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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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Bigger isn’t always better: Why working with a small business can be awesome!

By Jeff Fowler | November 8, 2022
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Small Businesses are the driving force behind the US Economy. The U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) estimates that there are nearly 28,000,000 small businesses that employ 56,000,000 workers while creating 2 out of every 3 new jobs. You would be surprised at just how many small businesses are in your city that you didn’t know…

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Five Things to Consider When Purchasing a New Computer (Updated 11/2022)

By SandStorm IT | November 1, 2022
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When shopping for a new computer, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options. The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the most important factors when deciding which PC is right for you or your business. 1. What will the PC be used for? This question should always be…

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Bad Battery Life on your device? Here are a few things to check.

By Robert Cleveland | October 17, 2022
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Smartphones are the new way of life in today’s day-to-day life. We can do anything we need to do on a computer from a handheld device. But, what happens if your device’s battery life doesn’t last? In this post, we’ll discuss a few things that you can look at to extend the battery life of your device. Charging…

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Should You Outsource Your Network Support & Management?

By Jeff Fowler | October 11, 2022
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When decisions are being made about who is managing their network, there is sometimes debate whether in-house is a better option than using a trusted IT partner. In this post, we’ll help you determine which side of the grass is greener. Network Outsourcing is the forming of a relationship with a 3rd party IT Provider…

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Cyberattackers Aren’t the Only Threat to Your Business Technology

By Jeff Fowler | October 4, 2022
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Imagine a world where cyberattackers aren’t a threat to your business. While this completely unrealistic scenario would be less intimidating, you still have to consider factors other than cyberattacks. In this blog post, we’ll be discussing those factors that are a threat to your business. Outdated Technology and Software In today’s world of “on-demand”, people…

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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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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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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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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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