NEWS AND CASE STUDIES

Altitude Integrations is Finalist for IQ Awards

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

Every year, the Boulder County Business Report highlights the most innovative products and services developed by companies and organizations.  Altitude Integrations is a finalist in the category of Business Products and Services. This just validates the unique way that we serve our clients.  It is not what you do that is important, it’s how you do it.  Our services provide companies with the full range of consultation and support services with a focus in technology innovation.  We focus on local business and sustainable practice. We are excited to be recognized by the Boulder County Business Report for this category.  This…

July 26th: Boulder Green Drinks at Altitude Integrations

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

Green Drinks is an international movement.  The idea is to get together environmentally aware people to have a drink and a chat.  It’s always a great time.  Altitude Integrations is known for the quality of its Green Drinks.  Last year, we set the standard for the event as documented here. This year, we are asking for a $5 donation at the door that will go towards Boulder B-Cycle.  Not only are they a bike-focused organization, we are also proud to call them our clients.  Let’s help them out. Come by and enjoy some music, food, drink and good company.  It’ll…

7 Tips on How to Prevent Computer Viruses

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

We see lots of viruses come through our shop.  While we are happy to help our clients with their virus removal needs, we also try to educate our clients on how to avoid viruses in the first place.  Below are 7 simple tips to avoid getting viruses on your computer. It’s important to note the difference between viruses and malware. A virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer.  Viruses can be transmitted through internal networks, the internet or through a usb drive.  Here at the shop, we have encountered jobs where the virus was…

What Makes Our Service Different?

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

Let’s face it, there are quite a few computer repair, IT consulting and web design shops around.  Who should you go to and why?  Here is a brief overview of the things that set us apart from the rest of the folks out there: Personality: We feel that we are in the people business with a focus on technology.  Technology exists for the purpose of making our life more rich.  It is not a replacement for experience.  It is experience.  When we provide service, we start by assessing the needs our client first.  We pride ourselves in being personable and…

20 years of Linux: a video retrospective

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

We love Linux. We can’t imagine what fixing computers would be like without a plethora of quality Live CDs, and pretty much every web site we’ve built is hosted on a Linux server. But we’re not naive. We know our clients don’t necessarily know what Linux is. That’s why we were so excited to find this video, which explains everything nicely: In summary: Linux is an amazing piece of software written by volunteers. Even if you don’t know what Linux is you probably use it every day. And we use it here all the time. Want to learn more? Stop by the…

3 Google Apps Annoyances (and how to fix them)

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

We love Google Apps, and think that if your business isn’t using it you’re probably: Spending too much money Wasting too much time Receiving inferior service Swearing at your computer too much Having said that: nothing’s perfect. We’ve found a few Google Apps annoyances. Some are personal; some are terrible oversights. But there’s usually a way to work around it. Here are some problems (and fixes) we’ve found in the past few months. Threaded Conversation To some it’s one of Gmail’s best features: the threaded conversation. If multiple emails are part of the same conversation, they are presented as such…

Color Your iPhone 4

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

Visit Color Your iPhone to order a colored iPhone! Or call 720-399-0476 (our direct line to the color conversion team) to find out how to get same day service for your color conversion by mail. Change the color of your Phone 4! So it was pretty cool when Apple released the white iPhone 4.  Now all the cool kids have a white iPhone 4.  The team at Altitude Integrations is not content with black and white so we searched far and wide for the parts that would allow our clients to change the color of their iPhone 4‘s because life is more than just black…

Hard Drive Signal Mirrors

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

At Altitude Integrations, we do lots of Data Recovery.  When a hard drive fails, we wonder what we can make out of it.  Then the following thought occurred to us: When you go into the back-country, it’s important to bring emergency equipment.  One of the simplest and most effective back-country safety devices is a signal mirror.  Here at Altitude Integrations, we all have a background in backpacking as well as IT.  We realized one day that hard drive platters make excellent signal mirrors.  Not only are you doing your part to keep them out of the landfill, you are also…

iPhone 4 Glass Repair Price Drop

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

When the iPhone 4 first came out, the cost of the parts were crazy.  We were paying about $100 for the iPhone parts directly from the Chinese factories that made the parts for the initial assembly.  The cost of the parts has gone down since that time.  Because of this, we are happy to announce that we are dropping the price of this repair down to $129 w/ a little tax.  We are able to do this repair in under an hour during our normal business hours.  Don’t go without that iPhone.  Trust the local company that has replaced 100’s…

Desk Spaces Are Going Fast

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

We are super excited to have scored a fantastic spot on the east side of Pearl.  At this point, we have more square footage than we are able to utilize.  Therefore, we would love to share our space with fellow professionals.  If you have been working in a coffee shop or from home, but are ready to step your business up to the next level, this is your chance. There is a great conference area and kitchenette available to all.  We are open to renting out anywhere between 100 to 350 square feet of space.  There is also the option…