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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!

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.

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