Big Data Week 2013 in Atlanta

Big Data Week, an international touring conference featuring a series of events and meetups, will be in Atlanta starting April 22nd and will continue through the 28th. If you’re unfamiliar with the now three-year running event, which this year is being produced by media140 Worldwide, here’s the description from the official BDW site: Big Data Week is… Read more »

Salvage, A Vintage Arts & Crafts Show in Atlanta

Photograph courtesy of Salvage Atlanta. Salvage is a curated vintage arts and crafts show produced by the same people involved with the Indie Craft Experience (or ICE Atlanta). This one-day event takes place this Saturday, April 13th and will feature clothing, decor, home goods, furniture, books and more, the majority of which have been crafted from vintage… Read more »

ATV Promises New Recognition for Atlanta-based Tech Companies

Big news! As Mike announced earlier, Ripple is now not only the official IT service provider of the ATV (or Atlanta Tech Village if you prefer the long way home), but we’re also moving in! So, what exactly is big deal about this new spot? Well, let us fill you in on why we’re so excited to… Read more »

Atlanta Tech Village is The New Home of Ripple

In February, Ripple announced that we are the Official IT Partner of the ATV. Today, I’m excited to say we’re going to be a tenant at Atlanta Tech Village as well, starting on May 1st. There are a lot of reasons to want to be in the ATV, and nearly all of them apply to… Read more »

The Flat-fee, Unlimited IT Support Service Model

One of the questions we get asked by potential clients is, “Why don’t you offer a dedicated on-site IT person, or a block-time level of service?” Well, we believe that offering a flat-fee, upfront and all-inclusive IT service is the best solution for small-to-midsize companies who want to give their people the right support and… Read more »

Tips for Securing Your Phone or Mobile Device

The same great features that make your phone ‘smart’ also make it susceptible to data mining, viruses and malicious software. If your phone or mobile device isn’t secure and you loose it, or it gets stolen, then your personal information, including passwords, banking details, emails and photos could be used to access your accounts and/or… Read more »

MindMeister, Brainstorming and Mind Mapping Software

Here’s something I just started using, but already love. MindMeister lets you share any mind map / brainstorming creation by inviting users by email, or simply send them a unique and secure direct link, similar to programs like DropBox or Google Drive. It’s got a Free Trial period and then costs $9.99/month for the “Pro”… Read more »

How to Identify Signs of a Spyware Infection

Spyware. Yuck. The very sound of the word puts a bad taste in our mouths. But unfortunately, it’s not going away anytime soon. Knowing more about the ways in which spyware attaches itself to your computer can help you avoid getting infected in the first place, but even the best security practices can’t prevent every… Read more »