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Outsource your IT with Advantage Managed Services
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You wouldn’t expect an HVAC business to repair a car. They hire that work out to a mechanic, who is trained to do that work.

The same thing goes when a business needs someone to manage its computer and phone systems. Advantage Technology offers managed services that allows that HVAC company to worry about heating units and air conditions rather than servers and laptops.

Warning signs that it's time to upgrade your phone system
Joe Justice and Brad Williams Facebook Live

Phone systems are not a one-size-fits-all solution. But Advantage Technology can help businesses determine which system is best for them.

“I think that’s probably the most important thing to answer and make clear,” account executive Brad Williams said during a recent Facebook Live chat on Advantage Technology’s page. “We’re not going to say here’s this neat little package and this is what will work for everyone. That simply is not the case.

The 2018 Weight Loss Competition

Starting in January, the entire Advantage Technology team began our Weight Loss Competition. And this is not just for mere bragging rights; cash prizes were offered to everyone who lost a certain amount of weight. We started off by dividing into teams of four with a total of twelve teams. After the initial weigh-in, we struggled to lose every ounce until finally, twelve weeks later, we had the official weigh-in. The team to lose the most percentage of weight got to walk home with a cool $500 each!

Watch as the winners were announced live on Facebook:

Trust Advantage Technology with your Avaya upgrade
Avaya

If your business has an Avaya phone system that needs an upgrade, Advantage Technology is the company to trust.

Why?

“Our experience,” Advantage Technology’s Telecom Project Manager Dennis Dolin says. “Most of our senior technicians have 20-plus years of experience with the Avaya line. It was the first system I was trained on in the 1990s.

Advantage Technology achieves Gold status with Dell EMC
Dell EMC Gold

We are proud to announce the that Advantage Technology has achieved Gold status with Dell EMC in Networking, Server, and Storage. That means we have met revenue and competency requirements set out by Dell EMC. Reaching this tier means we have the full support of Dell EMC and have been qualified by their rigorous standards to be a representative of their global brand.

Advantage Technology is now the only company in West Virginia with Gold status in Networking, Servers, and Storage.

Understanding and Qualifying for Cyber Insurance

On March 21st, we held out March Advantage Lunch live from Edgewood Country Club where it was simulcast on Facebook Live. In addition to the pictures and video below, be sure to check out our Facebook photo album!

Advantage Spotlight: Jonathan Knight

Jonathan Knight always has loved to fix things. Growing up on a farm in Elkview, he always had something that needed to be repaired. So, he learned a lot of electrical and mechanical skills out of necessity. And, he learned as he went. He didn’t have the internet, so most of his beginning knowledge came from the encyclopedia. He says he “would’ve been dangerous” if he had the internet available as a kid.

Charleston Area Alliance Cybersecurity Lunch & Learn
Chris May

Chris May will be presenting on cyber security topics that can help keep you and your business safe. Click the link below to join the Charleston Area Alliance for a great lunch and important topic.

Charleston Area Alliance Lunch & Learn - Cyber Security

Does your network have KRACKs?

On October 16, 2017, Belgian security researchers made public their findings that demonstrated fundamental design flaws in WPA2 that could lead to man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks on wireless networks.

Named KRACKs, or key reinstallation attacks, this technique can theoretically be used by attackers to steal sensitive information from unsuspecting wireless users leveraging these flaws in the WiFi standard. Based on their research, CERT issued a series of CVEs to address this flaw, and most vendors affected have issued patches as of this writing.

Why you need to renew your SonicWall License

Depending on the terms of your purchase, every year you’ll need to pay a maintenance fee to renew the license on your SonicWall. When that time comes around, we often see confusion from customers on why they need to pay to continue using an appliance they already own. After all, you don’t have to pay a license for a refrigerator, stove or toaster, right?

Well, the simple fact of the matter is a SonicWall isn’t a static appliance like a refrigerator or stove, and that’s a very good thing; threats are constantly evolving.

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