Posts Categorized: Technology

WiFi for Business

WiFi | Ripple IT

Eight to ten years ago many businesses added WiFi networks to their offices using what was ubiquitous at the time. Namely, inexpensive access points like the Linksys WAP54G (don’t take that the wrong way, it’s a great WAP and we still have love for this venerable old workhorse). Many people had similar devices installed at… Read more »

Using LastPass To Manage Passwords

Last Pass | Ripple IT

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 »

Email Resurrected…Again

Email is back | Ripple IT | Mike Landman

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 »

Storing Passwords

Securing Your iCloud Account | Ripple IT

If you follow password security guidelines, you should have a unique password for each online service you use. That way if one service provider does get compromised and some ne’er-do-well in Russia gets your password, he can’t get into all the other online services he might guess that you use. But a study from 2010… Read more »

Adobe Introduces Subscription Licensing

Adobe | Ripple IT

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… Read more »