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targeted ads

What are targeted ads and how can I turn them off?

By Jeff Fowler | January 31, 2023
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If you’ve ever shopped online for something, you’ve likely come across a special type of ads called “targeted ads”. Usually, it begins when you are browsing online for a particular product, possibly just reading reviews or just researching before a potential purchase. After you switch tasks and decide to check something else out, whether it’s…

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erverless (cloud) computing

Cloud computing – What can it do for my business?

By SandStorm IT | January 24, 2023
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What is it? Cloud computing is a form of cloud computing that allows businesses to handle their computing needs on-demand. Cloud computing is a form of cloud computing in which applications are scaled dynamically to handle an application’s computing needs. This means that the application is only using the resources it needs to complete the…

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What are Managed IT Services?

5 Ways Managed IT Service Providers Keep Your Business Secure

By Jeff Fowler | January 17, 2023
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As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate. You’re responsible for running your company, as well as its long-term success. Managed IT Service Providers specialize in keeping your business’s IT infrastructure secure and reliable, so you don’t have to. They proactively monitor your systems for potential threats and vulnerabilities, and they have…

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Data Breaches

Data Breaches – What you need to know

By Justin Oliver | January 10, 2023
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Data breaches have been the subject of many news stories lately. Large companies like Target, Home Depot and even Equifax have been hit, exposing millions of pieces of our personal information. It’s only normal to ask, “How do I protect my personal data?” Remember that most identity thieves are not targeting you in particular, they want…

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HOW TO AVOID PHISHING SCAMS

Phishing: How to Avoid Phishing Scams

By SandStorm IT | January 3, 2023
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What is Phishing? This varies from the specific type of phishing, but in general, phishing is the act of tricking and manipulating a user to reveal information to the attacker through various means. Tools of the trade can range from malware laced documents, to websites with URLs that are spelled similarly to popular services that…

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BUSINESS NEED A SERVER

When does your business need a server?

By Justin Oliver | December 28, 2022
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When does your business need a server?  It may not, at least not in the traditional sense.  In this blog post, we will first talk about on-premises servers and how servers can help you and your business.  Later in the post, we will discuss why a cloud solution is sometimes a better option. The first…

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wordpress

What is WordPress?

By Jeff Fowler | December 21, 2022
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Do you ever wonder “How is this website built?” or “What software is this site running on?” If you’re like most people, you’ve probably never given it any thought. Your favorite websites are there when you need it and it just works as expected. In this article, we’ll cover one of the most popular website…

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Social Engineering

Social Engineering: How to keep your business safe

By Jeff Fowler | December 13, 2022
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What is social engineering? Social engineering involves manipulating users to give confidential information to people who should not have access to it. Common targets include banking and credit card info, passwords, social media access & computer access. The reason they resort to social engineering is that it’s much easier to trick a human than to…

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find hidden programs

How can I find hidden programs running in the background?

By Matt Ballard | December 5, 2022
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There are programs and utilities that run in the background of every computer. Some of these programs are necessary for your system to function. Others may be malware, adware, or malicious programs designed to hijack your computer or personal information. Let’s discuss some ways to access these hidden background programs: Windows Task Manager Most people…

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employee phishing

Don’t Get Phished!

By Doyle Sanders | November 29, 2022
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There has been a lot of local news and buzz lately about phishing activities and not the ones where you catch dinner! Emails, websites, and even telephone calls can be phishing expeditions by the less than trustworthy.  We’ve all heard of folks hit by identity theft.  And, yes, sometimes that comes from hackers and the…

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