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TWO FACTOR AUTHENTICATION

What is Two Factor Authentication?

By SandStorm IT | November 15, 2022
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Two Factor Authentication, commonly abbreviated 2FA, is a second layer of authentication in addition to your password used to keep your accounts safe. Typically, a code is sent to your phone (by text or application) every time you sign into your account. You enter this code after you receive it to finish the login process.…

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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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WORKGROUP NETWORK

Are you still on a workgroup network?

By SandStorm IT | September 27, 2022
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A business computer network can be identified as either a workgroup or domain network. There are many benefits to moving into a domain network, and today we’ll cover some of the more important aspects of why you should consider making the move. How do I know? First off, there are a couple of methods to…

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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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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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Make Your Wi-Fi More Secure

5 Things You Can Do To Make Your Wi-Fi More Secure

By SandStorm IT | July 26, 2022
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2021Why is Wi-Fi security so important? Wi-Fi is a point of entry that attackers can use to gain access to your network without ever being physically inside your building. In this post, we’ll be going over a few things you can do to lock down your Wi-Fi for a more secure network. The best part…

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Where is the best location to install my Wireless Router?

By SandStorm IT | July 5, 2022
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Wireless routers should be set in such a location that they maximize availability, signal strength, and speeds. But how do you know where to set a router to best suit your needs? While there is no clear-cut answer, I’m here to help you in determining the best location for your device. Where to put it?…

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What does Facebook know about you?

By Jordan Sanders | November 9, 2021
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Facebook, like Google, is a website with many interesting and relevant features that a large portion of the world’s population find useful.  This is evidenced by Facebook.com being the third-most visited website on the Internet according to Alexa (behind Google.com and YouTube.com).  This level of usage puts Facebook in a similar position as Google for…

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