2018 | Blog Category

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Blog Articles for BTS Technologies

BTS Protects SMBs From Windows 7 End of Life

December 21st, 2018 by William Wentowski

Illustration of Lock on Digital Background

BIRMINGHAM, AL – BTS a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is helping small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) secure their organizations from cyberattacks, by addressing the Windows 7 “End of Life” policy that will begin in January...

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What's Hot: SD-WAN

December 17th, 2018 by William Wentowski


If you operate a multi-location business or depend heavily on cloud-based services such as Voice over IP (VoIP), Hosted EMR, Hosted CRM, Video Conferencing, etc., chances are good you have heard of SD-WAN. The product is a hot topic among CIOs and IT...

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Cyber Security: The Marriott Data Breach

December 17th, 2018 by William Wentowski

Data Breach

Another day, another major data breach. These have become all too common, and every passing breach raises your risk of major theft and fraud. This time it is Marriott, a company that owns more than 1 in 15 of the hotel rooms worldwide (1.1 million rooms...

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The Marriott Breach's Effect on Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

December 17th, 2018 by William Wentowski


This gigantic Marriott breach might not affect you directly—although there is small chance of that—but it highlights something very real and important for SMBs. The vector for this breach is rumored to be Marriott’s supply chain. Identifying the specific...

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Dark Web Scans

December 17th, 2018 by William Wentowski

Dark Web

BTS is now offering Dark Web Scans to help round out our security offering. These scans can tell us when, where, and what information or credentials have been stolen so we can better protect your business and staff. If you are a Managed Service Partner,...

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BTS News

December 17th, 2018 by William Wentowski


All six of BTS' Field Engineers have successfully completed intensive training and are now certified to install and support CCTV Security Systems. Congratulations to Brett Wakefield, Deavin Perdue, Jamey Wynn, Jason Thompson, Larry Satterlee, and Matt...

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Make Me Laugh

December 17th, 2018 by William Wentowski

Appreciate today's technology

Fun fact: Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon that causes people to perceive patterns in a random stimulus such as an image or sound. Do you see the Man in the Moon, or have you ever heard a "hidden message" in a song played backwards? ...

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Get the Protection You Need

December 6th, 2018 by William Wentowski

Security camera seen from looking directly up

Security should be a number one priority for any business. From cybersecurity to physical security, it can be a hassle having different providers managing your systems resulting in having various contracts and massive costs. But what if there was a...

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BTS Leverages Inspeed Networks to Provide Quality Services

November 19th, 2018 by William Wentowski

Businessman's Hand Holding Digital Cloud Computing Concept in Palm on Dark Background

BIRMINGHAM, AL – InSpeed Networks™ the leading provider of self-driving SDWAN solutions and BTS, a leading technology firm headquartered in (BIRMINGHAM, AL), today announced that BTS has selected InSpeed Networks to help them provide unified...

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End-of-life for NEC SV8100 Phone Systems is December 31, 2018

November 9th, 2018 by William Wentowski

NEC SV8100 Phone System

Updating your NEC phone system If you have an NEC SV8100 phone system, you are approaching end-of-life support as of December 31, 2018. Starting January 1, 2019, if you have any hardware issues with this system, it cannot be fixed. No new licenses will...

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Cut Costs with Our Managed Voice Services Program

November 1st, 2018 by William Wentowski

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There are a lot of unavoidable expenses when you are running a business, and one of them is phones. If you want your company to be able to communicate properly with your customers, you need to have a phone system in place, and not only that, but...

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BTS Protects SMBs From DNS Attacks

October 12th, 2018 by William Wentowski

Cloud Network Security Concept on Digital Background

BIRMINGHAM, AL – BTS a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is helping small to midsized businesses (SMBs) protect themselves and their customers from DNS (Domain Name Server) attacks through innovative technology solutions. As...

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Finally Getting Ahead

October 5th, 2018 by William Wentowski

Woman Holding Tablet with High Tech Background

Is your brand new equipment already out-of-date? You need the latest and greatest technology to stay at the forefront of your field, but staying ahead of the game can get pricey with constant upgrades. Stay current with our Continuing Technology Assurance...

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The Pedius App: Bridging the Gap in Communications for Deaf People

September 24th, 2018 by William Wentowski

Screenshot of Pedius app

The highly sophisticated Pedius app provides and supports the freedom and reliance that a mobile phone offers. It allows someone who is hard of hearing or deaf to make calls using text messages. To do so, they would simply type a message on the...

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Additional Area Code Coming for Western Central Alabama

September 21st, 2018 by William Wentowski

Area code change map

The Alabama Public Service Commission approved the addition of area code 659 to western central Alabama. The new area code will exist alongside and cover the same geographic area as the 205 area code. Information on what cities will...

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802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO

September 19th, 2018 by William Wentowski

WatchGuard logo

Evolution of Wi-Fi With people streaming videos, music, photos and games, today’s digital content is bigger and better than ever. And with people interacting with multiple devices at the same time such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops, Wi-Fi...

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Don't Get Caught on a Hacker's Line!

September 18th, 2018 by William Wentowski

WatchGuard logo

Protecting Your Business from Phishing Attacks with WatchGuard Total Security Suite Phishing attacks continue to be a top concern for small businesses and midsize enterprise organizations. In fact, 76% of businesses report being a victim of...

