NEWS AND CASE STUDIES

Print From Your iPhone or iPad With Google Cloud Print

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

Print documents directly from Gmail on your iPhone, iPad or other mobile device, regardless of where you are. It’s a humble beginning for Google’s new Cloud Print service, but an insanely useful one for heavy users of Gmail’s mobile interface. Add a plugin to the mix and you can print DOC, PDF and TXT documents from your computer. You’ll need a computer, connected to your printer, to act as a server. Get it set up, though, and you’ll have the ability to print from your mobile devices regardless of where you are. It’s all part of Google’s vision of the…

Google Storage has Arrived for Google Apps

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

Google Apps users have been trying to increase the storage allowance of Google services for a while now.  Google has long offered additional storage for users with a personal Gmail account once they reach their limit for storage in services such as Picasa.  As Google Apps grows as a solution for businesses all over the world, there is also a growing demand for storage in the area of Google Docs.  Google has answered the call. Enter Google Storage.  Google Apps users can now use Google as the central storage space for documents, spreadsheets, presentations and forms.  For those who have…

We’ve Moved…. Wooo Hooo!

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

We are very excited about the move to our new location at 1825 Pearl Street.  Our April Foolishness Grand Opening is scheduled for April 1st from 4pm.  Please come to the celebration to share in our joy for this new space.  There will be food, drink, music and good people.  RSVP for the event here. Altitude Integrations is also looking for small businesses to share our space with.  Whether you need 80 square feet or 800 square feet for your business, we’d like to talk to you about it.  Out location allows quick access to the Pearl Street Mall, a…

New File Types Supported by Google Docs

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

We think that Google Docs is great.  While it’s an excellent platform for viewing and editing most files, there are some files that have been a challenge for Google Docs.  Most of these file formats are Adobe files such as Adobe Illustrator (.ai), Photoshop (.psd) or Postscript files (.eps). The following files are now able to be viewed in a browser through Google Docs: Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX) Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 / 2010 (.PPTX) Apple Pages (.PAGES) Adobe Illustrator (.AI) Adobe Photoshop (.PSD) Autodesk AutoCad (.DXF) Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG) PostScript (.EPS, .PS) TrueType (.TTF) XML Paper Specification (.XPS)…

Five Programs You Seriously Need To Start Using

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

It’s a new year; resolve to find some new software. Our recent post, five programs you seriously need to stop using, attracted a lot of interest and its fair share of controversy. That was fun, but let’s start 2011 different. Enough negativity; here are some programs we think are just plain awesome. You will too. 1. Dropbox This program is so simple, so elegant, so mind-bogglingly useful, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. A folder on your computer – the “dropbox” – is automatically synced with the web. This alone makes it a great backup service, but it’s…

The Altitude Integrations Business IT Process

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

We love our business clients.  We enjoy the long-term relationships we have with them.  The question often arises: What is your process for integrating a new business client?  Here is your look at the Altitude Integrations business IT support relationship building process: Assessment– We like to use the orchard analogy.  In order to plant an orchard, you need to dig holes.  In order to dig holes, you need a nice shovel.  In order to use the shovel effectively, you need the proper training.  We like to start by finding out the goals of the business (ie- we find out what…

Death of the Yellow Pages- Business Marketing in the Google Age

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

The Yellow Pages are dead.  Now what?  How does a business ensure potential customers can find them? Let the experts below show you how the modern business makes its brand known. Google Ranking 101 by Jeffrey Magner, Trumpet Local Media Local business listing insights Tips for localizing & optimizing your website Learn from your competitors The End Of The Webmaster by Justin Pot, Altitude Integrations The benefits of a good content management system Why WordPress is perfect for your business How to use WordPress to easily run your own web site Essential Social Media for Local Businesses By Jack Jostes,…

Why You Shouldn’t Replace Your Own iPhone Screen

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

Here is a typical email from one of our clients that shall remain un-named: So, I have a problem…I have an iPhone 3GS…that HAD a shattered screen. Well, I’m sure you have heard this story before, but here it goes.  I watched some YouTube tutorials, decided to fix it myself, bought all the necessary parts and went to town.  Well…..all was going fine until I had a hard time getting the LCD screen out after taking out the screws….and one tiny little pry in the wrong place…pop. There went the LCD screen.  I completed the re-install of the screen hoping…

6 Reasons Why Your Web Site Needs to be Mobile

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

Here are 6 good reasons why you should consider making your web site mobile compatible: Growth: In November of 2010, mobile browser usage had gone up to 4% of total usage share worldwide.  These are your clients.  Make sure they can find out about your biz. The iPod Touch: This device is one of the fastest growing ways that people are accessing web content.  The price is low, it’s portable and all you need is wifi, no contract. Spur-of-the-Moment Purchasing: When people are on the road, they refer to their phones for buying decisions.  If they happen to need a…

5 Reasons Why the iPhone 4 Rocks

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

We started to repair the iPhone 4 a few weeks ago after the cost of the parts went down to reasonable levels.  It is a shame that we need to replace the glass, digitizer and lcd together when the outer glass is the only thing that is broken, but the iPhone 4 has other redeeming features to discuss.  Here are only 5 of the reasons why the new Apple phone is a good move: RAM- The iPhone 4 has 512MB of RAM.  Just to give you a little perspective, the iPad only has 256MB of RAM and its screen is…