Losing Fat Versus Losing Weight

Most people in the US think they need to lose weight. But what they really need to lose is fat. Losing fat is the surest way to achieve what most folks really want, which is to look good in a bathing suit (or naked!). I promise this is about business, stick with me. Unfortunately, most… Read more »

Living in the Real World is Hard Work

Way to state the obvious, huh? Let me elaborate. Something I notice often these days, maybe because I have children of elementary school age who spend WAY too much time glued to a laptop or iPad screen, is the big difference between how quickly and easily things can be done and undone in the digital… Read more »

Macs vs. PCs in the Office

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

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

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

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

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 »