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Richard Wilbur Speaks to the West Virginia Coding Club
Richard Wilbur III

At a recent meeting of the West Virginia Coding Club, Advantage Technology's President and CEO, Richard Wilbur III, was honored to be the guest speaker. He described how he started Advantage Technology from a spare bedroom and grew it into West Virginia's largest IT service companies. And he praised Advantage Technology's own software development department.

Advantage Technology welcomes Jennifer Cox to the team
Jennifer Cox

Jennifer Cox is a seasoned administrator with decades of experience in the public and private sectors. In coming to Advantage Technology, Jennifer will work with our sales engineers, sales team and service department to produce proposals and ensure services is delivered in a prompt and professional way.

Jennifer enjoys traveling with her family to sunny destinations and volunteers as a “chef” and regional leader for Lasagna Love, a nationwide grassroots program that spreads kindness one meal at a time to those who are struggling as a result of the pandemic and food insecurity.

Ransomware is still a threat

From REvil and Maze to Doppelpaymer and Ragnarlocker, the list of stealthier and more aggressive ransomware continues to grow every passing day. Despite recent efforts to curb cyber extortion, ransomware is still a very real and formidable threat for businesses of all sizes. Hackers are increasingly seeking out those who fail to adequately protect their IT environment. In fact, small businesses accounted for 71% of ransomware attacks in 2018; a trend that has no signs of slowing in coming years.

Advantage Technology welcomes Mike Ferrari to the team
Michael Ferrari

Michael Ferrari is a seasoned IT pro with decades of experience in accounting, sales and procurement. In coming to Advantage Technology, Mike will be in charge of all purchasing, ensuring consistency, cost-effectiveness and efficiency. This efficiency maximizes savings we pass along to our customers.

Mike is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys camping with his wife, kids and grandkids. He has an active role in his church, teaching children’s Sunday School and always keeping an eye out for things to put in shoeboxes at Christmas time.

How can Powerful Data Insights with PowerBI help you drive growth?
Power BI Dashbaord

In the age of continually evolving consumer tastes and fierce competitive environments, a growing number of businesses are employing business intelligence to improve strategic decision-making, eliminate inefficiencies, and better grasp the needs and wants of their clientele. At its most basic level, business intelligence refers to the practice of analyzing mounds of organizational data to evaluate past and current performance while identifying and monitoring major industry trends.

Using the Advantage Technology Customer Portal
Advantage Technology Customer Portal

The Advantage Technology Customer portal is a quick and easy way to request service and quotes and review Service Orders, Quotes and Invoices. In this short video, I’ll explain how to access and use the Advantage Technology Customer Portal.

To access the Advantage Technology Customer Portal simply visit portal.advantage.tech and sign-in. If you haven’t received your sign-in credentials yet, just call 866-793-8232 and request access to the customer portal.

[ICYMI] Crush Every Productivity Excuse with Microsoft 365
M365 Webinar

If there’s one thing we can all rely on, it’s that we can’t always rely on our co-workers.

Everyone has an excuse for why they can’t get their work done. They were away from their desk when you tried to reach them. Too busy to make it to a meeting. The process is too complicated. They just get too much email to keep up. On and on and on.

And let’s face it, there’s been a few times we’ve heard ourselves throwing out one of those excuses too. Addressing these and other excuses is exactly what Microsoft did when they put together Microsoft 365.

Advantage Technology Expands in North Central West Virginia
Advantage Technology North Central

Advantage Technology has expanded its presence in the North Central region of West Virginia. The local office, in Bridgeport, has been staffed now for nearly two years and we continue to invest in it as we grow in the area.  Patrick Marozzi, recently promoted to the Regional Sales Manager, says they couldn’t be more excited about their rapid development.

Quick Bytes: Sharing is Caring with OneDrive
Quick Bytes: Sharing is Caring with OneDrive

Some of the sayings we used when we were younger are a little outdated, but not “Sharing is Caring.” Sharing is more important than ever, but did you know that attaching a file to an email isn’t really sharing? You’re actually making a copy. But if you share files with Office 365's OneDrive, then you can take advantage of all the incredible collaboration tools like simultaneous editing and version control.

Quick Bytes: What is Cloud Computing
What is Cloud Computing

You’ve probably heard the terms like “cloud computing” or “it’s in the cloud” a lot over the past few years. But what exactly does that mean? What is the cloud and why is it called the cloud? Why not sunshine and rainbows? Everyone likes sunshine and rainbows!
Even more to the importantly, how do you take advantage of the cloud? You’re always reading about how businesses are growing thanks to the cloud. How do you get in on that?

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