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Don’t Fall Victim to an IRS Phishing Scam
IRS Phishing

With tax season upon us, we’re starting to get reports of people receiving phishing emails purportedly from the IRS. It’s important to keep an eye out for these, know how to identify them, learn to avoid them and, if possible, filter them out entirely.

Recently Discovered Vulnerability in NEC Phone Systems Leaves Thousands Vulnerable to Toll Fraud
NEC SL1100

Our telecommunications engineers have recently discovered a security vulnerability in the popular NEC SL1100 phone systems that can be exploited for toll fraud. Commonly known as “phreaking,” Toll fraud is the practice of exploiting vulnerabilities in phone systems and is quite possibly the oldest form of hacking. To this day, phreaking accounts for more monetary damage than credit card fraud.

How we’ve improved Advantage Backup and Recovery to disaster-proof your data
Backup and Recovery

If you’ve ever had a hardware disaster, you know it comes at the most inconvenient of times. Even the smallest of businesses have huge amounts of data and protecting that data is essential to daily operations and productivity.  There are many actions that a business can take to ensure protection from data threats and disasters. The primary and the most fundamental thing that needs to be in place is a data backup and recovery plan.

How one branch office went from telecommunication turmoil to comprehensive communication in under 3 days

As the senior project manager at PCS Manage, Travis Arey likes to keep things simple. Technology is a tool his business needs to function properly, just like any business. So, when PCS Manage was facing system malfunctions, Mr.Arey handed it over to us at Advantage Technology.

It is time to make your move for big savings
Money and Clock

Last week we told you about the Section 179 tax deduction and this week we’re give you a cool, new tool for seeing just how much you can save with the Section 179 deduction. Click here to download the Section179 Worksheet, this is a PDF with interactive fields you can use to plug in your own costs and then see just how much you can save and what the after tax cost will be.

New Law Saves Up To 35% on the Equipment You Need

Businesses can take a same year tax deduction for every dollar of equipment they buy or finance, up to $500,000.

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.

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!

Perfect your workspace with Dell monitors and projectors
dell monitors

Did you know that Dell has been #1 in monitors in North America for 16 years and worldwide for 3 years? And there are more than 40 monitors and 18 projectors in the Dell displays portfolio to choose from?

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