Blogs

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.

The Final Building Construction Blog
950 Kanawha Blvd E

Well, we’ve been telling you about it for a while now — and showed some progress back in October and December — but moving time is very close at hand. By the end of May, we will be moved into our new building at 950 Kanawha Blvd E, and we couldn’t be more excited!

Put an end to the malware security compromise!
Advantage Lunch

On April 20th, we held our April 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!

A New Ransomware Encrypts Your Entire Hard Drive
Petya

UPDATE 4-11-2016: Petya has been cracked, but recovery is technical. If you have been infected give us a call and we'll help you recover your system.

4 reasons you need to attend the April Advantage Lunch
Advantage Lunch

Wednesday, April 20th from noon to 1 PM, we’ll be holding our next Advantage Lunch, and you’ll want to you need to be there! Don’t believe me? Think those words are too strong? Think you can skip this event and not miss a thing?

Computer Kidnapping: Ransomware and Crypto-Viruses
Ransomware and Crypto-Viruses

As technology continues to grow and make our lives easier, ruthless hackers are evolving their methods to make our lives miserable, and to relieve our pockets of our hard earned cash.

Two new methods of computer terrorism have become very popular; ransomware and crypto-viruses. While they are similar, there are some differences you need to know.

Focus on your Business. Let Advantage Technology focus on your IT
Joe Justice

On February 24th, we held the first Advantage Lunch of 2016 at Edgewood Country Club. (If you’re not familiar with the Advantage Lunch, learn about it at advantagelunch.com) The topic this month was “Focus on your Business. Let Advantage Technology focus on your IT” where we focused on our Managed Services. In case you didn’t make or just want a refresher, I want to give you a recap of what we discussed.

Beware that Word document attachment - It’s A Trap!
malware infection

We’ve recently gotten reports of a spate of malware infections due to opening Word documents that claim to be reports, invoices, financial records or some other standard business correspondence. Believe it or not, what appears to be standard Microsoft Word documents can contain vicious malware.

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