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Does your business REALLY need a website?

By SandStorm IT | February 2, 2021
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In today’s world, many consumers begin their hunt for products and services on the Internet. While it is not absolutely necessary for a business to have a website in order to thrive, there are many benefits to showcasing your business online. Also, the maintenance costs associated with owning a website are not very high, so…

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Fake Virus Warnings

How to Spot Fake Virus Warnings

By SandStorm IT | January 26, 2021
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You are browsing the web, minding your own business, when suddenly a screen like the following pops up: You find yourself unable to open anything else or even close the Window. Clicking on “OK” does nothing and, sometimes, you even hear a voice from your speakers telling you that your computer is infected with something…

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What are the security concerns of IoT?

By SandStorm IT | January 12, 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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What are some real-world applications of IoT?

By SandStorm IT | December 29, 2020
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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? (You are here) Part…

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Serverless (Cloud) Applications

How do Serverless (Cloud) Applications work?

By Cristian Colón | December 22, 2020
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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 a mobile-friendly website important?

By SandStorm IT | December 1, 2020
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In 2016, worldwide, more users accessed the Internet through a mobile device, such as a phone or tablet, than they did with a desktop or notebook computer. This is the first time in history this has happened, and there are no signs that this trend will stop anytime soon. In the US, mobile Internet usage…

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Wireless Access Points versus Wireless Network Repeaters

Wireless Access Points versus Wireless Network Repeaters

By SandStorm IT | October 27, 2020
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When building an extended Wi-Fi network, there are two methods to extend coverage to areas with poor signal quality: Wireless Access Points and Wireless Network Repeaters (also called Wireless Network Extenders by some manufacturers). In this post, we’ll cover exactly what each device is and how each one works. What is a wireless access point?…

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5 Awesome Google Chrome Extensions to Optimize Your Browsing Experience

By Jeff Fowler | October 13, 2020
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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 W3). Most users view it as an easier, faster way to browse the internet. According to reports (source: TechCrunch), there are now over 10,000 different Chrome extensions available on the marketplace,…

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Why should I setup my office server with a domain?

By Josh Yarbrough | October 6, 2020
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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 | September 29, 2020
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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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