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Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

6 More Windows Keyboard Shortcuts You May Not Know

By Jeff Fowler | April 13, 2021
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Based on our first “6 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts You May Not Know” post, we decided that it was time to do another one with even more shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts give you an easy way to accomplish certain tasks faster and more efficiently. In this post, we’ll be going over some of the keyboard shortcuts that…

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What is VoIP

VoIP – An Alternative to the Typical Land-line Telephone System Solution

By Doyle Sanders | March 16, 2021
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What is VoIP, or Voice Over IP? The odds are you have probably heard the term, VoIP or Voice Over IP recently.  Maybe you know what it is or maybe not. In a nutshell, VoIP is basically telephone service that uses an internet connection to carry the voice signals.  If the internet connection is functional,…

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Benefits and Risks of Software from the Internet

The Benefits and Risks of Software from the Internet

By SandStorm IT | March 9, 2021
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Got a flat tire? You will need a jack, a lug wrench, and a spare. Need to hang a picture? A hammer, nail, and level will set you straight. Almost any problem can be solved with the right set of tools. The same is true with your software on your computer. From writing an essay…

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Protecting Data

Guide to PCI DSS – Part 2: Building and Maintaining a Secure Network

By Justin Oliver | February 23, 2021
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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? Part 2- Building and Maintaining a Secure Network (You are here) Part 3 – Protecting Data Part 4 – Further…

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google drive

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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open source software

Free (No Cost) Software, Open Source Software, and Free (Copy-left) Software

By SandStorm IT | January 19, 2021
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Is free software really free? It is a simple question with a not so simple answer. While a piece of software may not cost anything to use, i.e. “freeware”, it still may not be completely free. Most software comes with an End User License Agreement (EULA) that a user must agree to before even using…

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Serverless (Cloud) Applications

How do Serverless (Cloud) Applications work?

By SandStorm IT | December 22, 2020
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When a cloud application is offered as a solution to a business, it’s often presented as a hands-off solution, in which the customer will not need to put in a lot of effort to get up and running. While this is fairly accurate, understanding what you’re purchasing will always be beneficial, especially in terms of…

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How is Office 365 different

How is Office 365 different than the standard version of Office?

By Josh Yarbrough | December 15, 2020
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If you’ve ever wondered “What’s the difference between Office 2016 and Office 365?”, we hope to clear up that distinction and maybe even answer some questions you might have about the two products. It’s confusing. I know. And visiting Microsoft’s official website makes it even more unclear and can cause you to leave there feeling…

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business on spreadsheets

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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mobile-friendly website

Why is a mobile-friendly website important?

By SandStorm IT | December 1, 2020
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In 2016, worldwide, more users accessed the Internet through a mobile device, such as a phone or tablet, than they did with a desktop or notebook computer. This is the first time in history this has happened, and there are no signs that this trend will stop anytime soon. In the US, mobile Internet usage…

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