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Advantage IT Management has been serving the Mobile area since 2005, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Make Business More Affordable with More Knowledge

Make Business More Affordable with More Knowledge

The more you seek to understand your business, the better you are going to be able to run it efficiently. No, this was not Confucius, although it sounds similar to something he would get behind. The more efficient a business becomes the less it will spend. How does this work? Today, we’ll unpack what it takes to cut your costs without hurting your business. 

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Three Cool New Technologies that Businesses Will Have to Consider

Three Cool New Technologies that Businesses Will Have to Consider

For every technology that we use daily, there was once a time when it was brand-spanking-new. Think about when the Internet first became commonplace. People had questions that were seemingly endless, and even computers and electricity were once novel concepts. Let’s think about some more modern inventions that might someday be just as commonplace as some of the tools we use in our daily lives.

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Are Your Workers Working Other Jobs?

Are Your Workers Working Other Jobs?

It’s not uncommon for an employee to hold a second job outside of your office, whether it’s a side gig that they are trying to turn into a passion project or a side hustle just to make ends meet or put away a little extra money every month. Workers holding multiple jobs is certainly not unheard of—if anything it’s more common than ever, thanks to the remote work surge. How does this phenomenon impact your organization?

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Tip of the Week: Setting Your Outlook Out-of-Office Message

Tip of the Week: Setting Your Outlook Out-of-Office Message

During the holiday season, people are out of the office quite often, but unless this is properly conveyed to those reaching out to them, it could look like negligence on the employees’ part. To make sure you are as transparent as possible with your out-of-office time, be sure to set up a message. Here’s how you can do it in Microsoft Outlook.

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Why (and How) to Disable Wi-Fi Calling

Why (and How) to Disable Wi-Fi Calling

Users of Android devices might notice that they have the option to make a call using their Wi-Fi in addition to using their mobile service or data. While there is certainly something to be said for using a wireless connection when you don’t have mobile service, there are circumstances when you might not want to default to using a Wi-Fi connection.

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Don’t Let Your Business Be Put on Hold by an IT Issue

Don’t Let Your Business Be Put on Hold by an IT Issue

When trying to determine if a certain piece of technology should be replaced or just taken away entirely, you should first ask yourself if the technology affects your products or services in any discernible way. If the technology is something that helps with productivity and efficiency to aid in the production or delivery of said product or service, then it’s worth investing in.

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Why You Shouldn’t Follow Links You Randomly Receive

Why You Shouldn’t Follow Links You Randomly Receive

Paypal: Unusual activity suspended your account. For your safety confirm your identity here: [link]

We’re here to tell you, very simply, not to follow links that are in messages like these, and to instead confirm their legitimacy by navigating to the website directly in a new browser.

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Internet Connectivity and Routers, Explained

Internet Connectivity and Routers, Explained

Your business might depend on its Wi-Fi, but do you know what the difference between the various Internet channels mean for your connection? You might be in the process of upgrading your router, or maybe you just have questions about what the difference between a “dual band” router is. Let’s discuss routers with today’s blog.

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What Counts as Personally Identifiable Information?

What Counts as Personally Identifiable Information?

We frequently discuss the importance of keeping PII—personally identifiable information—secure, but what does this include? What data qualifies as PII?

Here, we’re going to lock down on a definition (and you may be surprised by what this definition covers).

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Do Your IT Costs Seem Inflated? Ours Do, Too

Do Your IT Costs Seem Inflated? Ours Do, Too

The technology your business uses can be viewed as a mandatory expense nowadays since so much of your business is tied to its functionality. The more IT costs rise, however, the less small and mid-sized businesses like ours can do with our IT budgets. These costs are affecting the way we think about our technology and you are probably in the same boat. Today, we will go through a few ways the rising costs of organizational technology and technology support solutions impact businesses like yours.

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Tip of the Week: How to Clear the Cache on Your Android Device

Tip of the Week: How to Clear the Cache on Your Android Device

In order for your device to run at optimal efficiency, you sometimes need to clear the temporarily stored data on your device known as the cache. You can do this for your applications on your Android device, as well as the browsers you frequently use. Let’s go over how you can do both to speed up your device a bit.

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The Phisher—A Modern Take on The Raven

The Phisher—A Modern Take on The Raven

What if Edgar Allan Poe wrote “The Raven” during the information age?

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Why BEC is Such a Negative Circumstance for Any Organization

Why BEC is Such a Negative Circumstance for Any Organization

It doesn’t always take a complicated malware or ransomware attack to break your business. Sometimes it’s as easy as someone sending you an email and pretending they have authority over you. Compromising a business email is one of the most common and easy hacking attacks to pull off, so you should be aware of how to put a stop to it.

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Microsoft May Have Opened Up Millions of PCs to a Potential Cybersecurity Threat

Microsoft May Have Opened Up Millions of PCs to a Potential Cybersecurity Threat

Microsoft generally takes security very seriously, and for the most part, if you keep your Windows and Server operating systems updated, you can generally depend on some base-level security and stability. Unfortunately, it was recently discovered that, for almost two years, a very critical defense mechanism within Windows wasn’t being properly secured.

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Explaining the Lack of Reliability of the Printer

Explaining the Lack of Reliability of the Printer

Printers are helpful for the office environment, until they start malfunctioning and causing problems. Let’s examine why printers have so many issues and what you can do about them.

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IT Consulting Can Bring a Lot of Value to Your Organization

IT Consulting Can Bring a Lot of Value to Your Organization

IT consulting can bring your business a lot of value, but many business owners don’t quite understand just how this works. I mean, how much value can you get from simply talking about things that are going on with your business technology? Well, if that were all consulting was, then probably not all that much. Today, we are going to go through what kind of features comprehensive consulting provides. 

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Tip of the Week: Learn How to Archive Your Emails in Outlook

Tip of the Week: Learn How to Archive Your Emails in Outlook

Sometimes you have an inbox that is chock-full of emails, but you just can’t bring yourself to delete them. After all, who knows what valuable information could be found in all these messages? The natural solution to keep you from wasting time digging through an inbox day after day just to find important information is to get those messages out of your inbox and into an archive of sorts. Today, we’ll walk you through how to do this for Microsoft Outlook.

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Technology is Receiving Government Support Through the CHIPS Act

Technology is Receiving Government Support Through the CHIPS Act

Since the pandemic began, the semiconductor industry has been reeling, further placing strain on the technology industry. To aid in its recovery, the United States Congress passed legislation to fund the manufacturing of semiconductors. The CHIPS Act, thought to be in response to both the semiconductor shortage and China’s increasing economic strength, could be a major player in technology production.

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Don’t Give Up on Password Managers, Even Though LastPass was Breached

Don’t Give Up on Password Managers, Even Though LastPass was Breached

In August, LastPass suffered a data breach that allowed hackers to access the LastPass source code. Let’s take a look at this situation and see what you need to do to maintain proper password security moving forward.

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Tip of the Week: Saving Files from the Internet as PDFs

Tip of the Week: Saving Files from the Internet as PDFs

Sometimes you will find something on the Internet and think, “Wow, I’d love to save this, but I also love PDFs.” Well, for instances like this, there are features built into your web browser that allow you to do just that! Let’s go over how you can save a web page or image as a PDF directly from your browser.

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