Blogs

Bowling Night 2016

Friday night was bowling night for Advantage Technology! The Advantage Technology crew met up at Venture Lanes in St. Albans  and bowled until they kicked us out.

One thing we’re constantly grateful for is the fact we all get along so well and enjoy each other’s company. When we say that Our Advantage Is Our People, we're talking about more than just our expertise. We’re talking about the fact that we all get along great and really enjoy working together.

Fraudulent Student Loan Forgiveness Program Used to Spread Malware
Student Loans

Spammers are now stooping lower than ever by targeting American college graduates in search of relief from their heaping student loans. Recently, a group of spammers has targeted college students by sending out spam mail with the promise of reducing their student debt.

Warning: Samsung Galaxy Note7 Issues Emergency Recall
Galaxy Note7 Fire

Life has ended for the Samsung Galaxy Note7. On October 15th, the U.S Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a ban on all Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones due to problems with battery overheating and serious fire hazards. This means, you can’t fly with one, or even have one shipped to you. Samsung recalled more than 2.5 million phones and they have discontinued the product earlier this week.

Mobile devices now at risk for ransomware and crypto viruses
Mobile device ransomware

Back in August, Joe Justice discussed ransomware and crypto viruses on our podcast and explained the threat they present to your computer systems. Today, I am going to write about the most recent types of mobile ransomware, what is going on, and what you can expect.

The Importance of Data Security
Joe Justice at 580 WCHS

On Tuesday, October 11, I returned to 580 WCHS’s Ask the Expert radio show to talk to the audience about the importance of data security. I took advantage of this opportunity to speak about the great risks of having your data unsecured and how you can find yourself in some serious trouble if you are not properly protected. More specifically, we discussed Advantage Technology’s Data Security Risk Assessment and how dedicated we are to addressing data security needs.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month

And no, I’m not just making that up! There’s even an official hashtag, #CyberAware. And if it’s got an official hashtag, you know it’s for real.

The whole point of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSA) is to raise awareness about cybersecurity. Things like ransomware, business email compromise, personal health information theft, intellectual property theft and identity theft.

Congratulations to Cody Whitehead on his BICSI Installer 2, Copper Certification
Cody Whitehead

Cody Whitehead has recently earned his BICSI Installer 2, Copper Certification and we want to give him a big congratulations! At Advantage Technology, our advantage is our people and the BICSI Installer 2, Copper Certification is no mean feat. Having skilled and trained technicians like Cody Whitehead is a high priority.

Have You Outgrown Your Accounting System or Do You Just Need an Upgrade?

On September 28nd, we held our September 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!

Managed Services Equal Managed Success
Joe Justice

On Tuesday, September 13, I was invited to appear on 580 WCHS’s Ask the Expert show to talk to their audience about Managed Services. While we started the show talking about the incredible ribbon cutting event happening later than morning (and if you missed it, don’t worry, you can watch the video here) We quickly started diving into Managed Services.

Cutting the ribbon at 950 Kanawha Blvd E
Ribbon Cutting

On September 13th, 2016, Advantage Technology was proud to hold our ribbon cutting for our new headquarters located at 950 Kanawha Blvd E in Charleston West Virginia.

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