination of the head phone jack. Apple’s new EarPods headphones will connect to your smartphone through the Lightening connector …