On May 24th, we held our May Advantage Lunch at the Bavarian Inn. (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!
Hacking, by definition, is using a computer system to gain unauthorized access to a computer system or network. “Hacking is not necessarily bad. Hacking is having that bug in you that says I have got to figure this out”, said the Director of Information Security at Advantage Technology. And since computers and the internet are now a major part of our society, understanding hacking and protecting your information is more important than ever.
You might have seen that a dangerous new ransomware has been reported on over the weekend and I want to make sure you have all the information you need to make informed decisions about it. It has been reported that hackers are leveraging the recently leaked NSA hacking toolkit to infect and cripple systems all around the world.
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.
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!
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.
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:
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.
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!
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…