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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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Time for Cybersecurity Outsourcing? Ask These 5 Questions to Find the Right Fit

By SandStorm IT | March 15, 2022
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You’ve taken a long, hard look at your business and one thing has become very clear: It’s time to outsource your IT. Maybe you’re worried that you don’t know what you don’t know. Maybe you just don’t have the time or resources to manage your IT. Or maybe your IT is causing you a lot…

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Ready for Outsourced IT Management? 10 Signs to Know if You’re Ready or Not

By SandStorm IT | March 8, 2022
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When you hire a company for outsourced IT management, it might be one of the most important business decisions you make. Without robust cybersecurity and proactive IT monitoring, your business could face serious disruptions or, in some worst-case scenarios, total failure. Also, security breaches and downtime can erode consumer trust in your business. Outsourcing IT…

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Wondering if You Should Outsource Your IT? 3 Red Flags That Mean It’s Time

By SandStorm IT | March 1, 2022
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When you first started your business you probably wore a lot of different hats. Whether it was customer service, IT, or human resources, you were managing it all. But as your business is growing, you might find that you and your current staff can’t do it all, especially when it comes to IT. You might…

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How a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Can Protect Your Business

By SandStorm IT | February 22, 2022
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When we talk with business owners, we find that many are flying blind when it comes to cybersecurity. They know it’s important. They know there are threats. But without a cybersecurity risk assessment, they have no idea if they are properly prepared for an attack or a system failure. This tool will give you the…

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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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What is Managed Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware?

By SandStorm IT | September 22, 2021
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A Managed Antivirus service is an automated service that will ensure your antivirus is up-to-date, runs scans as scheduled and infections are detected, analyzed, neutralized and reported immediately.  This is a critical step to secure the server, systems, network & wireless access devices. If an organization does not have a Managed Antivirus service, the operational…

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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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Is Windows Defender good enough to protect me?

By Robert Cleveland | July 26, 2021
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The ever threat of viruses, hacking, and security threats are evolving everyday. So many people think to themselves “How can i protect my computer?” There are a lot of different opinions of anti-virus out there. Over the past several years there has been new programs that will help block viruses. But with so many programs…

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