NEWS AND CASE STUDIES

Biking to work is cool

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

At least, we think so. According to Slate, however, Hollywood’s been using biking to work as shorthand for ‘loser’ for quite a while. Tom Vanderbilt’s article argues that Hollywood, existing in the heart of car-heavy LA, can’t conceive of a person willingly biking to work. If they aren’t driving it’s because they cannot afford a car, are socially oblivious or lost their license. For example, take Steve Carrel’s character in The 40 Year Old Virgin: Steve Carell is that rarest of filmic creatures: a bona-fide bike commuter, shown pedaling to work, navigating the various hazards of the traffic landscape. A…

Technology Therapy: Three Great Talks in One Day

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

Feeling frustrated about technology? Don’t worry: let the tech therapists help. We at Altitude Integrations, teamed with Ramblin Jackson and in support of Boulder Community Computers, are offering a half-day workshop in business strategies. Three talks teaching you how to get the most out of Google Apps, the cloud and social networking. Google Apps – Efficient, Innovative, and Agile by Tim O’Shea, Systems Samurai at Altitude Integrations Improve your business’s productivity with Google Apps Save money with a proven platform for email, calendaring, and document management Evolve beyond your server into a world of mobility, flexibility and reliability Cloud Computing…

iPhone Repair Price Drop

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

In the past year we replaced about 200 iPhone screens.  As you could imagine, we’ve gotten pretty good at it. Practice makes perfect, so now the repair only takes us 20-30 minutes. This means you do not need to go through iPhone withdraw.  Over time, the price of the parts have gone down as well. For all of these reasons, we are now able to offer this repair for the insane price of $75 for the iPhone 3G/3GS.  If you’ve been waiting to get that screen fixed, now is the time. iPhone repair has been a wonderful opportunity for us to…

Bad Capacitors

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

We deal with a number of systems here at Altitude Integrations.  Many of our clients bring in older systems that they’ve had for several years.  Often a system optimization or malware scan & clean will resolve  issues with system reliability or performance. When our diagnosis and troubleshooting moves beyond software issues, we have to open up the computer and take a look inside. Heat can be a major contributing factor to system instability.  Dust and pet hair are common finds inside of fans, heatsinks and all of the other nooks and crannies inside a desktop PC.  One client brought in…

Manage company voicemails with Google Apps

By Brett Ramberg - CEO

If your business is anything like ours, voicemail matters. We’d love to answer every phone call, but sometimes people call during off hours or while we’re on the phone with someone else. Traditional voicemail systems suck, however. Using the phone to access an inbox is a terrible form of human-machine interaction, especially if you’re used to the quickness of email. I don’t want to “press 1 to hear new messages”; I want the messages to appear in front of me. Enter Google Voice. This amazing web app, part of the Google Apps suite of online software, manages our voicemail for…