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We work hard behind the scenes so annoying technology issues don't slow your business down.

Our mission is to help businesses like yours increase productivity and get more out of the technology you invest in.
We specialize in solutions that safeguard and protect your data and keep operations running smoothly.

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Intelligent remote monitoring, proactive maintenance, and behind-the-scenes remote support.

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Protect your business from threats like malware, viruses, phishing attacks, hackers and other threads.

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When you just want IT to work!

There are a lot of computer shops out there that you can call up to fix an issue or install a piece of equipment. They might be able to get you out of crisis mode, but they aren’t looking at the full picture.

At SemTech IT Solutions, we understand business. We consult. We provide solutions to solve everyday challenges. We just happen to fix computers as well.

We believe (and have proven) that if you proactively manage technology, run maintenance religiously, and monitor a business network, everyday issues and downtime will be greatly reduced.

This is what makes us different than your typical tech support company. Sure, we can fix computer issues when you have them, but our specialty is preventing them in the first place.

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            Doing business with SemTech IT Solutions has been a pleasure.  Brian Willcox and team are a great bunch to work with!  They really know their stuff when it comes to eliminating annoying computer issues and making technology actually WORK for businesses.

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          Despite Blockchain Security, Cryptocurrency Has Thieves Too

          This should come as absolutely no surprise. Cryptocurrencies are ideal for cybercriminals, largely due to their high values and equally high levels of anonymity. However, mining even the smallest amount through legitimate means is an expensive and lengthy process that requires specialized computer hardware and significant amounts of electrical power.

          As a result, there has been a rise in a new threat to users called crypto jacking. Malware will infect a user’s device and hide in the background, leeching off of the host computer’s resources to mine for cryptocurrency. This causes the exact side effects that you would expect: increased electric bills and hindered performance for the user, with an increased rate of wear on their computer components. Worse, this malware only requires a compromised website to be visited for the malware to go to work - and while this once meant that the malware would only work as long as the unwitting host was on the website, cybercriminals have even found a way to work around that. Now, some infected sites will create a pop-up that hides behind the computer’s taskbar, unnoticed, and continues to eat up resources for the cybercriminal’s profit.

          In addition to malware downloads, crypto-miners are often spread through hidden code on the websites themselves, as well as untrustworthy browser extensions. This variety of the malware has been discovered in the websites for the United States Courts, the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, and the Australian state governments of Victoria and Queensland. It was found in a text-to-speech and translation plugin used on those sites. The developer of the plugin removed it from all websites immediately.

          Business owners should pay close attention to these events, as they could easily have a direct effect on business operations. After all, you pay a pretty penny for your Internet and its bandwidth - why should it profit some cybercriminal, and not you? Furthermore, mining cryptocurrency is no easy task for any hardware, which means it shortens the life of the machine and the components inside. This ultimately means that you will also be on the hook to replace that hardware sooner, costing your business even more.

          Fortunately, not all hope is lost. Many browsers are incorporating anti-cryptocurrency measures, and some antivirus programs can block crypto jacking attempts. There are also some extensions available for some browsers that help to stop cryptomining and crypto jacking scripts.

          At SemTech IT Solutions, we’re here to help keep your IT running efficiently. This includes preventing threats and malware. Give us a call at 407-830-1434 to find out what we can do for you.

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          Getting to Know Technology: Processor

          What Does a CPU Do?
          A CPU, or central processing unit, sits atop the motherboard and decodes the instructions that it receives from the RAM, or Random Access Memory, before sending these instructions to the appropriate components of the computer. Whether you’re accessing a document from your computer’s local memory or even starting up the operating system, your CPU is playing a key role.

          This is not to say that a better CPU necessarily translates into better performance, mind you. What it will do is help your programs, applications, and system-as-a-whole run faster. Other beneficial effects require other components to be improved.

          How Does the CPU Work?
          The CPU has worked in essentially the same way since it was first introduced. Its function can be effectively split into three distinct tasks: fetch, decode, and execute.

          • Fetch - First, the CPU receives its instructions from the RAM in the form of a series of numbers. These instructions are small portions of the greater operation that the computer is performing. As the CPU receives each instruction, it is stored in what is called an Instruction Register.
          • Decode - Once the instruction is stored, it is sent to a specialized circuit, referred to as the instruction decoder. The decoder translates the instruction into actionable signals to the rest of the CPU.
          • Execute - Finally, the instruction is forwarded to the part of the CPU that can enable it to be completed. This final version is also written to the memory on the CPU register, so it can be quickly accessed later.

