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Landline vs VoIP: 4 Key Considerations

August 31st, 2021 by William Wentowski

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As technology evolves, businesses across industries are looking for new, better, and advanced ways to do business and serve clients. And one such technology that is making the rounds is VoIP. Some modern businesses have jumped on the bandwagon, already...

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4 Types of Cyber Security Threats

August 9th, 2021 by William Wentowski

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Regardless of the size, scope, or industry, every business is at the risk of cyber attacks. Corporations across industries are vulnerable because a majority of their data is stored online. From data breaches to infiltration on infrastructure...

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What is Microsoft Azure

May 29th, 2021 by David Dick

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What is Microsoft Azure – and why you should care… Most businesses are confused by the cloud. They hear news stories about data loss, security breaches and cyber attacks and are concerned. What they have not heard are the overwhelming benefits...

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Colonial Pipeline

May 25th, 2021 by William Wentowski

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The events happening with Colonial Pipeline are nothing new. Businesses are hacked every day, however, few have as much impact on the individual citizen as an attack on vital infrastructure. Over the past year, ransomware attacks have increased 300%....

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Training & Volunteer Work

May 16th, 2021 by William Wentowski

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Training and Certifications: Being the best possible business partner means training and knowing the ins and outs of our products (sometimes competitors as well!); along with general best practices for any business. In our commitment to you, we train...

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Cloud Transition

May 7th, 2021 by Matt Dean

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Many organizations have heard of the cloud, the mythical technology that few grasp but know it’s where their business needs to move. Like any buzzword or acronym, it is meant to excite and ensure it’s on the tip of everyone’s tongue. But many organizations...

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Are you Prepared?

April 30th, 2021 by Amber Cheatham

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Are you prepared for the unthinkable? As Accounting and Financial professionals, we are accountable for some of the most important information our companies have. Are you prepared? Do you have the best controls in place to help prevent a hacker from...

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WatchGuard Gold!

December 19th, 2017 by William Wentowski

WatchGuard One - Gold Partner

BTS recently became a WatchGuard Gold Partner! I know what you are thinking too. "BTS sold a bunch of firewalls; but do they know what they are doing with them?" The answer is yes! WatchGuard only awards Partnership levels through training and demonstrated...

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What's Up with the Wireless?

December 19th, 2017 by David Dick

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Oh where oh where has my wireless gone, oh where oh where can it be? Wireless working is critical. If yours is not, we can fix it. You used to have one device, usually an unbearably heavy laptop. Now you have a new laptop, a Smart...

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Carrier Chaos

December 19th, 2017 by David Dick

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When was the last time you had to call ATT, Charter, or whoever about your telephone or internet bill? Remind you of a trip to the dentist with an added tension headache? Did you spend an hour on the phone searching for the right person or department?...

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Budgets and IT

December 19th, 2017 by William Wentowski

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The end of 2017 is almost here. Many companies, ourselves included, are working on those pesky business details like end-of-year numbers and 2018 budgets. One line item that is often overlooked in those discussions is IT. No one ever wants to talk...

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Make Me Smile!

December 19th, 2017 by William Wentowski

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Some pictures that made us chuckle, perhaps you'll enjoy them too! ...

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KRACK Attacks: What You Need to Know About WPA2 Vulnerability

December 18th, 2017 by William Wentowski

WPA2 Vulnerability

WPA2 is widely regarded as the industry's most secure wireless encryption protocol. However, on October 16, 2017, the US-CERT announced several vulnerabilities in the WPA2 encryption implementation in clients and AP. Collectively called KRACKs (Key...

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Slow Internet

December 18th, 2017 by David Dick

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It happens to all of us… Poor connection, not enough speed, can't get work done, and business is at a standstill. Call BTS for a no-cost technology review. We can solve slow internet and get you the speed you need. Call the Speed...

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New Faces at BTS

December 18th, 2017 by William Wentowski

Michael Gendreau

Michael Gendreau, Special Projects Manager Michael Gendreau joined the BTS team on December 4, 2017. An experienced Finance and Operations Manager, Michael will be serving as BTS' Special Projects Manager. Michael was born in Milwaukee, WI, but has...

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BTS Certifications

October 1st, 2017 by William Wentowski

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BTS Field Engineers Caleb Lyman and Matt Buyck recently received three NEC SV8100/SV9100 certifications. Congratulations, Caleb and Matt! BTS technicians also earned several new WatchGuard certifications in recent weeks. We are proud of their achievements...

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7 Signs It's Time to Upgrade to Cloud Communications

September 30th, 2017 by William Wentowski

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Most enterprises are leveraging cloud services in some capacity. Among the most common uses is data storage, but what about communications? Recent research from IDC finds that while IT spending for on-premise infrastructure is still high (above...

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Guest Wi-Fi, The Most Valuable Marketing Tool for Physical Businesses

September 30th, 2017 by William Wentowski

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Learn how introducing WiFi can benefit both your customers and your business » Free Wi-Fi for Your Office! Until the end of 2017, BTS is offering a free Wi-Fi trial for your office! Many companies...

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Cyber Security, It's Scary Out There

September 30th, 2017 by William Wentowski

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We could make this a spooky Halloween themed article. It would get a few laughs, have some cheesy puns, and would be a grave (ha!) disservice to our customers. Companies are not doing enough for their cyber security, and it's not a corny joke. (sorry)...

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BTS' Roger Wentowski to Speak at Continuum Navigate 2017

September 30th, 2017 by William Wentowski

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BTS Technologies' own Roger Wentowski III has been invited to speak at this year's Continuum Navigate conference in Las Vegas on October 3rd. Presenting at Navigate is a huge honor, especially in the IT industry. There he will be...

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Did You Know?

September 30th, 2017 by William Wentowski

Phone

Alexander Graham Bell "DO---YOU---UN---DER---STAND---WHAT---I---SAY?" Below is an excerpt from Alexander Graham Bell's March 10, 1876, laboratory notebook entry describing his first successful experiment with the telephone. Everyone...

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Make Me Smile!

September 30th, 2017 by William Wentowski

latest technology

A related phenomenon is Call Service Syndrome: when the problem inexplicably solves itself (at least temporarily) as soon as you get on the phone with BTS Service (205-290-8301)! These kids and their...

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