NEWS AND CASE STUDIES

We are rebranding as Altitude Integrations where we drive people and business outcomes through technology

By Brett

We have very recently changed our name to ALTITUDE INTEGRATIONS.  The change coincides with the higher level of service we now offer and our continued focus to help organizations bring their technology environment to the cloud.  The biggest change that has come with our rebrand is how we approach technology transformations and support for our client’s.  Unlike other IT support firms, we focus on our client’s business first and technology second. A business first approach is unique in our industry.  It’s very easy for a tech firm to look at supporting environments by requiring the organization to use their technology…

Google is raising the prices of G Suite platforms for the first time in a decade and it’s easy to see why

By Brett

As many of you have probably already heard, Google is increasing the cost of their G Suite licenses.  By all means it’s not a surprise if you look at everything this platform now offers (see below for a general list).  Basic G Suite will be going from $5/month to $6/month per license, Business G Suite will be going from $10/month to $12/month per license and Enterprise G Suite will continue to be $25/month per license.  These prices will go into effect starting April 2nd, 2019 and will be reflected on April’s invoice. We want to be clear, this is not…

InnEdCO – Innovative Education Colorado – Keystone 2018

By Brett

Altitude Integrations was in attendance at this years InnEdCO in Keystone Colorado and got to meet with some of Colorado’s outstanding educational influencers.  Google was once again the main focus.  Google has invested heavily in today’s youth, empowering our educators by providing some of the industries best educational tools.  This is one of the many reasons we are proud to be Google G Suite/Chrome providers, integrators and consultants. If you are in the education sector please consider attending this conference in 2019.  Technology, while used in the right ways, can enhance a students learning experience and increase engagement.  The market…

Helping G Suite customers stay secure with new proactive phishing protections and management controls

By Brett

Security tools are only effective at stopping threats if they are deployed and managed at scale, but getting everyone in your organization to adopt these tools ultimately hinges on how easy they are to use. It’s for this reason that G Suite has always aimed to give IT admins simpler ways to manage access, control devices, ensure compliance and keep data secure. Today we announced more than 20 updates to deepen and expand Google Cloud customers’ control over their security. Many of these features will be turned on by default for G Suite so that you can be sure the right protections…

The Cloud: Virtual Workspace

By Brett

Implementing cloud services for our clients, allows them to create a virtual workspace which offers mobility and an overall increase in productivity. Altitude Integrations strongly suggests using cloud computing in and out of the office as it not only reduces IT costs, but provides easier transition when traveling or working from home. Our partner VirTerrus helps Altitude Integrations to ensure clients have the accessibility and usability of the cloud.  Top 10 advantages of a Virtual Workspace Business continuity Data security & compliance Accessibility & workplace flexibility Accelerate business velocity by moving process to the worksite Reduced equipment costs, smaller carbon footprint,…

Prepare for any Data Recovery Emergency with These 5 Backup Tips

By Brett

Losing data is enough to send chills down the spine of even the toughest tech expert. Viruses, malware, corrupted files, accidental deletion, and hardware failure are just a few of the things that could cause a loss of important data. Rather than remain at the mercy of the technology gods, check out the following five backup tips that will keep you prepared for any data recovery emergency: Think About What’s Most Important Give yourself a moment to consider the most important data you want backed up. This includes personal photos and videos, music, documents, application data, and your system itself.…

The Cloud: Security & Compliance

By Brett

Altitude Integrations’s Business IT Services department includes assisting clients with the cloud and all that cloud computing entails. We strongly support the benefits and features of the cloud which include better security for businesses. As our partner, VirTerrus helps Altitude Integrations to work with clients in creating a safe and cohesive work environment.  Companies today rely on data, and ensuring that data is safe and secure is key. Any interruption to connections, business information, access, or software costs money. Virtual platforms provide enterprise grade data and system access that was not previously cost effective. Social Engineering & Network Penetration Attempts…

Does Your Business Need a Server? 3 Reasons Your Business Should Upgrade (or not) to Getting an In-House Server

By Brett

It is more common than ever for offices – especially for larger companies – to possess two different types of computers: a computer on which individuals perform their daily tasks and one centralized computer that stores the resources all other computers on the network can access. The second type of computer is known as a server, and its function is to hold the information that’s on all of the computers, allow and deny access of various files to appropriate parties, as well as to provide a high level of security for the company’s information. While servers are regarded as a…

How Often Should You Upgrade Your Smartphone?

By Brett

Nowadays, the smartphone serves so many functions for both personal and business needs that it’s hard not to become dependent on one to navigate through life. Sometimes this dependence becomes an issue, though, as technology advances so quickly that it can be hard to keep up with new systems and devices. When your smartphone becomes antiquated, you’ll find applications crashing more often, software updates won’t be compatible with your system, and you may not even be able to download new applications. So the question is, how often do you need to upgrade your smartphone? Even though millions of Americans stormed…

Case Study: North American Property Services Inc. and Google Apps

By Brett

Altitude Integrations provides business IT support, web site design and computer repair services to clients in Colorado. We began working with North American Property Services (NAPS) in 2010 to provide basic desktop support for their Windows-based environment.  NAPS provides a wide range of facility management services with a special focus on janitorial services to clients all across the United States. NAPS was looking to increase the efficiency of their operations as they increased their staff and took on new contracts.  Their existing Windows environment experienced too much downtime for their operations.  They were also looking to move away from the…