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endpoint Malware protection

Do I still need endpoint Malware protection?

By SandStorm IT | June 22, 2020
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If you’ve used a computer anytime over the past 20 years, you’ve probably been infected by a virus, malware, or some other malicious piece of software.  You may have been lucky and been able to get it cleaned off without much trouble or maybe you weren’t so lucky and lost data.  Think about today, what…

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Starting Out Programming

5 Things You Should Know If You’re Starting Out Programming

By SandStorm IT | June 8, 2020
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Programming. To some, it’s an art where, with a few (thousand) keystrokes, magic can happen. To others, it’s a job that can pay lots of money. Many call it the future, with hundreds of programs and gizmos designed to teach programming to children and thousands of people seeking retraining or education to enter the field.…

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Design Tools

4 Awesome Design Tools for the Aspiring Digital Artist

By Jeff Fowler | May 18, 2020
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When getting started in digital art, there are several different programs out there that are attractive to new users. A few are completely free, but most of the software is premium (paid). Having the correct software can greatly increase the quality of the output and efficiency of the artist. For example, you “can” technically use…

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Data Hashing and Encryption

Data Hashing and Encryption and How They Enhance Security

By SandStorm IT | May 11, 2020
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Data Hashing. Encryption. These are words that one hears all the time about the topic of security. Sometimes, they are used interchangeably when they are different things despite both being critical to security. In this blog post, we will explain both and also explain how they can be used in conjunction to achieve a higher…

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SandStorm IT Response to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus Pandemic

By Doyle Sanders | March 18, 2020
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To All Customers and Friends, In response to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic and the nationally and state-declared state of emergency, SandStorm IT wants to share the plans and precautions we are taking.   We remain committed to continuing to provide the necessary services and support to all of our customers while maintaining a safe…

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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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Google Search Tricks

5 Google Search Tricks You May Not Know

By SandStorm IT | March 9, 2020
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Google has become such a part of most people’s everyday life that the word “Google” was adopted as a verb into the Oxford English Dictionary over ten years ago. It has become completely ubiquitous since then. Chances are anyone who has touched a computer or a mobile device connected to the Internet has used Google…

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Windows 10

Lost “it” in Windows 10? Here’s where to find it.

By SandStorm IT | March 2, 2020
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If you’ve recently made the jump from Windows 7 to Windows 10, or even from Windows 8, you might be surprised to see just how much has changed in your new Operating System. With such a user interface design change, you may be lost trying to find things such as “My Computer”. Here are some…

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File Format Guide for Graphics

File Format Guide for Graphics: JPG, PNG, EPS, etc.

By Jeff Fowler | February 24, 2020
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As the internet and technology changes, it’s tough to keep up with the different types of files. In this post, we will try to clear up the various differences between file types and when you should use each type. The type of file you use for your purpose can have a huge effect on the…

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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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