Monthly Archives: April 2012

WiFi for Business

WiFi | Ripple IT

Eight to ten years ago many businesses added WiFi networks to their offices using what was ubiquitous at the time. Namely, inexpensive access points like the Linksys WAP54G (don’t take that the wrong way, it’s a great WAP and we still have love for this venerable old workhorse). Many people had similar devices installed at… Read more »

The Stages of IT: Part Two

Ripple Saves You Money

POST-STARTUP I.T. In Part One of The Stages of IT, we discussed the options for very small businesses and beginning startups. But what’s best for those companies that have made it past the lean years? Well, there are two traditional options:   Hire an IT technician that can be in the office all the time…. Read more »

The Stages of IT: Part One

IT Is An Investment

WHY INVEST IN I.T.? This morning my roommate asked me, “So, why do these companies hire you guys? Don’t any of your clients have people that know about IT?” It’s a valid question if you’ve never been part of an office structure. But before I could start babbling at him about what Managed IT is,… Read more »

Using LastPass To Manage Passwords

Last Pass | Ripple IT

A few months ago, I realized that being a marketing coordinator for Ripple requires signing up for a ton of sites and web apps. And all of those require user names and passwords. Passwords which should be unique to each site. Before my days in IT, I was blissfully ignorant of the dangers of repeating… Read more »

I Dream of Ripple

Dream Bond Certificate | Ripple IT

Last December, our boss, Mike Landman, introduced The Ripple Team to something he called a Dream Bond. After apologizing for the name, he handed out vouchers worth $500 to each Rippler and our significant others. In the past, our stocking stuffers have all been the latest tech innovations. But before we could boohoo about not… Read more »

Email Resurrected…Again

Email is back | Ripple IT | Mike Landman

Email is often proclaimed to be dead, so much so that I often assume its replacement is right around the corner. So far, it hasn’t happened. A recent survey found that email dominates as the preferred channel for permission-based messages. #2 is so far behind that it could be an asterisk ( direct mail of all… Read more »