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Google Search Tricks

5 More Google Search Tricks You May Not Know

By SandStorm IT | January 30, 2024
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As mentioned in Part 1 of this series, we could provide you with hundreds of Google tips instead of just five, so here are five more to get the most out of Google, the most popular site on the Internet (Source: Wikipedia). Get More Relevant Search Results When you search for multiple words, oftentimes Google…

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5 Awesome Google Chrome Extensions to Optimize Your Browsing Experience

By Jeff Fowler | January 2, 2024
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In the recent years, Google Chrome has taken the browser market by storm, with over 62% of users now using Google Chrome (according to Oberlo). Most users view it as an easier, faster way to browse the internet. According to reports (source: Truelist), there are now over 176,608 different Chrome extensions available on the marketplace,…

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Why should I setup my office server with a domain?

By Josh Yarbrough | December 19, 2023
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At some point in your life, most of you reading this will be part of a conversation that drifts into the topic of security and someone will mention using a domain. It is usually a word thrown out there when the subject of workplace technology comes up. There is more than one kind of domain…

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What is Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE)?

What is Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE)?

By Josh Yarbrough | December 12, 2023
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What is Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE)? Ethernet is the cabling standard used for networking computers and printers. Power over Ethernet, or PoE, allows a single cable to carry both network data and power.  This method eliminates the need for a second cable just for power.  Examples of practical uses are security cameras installed on poles and sides of…

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What is a Firewall and Why do I need one?

By SandStorm IT | December 5, 2023
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What is a Firewall? Firewalls are hardware and/or software systems which protect end users from malicious traffic on the Internet. When data is sent over the Internet, it comes packaged with information about where it is coming from and where it is supposed to go, as well as an indication as to what application the…

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Denial of Service Attack

What is a Denial of Service Attack?

By SandStorm IT | October 31, 2023
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A Denial of Service (DoS) attack is an attack on an individual computer or network that aims to consume as many resources as possible. The main goal of this attack is to deny service to the legitimate users of the computer or network. There are a number of ways in which this can be accomplished,…

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5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a WiFi Network Upgrade

By SandStorm IT | October 17, 2023
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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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Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi

How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi

By Josh Yarbrough | October 11, 2023
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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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Serverless (Cloud) Applications

How do Serverless (Cloud) Applications work?

By SandStorm IT | October 3, 2023
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When a cloud application is offered as a solution to a business, it’s often presented as a hands-off solution, in which the customer will not need to put in a lot of effort to get up and running. While this is fairly accurate, understanding what you’re purchasing will always be beneficial, especially in terms of…

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Why is phishing still the most common cyber-attack?

By Josh Yarbrough | September 26, 2023
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What is phishing? Phishing.org defines phishing as “A cybercrime in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure individuals into providing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking and credit card details, and passwords.” This is a very common and…

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