Posts By: Jason Etter

How SD-WAN Makes Cheap Internet Faster, Safer, and more Cost-Effective

SD-WAT?! The short version: SD-WAN is a way to take cheaper commodity internet and make it viable for business critical applications (e.g. voice services, etc). What that means is you can run voice over the internet in a way that is essentially bulletproof. This is the same way that Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS; which is… Read more »

What is Meltdown & Spectre and what should you do?

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about Meltdown and Spectre -and you’ll continue to over the next several weeks. These bugs affect most CPU manufacturers, including (to various degrees) Intel, AMD, ARM and now Qualcomm. To be clear, this impacts essentially every network on the planet. What Ripple has already done We’ve been keeping a… Read more »

Just say no to KRACK!

You’ve probably seen or heard on the news of a serious vulnerability called KRACK. In short, this is a vulnerability that impacts most (if not all) routers. Without action, hackers within range of your Wi-Fi network could see your internet traffic and potentially infiltrate your network. YIKES! So what should I do? Whether you’ve got… Read more »

Why Slack is replacing Email, Chat, and Video Conferencing

via GIPHY Slack is a central hub for most (if not all) of your day-to-day business communication. If utilized correctly, project meetings, water-cooler discussions, and office announcements will become less time consuming. From dragging and dropping files or links to performing quick searches relevant to project ideas, it’s a very solid attempt at reshaping how… Read more »

3 Simple Ways to Stream Audio Throughout the Office

Consider Your Environment. Setting up the office to stream music in multiple rooms is a fun (but potentially expensive) little project. There are numerous options available to you to stream audio. Just fitting the office with speakers might not be ideal -or could cause frustration. In most cases, streaming audio works best with granularity. The sound… Read more »

Top 7 Questions for Security and your Business (with Video)

Cyber Crime is on the rise. Today, business owners are challenged to be in the know when it comes to security and IT leadership decisions. Without this knowledge, the tasks to maintain a secure workforce grow increasingly more complex. It is not the staff’s responsibility to understand all the specifics of most technologies. However, it is… Read more »

Keep Your Email Secure: Best Practices Checklist

 via GIPHY In today’s busy world, email is fundamental to communication. But what happens when something goes wrong and your security is compromised? Viruses, phishing scams, and information breaches are not uncommon and have high costs. Email security is something that can often slip to the wayside, but it’s not complicated to put measures in… Read more »