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Quick Bytes: Screen for Illness with the Aridea Fever Kit
Quick Bytes: Aridea Fever Kit

In regards to COVID-19, recent guidance from the FDA states, that because fever is a common symptom of the virus, thermographic systems, which convert infrared radiation into body temperature measurement, can be deployed to use for initial triage at high-traffic areas, such as airports, businesses, warehouses and factories.

Quick Bytes: Document Revisions in SharePoint Online
Quick Bytes: SharePoint Online

Emailing documents back and forth is a terrible idea! Before long you have names like final 2, revision A, or update 3, and you're still just working on the first draft. How do you keep up with so many changes?

Quick Bytes: Managed Services
Quick Bytes: Managed Services

Your technology should add value to your business, not devour precious resources like your time, money, and sanity. If you’re struggling with IT challenges, there’s an excellent chance we can help with our Advantage Manage Services.

Advantage Managed Services are proactive IT services curated by our experts to keep your network running at peak performance and to protect your data from disaster. There are services like remote monitoring, data backup and recovery, routine maintenance and more.

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.

Coronavirus Impact on IT
Coronavirus

You may be aware of the coronavirus outbreak in China. Necessary medical interventions are causing challenges for international companies in nearly every industry. Component suppliers and production facilities have extended shutdowns or are operating at limited capacity, causing disruption to global supplies of critical materials.

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.

Advantage Technology Teaches Coding to Kids

For three weeks this summer, Advantage Technology participated in the BridgeValley CTC STEAM Academy located in the Toyota Hall building of the South Charleston campus. This week-long day camp aims to teach Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math concepts to rising 5th – 8th graders from all around West Virginia. Advantage Technology has instructed the game-design class for the past three years, and hopefully many more to come!

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