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Beat the Cloud with your own network and the magic of a VPN
VPN

Today we’re going back to basics in understanding VPNs. We’ll unpack just what a VPN is and how it’s implemented. Then we’ll look at how a VPN can give you all the mobility of the Cloud with the full control and security of you own, in-house server and data storage.

What Is a VPN?

VPN means Virtual Private Network and it allows your computer to access your private office network over a public network.

2016 Tech Review
Augmented Reality

2016 has been a real banner year for technology. We’ve seen the mainstream finally come to terms with the need to take cyber security seriously with the hacks of Internet of Things devices, email hacking scandals and the rise of ransomware. We’ve learned that not everything you read on the Internet is true with the controversies surrounding “fake news” online. We’ve seen the proclamation that we’ve entered the post-PC era… again. Not to mention the fact that we might be in the post-headphone era.

Let’s talk about Our People
Advantage Technology

On Tuesday, December 13th, I returned to 580 WCHS’s Ask The Expert radio show with Dale Cooper to wrap up the year and talk about the dynamics of our innovative and relationship-driven company and take general tech support calls. At Advantage Technology, we stand by the fact that Our Advantage is Our People and I discussed some of the most important characteristics of our company that has made us who we are today.

The Most Important Piece of Technology in Your Office
Joe Justice on Ask The Expert

On Tuesday, November eighth, I returned to 580 WCHS’s Ask the Expert radio show with Dale Cooper to talk to the audience about phone systems and telecommunications. I used this opportunity to discuss just how important phone systems are to a business and ways you can actually save money by allowing Advantage Technology to assess your systems and install a new one.

Advantage Technology Speaks at FBI Infraguard Conference
Joe Justice

On November third, I was invited by the FBI’s Infragrad Coordinator, Michelle Pirtle, to present information concerning data security and cybercrime. Michelle is a special agent that travels the country to inform business about the proper measures to take when faced with a cybercrime attack. This meeting featured guest speakers from the Infragrad Partnership for Protection and others that were from surrounding businesses in the IT field.

Bowling Night 2016

Friday night was bowling night for Advantage Technology! The Advantage Technology crew met up at Venture Lanes in St. Albans  and bowled until they kicked us out.

One thing we’re constantly grateful for is the fact we all get along so well and enjoy each other’s company. When we say that Our Advantage Is Our People, we're talking about more than just our expertise. We’re talking about the fact that we all get along great and really enjoy working together.

The Importance of Data Security
Joe Justice at 580 WCHS

On Tuesday, October 11, I returned to 580 WCHS’s Ask the Expert radio show to talk to the audience about the importance of data security. I took advantage of this opportunity to speak about the great risks of having your data unsecured and how you can find yourself in some serious trouble if you are not properly protected. More specifically, we discussed Advantage Technology’s Data Security Risk Assessment and how dedicated we are to addressing data security needs.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month

And no, I’m not just making that up! There’s even an official hashtag, #CyberAware. And if it’s got an official hashtag, you know it’s for real.

The whole point of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSA) is to raise awareness about cybersecurity. Things like ransomware, business email compromise, personal health information theft, intellectual property theft and identity theft.

Managed Services Equal Managed Success
Joe Justice

On Tuesday, September 13, I was invited to appear on 580 WCHS’s Ask the Expert show to talk to their audience about Managed Services. While we started the show talking about the incredible ribbon cutting event happening later than morning (and if you missed it, don’t worry, you can watch the video here) We quickly started diving into Managed Services.

Cutting the ribbon at 950 Kanawha Blvd E
Ribbon Cutting

On September 13th, 2016, Advantage Technology was proud to hold our ribbon cutting for our new headquarters located at 950 Kanawha Blvd E in Charleston West Virginia.

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