Monthly Archives: May 2012

Flame On: Government-Sponsored Malware

Ripple reports on malware known as Flame

Earlier this week, Kaspersky Lab announced that a staggering amount of private data had been collected via a malware known as Flame, which had been active since 2010. Although it doesn’t appear that the data collected was made public, or used for the purpose of identity theft, Flame is thought to have been the product of state-sponsored… Read more »

Atlanta’s Top Workplace Works With Ripple

Pardot | Marketing Automation | Atlanta GA

Hot on the heels of being named Atlanta’s best small workplace by the AJC, Pardot has announced that they will be hiring 100 some people over the next 18 months, complete with a highly visible billboard campaign. Why now? And why 100 people? I asked Pardot’s CEO, David Cummings, to give me the lowdown and to fill… Read more »

IT Service That Fits

One Size Does Not Fit All

We often talk about this at our weekly meetings when discussing new business, but don’t often get a chance to explain to prospective clients why finding companies with similar office cultures and ethics is so important to us. And it is, as our current (and former) clients will attest to. When we first meet a prospective client,… Read more »

Let Us Update Ya!

Antikythera Mechanism | Ripple IT Support

Keeping your technology (workstations, servers, software, etc) up-to-date is important, but it’s often seen as something that can be shelved. Unfortunately, putting technology updates on hold has more than a few negative effects: 1. You can’t get support for outdated technology. Eventually, hardware and software companies stop offering support and updates for older products. That’s… Read more »

Ripplers Get Down

Free Spin at Octane Coffee | Atlanta GA

Tonight, one of our Ripplers will be spinning at Octane’s Grant Park location, beginning at 8pm. Catch Joshua Flail and other Atlanta DJs at what they call FREE SPIN, an all-vinyl record experience that takes place on the 3rd Friday of every month. If you’re a fan of funk, soul, and/or cocktails then this is… Read more »

Backup everything.. twice!

Back everything up twice | Ripple IT

  Everybody knows that backing up your stuff is important. But how you backup files, and where you store them is equally as important. Accidents happen. Backups fail. It’s an inevitability, even for the bright minds at Pixar Animation Studios. Yep, it can happen to anyone, and at anytime… usually a pretty critical time. That’s why we… Read more »

(Not so) Stupid Siri Trick

Siri | Apple | iPhone

So you found an iPhone and being the honest responsible adult you are you want to get it back to its owner, but the owner has (smartly) enabled the lock screen and you can’t get into it to find out who owns it. What to do? Siri to the rescue! She has a special Siri… Read more »

Twitter Passwords Leaked #dontpanic

Twitter | Passwords Leaked | Ripple IT Support

Hey all you users of that popular social media application that begins with a ‘T’ and ends with ‘witter’, we suggest you take the time today to make a password change. As mentioned here, over 50,000 Twitter accounts were compromised earlier this week when corresponding email addresses and passwords were posted to Pastebin. Fortunately, further investigation… Read more »