Posts Categorized: Small Business

Slack: The Office Messaging App That Will Change the Way You Communicate

Slack: The Office Messaging App That Will Change the Way You Communicate | Ripple IT

Collaboration without chaos If you’ve ever attempted to communicate with your team about a project, you know that email is not always the best place to do so. The surge of messages happens almost instantly and the struggle for everyone to keep up can cause responsibilities to become muddy, direction to be lost, and documents can… Read more »

Moving to a New Office: Your IT Checklist

Moving to a New Office: Your IT Checklist | Ripple IT

So you’re ready to move to a new office? You’ve nabbed the perfect location, scheduled a moving company, notified your staff and customers, and now there’s just one thing left to do…organize your IT relocation. Sound overwhelming? It doesn’t have to be! Whether your IT department consists of one person, or you have a Managed… 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 »

Outlook for iOS and Android: Microsoft Adds New Business Features

Outlook for iOS and Android | Ripple IT

How Do You Manage Your Email When You’re On The Go? Although smartphones and tablets have become key locations for reading email, most people conduct only basic email functions on these devices and delay the rest until they’re at their computer. Activities like sorting through large amounts of email, managing your calendar, and sharing files call… Read more »

Why Small Teams Trump Big Groups

Small Teams Trump Big Groups | Ripple IT Support

We’ve found that the best way to get work done is to assign small teams to a task and let them find the best solution. It’s a philosophy that’s helps us both solve IT issues and determine the next person we hire. Building A Team of Experts Oftentimes, companies want to hire the most well-rounded… 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 »

Losing Fat Versus Losing Weight

A fat cat

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 »

5 Tips on How to Improve Network Security

Homer Barlett Talks IT Service in Atlanta | Ripple

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 »