Posts By: Joshua Flail

Macs vs. PCs in the Office

Mac and PC Networks | Small Business | Ripple IT Support

Gone are the days of strictly Mac and strictly PC workplaces. With more and more businesses utilizing a combination of machines running different operating systems, cross-platform networks really are everywhere. Now, it’s completely commonplace to see a MacBook Air sitting on the same desk as Windows-running tower at a startup. And larger companies sometimes have… Read more »

Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview Now Available

Windows 8 Enterprise | Ripple IT

The reboot of the Windows 8 operating system has been made available as an Enterprise Preview. It contains a slew of new features and updates that Microsoft hopes will entice business owners into upgrading to the latest Windows OS company-wide. The full evaluation is available for both 32 and 64-bit systems, and can be downloaded HERE. This… Read more »

Mail Services Close Amid Fear of Government Interferrence

Silent Mail | Ripple IT

Two encrypted email services, Lavabit and Silent Mail, shut down last week due to fears of customer data falling into the hands of authorities. The closure of Lavabit, which had been used by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was followed quickly by Silent Circle’s announcement to end its encrypted email service, Silent Mail. An imposed legal… Read more »

Favorite Apps and Sites: August 2013 Edition

Our Favorite Sites | Ripple IT

The web is a great resource for useful tools to help with everything from keeping track of appointments to backing up family photo albums. Ripplers are discovering new sites, apps and software on a near-constant basis in an effort to keep up with the latest innovations and IT solutions. So, we’re sharing a couple of our favorite… Read more »

5 Tips on How to Improve Network Security

Homer Barlett Talks IT Service in Atlanta | Ripple

With recent news of attacks on sites such as Wells Fargo and Twitter, improving network security should be a top priority for any company. And when you’re a small business, such an attack could mean the difference between staying afloat and not. So – how should you go about improving network security around the office?… Read more »

Using Two-factor Authentication to Secure Your Accounts

For the better part of a year now, Ripplers have been urging our clients and friends to consider using two-factor authentication for things like their Google accounts, password managers and social media sites. Evernote, LinkedIn and Twitter just joined the two-factor party, and Facebook has had some form of it since 2011. With 2FA becoming… Read more »

Favorite Websites: July 2013 Edition

The net is iPhones are a great resource for useful apps to help with everything from setting reminders to getting the lowdown on the latest pseudo-speakeasy. As Apple experts, Ripplers are discovering and testing out new apps on a near-constant basis in an effort to keep up with the latest innovations and IT solutions. So,… Read more »

How Can Employees Manage Themselves?

ROWE founders, Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson, recently put out a new ebook on the wesbite ChangeThis entitled “How to Get Employees to Manage Themselves,” which as of last week had already been downloaded over 1200 times! As believers and practitioners of the results-only philosophy, we wanted to share an excerpt that highlights one of… Read more »