Catching Up: It has been a busy summer so far. It’s almost time for kids to go back-to-school! That means, more work and soon…less daylight to get things done. Here’s some enlightening insights and news about how we’re continuing to grow, thanks to you.
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Advocate Cloud & Connectivity Newsletter
3rd Quarter 2015


Catching Up

It has been a busy summer so far. It’s almost time for kids to go back-to-school! That means, more work and soon…less daylight to get things done. Here’s some enlightening insights and news about how we’re continuing to grow, thanks to you. 

Featured Article

Advocate Celebrates its 14th Year Anniversary 

Please join us in our celebration of Advocate’s 14th anniversary today.  Founders Tim Wise and Scott Fogle feel truly blessed to be associated with this team of people, clients and partners.  From a one-room office at the Regus building near Perimeter Mall in 2001 to the current headquarters in Norcross, we have many great memories over this 14-year period, and many successes to celebrate. . . Read More


Healthcare Company Reduces Costs and Optimizes its Network Connectivity 

The corporate IT department of a worldwide healthcare company recognized that their lack of inter-corporate connectivity, network visibility and stability in addition to limited resources were causing major issues with all lines of business internally. Employing 13,000 people in 40 countries, the rapidly growing organization had over 101 service providers supporting their voice, data and mobile networks. Read More

Is it Time to Trade in Your SONET Ring (just like that old Saab 900)? 

Just like that old Saab 900 automobile that has 300,000 miles and more than a few leaks, it may be time to reevaluate your AT&T SONET ring.  Developed decades ago by the Bell system, the original intent and design met many large enterprises’ requirements to deliver a reliable, diverse and resilient network connection for voice and data traffic via its self-healing architecture. That was then, this is now; AT&T is no longer investing in SONET technology nor in the people who can maintain it, and are striving by any and all means to push/pull customers away from legacy rings in favor of Ethernet.  One thing has stayed constant: SONET is a “regulated” technology that has always been rather expensive. Read More

Advocate Healthcare Case Study

News & Events

Join Us at Our 2nd Annual Insider Summit 

We are excited to announce that Advocate’s 2nd annual Cloud and Connectivity Insider Summit will be held November 3-5 in Charleston, SC. 

This intimate conference and peer networking event will bring together CIOs and the industry's most influential leaders to share their "Insider" perspectives on transforming their IT organization into a disruptive business powerhouse.  Read More

We’ve Added More Insiders

Since January 2015, 17 new Insiders have joined Advocate — from the Director of Lifecycle Services (John Adams), service delivery managers, analysts, Regional VP of Sales to the Practice Director for Consulting.  In fact, six of the new hires are 2015 college graduates from such great schools as Emory University, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw University and the University of Georgia. Read More


Advocate Jams

At Advocate, Insiders are more than just IT experts.  They are fun-loving people who like to get together on occasion to socialize outside of business hours.  Recently, some of our musically-talented Insiders held a jam session at the Atlanta office organized by Data Analyst Brian Walton. Read More


Advocate Insider Summit - November 3rd - 5th, 2015 Charleston, SC

In The Community

Insiders Prepare Meals for Families at the Ronald McDonald House 

Each quarter, Advocate Insiders enjoy performing an act of community service by volunteering at several charities.  For the second year in a row, Insiders volunteered to help families staying at the Ronald McDonald House while their ill or injured children received treatment at local children's hospitals. Read More

Tee Off at the 2015 Agile on the Green

We are excited to again be a Team sponsor of Agile on the Green, Atlanta’s premier golf charity whose proceeds net the Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta.  The event takes place October 8, 2015 at the Alpharetta, GA location of Topgolf. Read More


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