Security Alert – CryptoWall 4

November 25th, 2015

We have begun seeing CryptoWall 4 ransomware within the past few days. This latest version has advanced malware mechanisms to avoid detection and now encrypts file contents and file names.

With the latest version of Crypto, the FBI has stated that they have no advice for businesses who have been affected other than to pay the ransom.

SQL Server 2005 – End of Life

November 12th, 2015

Do you use SQL Server in your office? If so, what version are you using? SQL Server 2005 is officially going "end-of-life" on April 12, 2016...

If you're using SQL Server 2005, how will your business be impacted after April 2016?

You will no longer receive patches, security updates, or hotfixes for SQL 2005
You will be at risk for a data breach
You may find yourself in violation of compliance (can you say HIPAA or SOX)

What can you do?

Check with your software vendors and upgrade to a newer version of SQL (current version is SQL 2014).

Need help? That's why we're here.

Fiverr – You Need To Check This Out

November 6th, 2015

One of our favorite websites is Whatever you need for your business, you're likely to find it on fiverr...

Do you need a new logo? How about a jingle to help your clients remember your business? Maybe someone to translate your brochure into Spanish? You can find these and much more at fiverr.

Don’t Let Your Cell Phone Be Used Against You

October 30th, 2015

For better or worse, we are practically “married” to our smartphone these days. It goes everywhere we go. It has access to our most private conversations and key financial data. It holds some of our most precious memories, in the form of pictures, sound recordings, and videos.

Save Up To $25,000 In Taxes

October 22nd, 2015

Does your office need new hardware or software? Learn how you can save up to $25,000 in taxes before the end of the year...

While many tax incentives for small business have been shot down in recent years, Section 179 of the IRS tax code remains one legal “loophole” worth looking into.

Microsoft Telephone Scam

October 14th, 2015

Diamondhead Policy Captain John Luther has confirmed that a local resident has fallen victim to a telephone scam from a criminal posing as a Microsoft agent...

Earlier this week, Diamondhead Policy Captain John Luther confirmed that a local resident accepted a call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft tech support.

Amazon Echo – Like Siri For Your House

September 30th, 2015

Have you checked out the new "smart" speaker from Amazon? It's not Rosie the Robot, but...

It’s not Rosie the Robot, but your first voice request to Amazon’s new Echo moves you one step closer to living like the Jetsons… Think of it as a plugged-in version of Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana.

CEO Scam Email

September 23rd, 2015

We first discussed this scam email threat a few months ago, but a recent increase in sightings on the Gulf Coast warrants a second mention...

The FBI recently announced that there is a 270% spike in damages caused by the CEO email scam. This is a scam in which cyber criminals spoof emails from executives and ask employees to send wire transfers.

Google Plus

September 14th, 2015

Are you using social media to market your business? How about Google Plus? Read more to find out if you should be using Google Plus...

Is Google Plus a bust? Or is it still a channel to be reckoned with if you don’t want to lose touch with your customers?

Google Plus – aka “Google+” – is a social network built by Google.

AGJ Welcomes Nikki Johns

September 11th, 2015

AGJ is excited to welcome Nikki Johns to our team as Business Development Manager.

Nikki is a life-long Coast resident and has over a decade of business development experience. She has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.

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