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Meet Our Eastern Panhandle Team

Advantage Technology is made up of wonderful, helpful, and hard-working people who strive to provide a complete IT solution to our customers. We take pride in this, and we believe it’s what makes us hands down the best IT company in West Virginia. Some of our staff has been with us since day one, while others are just beginning their tenure here. Since our acquisition of former Accurate Systems in Shepherdstown, our team has changed a bit. We are eager to welcome our new team members from the Eastern Panhandle. They bring their own expertise and new ideas to our company.

Advantage Technology’s First Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

On Friday, May 5th, Advantage Technology held its very first Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, complete with about 100 tacos! The fiesta began around noon when the catering company, Tastefully Dun, arrived to begin setting up the amazing Mexican cuisine. There were so many tacos that the caterers had to set up the spread in the hallway of the third floor!  

Martinsburg Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Advantage Technology
Martinsburg Chamber of Commerce

On Wednesday, May 3rd, I was delighted to attend an orientation for the Martinsburg Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at the Shepherd University Martinsburg Center, and new members were welcomed by the Chamber staff (along with some delicious cookies, of course). Since our acquisition of former Accurate Systems, we were excited to get introduced to the businesses in this community.

Manage your account online with our new customer portal
Man using Customer Portal

In a further effort to give our customers ease of use, transparency, and responsiveness, we are introducing the all new customer portal. With the customer portal, you can do things that will make administering your account easier, right from your web browser. Your organization can even have multiple users with different roles and see information relevant only to them.

Here is a list of some of what is available to you via the portal:

Why you need a Chief Information Security Officer

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. And you are paranoid, aren’t you? Well, you should be.

In recent years, cybercrime has been on the rise all over the world. Mega corporations, political organizations, and small businesses have all been under attack. Even individuals are scammed daily. Careers have been destroyed, and businesses have crumbled due to breaches in security. And no matter your industry, your customers deserve to feel like their information is protected. Advantage Technology is here to help you accomplish that.

An Introduction to 360 Photos and Video
360 Footage

With the rise of virtual reality, in particular mobile VR, 360 degree, immersive photography has really taken off. It’s not a new technology – realtors have been using it for years to create virtual tours, and Google Street View has been giving us a ground-level view for over 10 years – the combination of new viewing methods and action camera style 360 cameras has pushed 360 photography into the mainstream.

Simpler IT. Less maintenance. More innovation.

On April 19th, we held our April Advantage Lunch and Edgewood Country Club. (If you haven’t heard about our Advantage Lunch, learn more at advantagelunch.com) In addition to the pictures and video below, be sure to check out our Facebook photo album!

Download this Sample Risk Report

The cornerstone of our Advantage IT Discovery is the Risk Report that is generated during the process. The report presents you with a summary of your overall risk score based on a scan of your network, along with simple charts to show the problem areas. It identifies things such as…

What We Bring to the Construction and Design Industries
WV Expo

Eric Fields and Nina Shell were on-hand meeting people and answering questions at the WV Construction and Design Exposition (or the WV Expo as it’s known) on March 22nd and 23rd. Not shown, but also helping was Mike Winans, Steve Santmyer and Joe Justice.

An Advantage Cookout, Celebrating Friends, Family and St. Patrick’s Day
Richard Wilbur

If there is one thing we know how to do here other than technology, it’s eat! At Advantage Technology, we always value the time we get to spend together. We decided to have a potluck party on St. Patrick’s Day and even the frigid weather couldn’t stop us from having a good time! Highlights of the afternoon included grinding our own burgers and tasting all of the great platters that we brought in.

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