Joe Justice

Ransomware and Crypto Viruses. Understanding the threat and how to protect yourself

On Tuesday, August 9, I was invited to appear on 580 WCHS’s Ask the Expert show to talk to their audience about ransomware and crypto viruses. I took the opportunity to inform the audience about the threat and to paint a realistic scenario of the real and present danger these viruses represent.

How to talk to a nerd and get tech support fast

On Tuesday, July 12, I was invited to appear on 580 WCHS’s Ask the Expert show to talk to their audience about IT and introduce them to Advantage Technology. I wanted to take the opportunity to help the listeners better communicate with IT technicians and give a few tips on how to get tech support fast.

Video Review - Dell Latitude 13 7000

Dell was kind enough to drop off one of their Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks for us to get our hands on. After spending a couple of days with it, Rob Robinson and I put together this quick video review.

The 13 7000 series are 2-in-1 Ultrabooks with a detachable keyboard. The thing that really sets it apart is that the keyboard unit and the tablet each have their own batteries, which means in laptop mode you get a full day worth of battery life. Even in tablet mode, you still get between 8 and 7 hours.

Two simple steps to help you collaborate with Microsoft Word

We’ve all been there, right? You write up a document in Microsoft Word and want to run it by someone else to see what they think. You email your file, and a little while later you get a file back with a curt response, “Looks good, but I made a few changes.”

Well, now you have a problem.

Apple, Google, Microsoft: The state of tech’s big three

People may be surprised to learn that Apple use to be called a computer company and, before the smash hit of the iPod, was actually called Apple Computers. Google used to be a search engine company and made all its money from selling pay-per-click ads. And Microsoft used to be a software company that made software; IBM originally paid them to make the software for their line of personal computers.

Destroy Downtime on your Network

On September 23rd, we held our September Advantage Lunch at Edgewood Country Club. (If you’re not familiar with the Advantage Lunch, learn about it at advantagelunch.com). The topic this month was “Destroy Downtime on your Network” and I along with systems engineer, Anthony Ross, gave a presentation that has been very well received. In case you didn’t make or just want a refresher, I want to give you a recap of what we discussed.

Cybercrime. Are you at risk? - Advantage Lunch

On August 26th, we held our August Advantage Lunch at Edgewood Country Club. (If you’re not familiar with the Advantage Lunch, learn about it at advantagelunch.com) The topic this month was Cybercrime, and we had an incredible turnout! Close to 40 IT and business professionals came to spend an hour with us explaining the ever complex world of cybercrime and hacking. If you were able to make it, we were thrilled to have you and I want to give you a recap.

Windows 10 - What it Means to You and Your Business

On July 29th, we held our July Advantage Lunch at Edgewood Country Club. (If you’re not familiar with the Advantage Lunch, learn about it at advantagelunch.com) The topic this month was Windows 10, and we had an incredible turnout! Over 40 IT and business professionals came to spend an hour with us demoing Windows 10 and explaining the new features. We were so excited and grateful to see so many faces there to spend time with and learn from us.

West Virginia Junior College visits Advantage Technology

Here at Advantage Technology, we’re big believers in education and continuing education. Our team holds various secondary degrees and industry-recognized certifications from VMware, Microsoft, ShoreTel, Dell, Aruba Networks and Avaya. So when our friends at West Virginia Junior College asked if they could bring a group of student by to see how our company works and exposed them to real-world IT, we were happy to spend a little time with them.

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