Posts Categorized: Technology

Favorite Sites and Apps: September 2013 Edition

Our Favorite Sites | Ripple IT

Ripplers are discovering and testing new sites and software on a near-constant basis in an effort to keep up with the latest and greatest innovations. And so, we thought it could be helpful to share a few of our favorites with you.This month we put together a list of sites and apps that make doing business… Read more »

Software as a Service (SaaS) for Small Business

We often guide our small business customers to software as a service, such as Google Apps, AppRiver Hosted Exchange, Rackspace web hosting, even Adobe Creative Cloud. Paying monthly only for what you use makes a lot of sense for any business, but especially for small businesses that might go from 10 mailboxes to 13 in… Read more »

Spotify Seeks New Investors

Spotify Seeks Investors | Ripple IT

Spotify is a music-streaming service that boasts about 6 million paid subscribers and tens of millions of ad-funded free users in 28 different countries. And if you’re one of the few that’s yet to decide on a streaming platform or are feeling lackluster about the one you use, then it’s definitely worth a look. Unlike… 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 »

Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview Now Available

Windows 8 Enterprise | Ripple IT

The reboot of the Windows 8 operating system has been made available as an Enterprise Preview. It contains a slew of new features and updates that Microsoft hopes will entice business owners into upgrading to the latest Windows OS company-wide. The full evaluation is available for both 32 and 64-bit systems, and can be downloaded HERE. This… Read more »

Favorite Apps and Sites: August 2013 Edition

Our Favorite Sites | Ripple IT

The web is a great resource for useful tools to help with everything from keeping track of appointments to backing up family photo albums. Ripplers are discovering new sites, apps and software on a near-constant basis in an effort to keep up with the latest innovations and IT solutions. So, we’re sharing a couple of our favorite… Read more »

Using Two-factor Authentication to Secure Your Accounts

For the better part of a year now, Ripplers have been urging our clients and friends to consider using two-factor authentication for things like their Google accounts, password managers and social media sites. Evernote, LinkedIn and Twitter just joined the two-factor party, and Facebook has had some form of it since 2011. With 2FA becoming… Read more »

Favorite Websites: July 2013 Edition

The net is iPhones are a great resource for useful apps to help with everything from setting reminders to getting the lowdown on the latest pseudo-speakeasy. As Apple experts, Ripplers are discovering and testing out new apps on a near-constant basis in an effort to keep up with the latest innovations and IT solutions. So,… Read more »