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Benefits and Risks of Software from the Internet

The Benefits and Risks of Software from the Internet

By SandStorm IT | March 9, 2021
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Got a flat tire? You will need a jack, a lug wrench, and a spare. Need to hang a picture? A hammer, nail, and level will set you straight. Almost any problem can be solved with the right set of tools. The same is true with your software on your computer. From writing an essay…

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Why would I want to use Google Drive?

By SandStorm IT | February 9, 2021
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Google Drive gets its name from being a place to store files, like the hard drive on your computer. All Google accounts come with 15 GB of free storage space on Drive. Not only is Google Drive like having an extra hard drive, it is a full suite of office software you can access through…

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Does your business REALLY need a website?

By SandStorm IT | February 2, 2021
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In today’s world, many consumers begin their hunt for products and services on the Internet. While it is not absolutely necessary for a business to have a website in order to thrive, there are many benefits to showcasing your business online. Also, the maintenance costs associated with owning a website are not very high, so…

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Fake Virus Warnings

How to Spot Fake Virus Warnings

By SandStorm IT | January 26, 2021
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You are browsing the web, minding your own business, when suddenly a screen like the following pops up: You find yourself unable to open anything else or even close the Window. Clicking on “OK” does nothing and, sometimes, you even hear a voice from your speakers telling you that your computer is infected with something…

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Free (No Cost) Software, Open Source Software, and Free (Copy-left) Software

By SandStorm IT | January 19, 2021
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Is free software really free? It is a simple question with a not so simple answer. While a piece of software may not cost anything to use, i.e. “freeware”, it still may not be completely free. Most software comes with an End User License Agreement (EULA) that a user must agree to before even using…

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security concerns of IoT

What are the security concerns of IoT?

By SandStorm IT | January 12, 2021
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Welcome to SandStorm IT’s 6-part series about the Internet of Things. In this series, we’ll shed some light on the basics of IoT. Part 1 – What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Part 2 – Why do I care about IoT? Part 3 – What are some real-world applications of IoT? Part 4 – What…

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real-world applications of IoT

What are some real-world applications of IoT?

By SandStorm IT | December 29, 2020
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Welcome to SandStorm IT’s 6-part series about the Internet of Things. In this series, we’ll shed some light on the basics of IoT. Part 1 – What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Part 2 – Why do I care about IoT? Part 3 – What are some real-world applications of IoT? (You are here) Part…

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business on spreadsheets

Are you still running your business on spreadsheets?

By SandStorm IT | December 8, 2020
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Are you using spreadsheets to run your business? Frequently, we are consulted to improve upon business processes with automation and integration through custom software only to find out they are running everything from accounting, payroll, inventory management, BI reporting, daily diaries, and project management through spreadsheets.  The truth is, there is a better way and…

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Why is a mobile-friendly website important?

By SandStorm IT | December 1, 2020
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In 2016, worldwide, more users accessed the Internet through a mobile device, such as a phone or tablet, than they did with a desktop or notebook computer. This is the first time in history this has happened, and there are no signs that this trend will stop anytime soon. In the US, mobile Internet usage…

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Wireless Access Points versus Wireless Network Repeaters

Wireless Access Points versus Wireless Network Repeaters

By SandStorm IT | October 27, 2020
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When building an extended Wi-Fi network, there are two methods to extend coverage to areas with poor signal quality: Wireless Access Points and Wireless Network Repeaters (also called Wireless Network Extenders by some manufacturers). In this post, we’ll cover exactly what each device is and how each one works. What is a wireless access point?…

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