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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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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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software licensing

How can software licensing affect my business?

By SandStorm IT | May 18, 2021
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One of the biggest, and sometimes costliest mistakes that we see businesses make today is failing to consider the cost of software licensing when purchasing new hardware or software for completing business tasks.  These days licensing costs, for many, are a cost of doing business.  But what is software licensing and how does it affect…

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Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Software

What is Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Software?

By SandStorm IT | May 11, 2021
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Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is software that monitors traffic and prevents sensitive data from leaving your network. Sensitive data could be something as simple as social security numbers or be something as complex as business documents or data that contain proprietary trade secrets. How is DLP used? The most common location for DLP software is…

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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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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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Fake Virus Warnings

How to Spot Fake Virus Warnings

By SandStorm IT | January 26, 2021
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You are browsing the web, minding your own business, when suddenly a screen like the following pops up: You find yourself unable to open anything else or even close the Window. Clicking on “OK” does nothing and, sometimes, you even hear a voice from your speakers telling you that your computer is infected with something…

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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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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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