Posts Categorized: Network

How SD-WAN Makes Cheap Internet Faster, Safer, and more Cost-Effective

SD-WAT?! The short version: SD-WAN is a way to take cheaper commodity internet and make it viable for business critical applications (e.g. voice services, etc). What that means is you can run voice over the internet in a way that is essentially bulletproof. This is the same way that Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS; which is… Read more »

How to Setup a Small Business Server Room

How to Setup a Small Business Server Room | Ripple IT

Do you have a server room? If your business can’t or hasn’t yet moved everything to the cloud, then you likely need a server room. Not every organization has the resources to build out the kind of server rooms you see in movies, and that’s okay! Your server room doesn’t have to be the biggest or most… Read more »

Android for Work: Google Makes a Play for the Mobile Enterprise Market

Android for Work | Ripple IT

Does Your Business Run on Android? Most people use their smartphones or tablets as essential tools to help complete important work tasks like checking email, editing documents, and approving deals. But for the majority of users, smartphones and tablets are vastly underutilized in the workplace as their business and innovation potential remains largely untapped. Google hopes… Read more »

Google Fiber is Coming to Atlanta

have you heard the news about Google Fiber

The time for Google Fiber is finally here! Well, sort of… Google recently announced they will be launching their high-speed fiber-optic internet service in four new metro areas: Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Nashville, and Atlanta (Home to Ripple HQ). This is the latest step in a very careful expansion of Google Fiber, which is currently offered in Austin,… Read more »

Cloud File Sharing for Business

Cloud File Sharing for Companies | IT Support

Over the last 5 years, as we helped our clients move their critical IT systems to the cloud, most ended up with a single server still in their office – the fileserver. Sharing files that you work on via local applications (QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.) is painful if your fileserver is in… Read more »

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 »