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Advantage Technology: 20 Year of IT Excellence
Advantage Technology Trucks

Advantage Technology began with Richard Wilbur III providing IT consulting from a spare bedroom in early 2000. After working for several consumer-driven IT businesses directly out of college, he saw an opportunity to provide groundbreaking, enterprise-quality IT solutions to the business community. He quickly hired staff and moved to a small office complex in downtown Charleston, WV. It wasn’t long before that facility was too small and Advantage Technology moved to 814 Quarrier street where it remained for over a decade.

Frederick Advantage Lunch at Dutch's Daughter on Wi-Fi 6E
Dutch's Daughter

On Thursday, March 31st Advantage Technology held our first Advantage Lunch in the Frederick, Maryland area. We invited our friends at Extreme Networks to explain the giant leap forward that is Wi-Fi 6E. Wi-Fi 6E is the biggest change to Wi-Fi in the last 30 years! But what it all means to businesses takes a little unpacking, which makes it a perfect topic for an Advantage Lunch.

Ribbon Cutting for new Bridgeport Location
Brdigeport Ribbon Cutting

On January 27th Advantage Technology joined with the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce and local leaders to celebrate the opening of our new office at 1509 Johnson Avenue in Bridgeport. Located in the growing central West Virginia region, this new office helps us quickly address customer needs all over West Virginia. While we had a previous office in the area, this new facility offers more space and quicker deployment to our customers.

It was a great time with an Open House following the ribbon cutting. We all enjoyed a little lunch and showcased the location.

2021 Seasons Greeting from Advantage Technology

At Advantage Technology, we love getting together for the Holiday Season. This year we held our holiday party at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center and it was a lot of fun! Enjoy this behind the scenes look at the party as we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Let us know what you think by commenting on video. Find it on Facebook and LinedIn.

24/7 Cybersecurity Protection and Cocktails
Arctic Wolf Mixology

On November 18th, Advantage Technology held our first virtual mixology class with our friends at Arctic Wolf. Working with Bubble Tap we sent out nearly 30 virtual mixology boxes and their expert mixologist walked everyone through mixing the drinks.

Check out the video to see all the fun!

Connect More Devices and Keep Them Connected with Wi-Fi 6E
Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center

Have you been on a Zoom call and suddenly got kicked off? Been in the middle of a video stream that became unwatchable due to buffering? Or had intolerable lag with a cloud service? What gives? You pay a lot of money for high speed Internet access, why are you having all of these problems?

You’re probably a victim of spectrum congestion.

Quick Bytes: Cybersecurity is only as strong as your weakest link
Quick Bytes

“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” That’s an apt saying that applies in a lot of different situations, from family feuds to cybersecurity. After all, if your coworker gets hacked, then the hacker is in your system too! That’s why you should never take their cybersecurity awareness for granted.

You should institute a culture of cybersecurity and make sure you have an open and honest environment where people can discuss and learn about cybersecurity freely.

Business After Hours on the Boulevard
Business After Hours

On August 26th, the Charleston Area Alliance held their Business After Hours at Baer Place, 950 Kanawha Blvd E! It was an unprecedented joint event with Advantage Technology and the Charleston Gazette-Mail hosting.

Everyone enjoyed food and drinks catered by Nosh, along with live music by Dale Harper and the Highlanders. Quantum Sports’ tents and our deck provided plenty of outdoor space for all attendees. Guests took tours of both Advantage Technology and Charleston Gazette-Mail, while the Charleston Gazette-Mail provided free parking in their McFarland St garage.

Quick Bytes: Let Microsoft tell you what to do
Quick Bytes

Did you know that fear of the blank page is so common that it even has a name? It’s vacansopapurosophobia and even if you’re not a writer, I bet you’ve had a similar dread when it comes to an unplanned day. You have a whole day ahead of you and can’t pick where to start.

Fortunately, Microsoft To-Do can fill out your day in no time. The idea of To-Do is pretty simple. As little tasks come to mind you add them to your To Do list and then as you find time, you check them off one by one.

Quick Bytes: How to Avoid Death by Meeting
Death by Meeting

Some people say, that if you're lonely, bored or just not wanting to do any real work, you can always have a meeting. That way at least it looks like you're doing something! Which is all well and good for the folks who don't really like to get things done, but for people like you and me? Well, let's just say that meetings won't kill you, they only make you wish you were dead.

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