Business Planning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We’re in this together as a business community. Here are some places where you can find the latest COVID-19 news and resources for your business and employees:

CDC: Print resources
WHO: Outbreak resources
WHO: Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19

If you need help getting your business up and running with remote work, give us a call at 301-662-7386 or e-mail us. We can do most, if not all, of the set-up you will need remotely.

COVID-19 Response

As I am sure you know by now, Governor Hogan has ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses in the State of Maryland to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

I want to share with you the steps that we are taking at Digital Age Solution in response to this crisis, and assure you that you are not alone.

Digital Age Solution does provide essential services as defined by the federal government. As such, we will continue to operate those services deemed essential.

We will continue to provide and manage telephone services, web conferencing, network communications, and most services you’ve come to expect from us.

Digital Age Solution will continue to answer calls for support and services that you need to operate during this stressful time.

Luckily, most of our services can be performed remotely. If you need help, do not hesitate to call or e-mail us. You can easily start a remote session from our web site.

For other businesses deemed to be essential services, we will continue to serve your needs, also. If a service cannot be delivered remotely and your business is allowed to be open, we can come on-site for service calls. That being said, I am only allowing on-site calls for emergency situations as determined by our own triaging of calls.

To help reduce contact and spread, I am closing our office and allowing employees to work from home. With our own technology, they can answer calls and help our customers remotely.

We are all in this together. All of us at Digital Age Solution wish each and everyone of you health, and safety.

Thank you for being a part of our family.

Stay Safe and Please Follow CDC and State of Maryland Guidance.

We’ve MOVED!!!

Our offices have moved to 5300 Westview Drive, Suite 103 in Frederick, Maryland 21703.

The new office will allow us to continue serving you with the professional I.T. management you’ve come to expect!

We’re near a lot of things you you probably visit, like Regal Cinemas and Gold’s Gym.

We’ll be planning an open house as we finish setting things up and organizing. For now, we’ve got everything we need to serve our customers at our new location!



Stop By and See Us!

We’re Moving

If you stop by the store, you’ll notice that we are packing up!

Don’t worry. We’re not closing up shop.

We are moving. Digital Age Solution’s new home will be at 5300 Westview Drive, Suite 103 Frederick, Maryland 21703. Our new office is right on the corner of Crestwood Village Boulevard and Westview Drive.

As our lease expired and the owners of our current location make plans for the future of their property, we decided it was time to make some changes ourselves. So, we’ve decided to stop leasing to limit the chaos that comes from not being able to control our home.

With our new home, there will be some changes. We will now be in a business park, and have a smaller space. If you’ve been with us for a while, you know that our store front was much larger in the past. In our new office, there will no longer be a store front.

We still welcome you to bring your computers to the office, but we will not have inventory of items for sale.

We will also still offer classes in a new classroom on site.

As soon as some tidying up and painting is complete, we will begin moving operations. We’ll continue offering our services during the move, but there will be a few days that we will not be able to take walk-in customers.

“Twenty-five years ago, I started my business making web sites. I began providing hosting, e-commerce sites, and more as things took off. Ten years later, more businesses were asking for help with their networks and computers. So, I expanded to offer full service I.T. and quite my full-time job with the State of Maryland.

I started in a tiny one-room office across the street from my home. I quickly needed to expand to accommodate employees and more work. Since that tiny office, Digital Age Solution has moved when the location could not or would not meet our needs. I’m so excited to stop paying rent, and eliminate one more variable out of my control.”

Mike Kuster, Owner

Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID

Long and complicated passwords are a thing of the past with this beautifully designed keyboard. The fingerprint sensor is subtly hidden in a normal-looking key and uses Windows Hello to let you sign in instantly and more securely with one simple press. It can be used wired or wirelessly with Bluetooth.

Available at Digital Age Solution Today!

Microsoft Arc Mouse

Slim, light, and ready to travel, Microsoft Arc Mouse is designed to conform to your hand — and snaps flat to fit easily in your bag. The next generation of our best-selling Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse, Microsoft Arc Mouse features numerous refinements, including the ability to scroll both vertically and horizontally. Connects via Bluetooth.

