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Cody Clay and Hunter Prather teach coding to kids
Cody Clay and Hunter Prather

From June 19th to 23rd, Advantage Technology’s Cody Clay and Hunter Prather taught game design at BridgeValley CTC’s STEAM Academy in South Charleston. STEAM Academy is a week-long day camp for children going into the 5th through 10th grades hosted at the Advanced Technology Center at BridgeValley CTC. STEAM focuses on science and math education with the addition of the arts to help round out the student’s educational palette.

Use the Snipping Tool to capture screenshots

How often does it happen that you’re working on something and have an error come up or something on the screen just looks? You call tech support and spend 20 minutes trying to describe what the screen looks like and then, after your blood pressure goes back down, the technician still has to come over to take a look or establish a remote session.

Is Big Brother watching (or listening)?
Spy Camera

In the last few years, digital assistants have become all the rage. Amazon has it’s Echo powered by Alexa, Alphabet has Google Home, and even Microsoft has partnered with Samsung to deliver Cortana into everyone’s living room. On top of that, you have your smartphones that records everywhere you've been and more and more people are putting cameras all over their house and office that send video back to Cloud. It’s easy, convenient and ubiquitous. But should you be worried about what data is being sent to mega-corporations or is the convenience worth it?

Eastern Panhandle Introduction
Advantage Lunch

On May 24th, we held our May Advantage Lunch at the Bavarian Inn. (If you haven’t heard about our Advantage Lunch, learn more at advantagelunch.com) In addition to the pictures and video below, be sure to check out our Facebook photo album!

Dangerous new ransomware released Friday
WannaCry

You might have seen that a dangerous new ransomware has been reported on over the weekend and I want to make sure you have all the information you need to make informed decisions about it. It has been reported that hackers are leveraging the recently leaked NSA hacking toolkit to infect and cripple systems all around the world.

Manage your account online with our new customer portal
Man using Customer Portal

In a further effort to give our customers ease of use, transparency, and responsiveness, we are introducing the all new customer portal. With the customer portal, you can do things that will make administering your account easier, right from your web browser. Your organization can even have multiple users with different roles and see information relevant only to them.

Here is a list of some of what is available to you via the portal:

Simpler IT. Less maintenance. More innovation.

On April 19th, we held our April Advantage Lunch and Edgewood Country Club. (If you haven’t heard about our Advantage Lunch, learn more at advantagelunch.com) In addition to the pictures and video below, be sure to check out our Facebook photo album!

What We Bring to the Construction and Design Industries
WV Expo

Eric Fields and Nina Shell were on-hand meeting people and answering questions at the WV Construction and Design Exposition (or the WV Expo as it’s known) on March 22nd and 23rd. Not shown, but also helping was Mike Winans, Steve Santmyer and Joe Justice.

Don’t miss us at the WV Construction and Design Exposition
WV Expo

The West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition, or WV Expo as most people know it, is the region’s largest trade show for the construction and design industries. This year it’s going to be held on March 22nd and 23rd. We’ll have a booth set up right beside the registration desk, so if you’re in the construction and design industries, be sure sign-up and visit our booth on the way in.

Forrester Consulting study shows big ROI using DELL EMC PowerEdge FX2 Architecture
PowerEdge FX2 Architecture

Dell recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study on the deployment of the PowerEdge FX2 architecture. To do this, Forester interviewed several Dell customers with multiple years of experience using the PowerEdge FX2 architecture and compared their experience with traditional rack server environments. They used this information to build a composite origination with these characteristics: 230 employees and $57 million in annual revenue from sales of advertising software based on big data analytics.

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