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Blog Articles for BTS Technologies

How Do You Recover From a Cyberattack?

December 23rd, 2019 by William Wentowski

Hacker in white sweatshirt with hood up and a black mask holding a laptop

Cyberattacks are a common occurrence in today’s business world. Hopefully, your company has security measures and training in place to combat such attacks, but mistakes can be made. If your company is the victim of a cyberattack, do you know the...

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Posted in: Services, Solutions

NVR/DVR vs. Cloud Surveillance - Find What Works Best for Your Company

December 18th, 2019 by William Wentowski

Security Camera on a wall with a red light to show its recording

So, you’re trying to choose a business surveillance system, but don’t know which option is right for your organization? Understanding the types of surveillance technology available can help you find the right solution. In this post, we will go...

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Posted in: Services, Solutions

What Are You Really Paying for with IT?

December 13th, 2019 by William Wentowski

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When you get IT, what are you paying for? Are you paying just to get new technology, or do you want to utilize that technology to improve your business? You may be paying too much for what you get and not getting enough of what you need....

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Posted in: Services, Technology, Solutions

BTS Employees Shaping Tomorrow

November 21st, 2019 by William Wentowski

food bank volunteers

Matt, Deavin, Larry, and William volunteered at the Central Alabama Food Bank today (Nov. 21st) as part of the BTS Technologies #BEST program. BEST is BTS Employees Shaping Tomorrow, and it is initiative to impact the communities we work in...

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Posted in: Integrity, News, Standards, Events

Hack and Attacks Cybersecurity Panel in Birmingham

November 6th, 2019 by William Wentowski

Masterlock secured around red ethernet cables plugged into a server rack

Join BTS at the Hack & Attacks Cybersecurity Panel being hosted by the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ) on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at the Birmingham Museum of Art. (This event was rescheduled from it's original date on October 24th.) The...

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Posted in: Events

BTS Launches Secure WiFi-as-a-Service to Protect Customers from Cyber Attacks

November 5th, 2019 by William Wentowski

Man on laptop with icons hovering

BIRMINGHAM, AL – BTS, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that the company has launched a Secure WiFi-as-a-Service program to protect its customers from cyber attacks through wireless access points. Over the...

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Enterprise-Level Phone Systems for Small Businesses & Startups

October 15th, 2019 by William Wentowski

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Congratulations on starting your business, you’ve taken a significant step in creating a developing enterprise of your own, and now we want to help your business. At BTS Technologies, Inc. we handle the technology side of your organization to help grow...

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Posted in: products, Technology, Solutions

On-Premise Technology Has Been Declared Obsolete

October 2nd, 2019 by William Wentowski

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Birmingham, AL – Did you know that we have begun to advise owners of SMBs (small to mid-sized businesses) to trade-in their obsolete tech for the latest advancements in technology? With many companies already shifting the bulk of their...

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BTS is Now a Dealer for Eagle Eye Networks

September 14th, 2019 by William Wentowski

Webinar

We are excited to announce that BTS recently became a dealer for Eagle Eye Networks, #1 in Cloud Video Surveillance Worldwide. The Eagle Eye Cloud VMS is a cloud security camera system which provides 100% cloud management, 100% mobile and web browser...

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BTS Webinar Training

September 14th, 2019 by William Wentowski

Webinar network of computers

BTS offers both onsite and remote training for all the products we provide, install, service, and maintain. If you are interested in attending one of our upcoming training webinars, please contact kimr@askbts.com. Please also be sure to let us know what...

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The Risks of Public Hotspots

September 14th, 2019 by William Wentowski

Risks ahead

Practically anywhere you go, you'll come across public WiFi hotspots. However, this free service could spell trouble. We explore the security risks of public hotspots and what to consider before connecting to public WiFi. ...

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"It's Too Expensive!" and Underselling Your Value

September 14th, 2019 by William Wentowski

Keep calm and stop underselling yourself

One of the most common objections we hear, and most sales people have heard it, is “This is too expensive!” The gut reaction of many salespeople is to race to the bottom. This becomes more evident in new sales staff who are desperate to close...

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Best Practices for Shopping Online

September 14th, 2019 by William Wentowski

Best practices yellow buy keypad

It’s important to take steps to protect yourself when shopping online. From the convenience of making purchases at your fingertips and next-day delivery to getting great deals and the endless catalog of purchasable items, online shopping has only...

