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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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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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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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team chat software

5 Tips to Bring Any Team Together with Software

By Jordan Sanders | March 16, 2020
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Software provides remarkable potential for new abilities and for flexibility around nearly everything in our lives these days.  In no sphere is that more true than in a collaborative team environment.  Whether a team’s mission is to deliver value to customers through providing the highest quality products and services for the best prices or their…

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premium e-mail solution

Why should I use a premium e-mail solution instead of free?

By Jeff Fowler | January 27, 2020
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E-mail is a valuable tool that is absolutely critical in business communication, with most business users checking their e-mail several times a day. According to a recent report by The Radicati Group, there are around 4.4 Billion email addresses currently in use. An e-mail account, whether it’s a free or premium one, is something most…

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