Month: May 2023

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mistakes when migrating data

What are the 5 biggest mistakes when migrating data?

By SandStorm IT | May 30, 2023
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A lot of data migrations have been occurring recently due to Windows 7 End Of Life. There are many considerations to keep in mind when you’re looking to move data between two devices, Servers, Workstations, or otherwise. With the importance of the data on most business servers and workstations, losing data in migration can be…

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Why is Patch Management Important For Cyber Security?

By SandStorm IT | May 23, 2023
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Before we jump into why patch management is important, we should define what patches are and what patch management is. What are patches? Patches are software code fixes that repair broken functionality, add new functionality, or fixes security holes in software.  Patches have been around a long time.  You’ve likely been patching Windows workstations going…

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What’s the difference between managed and unmanaged backup?

By Josh Yarbrough | May 16, 2023
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We all know that backups are important, right? We know if something goes wrong, a backup could save a lot of recovery time and work…and possibly your business. But what is a backup really? The simple answer to that is that it is a copy of your important data. That is essentially it. But with…

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What is a VPN?

What is a VPN?

By SandStorm IT | May 9, 2023
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A virtual private network (VPN) allows a private network of devices to be securely extended over a public network such as the Internet. This gives the  functionality of a typical private network but with the convenience of a public network. VPNs are commonly seen in the corporate world, where having easy, secure access to the…

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What is Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE)?

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing an Internet Service Provider

By Jeff Fowler | May 2, 2023
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For most businesses and even homes, internet access is just as important as their other utilities. Most businesses use internet access for everything from customer communication (email, VOIP, etc) to credit card processing. Without internet access, some businesses simply can’t operate. In addition to business needs, an increasing amount of home users are using the…

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