The West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition, or WV Expo as most people know it, is the region’s largest trade show for the construction and design industries. This year it’s going to be held on March 22nd and 23rd. We’ll have a booth set up right beside the registration desk, so if you’re in the construction and design industries, be sure sign-up and visit our booth on the way in.
Dell recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study on the deployment of the PowerEdge FX2 architecture. To do this, Forester interviewed several Dell customers with multiple years of experience using the PowerEdge FX2 architecture and compared their experience with traditional rack server environments. They used this information to build a composite origination with these characteristics: 230 employees and $57 million in annual revenue from sales of advertising software based on big data analytics.
A perennial problem with software development has been the complexity and challenges associated with writing code that spans over multiple operating systems and hardware platform. Going all the way back to the earliest days of computing, making portable code that can do the same thing on different machines has been a challenge. In early days, the introduction of new hardware often meant programmers had to learn whole new programming instructions and techniques.
Today we’re going back to basics in understanding VPNs. We’ll unpack just what a VPN is and how it’s implemented. Then we’ll look at how a VPN can give you all the mobility of the Cloud with the full control and security of you own, in-house server and data storage.
What Is a VPN?
VPN means Virtual Private Network and it allows your computer to access your private office network over a public network.
2016 has been a real banner year for technology. We’ve seen the mainstream finally come to terms with the need to take cyber security seriously with the hacks of Internet of Things devices, email hacking scandals and the rise of ransomware. We’ve learned that not everything you read on the Internet is true with the controversies surrounding “fake news” online. We’ve seen the proclamation that we’ve entered the post-PC era… again. Not to mention the fact that we might be in the post-headphone era.
On Tuesday, December 13th, I returned to 580 WCHS’s Ask The Expert radio show with Dale Cooper to wrap up the year and talk about the dynamics of our innovative and relationship-driven company and take general tech support calls. At Advantage Technology, we stand by the fact that Our Advantage is Our People and I discussed some of the most important characteristics of our company that has made us who we are today.
On Tuesday, November eighth, I returned to 580 WCHS’s Ask the Expert radio show with Dale Cooper to talk to the audience about phone systems and telecommunications. I used this opportunity to discuss just how important phone systems are to a business and ways you can actually save money by allowing Advantage Technology to assess your systems and install a new one.
On November third, I was invited by the FBI’s Infragrad Coordinator, Michelle Pirtle, to present information concerning data security and cybercrime. Michelle is a special agent that travels the country to inform business about the proper measures to take when faced with a cybercrime attack. This meeting featured guest speakers from the Infragrad Partnership for Protection and others that were from surrounding businesses in the IT field.
Friday night was bowling night for Advantage Technology! The Advantage Technology crew met up at Venture Lanes in St. Albans and bowled until they kicked us out.
One thing we’re constantly grateful for is the fact we all get along so well and enjoy each other’s company. When we say that Our Advantage Is Our People, we're talking about more than just our expertise. We’re talking about the fact that we all get along great and really enjoy working together.