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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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Is IT Consulting Affordable? There’s a Price Level for Every Budget

By SandStorm IT | March 22, 2022
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The IT consulting industry is booming with revenue totaling $524 billion in 2020, and it’s only expected to grow. Numbers like this one show that many business owners like you recognize the value in paying for managed IT services to keep their systems running smoothly and their data confidential. If you’re seeking increased security for…

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multi-site VoIP

How can a multi-site “Voice over Internet Protocol” (VoIP) solution benefit your business?

By Justin Oliver | November 1, 2021
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Legacy public branch exchanges (PBX)s present a multitude of challenges if your business has multiple locations or remote users.  A VoIP PBX solution can address many of those challenges. Multiple public branch exchanges (PBX)s to maintain, multiple bills from different tel-co providers, multiple systems to learn and train with, and multiple administrative portals all add to…

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crypto currency

What is cryptojacking and how does it affect me?

By SandStorm IT | October 25, 2021
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Cryptojacking is a term that has been making its rounds in the news lately. Rightfully so, many users are worried about being caught up in these attacks. So what is cryptojacking exactly? Basically, cryptojacking is an attack which secretly harnesses the power of your computer to “mine” for cryptocurrencies, which the attackers can later exchange…

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Backups: Is my data safe when EVERYTHING goes wrong?

By Matt Ballard | October 11, 2021
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What would you do if your data was gone, without any kind of warning? How would that impact your life or work? Catastrophes happen in life, often unexpected and uncontrollable. The loss of personal or business data could definitely be considered a catastrophe for most people. Natural Disasters A very recent example is the hurricanes…

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Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet

SandStorm IT Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet

By Jeff Fowler | October 4, 2021
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In this post, we’ll keep an ongoing list of keyboard shortcuts from posts that have been listed in previous blog posts like “6 Keyboard Shortcuts You May Not Know” and “6 More Keyboard Shortcuts You May Not Know“. In this “Cheat Sheet”, we’ll have all of them listed, but with more concise descriptions for easier…

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Why is it bad to reuse passwords on multiple sites?

By Robert Cleveland | September 28, 2021
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When it comes to passwords, people like to use the same passwords for pretty much everything they need to login to. It’s easy to remember and more convenient to do, but it’s actually one of the worst things you can do for your security online. In 2018, a total of 2.7 billion passwords were successfully…

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next-gen firewall

Why does my business need a next-gen firewall?

By Justin Oliver | September 7, 2021
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We’ve previously covered “What is a Firewall and Why do I Need One?”.  In this blog post, we will take a deeper look to see how a Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) can help protect your business. NGFW’s contain all the tried and true features of the firewalls before them but they also contain advanced functionalities.…

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patch management for 3rd party software

What is patch management for 3rd party software?

By Robert Cleveland | August 31, 2021
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What are patches? Patches can be seen as some type of hotfix. Everyday exploits, bugs, and security risks are found within programs, and these are what the patches would fix.  A bug in the software could be a failure or fault that could cause it to behave in unintended ways.  If you think of an…

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Search Engine Optimization benefit

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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