Posts Categorized: Tips

DNS Changer Malware

DNS Malware | IT Support | Ripple

What do Facebook, Google, and the FBI have in common? Nope, it’s not collecting your personal information. Well, maybe that, too, but the story this week is that all three are making an effort to alert people that the computers they’re using might be infected with harmful malware. So harmful, in fact, that it could prevent… Read more »

The Slippery Slope of Always Connected

Always Connected | Ripple IT

  These days we can get way more than email on our phones. File sharing, presentations, co-worker status updates, company financials, line of business applications and more are now available pretty much anywhere any time from your laptop, tablet, and phone. This is tremendously empowering for sure, enabling people to produce value and stay connected… Read more »

Let Us Update Ya!

Antikythera Mechanism | Ripple IT Support

Keeping your technology (workstations, servers, software, etc) up-to-date is important, but it’s often seen as something that can be shelved. Unfortunately, putting technology updates on hold has more than a few negative effects: 1. You can’t get support for outdated technology. Eventually, hardware and software companies stop offering support and updates for older products. That’s… Read more »

(Not so) Stupid Siri Trick

Siri | Apple | iPhone

So you found an iPhone and being the honest responsible adult you are you want to get it back to its owner, but the owner has (smartly) enabled the lock screen and you can’t get into it to find out who owns it. What to do? Siri to the rescue! She has a special Siri… Read more »

How Do I Get the Awesome Version?

How to get the awesome version by Homer Bartlett of Ripple IT

A good friend of Ripple (and a client, natch!) wrote a post about asking for the best price. That’s always a good idea, of course, but I think there’s a question to be asked prior to that question: “How do I get the awesome version?” Not for everything, mind you, but for the stuff you… Read more »

Mike Landman’s 7 Rules for Job Seekers

Mike Landman | Ripple IT

You are a product. Your resume and interview are your marketing. And a product has to differentiate itself to have a chance of being noticed and valued. It astonishes me to continually get the same generic resumes, the same attempt to prove diverse skills, and the same generic answers – that I must conclude are coming from the world of resume/interview advice. The prevailing theory seems to be “offend no one, never take your self out of contention.” Imagine that process recruiting for a sports team or a movie cast. Terrible. So I have my rules.

Tips for a Bad Economy, Part One: Use Systems That Scale

Systems that Scale | Ripple IT

For most companies, payroll is the single biggest cost of doing business. If you do find yourself in the unfortunate position of having to reduce payroll, you’ll see larger cost savings if the software and services that support those employees also scale. For instance, you can reduce the number of hosted email mailboxes you pay for every month, but if… Read more »

Standardizing on Mac?

Standardizing on a Mac | Ripple IT

File this under “just wacky enough to maybe make sense.” A client with both Mac and Windows laptops asked if it made sense to standardize on Apple laptops for all roles, including roles that required Windows and Windows applications. Now that the Mac platform is Intel-based one can easily load the Windows OS instead of… Read more »