Highgroove Studios is a team of Ruby and Ruby on Rails experts dedicated to rapidly developing, deploying and scaling web applications for big and soon-to-be-big companies.
Our former suitemates, they recently moved into a brand spanking new space on the Eastside of Atlanta and became clients in the process. We spoke to Charles Brian Quinn, Jon Woodroof, and Kim Hogan about how Ripple’s Beyond Support (™) service helps them get their jobs done.
Oftentimes as companies grow, they begin to see the value in outsourcing things like payroll, advertising, and yes, I.T. service. Outsourcing allows them to focus in on the core aspects of their business, and leaves the rest to experts in those specific fields.
We recently began working with Matchstic, a creative company based in Atlanta. I sat down with co-founder Craig Johnson to discuss how working with the Ripple team allows them to do what they do best: help companies develop and shape their brand identity.
Click the button below to read the whole case study, and shoot us an email if you have any questions about how we can help your business be as productive as Matchstic is now.
The Highgroove gang is moving to a new space this month, and we’re gonna be out one really cool company to share our space. Are you a small company or growing startup looking to occupy a suite with all the mod cons in a historic and unique building? Well then, check out the details…
Us: A managed IT service provider with interests in results-only work environments, new tech, coffee, and building strong relationships.
You: A creative or web savvy company (design agency, webdev group, SEO company, etc.) that likes open loft spaces, rooftop parties, gym access, espresso, and secure parking. continue reading
Not so long ago, it was rare to see Macs and PCs in the same office. Rarer still were those Macs that received decent IT support. It was a time when a lot of IT people were saying things like, “Real companies don’t use Apple®” and “Those are toys, not computers“. Thankfully, most are now onboard with the idea that Macs are here to stay, and all agree they need the same serious support as PC workstations.
One of the great aspects of cloud computing, or software-as-a-service, is that it scales efficiently (making it a good strategy for operating in tough financial times). Paying per mailbox per month for email hosting, for instance, scales down gracefully when your summer interns go back to school. But if you had an internal Exchange server you would have had to purchase Exchange Client Access Licenses (CALs) for those interns to have mailboxes, CALs that now sit idle for 9 months, money wasted.
With the introduction of Creative Suite 5.5, Adobe has introduced Subscription Licensing, whereby you can pay per month for the software you need, rather than buying the licenses outright. This makes a lot of sense for creative companies who might have some number of permanent creatives on staff and bring in contractors and freelancers on a project basis. Bringing in a freelancer for a 3-month project? Not sure you’ll still have enough work in a couple of months to keep that new designer you just hired? Don’t shell out $1,700 for CS5.5 Design Premium, “rent” it instead for $139/month.