          Choosing Your Next CPU
          If you’re considering an upgrade, switching your CPU for a better one can be an effective way to improve some aspects of your computer’s performance. A good rule of thumb to remember: the more cores, the better. While the earliest CPUs only had one, the latest go all the way up to 18 cores and beyond. Most modern PCs have two to four cores.

          Of course, you should also consider other factors when selecting a CPU. For instance, you may have heard the terms “32-bit” or “64-bit” tossed around in reference to CPUs. This determines the size of the data sample that the processor can handle. Frequency is another variable you should keep in mind, as it refers to the operating speed of the processor itself. It isn’t outside the realm of possibility for a faster dual-core CPU to outpace a slower quad-core. On top of all of this, your computer’s motherboard might only support a limited number of CPUs on the market.

          Want Help?
          For assistance and consultation into upgrading your systems, the trustworthy technicians at SemTech IT Solutions are here for you. Call 407-830-1434 for assistance.

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          What You Need to Know About the Growing FinTech Market

          While the banking institutions have to deal with stringent lending regulations, MPLs are relatively new, and use what is known as FinTech (financial technology) to lend, collect, and distribute the capital they have. Consumers are starting to catch on, and in all, over $7 trillion is at risk of being displaced from the financial services market as a result of the growth of these organizations. MPLs are in an advantageous position because they are in a position where they utilize modern technology which insulate them from runaway systemic risk inherent in non-regulated financial transactions. Today, legislators are trying to figure out ways to regulate these organizations that won’t necessarily hinder their ability to innovate, but will work to keep them from taking advantage of consumers.

          What is FinTech?
          FinTech is technology used to track and manage finances. Your credit card, your PayPal account, and your personal account dashboard on your bank’s website is all FinTech. Using technology for finances isn’t new, but like many other technologies that have advanced as hardware and software improvements have been made, it’s just being repurposed outside of the traditional banking structure. FinTech today covers a whole lot of ground. So while banks have been doing this for a long time MPLs are backed with enough VC to start a small country and that capital allows these organizations to invest like no independent companies have been able to before. It often provides nice returns for a lot of investors. So while it is an affront to the banks, investors aren’t having to limit their sights to banks for financial services.

          Nowadays, most of the money is flowing through asset managers who are taking the capital that is entrusted to them by investors and investing it in non-traditional ways through technology. Defining FinTech can be a challenge in itself as the language differs substantially depending on where the company operates and what type of lending facility it is being used for, but as far as the need to adhere to federal regulations, new FinTech models present gray areas that are likely going to have to be addressed at local or state levels as regulations haven’t been implemented yet. Federal investigators have been looking at the sector for much of the past five years. So while the traditional banking structures are threatened by these restrictions on what they can and can’t do with the capital, the new marketplace lenders have been able to do more with less.

          Payday Loans
          Independent lenders have been around forever. Tales around the shylock that will come and pay people a visit if you don’t pay their bookie are all over the culture. One lending organization that has been very controversial is the payday loan market. In essence a person that needs fast money can take out a short-term, high-interest loan. If they pay it back by the next paycheck, no harm, no foul, the lender takes its small fee and everyone is happy.

          The bad things start happening when they can’t pay the whole loan back on time. Once the loan is past due, it is basically renewed with interest added. Most of the people that will utilize this service need a couple hundred dollars quick and can’t wait until their next paycheck. If the borrower can’t pay, they are making a situation that was already dire, much, much worse. These loans have been outlawed in several U.S. states for their predatory nature, but in the places that haven’t outlawed them, they are seeing new challenges in the form of FinTech lenders.

          FinTech lenders like LendUP and Elevate are now seeking to disrupt the payday lending industry by offering people who are in need of small, short-term loans, money on dramatically different terms. The biggest difference is that instead of resorting to heavy-handed, predatory tactics, they work with borrowers so they don’t get in too deep. So while the payday loans may have been convenient for the borrower, one misstep would put them up against it--the new FinTech model is helping people rebuild their credit through data driven analysis.

          What FinTech services do you currently use? Would you recommend one to others? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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          Cryptocurrencies are still one of the better known uses of blockchain technology, and though their values seem to have leveled off since the explosive growth they experienced a few months ago, that has not stopped people from seeking them out. Of course, where there’s money ...

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          SemTech IT Solutions launches new website!

          SemTech IT Solutions is proud to announce the launch of our new website at www.semtechit.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.

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