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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.

Kay Casto and Chaney Server Consolidation
Server Consolidation

Recently, Advantage Technology surveyed the law firm Kay Casto and Chaney’s Charleston office and upgraded their datacenter.

Every few years, the time comes to upgrade your IT infrastructure. This is actually a great opportunity because it usually leads to server consolidation. Server consolidation reduces the physical footprint of servers, reduces operating costs and energy costs, decreases downtime and improves reliability.

The Advantage Lunch is back!
Advantage Lunch

The holidays are over, and the Kanawha Valley has dug out of the snow. Time to get the Advantage Lunch rolling again!

Held at Edgewood Country Club, The Advantage Lunch is Advantage Technology’s lunch and learn initiative. We take the opportunity to invite the business community in and around the Kanawha Valley and educate them on the latest trends in IT.

In 2015 our Advantage Lunch events covered:

Happy Holidays from Advantage Technology
950 Kanawha Blvd E

It’s that time of year again, holiday season! But this isn’t just any old year, this is the end of 2015, and that is a big deal to us here at Advantage Technology because 2015 will be that last year we are located at 814 Quarrier St.

For months, our new headquarters has been under construction at 950 Kanawha Blvd. E. Advantage Technology will take up the first three floors of the building with a new layout that will accommodate our tremendous growth.

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