The Top 10 Work-From-Home Tools
Work from home

What do you do if there’s a national emergency and you can't get to the office? What about a flood or a fire? What if you're just stuck home with a sick child?

There’s no end to the way things can go wrong. You need to plan, not panic. That's the idea behind business continuity. When plan A isn’t an option, you better have plan B. And even C and D for that matter.

COVID-19 and your Work-From-Home Contingency
Coronavirus

There’s a lot of news coming out about COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. We would never offer health recommendations or advice, but as West Virginia’s largest IT company we feel it’s our duty to provide you with a little information that might help with your productivity and business continuity planning.

Plan now, so your company will be ready if the worst happens.

First off, if the worst happens and your workforce must work from home, rest assured that there are many tools available for telecommuting.

Quick Bytes: Cleaning Your Windows
Quick Bytes: Cleaning Your Windows

One of the greatest things about the desktop PC is that big screen that lets you open lots of windows and work with multiple applications all at once. That’s simply a feature that mobile devices aren’t going to top anytime soon. On the desktop it’s a piece of cake to have a web browser open for research, Outlook with all your correspondents and Word with your final document. Plus, it’s simple to switch quickly back and forth.

Quick Bytes: Two-Factor Authentication

Passwords have been around for a long time, like, a really long time. They can be traced all the way back to ancient Rome. Which begs the question, how many cybersecurity tools should we be using that are that old? Probably none.

Fact is, the password is incredibly outdated. Many people still use weak passwords, even though they’re frequently warned to make them as complex as possible. But even a strong password can be stolen and if your password is stolen, you’ll never know until it’s too late.

Quick Bytes: Read More With Microsoft Edge
Quick Bytes: Read More With Microsoft Edge

The original purpose of the Internet was to share dense informational text like research papers. No one imagined there would be so much multimedia content like photos, video and games.

All that multimedia can be quite the distraction when you just want to read. Thankfully, our friends at Microsoft have done something about all those distractions with the Reading List and Reading Mode in Microsoft Edge.

Quick Bytes: Zombie Tech
Quick Byes: Zombie Tech

Believe it or not, the living dead are all around us! Things that have reached the end of their life, but just keep shambling forward. I’m not talking about human zombies, I’m talking about zombie technology.

All software and hardware has an End-of-Life when the manufacturer no longer offers support or updates. Technology that has reached End-of-Life is nearly impossible to repair when it fails and is susceptible to security exploits.

Extreme Networks Gold Partner
Extreme Logo

Advantage Technology is a proud Gold partner with Extreme Networks. That means we have met revenue and competency requirements set out by Extreme. Reaching this tier means we have the full support of Extreme and have been qualified by their rigorous standards to be a representative of their global brand.

IT Schedule 70

GSA Schedule 70

Advantage Technology, the largest full-service Information Technology consulting company headquartered in West Virginia, has been awarded a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70 contract, 47QTCA19D00A3. This 5-year IT contract will enable Advantage Technology to partner with U.S. government agencies to deliver their technology projects on budget and on schedule.

Join us in the Cloud with Office 365
Office 365 Intro Video

Many people think of Office 365 as a subscription-based version of Microsoft Office. However, there’s a lot more to it than that! Office 365 is an office productivity suite of software and services that includes everything you need to keep your business at peak performance, including software applications, communication tools, and file storage. Moreover, the best part is, it’s all in the cloud.

Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center WiFi Project
Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center

As part of a transformational renovation of the storied Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center, the planners wanted to provide travelers, sports fans and conventioneers a memorable in-venue experience from their smartphones and mobile devices. This required engaging Wi-Fi that enables seamless network access for 7,500 simultaneous devices with each connection remaining consistently strong as guests travel throughout the facility.

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