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Meet new BTS Sales Representative Josh Anderson!

September 14th, 2019 by William Wentowski

Josh Anderson

Please join us in welcoming new Sales Representative Josh Anderson to BTS! A Montgomery native, Josh moved to Birmingham to attend Samford University. He has extensive sales experience, having worked for IT integrator ACCi and then at Spectrum for several...

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How Big-Name Telecommunication Carriers Are Charging You More For Your Internet and Business Phone Systems

September 4th, 2019 by William Wentowski

Business people in a conference room

Many businesses, both large and small, typically lean towards big-name carriers to take care of their internet, network, and phone services; however, they fail to realize that these carriers are working in their own best interest. This means that...

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Posted in: Business Phones, Technology, Solutions

How to Trade Oversized Lease Agreements for New Technology

September 3rd, 2019 by William Wentowski

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BIRMINGHAM, AL – Did you know that we are advising SMBs (small to mid-sized businesses) on how to fully leverage the benefits of a remote workforce, bolster employee satisfaction, reduce office space, while simultaneously strengthening...

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The Importance of Flexibility in the Workplace

August 15th, 2019 by William Wentowski

Woman on bed

In the modern workforce, many employees prefer a job that offers flexibility, whether that be the ability to set their own schedule, work from home, job share, work part-time, take sabbaticals, have paid time off, or telecommute. Employers that...

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Posted in: Solutions

Alerting Businesses About Robocall Scams

July 31st, 2019 by William Wentowski

Cloud with laptop

BIRMINGHAM, AL – July 2019 – We are proud to announce that we are alerting small to midsized businesses (SMBs) about the prevalence of robocall scams and how any organization can best handle these calls to ensure that all sensitive company...

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How is the Technology You're Paying for Providing a Competitive Advantage to Your Business?

June 25th, 2019 by William Wentowski

relaxed man in a digital world

You buy your business a new phone system in the hopes of giving yourself a distinct advantage over your local competitors. You could be trying to achieve that by increasing efficiency, quality of life, or just flat driving up profits. While all of those...

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Posted in: Quality, products, Technology

The Importance of Cyber Monitoring

June 19th, 2019 by William Wentowski

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Are you aware that BTS Technologies, Inc. has complete cybersecurity solutions to protect your organization from any threat or attack that could arise? Having poor security in your business can lead to not only vulnerability within your...

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Posted in: Services

Call the Telephone Company!

June 19th, 2019 by David Dick

Woman screaming at a phone

No, please no. I don't want to call them. I don't care if the lines are scratchy or the internet is slow or the bill is wrong. No, please no, don't make me call and talk to someone in another country who does not speak English after I have...

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Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Security

June 19th, 2019 by Brian Wakefield

Digital image of a face

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming one of the cutting-edge tools in the Cyber Security arms race. Criminals are using AI to accelerate the pace of attacks and provide ever more complex campaigns. This adoption of AI by the criminals is mirrored...

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Firewalls vs Routers

June 19th, 2019 by David Dick

Digital lock

Do you have a Firewall? Probably not. The most common answer to that question is "I don't know". "There is this little box in the back room that does something and the main wire from ATT or Spectrum plugs into it". That's the second most common...

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BTS Webinar Training

June 19th, 2019 by William Wentowski

Webinar

BTS offers onsite and remote training for all of the products we provide, install, service, and maintain. If you are interested in attending one of our upcoming training webinars, please contact kimr@askbts.com. Please also be sure to let us know...

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Make Me Smile!

June 19th, 2019 by William Wentowski

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BTS Advises Businesses to Move to the Cloud with Microsoft Azure

June 8th, 2019 by William Wentowski

Cloud with laptop

BIRMINGHAM, AL – May 2019 – BTS, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is advising small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) to move to Microsoft Azure as soon as possible. With Windows 7 expiring at the end of this year, SMBs...

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Posted in: Press Release

Grow your Business with HD Video Conferencing

May 25th, 2019 by William Wentowski

Video conferencing with staff

Having high-quality, clear, and crisp video conferencing technology not only improves productivity and efficiency, but gives your business a competitive advantage that has been proven to improve overall operations. As your company grows, the need for...

