The Stages of IT: Part One

WHY INVEST IN I.T.? This morning my roommate asked me, “So, why do these companies hire you guys? Don’t any of your clients have people that know about IT?” It’s a valid question if you’ve never been part of an office structure. But before I could start babbling at him about what Managed IT is,… Read more »

Using LastPass To Manage Passwords

A few months ago, I realized that being a marketing coordinator for Ripple requires signing up for a ton of sites and web apps. And all of those require user names and passwords. Passwords which should be unique to each site. Before my days in IT, I was blissfully ignorant of the dangers of repeating… Read more »

I Dream of Ripple

Last December, our boss, Mike Landman, introduced The Ripple Team to something he called a Dream Bond. After apologizing for the name, he handed out vouchers worth $500 to each Rippler and our significant others. In the past, our stocking stuffers have all been the latest tech innovations. But before we could boohoo about not… Read more »

Email Resurrected…Again

Email is often proclaimed to be dead, so much so that I often assume its replacement is right around the corner. So far, it hasn’t happened. A recent survey found that email dominates as the preferred channel for permission-based messages. #2 is so far behind that it could be an asterisk ( direct mail of all… Read more »

How To Reboot A Frozen iPhone or Android

Rebooting iPhone and Android Smartphones There’s really no debate. Smartphones have changed our lives. We use them on a near constant basis: emailing, scheduling, watching cute animal videos. They’re also pretty handy for finding the perfect, gourmet burger joint. But that’s not to say they’re immune to acting buggy, or completely freezing up. Sometimes, no… Read more »

Rippler Brian Gibson performing at Octane in Atlanta

At work, Ripplers are ass-kicking experts helping people with their IT problems. But outside the office, we’re musicians, parents, filmmakers, and more. Being in a ROWE company, we manage our own time, work where we want to, and are treated like adults. It’s a philosophy that requires us to communicate a lot with one another…. Read more »

The Ripple IT Rebrand

If you’re here, you can see that we’ve retired our blue and white logo, along with our little friend Chip. Don’t be sad for Chip, he’s traveling the world and doing shots with Count Chocula. If you don’t want to read about our rebranding (who could blame you), just know that we are the same… Read more »

How Do I Get the Awesome Version?

A good friend of Ripple (and a client, natch!) wrote a post about asking for the best price. That’s always a good idea, of course, but I think there’s a question to be asked prior to that question: “How do I get the awesome version?” Not for everything, mind you, but for the stuff you… Read more »