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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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Why do I care about IoT?

By Jeff Fowler | June 28, 2021
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Welcome to SandStorm IT’s 6-part series about the Internet of Things. In this series, we’ll shed some light on the basics of IoT. Part 1 – What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Part 2 – Why do I care about IoT? (You are here) Part 3 – What are some real-world applications of IoT? Part…

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future of IoT

What is the future of IoT?

By SandStorm IT | June 15, 2021
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Welcome to SandStorm IT’s 6-part series about the Internet of Things. In this series, we’ll shed some light on the basics of IoT. Part 1 – What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Part 2 – Why do I care about IoT? Part 3 – What are some real-world applications of IoT? Part 4 – What…

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Browser Cookies

What exactly are “Browser Cookies”?

By SandStorm IT | June 8, 2021
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A browser cookie is data sent from a website that will be stored on your computer. Typically, these cookies store data such as cart information on shopping websites, login information when you choose to “Remember Me” while logging in to a website, tracking activity across websites, storing customized settings for websites, and potentially other data…

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What is Incognito mode

What is “Incognito mode” in Google Chrome and Why would you use it?

By SandStorm IT | June 2, 2021
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What is Incognito Mode? Incognito mode is essentially a setting on your web browser to disallow the storing of local data relating to the websites you surf. When surfing the web in this mode, your browsing history will not be recorded. Also, any additional cookies sent to your browser during this time will not be…

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purchasing a printer

What should I look for when purchasing a printer?

By Jeff Fowler | May 25, 2021
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Deciding on which printer to purchase for your organization is no easy task.  It’s easy to get overwhelmed given the complicated technical specs and hundreds of models available. However, with a little research and groundwork, you can save yourself a lot of time and frustration in the shopping phase and, potentially, save money in the…

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devices that connect to IoT

What devices do I have that connect to IoT?

By SandStorm IT | April 27, 2021
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Welcome to SandStorm IT’s 6-part series about the Internet of Things. In this series, we’ll shed some light on the basics of IoT. Part 1 – What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Part 2 – Why do I care about IoT? Part 3 – What are some real-world applications of IoT? Part 4 – What…

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most common cyber-attack

Why is phishing still the most common cyber-attack?

By Josh Yarbrough | March 30, 2021
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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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Common Browser-based Network Attacks

Common Browser-based Network Attacks and How to Avoid Them

By Jordan Sanders | February 16, 2021
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Day by day, we do more and more through our web browsers.  We perform daily work tasks like checking and sending email, visiting websites to learn about news in our chosen fields, and work in web-based operational systems all through our browsers, and outside of the office, we use those same browsers to check our…

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