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BTS Shares 3 Best Practices for Thwarting Phishing Attacks

September 17th, 2018 by William Wentowski

Secure Payment Message on Laptop Screen

BIRMINGHAM, AL – BTS, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is helping small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) thwart cyberattacks and protect their organizations from unnecessary downtime by addressing the most common tactic that...

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New Cybersecurity Regulations on Horizon for Corporate America

August 6th, 2018 by William Wentowski

Writing on Paper at a Table

BTS is helping small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) navigate the recent changes in cybersecurity standards that are highly likely to affect American businesses. Many have heard about Facebook’s recent controversy around Cambridge Analytica and irresponsible...

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Ring, Ring!

August 1st, 2018 by William Wentowski

Close Up of Hand Dialing Phone

No matter how much technology has evolved, the good old fashioned telephone remains the cornerstone of many of business communications. But, does your system really meet your needs or is there a better solution out there to increase your productivity?...

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BTS’ Technology Thwarts Cryptojacking

July 3rd, 2018 by William Wentowski

Virtual Lock

BTS a leading managed technology services provider, is helping small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) to prevent cryptojacking attacks from damaging their organizations. Cryptojacking attacks, are derived from the widely popular cryptocurrencies, such...

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Get More ZZZs with SleepEZ

June 30th, 2018 by William Wentowski

Insomniac lying in bed

Does the thought of a disaster threatening your operations keep you up at night? Did you know BTS offers a Backup and Disaster Recovery(BDR) Solutions that can help you sleep a littler sounder knowing your important data is safeguarded? At BTS we know...

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Keeping Vital Business Data Safe

June 20th, 2018 by William Wentowski

Two Business Men Looking At and Gesturing Towards a Computer Screen

Depending on your business, you’re likely creating much more data each day than you realize. That data can take on many different forms: bank transactions, budgets, personnel data, contracts, product designs, customer details, sales leads, progress...

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HD Video Conferencing with LifeSize

June 3rd, 2018 by William Wentowski

Conference Room

As a multi-site company you know the struggle of getting your disparate teams to seamlessly collaborate on a project. Well what if there was a way that you could essentially erase the distance between them and bring your teams together in one room...

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BTS Becomes Virtual CIO for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

May 31st, 2018 by William Wentowski

Business Man on Electronic Devices

BIRMINGHAM, AL – BTS a leading managed technology services provider, announced today that the company will now be serving as a Virtual CIO (Chief Information Officer) for small to mid-sized business (SMBs) who are looking to focus solely on expansion...

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Increase Network Efficiency with an Internet Use Policy

April 23rd, 2018 by William Wentowski

Hands typing on keyboard

Have you ever noticed that every day, maybe just before lunchtime, the internet at your workplace slows down significantly? You might just chalk it up to coincidence but if you really take a close look you also might find that this is one of your...

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Paradigm Shift

March 29th, 2018 by William Wentowski

By Michael Gendreau Being the newest member of the BTS family, I am constantly listening and observing the people and conversations around me. I came from the electrical contracting world and was like many CFOs in that the company’s Information Technology...

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What's Going on at BTS?

March 29th, 2018 by William Wentowski

Pardon our Progress. Exciting changes in the works.

Webinar Fridays at BTS Join us online the third Friday of each month for an interesting, informative webinar! Each webinar will last no more than 30 minutes. Please email kimr@askbts.com to find out more. April 20, 2018 Instant...

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Did You Know?

March 29th, 2018 by William Wentowski

Dvorak Keyboard

The Dvorak Keyboard Have you ever used a keyboard like this? Created in the 1930s, the Dvorak keyboard was designed for the user’s optimal comfort and efficiency. The letters are arranged based on how often they are used. Since commonly-used letters...

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Fact or Fiction?

March 29th, 2018 by William Wentowski

Red Panda

The Firefox mascot is a fox. Bad weather has an adverse effect on cloud computing. Microsoft’s Windows 95’s startup music was composed on a Mac. About half of the world’s currency is digital. The first webcam was created to monitor...

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Make Me Smile!

March 29th, 2018 by William Wentowski

My Coworkers Must Enjoy Conflict


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Replacing your Outdated and Broken Technology

March 11th, 2018 by William Wentowski

Old CRT monitor covered in debris

It probably feels like you only just replaced that equipment, and now it's broken again. When your technology replacement policy is purely reactionary, you end up with large expenses for emergency repairs, technician overtime, and getting everything...

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New Partnership with ID Agent to Heighten Cybersecurity

February 26th, 2018 by William Wentowski

Heighten Cybersecurity

BTS a leader in managed technology services, announced today that the company has partnered with ID Agent, to enhance the security of SMBs (small to mid-sized businesses) across the nation. ID Agent and this partnership will enable business owners,...

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You're Never Too Small for a Cyberattack

January 31st, 2018 by William Wentowski

technology security

Security breaches can happen anytime to anyone. As a small to medium-sized business (SMB) you may assume that hackers will go after large corporations first where they will have access to the maximum amount of information possible, however,...

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Sponsoring the Lyric Theater Masquerade Ball

January 11th, 2018 by William Wentowski

Lyric Theater Masquerade Ball

Many of our customers will know about the Alabama Theater in Downtown Birmingham, home to cultural programs since the 1920s. Even older, but not always known to people from out of town, is the Lyric Theater, just across the street from our offices on...

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Benefit from our Network Audit

January 5th, 2018 by William Wentowski


With 2018 upon us, we recommend taking a look at your IT system. Ideally, you should have a regular assessment of your network completed every year. BTS Technologies offers a comprehensive review, where we check network performance, carrier bills, required...

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