Ultra-slim and lightweight, Microsoft Arc Mouse goes anywhere without the weight or bulk of traditional mice. Just snap it flat and easily slip it in your pocket or bag.

Available at D.A.S. today!

ThinkPad P1 Mobile Workstations

LENOVO’S MOST POWERFUL MOBILE WORKSTATIONS

Fusing the portability of ThinkPad with the power of a workstation, P Series laptops feature ISV-certified applications, lightning-fast graphics & processing, and more cutting-edge technology to handle your compute-intensive needs – in a surprisingly thin, light package.

AVAILABLE FOR ORDER TODAY AT DIGITAL AGE SOLUTION!

DAS is The Great Frederick Fair’s I.T. Department

The Great Frederick Fair begins today! Once again, Digital Age Solution proudly serves as THE I.T. Department for The Great Frederick Fair.

Some of our friends wonder what exactly that means. Many people enjoy watching our live stream of the Birthing Center.

So, what else does Digital Age Solution do for The Great Frederick Fair?

  • Network Design, Construction, and Management
    • Wired Network Over Copper
    • Wired Network Over Fiber Optics
    • Wireless Networks for:
      • Entry Tickets
      • Entertainers
      • Exhibitors
      • Vendors
      • Public
    • Multiple Internet Circuits
    • VLAN Management
  • Hardware Management and Monitoring
    • Laptops
    • Tablets
    • Desktops
    • Printers
    • Monitors
  • Software
    • Management
    • Training
    • Support
    • Data Entry
    • Reporting
  • Security
    • Internet Security
    • Anti-Malware
    • Network Security
    • Off-Site Back-Up of Data
  • Technology Consultation
  • Drone and Aerial Footage
  • Time-Lapse Photography and Videography
  • Live Stream Video Production:

You can see our technicians on telephone poles, back stage, at entry gates, in office, and all around the fairgrounds. As more and more functions of the fair realize the efficiencies of emerging technologies, Digital Age Solution helps make those technologies work for the many facets of The Great Frederick Fair.

We hope to see you at the fair!

Value of Experience

A ship engine failed, NO ONE could fix it.

Then they brought in a man with 40 yrs. on the job. He inspected the engine carefully.
Then reached into his bag & pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped a spot.
Immediately, the engine rocked into life.

It was fixed!

Seven days later, the owners got his bill for $10,000.

‘What?!’ the owners exclaimed. ‘He scarcely did anything.’ They asked for an itemized bill.

His response:

“Tapping with a hammer = $2
Knowing where to tap = $9,998”

Lesson:

Don’t Ever Underestimate Experience!

Dictation – Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Voice as a natural input

Natural computing experiences enable us to speak directly to our devices to accomplish tasks, without typing. We see potential for voice input to dramatically change how people interact with their devices, far beyond novelty experiences or entertainment.

One way we’ve done this in the April 2018 Update is with Dictation. It’s now easier than ever to take a note or write a paper, with just your voice. With your cursor in any text field either in Windows 10 or in an app, simply press Win+H and start talking. The improved Dictation feature in Windows 10 will capture your thoughts quickly and accurately so that brilliant idea you just riffed on with your colleagues or the speech you’re practicing for your best friend’s wedding isn’t lost forever.

With the April 2018 Update and Cortana enabled on your Windows 10 PC, you can manage your smart home right from your PC using just your voice3. For example, want to come home to a warm house from a long day at work? Just tap Cortana on your PC and say “Hey Cortana, set the living room thermostat to 72 degrees” to control your ecobeeHoneywellNest Learning thermostat and more4.

Of course, there are many more great new features in the April 2018 Update including simplified IT management tools for our enterprise customers, new ways to create with Photos, 3D and Windows Mixed Reality, new ways to keep you safer online and enhancements to your PC gaming experience.

The April 2018 Update will be available as a free download beginning Monday, April 30.

With all the time you’ll save, how will you use your precious time?