Monthly Archives: April 2012

Coffee & IT: Our Atlanta Roots

Ripple's La Cimbali M29 Selectron Espresso Machine

Some people might wonder what a semi-automatic espresso machine is doing in the office of an IT company. The truth is, that silver beauty says as much about our values as a company as it does to our roots as an Atlanta startup. During Ripple’s formative years, Mike met Tony Riffel, a fellow transplant to… Read more »

Social Networking for Business: Yammer

Ripplers Use Yammer

Being in a Results-Only Work Environment company means that the lines of communication between coworkers must always be open, particularly when people are working both in and outside the office. Ripplers not only have to stay in communication with each other, but we’re always aiming to improve our processes for finding information and solving problems. Part of… Read more »

To the Bat.. err Ripplemobile!

The Ripple MINI Clubman

First, a rebrand with new logo and site design. Then, a billboard in Midtown, Atlanta. Now, the first Ripple-branded MINI® is on the road! You just might spot our field tech, Alfredo, driving this slick piece of modern machinery around town, but please hold off on getting him to come out until there’s a naturally… Read more »

Adobe Improves Software Subscription Model

Adobe Creative Cloud™

We mentioned Adobe’s push into the subscription pricing model when they released Creative Suite 5.5. At the time they also announced that they were going to be releasing new full releases every 18 months and half releases every 9 months, and true to their word this month they announced Creative Suite 6. With CS 6… Read more »

Pardot is the best place to work in Atlanta

Pardot marketing automation

If you haven’t seen, Pardot was awarded the Best Workplace in Atlanta by the AJC last week. It was no fluke – they earned it. I have known David Cummings (one of the Pardot co-founders) since 2007. I’ve watched as he built – with great discipline, the culture that makes Pardot such a great place… Read more »

Personal SEO

Mike Landman | Founder & CEO

Most companies are aware by now that Search Engine Optimization (SEO) exists and that they should probably try to do something about getting their companies as well-ranked as possible. For business, there are plenty of SEO firms and inbound marketing tools to chose from. But what about for people? Do you see what you want… Read more »

Making IT More Human

Content Marketing for Humans by Humans

Marketing carries with it the baggage of being a one-way conversation. So, the question for those in the field becomes, “How do I make people aware of something without it seeming like a blatant ad?” For me, personally, I had always assumed that the key was dressing up promotion in flowery descriptions and big words…. Read more »

The Stages of IT Service: Part Three

IT Assessment Score

We’ve already talked about IT in the lean years (Part One), and discussed some of the more traditional options for startups and small companies (Part Two). So, this is where we get right down to what makes the most sense to us Ripplers. That is, providing IT services that are proactive about potential problems, upfront… Read more »