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.

Network Cleanup at Dixon Electrical Systems & Contracting
Network Cleanup

We recently finished a network cleanup for our friends at Dixon Electrical Systems & Contracting, Inc. This nice, compact server rack started out as a table with server, wires and cables, keyboards, mice, monitors, and power strips spread all over the place. Dixon Electrical trusted Advantage Technology turn the mess into a proper server rack.

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.

Coming soon: Advantage Technology’s New Headquarters
Advantage Technology’s New Headquarters

Take a look at 950 Kanawha Blvd., right beside the Southside Bridge, and you’ll see a beautiful white building crawling with construction workers, carpenters, plumbers and other craftsmen. And in early 2016, it’ll be crawling with the technicians at Advantage Technology. That’s because 950 Kanawha Blvd. is going to be the new Advantage Technology headquarters!

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 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 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!

Holl’s Swiss Chocolate Network Clean-Up
Network Clean-Up

Here are some before and after pictures of a recent network cleanup we did for Holl’s Swiss Chocolate in Vienna, WV.