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WORKGROUP NETWORK

Are you still on a workgroup network?

By SandStorm IT | September 27, 2022
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A business computer network can be identified as either a workgroup or domain network. There are many benefits to moving into a domain network, and today we’ll cover some of the more important aspects of why you should consider making the move. How do I know? First off, there are a couple of methods to…

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Apple computers immune to infections

Are Apple computers immune to infections?

By Josh Yarbrough | September 20, 2022
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“I’ve got a Mac so I don’t have to worry about viruses“. Have you ever heard someone say that before? Being in the tech industry, I know I have heard it many times. It either makes you roll your eyes or maybe consider replacing the ol’ PC with a sleek to new Apple. But what…

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Business Wi-Fi 101: Every “thing” You Should Know

By Jeff Fowler | September 13, 2022
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Business Wi-Fi isn’t as simple as setting up a basic home wireless network. How your Wi-Fi is configured is very important, from a security and customer experience standpoint. You need to account for many more variables, such as the number of clients, coverage area, and many more things. In this post, we’re going to go…

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physically clean my computer

How often should I physically clean my computer?

By Jeff Fowler | September 6, 2022
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Most PC components have heat sinks which basically distribute heat evenly along a larger surface area to allow to the faster dissipation of heat, much like the radiator in your car. You’ll often notice these on the CPU (Typically the largest heat sink), video card, motherboard, RAM and other components. Fans move cooler air across…

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What makes a strong password?

What makes a strong password?

By SandStorm IT | August 30, 2022
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With all the data breaches we see on the news these days, it can sometimes be scary to trust companies with your sensitive information. However, in many cases, sensitive data is gained by an attacker taking advantage of users implementing weak passwords. Today, we will look at some examples of weak/strong passwords and what you…

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MSP AGREEMENT

Why must ALL of my computers be covered under an MSP agreement?

By Doyle Sanders | August 23, 2022
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As we’ve spoken with current customers and new prospects about Managed IT Services for their computers, servers, and networks, occasionally, someone will ask, “Can I just put my server and a couple of the most important PCs on a Managed IT Services plan.  Our response is always (politely and diplomatically), “No, all of your computers,…

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Will Your Company Be Next? 5 Surprising Cybersecurity Stats for Small Businesses

By Jeff Fowler | August 16, 2022
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2021 was a record year for cyber attack activity. The number of launched attacks is growing by the year. In today’s post, we’ll review the 5 Most Surprising Cybersecurity Stats for Small Business, and we’ll dive into some things you can do to avoid becoming another statistic. In 2021, There Were 50% More Cyber Attacks…

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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DATA LEAK AND DATA BREACH

What’s the difference between a data leak and data breach?

By SandStorm IT | August 9, 2022
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You probably can recall the recent story of when Mark Zuckerberg had to testify before Congress regarding the Cambridge Analytica Data Leak. In comparison to a data breach, such as the Marriott International incident, there are some slight differences to be aware of. We’ll briefly cover these differences, how you should treat each of the…

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Small Business Best Practices for IT Security Risk Management

By Jeff Fowler | August 3, 2022
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One of the most crucial things to business, from small to large, is IT (information technology) security. As more companies than ever open up to remote offices, keeping all of your employees and information safe is paramount. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the best practices for IT Security Risk Management. Analyze and…

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Make Your Wi-Fi More Secure

5 Things You Can Do To Make Your Wi-Fi More Secure

By SandStorm IT | July 26, 2022
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2021Why is Wi-Fi security so important? Wi-Fi is a point of entry that attackers can use to gain access to your network without ever being physically inside your building. In this post, we’ll be going over a few things you can do to lock down your Wi-Fi for a more secure network. The best part…

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