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8 Common IT Security Risks Facing Your Business

By Jeff Fowler | June 7, 2022
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In today’s rapidly changing business environment, cybersecurity threats to small businesses are becoming more common than ever. With the wide array of threats, your business needs to be prepared on all fronts. In this post, we’ll cover 8 of the most common IT security risks to your business and how Managed Services can assist with…

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Managed IT Services for Small Businesses: Three IT Experts Give Their Best Advice

By SandStorm IT | April 27, 2022
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With more than five decades of combined experience in managed IT services for small businesses, these three SandStormIT professionals have seen how managed IT services can help small businesses succeed. Here are the top three pieces of advice they have for small business owners. 1. Always Consider Opportunity Costs “As a small business owner, you’re…

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4 Ways Managed IT Services Will Save You Money

By SandStorm IT | March 29, 2022
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As a business owner, you never stop asking this question: Will this decision provide benefits that outweigh the cost? So what about managed IT? Is it a cost that will be a drain on your bottom line? Or is managed IT support an investment that’s actually worth it? Compelling data shows that managed IT can…

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How can Search Engine Optimization benefit my business?

By Jeff Fowler | August 17, 2021
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According to the online ad network Chitika, page one of the search results get 95% of all search traffic. The top result usually yields around 32.5% of the clicks. The 2nd place result receives around 17.6% of the clicks. By comparison, the 7th place result sees around 2.2% of the search traffic. Even the top…

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Outsource Your IT Help Desk Support

5 Reasons to Outsource Your IT Help Desk Support

By Doyle Sanders | May 4, 2021
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I Have an IT Help Desk? Many of you may be asking yourself, “I have an IT Help Desk?”  Maybe you don’t have a number of people with headsets answering phones in the small cubby desks, but you likely have someone you call or look to when you have computer or technology issues.  Many times,…

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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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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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What is HIPAA compliance?

What is HIPAA compliance?

By SandStorm IT | August 11, 2020
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What is HIPAA? HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 that was enacted by Congress and signed into law in 1996.  There are many provisions to HIPAA covering many items mostly dealing with health insurance and regulations on what can be offered and how. Additionally, HIPAA also details regulations about a…

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What’s the value in having a dedicated IT partner?

By Jake Sanders | July 21, 2020
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The world of Information Technology, commonly referred to as “IT”, encompasses vast areas of modern business needs.  From physical devices such as PCs, servers, networking switches, wireless access points, mobile devices, phone systems, to not-quite-tangible technologies like web services, email hosting, cloud-based data backups, local software, web applications, and websites, business technologies continue to grow…

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Protecting Data

Guide to PCI DSS – Part 1: What is PCI DSS?

By Justin Oliver | June 1, 2020
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Welcome to SandStorm IT’s 6-part series about Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). In this series, we’ll cover what PCI DSS is and the various requirements: Part 1 – What is PCI DSS? (You are here) Part 2- Building and Maintaining a Secure Network Part 3 – Protecting Data Part 4 – Further…

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