Blogs

Cody Clay, from running plays to running code
Cody Clay

At 6 foot, 5 inches tall, Cody Clay is a big guy. When you see him, you can tell right away that he’s the kind of guy that fits right in on a football field. You wouldn’t picture him fitting in with the horned rimmed glasses worn by the computer nerds of 90’s sitcoms. Nor would you associate him with the lumberjack beards and gauged ears of the modern Silicon Valley hipster. But the truth is, he has more in common with them than he does with his fellow jocks on the gridiron.

Ransomware and Crypto Viruses. Understanding the threat and how to protect yourself
Joe Justice at 580 WCHS

On Tuesday, August 9, I was invited to appear on 580 WCHS’s Ask the Expert show to talk to their audience about ransomware and crypto viruses. I took the opportunity to inform the audience about the threat and to paint a realistic scenario of the real and present danger these viruses represent.

Stressed by too much paperwork, Northeast Natural Energy employed custom software development to skyrocket productivity
Paperwork

Northeast Natural Energy had an incredibly complex system for processing invoices. Each invoice would go through the follow steps:

950 Kanawha Blvd E
950 Kanawha Blvd E

At Advantage Technology, our best resource is our people, and we have improved our physical infrastructure to match our employees’ performance. Today, Advantage Technology has more than 50 employees, and their commitment to excellence has made our new, high-tech headquarters possible.

Escape your mobile prison with this simple way to increase WiFi reliability

Have you ever been in mobile prison? That point where you’ve got a mobile phone or tablet but can’t go into a certain office or leave the hallways because you’ll instantly lose your WiFi connection. Or maybe your WiFi reception will just degrade to the point where everything takes forever to download?

Well, the good news is that here at Advantage Technology we have a simple solution for getting out of mobile prison: Install multiple Aruba Access Points.

Charleston Just Got a Big Advantage
Advantage Technology Sign

For over 15 years Charleston has had a real advantage when it came to technology. But from here on, Charleston has a big advantage that no one can miss! Located right on Kanawha Boulevard beside the South Side Bridge, Advantage Technology’s new facility now proudly displays official signage. Take a look below at the installation pictures.

How to talk to a nerd and get tech support fast
Joe Justice in Green Room at 580 WCHS

On Tuesday, July 12, I was invited to appear on 580 WCHS’s Ask the Expert show to talk to their audience about IT and introduce them to Advantage Technology. I wanted to take the opportunity to help the listeners better communicate with IT technicians and give a few tips on how to get tech support fast.

Unify Communication with ShoreTel Connect
Mike Winans

On June 22nd, we held our June Advantage Lunch at Edgewood Country Club. (If you’re not familiar with the Advantage Lunch, learn about it at advantagelunch.com) In addition to the pictures below, be sure to check out the Facebook photo album!

The Epic Server Move of 2016
The Epic Server Move

Friday night, May 20th, the Advantage Technology data center was shut down for the big move to the new location at 950 Kanawha Blvd E. We have a lot of companies that rely on the Advantage Technology data center, so the move had to go perfectly. We scheduled downtime with our customers from 8 pm to 8 am Saturday morning, giving us a 12-hour window to get it done!

We couldn’t have picked a worse night; it was cold and pouring rain. But it had to get done.

The final potluck at 814 Quarrier St
Potluck

It’s the ending of an era…

For over ten years Advantage Technology has been located at 814 Quarrier St. in downtown Charleston. It’s in this building that the Advantage Technology team has gathered together to solve our customer’s technology challenges, delivered new and innovated services and just kind of hung out together.

One of our favorite ways of hanging out is the potluck lunch! Every few months we’ll all get together, eat all kinds of great homemade grub and just hang out.

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