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Apple, Google, Microsoft: The state of tech’s big three
Apple, Google, Microsoft

People may be surprised to learn that Apple use to be called a computer company and, before the smash hit of the iPod, was actually called Apple Computers. Google used to be a search engine company and made all its money from selling pay-per-click ads. And Microsoft used to be a software company that made software; IBM originally paid them to make the software for their line of personal computers.

Bowling Night
Advantage Technology Blowing night

Friday night was bowling night for Advantage Technology!

The Advantage Technology crew met up at Venture Lanes in St. Albans at 7:30pm and bowled all night long. One thing we’re constantly grateful for is the fact we all get along so well and enjoy each other’s company.

We weren’t all the best bowlers in the place, but I guarantee we had the most fun.

Destroy Downtime on your Network
Anthony Ross and Joe Justice

On September 23rd, we held our September Advantage Lunch at Edgewood Country Club. (If you’re not familiar with the Advantage Lunch, learn about it at advantagelunch.com). The topic this month was “Destroy Downtime on your Network” and I along with systems engineer, Anthony Ross, gave a presentation that has been very well received. In case you didn’t make or just want a refresher, I want to give you a recap of what we discussed.

Rolling in the new Advantage Technology van
Advantage Technology Van

If you have a networking or phone problem, then call 304-342-0796 and breathe a sign of relief when you see the brand new Advantage Technology van rolling into your parking lot!

Cybercrime. Are you at risk? - Advantage Lunch
August 2015 Advantage Lunch

On August 26th, we held our August Advantage Lunch at Edgewood Country Club. (If you’re not familiar with the Advantage Lunch, learn about it at advantagelunch.com) The topic this month was Cybercrime, and we had an incredible turnout! Close to 40 IT and business professionals came to spend an hour with us explaining the ever complex world of cybercrime and hacking. If you were able to make it, we were thrilled to have you and I want to give you a recap.

Server Consolidation at KCEAA
Server Consolidation

Server consolidation is a trending movement in IT and for good reason. Server consolidation reduces the physical footprint of servers, reduces operating costs and energy costs, decreases downtime and improves reliability. Rather than operating, managing and powering a variety of physical servers, server consolidation can provide a single point of contact to manage an entire data center.

Advantage Technology Company Picnic
Advantage Technology Company Picnic

It was a bright, sunny day. The creek was running cool, and the breeze was refreshing. In the air hung the smell of hot dogs and freshly barbecued pulled pork. Welcome to the first official Advantage Technology Company Picnic!

Hey, even IT professionals need to unplug from time to time. And what better place than Kanawha State Forest?

We had the sounds of children laughing and splashing and some classic rock on the stereo. All of those amazing homemade dishes we brought. It was wonderful!

Windows 10 - What it Means to You and Your Business
Windows 10 Desktop

On July 29th, we held our July Advantage Lunch at Edgewood Country Club. (If you’re not familiar with the Advantage Lunch, learn about it at advantagelunch.com) The topic this month was Windows 10, and we had an incredible turnout! Over 40 IT and business professionals came to spend an hour with us demoing Windows 10 and explaining the new features. We were so excited and grateful to see so many faces there to spend time with and learn from us.

West Virginia Junior College visits Advantage Technology
West Virginia Junior College Students

Here at Advantage Technology, we’re big believers in education and continuing education. Our team holds various secondary degrees and industry-recognized certifications from VMware, Microsoft, ShoreTel, Dell, Aruba Networks and Avaya. So when our friends at West Virginia Junior College asked if they could bring a group of student by to see how our company works and exposed them to real-world IT, we were happy to spend a little time with them.

ShoreTel Enterprise Mobility
ShoreTel Mobility

The reality of the modern office is that the average worker carries 3.5 mobile devices; smartphones, tablets, laptops. And the truth is that studies show mobile workers work more hours. So getting workers mobile is a good goal, but all these devices and all this mobility makes unified communication extremely difficult to manage. This challenge is where Advantage Technology steps in with ShoreTel Enterprise Mobility.

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