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 Ransomware is costing organizations billions of dollars annually —don't contribute to the stats

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Don't let technology wreck your business

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New investments at Sound IT make your business systems safer and more robust than ever before

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 Don't be a slave to your IT. Make your IT work for you!

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Whether you believe it or not, your computers are targets for hackers

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Goodbye Ctrl+S!
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Now you don't have to manually save your work in computer software applications

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Business Intelligence tools like Excel can help you find opportunities in your market

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Speed Up Your Computers to Save Time and Reduce Expense in Your Business

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 If you haven't made your IT strategy for the year, you're leaving money on the table!

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"The Cloud" is a label for vast collections of computers that serve up software applications and data files.

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We're excited to announce that we've recently signed a reseller partnership with computer manufacturer Carbon Systems. And Until Midnight, December 31, Sound IT is offering its customers a 10% discount on Support Credits. 

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We've moved so we can support our greater focus on the Managed IT services we offer the community.

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The amount of video time that people are doing through Zoom has spawned a new term: Zoom Fatigue. Find out how to re-energize yourself.

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Here are some approaches to moderating the amount of screen time in the home.

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Social media very easily distracts people during meetings, social gatherings, face-to-face relationships, and other events that may require your attention. So what to do?

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You can now find AI in the anti-lock brakes on our car systems. It drives our Google online searches, alerts our spam filters, and powers driverless cars. It recommends books to us on Amazon, opens us to new acts on Spotify and powers Amazon Alexa's spooky laugh.

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Two-factor authentication adds a second level of authentication to an app's account log-in.

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If you've been thinking of upgrading or refreshing some of your old computers I've got some great news! We're running a group buy on new and fast name-brand desktops and laptops.

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Kids may or may not intentionally find themselves viewing inappropriate content on your work computer.

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Some tips Sound IT has found useful to maintain individual sanity, keep some sense of camaraderie with coworkers, and serve our customers to the best of your ability during challenging times.

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Internet speeds have always been something to gripe about. Then came the Pandemic and Lockdown.

 

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Considering how many passwords we’re expected to remember and use on a daily basis, password exhaustion is a very real thing.

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Here are some tips for taking your electronics in the office out of mothballs that should help you get up and running quickly.

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Check out the procedures we have put in place to keep our community safe

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Establish a sound business operations foundation to empower remote workers  

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Spending more time at home means spending more time on the computer. Keep the cost of maintenance of your computers low by keeping them clean.

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The quarantine could be your opportunity to reinvent how you work — for the better.

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Many IT support scammers are professional organizations based around the world.

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With COVID-19, we've been handling requests for remote work left and right. We have put together a "COVID-19 Remote Working Checklist" PDF to help businesses and employees understand what they need to do to make working from home work for them. This is a hard time for everyone and we want to do whatever we can to help our community's businesses survive and thrive through this crisis so this PDF is provided free of charge. (You don't even have to give us your email address) We are also providing free 30 minute technical assessment/consultation call TO EDMONDS BUSINESS OWNERS ONLY. With ... Read More
  Are Your HIPAA Compliance Efforts Healthy? Let's address the (ahem …) hippo in the room. HIPAA compliance continues to be a real challenge for small and midsized businesses. HIPAA is an acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which has very specific rules and regulations around a patient's health information. Larger healthcare organizations - hospitals and insurance companies - have in-house information technology teams, but smaller businesses don't have the same depth of IT help on hand. Yet they must abide by the same rules. Risking a ... Read More
The Advantages of Ad Blocking Unless you're in the advertising business, you probably try to avoid ads. You pay extra to stream ad-free content online. You leave the room if you are actually watching live TV shows with ads. You filter spam out of your inbox. You immediately click out of ads on the Web pages you visit. But are you actively blocking online ads? You should be. They are more than an annoyance. They could be a security risk. Cybercriminals are smart and savvy crooks. They don't advertise what they are doing, and it's not that easy to spot, but they do buy legitimate ad space to ... Read More
What's Causing Your Bandwidth Woes? Every time employees send or receive data online they need bandwidth. Like time and money, bandwidth is a scarce resource in many offices. After all, computers and digital devices rely on bandwidth to complete tasks online. Bandwidth is the amount of information that can be sent or received per second. This might be measured in Kbps (thousands of bits per second) or Mbps (millions of bits per second). Many people think having a higher bandwidth will mean a faster user experience. In fact, it's only one factor that affects response time. Bandwidth is ... Read More