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Computer Network Spring Cleaning
Spring Cleaning

It’s getting to be that time of year when we start thinking about spring cleaning. But you don’t have to limit this annual event to dusting and delivering bags of cloths to your local Salvation Army. Spring cleaning applies to your computer network as well.

Spring is a perfect time to revisit your plans for those critical IT systems you use to keep your business data safe and secure. When it comes to your technology and IT solutions, it’s vital that you know the current state of your network and technology infrastructure.

Grab these free Office Quick Start Guides from Microsoft
Office Quick Start Guides

Microsoft has provided the new versions of their Quick Start Guides for Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. These helpful Office 2016 guides are ready and available for Windows, Mac or even mobile device users and the best part is, they are free! You can view them in PDF format, Sway or watch the informative videos.

The new guides highlight the changes and features that are now available in Office 2016.

Don’t miss us at the WV Construction and Design Exposition
WV Expo

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.

Understanding Snapchat, Social Media’s Latest Phenomenon
Advantage Technology Snapchat

Unless you have been lost at sea (or are over the age of 30), chances are you have heard of Snapchat. It is one of the fastest growing social media apps today with the majority of its base being Millennials and younger. Chances are, if you have kids, nieces or nephews under the age of 30, you’ve seen them snapchatting. According to comScore, more than 60% of U.S. 13 to 34-year-old smartphone users are snapchatters.

But why? What makes Snapchat so compelling? And what do you need to know to understand what the snapchatters in your life are up to?

Forrester Consulting study shows big ROI using DELL EMC PowerEdge FX2 Architecture
PowerEdge FX2 Architecture

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.

Medical Group Provides Cutting-Edge Communication with ShoreTel

Back in 1969, four physicians partnered together to form what would become the Huntington Internal Medicine Group (HIMG). The following year, a plane crash claimed the lives of the entire Marshall football team, members of the coaching staff, boosters and two physicians, who were members of a different medical group. The remaining four members of that group joined with the four HIMG partners, bringing the total physicians up to eight. And with that number of doctors, the physicians were able to begin specializing.

Accurate Systems is now Advantage Technology
Accurate Systems

For over 16 years, the team at Accurate Systems in Shepherdstown, WV, has prided themselves on having a consultative partnership with all their clients. They see themselves as a member of their client’s organization, working to find the right solutions to their specific needs and delivering the highest quality technical resources. It is with that in mind that they have made the biggest change yet to their business. In order to provide the kind of resources they feel their growing community needs, they have become part of the Advantage Technology team.

Microsoft promises shared codebase for native Android, iOS and Windows with Xamarin
Xamarin Platform

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.

Movie Review: Man Vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tail of Nibbler
Man Vs Snake

Rewind back to the early 80s in small town Iowa. It is the golden age of arcade games, the era that brought us some of the big-hit classics, like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man. Teens everywhere are obsessed with video games and conquering them, especially Tim McVey (not to get confused with the terrorist, the documentary explains). In 1982, the game Nibbler made its debut.

6 Considerations Professionals Should Make with Each Laptop Purchase
Laptop

Your laptop is your go-to for everything from email and productivity to gaming and social networking. Everyone wants the highest performance, but it is important to consider the price and other key factors when choosing the right business laptop.

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