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What does Facebook know about you?

By Jordan Sanders | November 9, 2021
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Facebook, like Google, is a website with many interesting and relevant features that a large portion of the world’s population find useful.  This is evidenced by Facebook.com being the third-most visited website on the Internet according to Alexa (behind Google.com and YouTube.com).  This level of usage puts Facebook in a similar position as Google for…

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How can a multi-site “Voice over Internet Protocol” (VoIP) solution benefit your business?

By Justin Oliver | November 1, 2021
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Legacy public branch exchanges (PBX)s present a multitude of challenges if your business has multiple locations or remote users.  A VoIP PBX solution can address many of those challenges. Multiple public branch exchanges (PBX)s to maintain, multiple bills from different tel-co providers, multiple systems to learn and train with, and multiple administrative portals all add to…

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What is cryptojacking and how does it affect me?

By SandStorm IT | October 25, 2021
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Cryptojacking is a term that has been making its rounds in the news lately. Rightfully so, many users are worried about being caught up in these attacks. So what is cryptojacking exactly? Basically, cryptojacking is an attack which secretly harnesses the power of your computer to “mine” for cryptocurrencies, which the attackers can later exchange…

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Why is it bad to reuse passwords on multiple sites?

By Robert Cleveland | September 28, 2021
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When it comes to passwords, people like to use the same passwords for pretty much everything they need to login to. It’s easy to remember and more convenient to do, but it’s actually one of the worst things you can do for your security online. In 2018, a total of 2.7 billion passwords were successfully…

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Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi

How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi

By Josh Yarbrough | September 14, 2021
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It’s a cool rainy day and driving along smoothly is John Doe and he’s in the mood for coffee. He decides to stop in at a nearby coffee shop. While there, he pulls out his laptop and gets on the Wi-Fi network. While sipping on that Latte Macchiato, John logs in and catches up with…

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Why does my business need a next-gen firewall?

By Justin Oliver | September 7, 2021
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We’ve previously covered “What is a Firewall and Why do I Need One?”.  In this blog post, we will take a deeper look to see how a Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) can help protect your business. NGFW’s contain all the tried and true features of the firewalls before them but they also contain advanced functionalities.…

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Where is the best location to install my Wireless Router?

By Cristian Colón | August 24, 2021
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Wireless routers should be set in such a location that they maximize availability, signal strength, and speeds. But how do you know where to set a router to best suit your needs? While there is no clear-cut answer, I’m here to help you in determining the best location for your device. Where to put it?…

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How can Search Engine Optimization benefit my business?

By Jeff Fowler | August 17, 2021
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According to the online ad network Chitika, page one of the search results get 95% of all search traffic. The top result usually yields around 32.5% of the clicks. The 2nd place result receives around 17.6% of the clicks. By comparison, the 7th place result sees around 2.2% of the search traffic. Even the top…

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What is a Domain Name System

What is a Domain Name System and how does it work?

By SandStorm IT | July 19, 2021
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You do it every day. You open up your favorite web browser and type in a website’s address and next thing you know, you’re on your favorite social media site or source of cat videos. But have you ever stopped to wonder what sorcery connects the dot-coms to the right sites? Well, I have the…

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5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs an Awesome WiFi Network

By SandStorm IT | July 6, 2021
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A solid Wi-Fi network is a must have for most businesses today. From free Wi-Fi access as a customer incentive in a small coffee shop to the heart of connecting a large warehouse that relies on Wi-Fi connected mobile devices to run operations, some businesses simply can’t function without an awesome Wi-Fi. In this article,…

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