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950 Kanawha Blvd E
950 Kanawha Blvd E

At Advantage Technology, our best resource is our people, and we have improved our physical infrastructure to match our employees’ performance. Today, Advantage Technology has more than 50 employees, and their commitment to excellence has made our new, high-tech headquarters possible.

Charleston Just Got a Big Advantage
Advantage Technology Sign

For over 15 years Charleston has had a real advantage when it came to technology. But from here on, Charleston has a big advantage that no one can miss! Located right on Kanawha Boulevard beside the South Side Bridge, Advantage Technology’s new facility now proudly displays official signage. Take a look below at the installation pictures.

The Epic Server Move of 2016
The Epic Server Move

Friday night, May 20th, the Advantage Technology data center was shut down for the big move to the new location at 950 Kanawha Blvd E. We have a lot of companies that rely on the Advantage Technology data center, so the move had to go perfectly. We scheduled downtime with our customers from 8 pm to 8 am Saturday morning, giving us a 12-hour window to get it done!

We couldn’t have picked a worse night; it was cold and pouring rain. But it had to get done.

A New Ransomware Encrypts Your Entire Hard Drive
Petya

UPDATE 4-11-2016: Petya has been cracked, but recovery is technical. If you have been infected give us a call and we'll help you recover your system.

Computer Kidnapping: Ransomware and Crypto-Viruses
Ransomware and Crypto-Viruses

As technology continues to grow and make our lives easier, ruthless hackers are evolving their methods to make our lives miserable, and to relieve our pockets of our hard earned cash.

Two new methods of computer terrorism have become very popular; ransomware and crypto-viruses. While they are similar, there are some differences you need to know.

Beware that Word document attachment - It’s A Trap!
malware infection

We’ve recently gotten reports of a spate of malware infections due to opening Word documents that claim to be reports, invoices, financial records or some other standard business correspondence. Believe it or not, what appears to be standard Microsoft Word documents can contain vicious malware.

Kay Casto and Chaney Server Consolidation
Server Consolidation

Recently, Advantage Technology surveyed the law firm Kay Casto and Chaney’s Charleston office and upgraded their datacenter.

Every few years, the time comes to upgrade your IT infrastructure. This is actually a great opportunity because it usually leads to server consolidation. Server consolidation reduces the physical footprint of servers, reduces operating costs and energy costs, decreases downtime and improves reliability.

The Advantage Lunch is back!
Advantage Lunch

The holidays are over, and the Kanawha Valley has dug out of the snow. Time to get the Advantage Lunch rolling again!

Held at Edgewood Country Club, The Advantage Lunch is Advantage Technology’s lunch and learn initiative. We take the opportunity to invite the business community in and around the Kanawha Valley and educate them on the latest trends in IT.

In 2015 our Advantage Lunch events covered:

Happy Holidays from Advantage Technology
950 Kanawha Blvd E

It’s that time of year again, holiday season! But this isn’t just any old year, this is the end of 2015, and that is a big deal to us here at Advantage Technology because 2015 will be that last year we are located at 814 Quarrier St.

For months, our new headquarters has been under construction at 950 Kanawha Blvd. E. Advantage Technology will take up the first three floors of the building with a new layout that will accommodate our tremendous growth.

Staff Recommended Horror Movies
Haunted Advantage

With Halloween coming up, I thought I would poll the Advantage Technology staff and come up with a list of horror movies recommendations. The recommendations came in three forms; new movies, old movies and fun movies. So, depending on what kind of mood you’re in, pop some popcorn, turn out the lights and fire up your favorite streaming service because here are Advantage Technology staff’s recommended horror movies.

Read on... If you dare!!

 

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