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Posted in: Services, products, Technology

BTS Offers SD-WAN-as-a-Service to SMBs

May 7th, 2019 by William Wentowski

Young Business Team Working Together Pointing at Modern Laptop

BIRMINGHAM, AL – BTS a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that the company now offers SD-WAN-asa-Service to their small to midsized business (SMB) customers. SD-WAN is a leading technology and according to research...

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Should You Pay the Ransom?

April 23rd, 2019 by William Wentowski

A man whose face is obscured by darkness, with random bits of data and code floating around him.

At BTS Technologies Inc. we work diligently to ensure that our customers are never hit with ransomware with our innovative firewall and preventative measures. But what should you do if you are hit with a ransom, and should you ever just pay the ransom?...

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Posted in: Services

BTS Educates SMBs on Surveillance Breakthrough

April 13th, 2019 by William Wentowski

surveillance camera

BIRMINGHAM, AL – March 2019 – BTS a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is helping small to midsized businesses (SMBs) to take advantage of dramatically increased capabilities in surveillance cameras. As security, both online...

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Posted in: News, Press Release, Technology

ZAC 5.0 Introduces Secure and Convenient Way to Share Files

March 26th, 2019 by Brian Wakefield

 ZAC™ the Future of Collaboration

Zultys recently announced the official release of version 5.0 of ZAC—Zultys Advanced Communicator. "As an early adopter of ZAC, we have been active in watching the product grow and ZAC 5 is a big step forward," said Jerry McKenzie,...

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What Is 5G? Everything You Need to Know

March 26th, 2019 by William Wentowski

Fast paced with with connection points

– Mike Moore, www.techradar.com 5G networks are the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, offering faster speeds and more reliable connections on smartphones and other devices than ever before. Combining cutting-edge network...

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What Do You Think?

March 26th, 2019 by William Wentowski

People will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think. -Aldous Huxley

People will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think. -Aldous Huxley "All this technology is making us antisocial."...

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Unified Communications Explained

March 26th, 2019 by Brian Wakefield

Unified Communications

So, what is Unified Communications? Unified Communications (UC) empowers you with the ultimate communications tool by converging and integrating all forms of communications, networks, systems, and business applications—on any device in...

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10-Digit Dialing for Alabama

March 26th, 2019 by Jamie Turner

Area codes for Alabama

Beginning April 13, 2019, residents of the 205 region of Alabama will need to begin using 10-digit dialing for all calls, including those within the same area code or even city. In addition, a new area code (659) will begin to be assigned on November...

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Make Me Laugh!

March 26th, 2019 by William Wentowski

Elsa Holding a laptop

"Had a great idea for a meme but my computer was frozen."...

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Cut Down Costs With SIP Trunking

March 21st, 2019 by William Wentowski

Looking to find a way to save some money on your phone system but don't want to fully upgrade and replace everything? It doesn't matter what kind of phone system your business is using, SIP trunking can cut down your overall costs. The associated cost...

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Posted in: products

BTS to Share Technology Expertise at The Technology Assurance Group 2019 Annual Convention

March 15th, 2019 by William Wentowski

two people looking at a computer

BIRMINGHAM, AL – February 2019 – BTS, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that they have been invited to attend the 19th Annual Technology Assurance Group (TAG) convention in Orlando, Florida. The event...

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Posted in: Press Release

Don’t stress out your Customers

February 12th, 2019 by William Wentowski

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At BTS Technologies, we offer call waiting and automated call response so that your customers aren’t left waiting or directed to a voicemail, which can be incredibly frustrating. Businesses with poor call answering technology or none at all typically...

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Posted in: Integrity, Services, products, Technology

Get Real Unified Communications With Zultys

February 5th, 2019 by William Wentowski

Man holding smart phone

When it comes to phone and communications solutions a lot of other companies will sling products at you. They claim that they are the unified communication solution that your business needs, when in reality what they are trying to sell you is hardly...

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Posted in: products

BTS Offers Next Generation Cybersecurity Solutions

February 4th, 2019 by William Wentowski

A blue circuit board with a microchip in the center with a white padlock symbol on it.

BIRMINGHAM, AL – BTS a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is helping small to midsized businesses (SMBs) equip themselves with the necessary cybersecurity protections that every modern company needs to survive. Over the past,...

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