NEWS AND CASE STUDIES

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…

The Cloud: Business Continuity

By Brett

As part of our Business IT Support Services, Altitude Integrations implements cloud services solutions for our clients and within our own office. In addition to many other benefits, cloud computing solutions provide fluid business continuity specifically through our accounting and payroll services and CRM services. VirTerrus, iSU’s cloud computing services partner, helps us to create a balanced and cohesive work environment for our clients. Learn more about the benefits of cloud computing services: Business Continuity Encapsulates the idea that workers have uninterrupted access to the data and applications their productivity depends upon. The same virtualized infrastructure that enables workplace flexibility or WorkSurfing…

Welcome to the new Altitude Integrations.biz

By Brett

We’ve revamped our website. Rock rock on.

Five Programs You Seriously Need To Stop Using

By Brett

If you have kids you’ve probably explained to them, time and time again, that “everybody else is doing it” is not a good reason to do something. And yet, if you look at the software you use every day on your computer, can you really explain why it is that you use it? Probably not. If you’re like the vast majority of computer users you’ve stuck with the software you know simply because it’s familar. That’s okay, but you’re not necessarily getting the most out of your technology. With this in mind, we a Altitude Integrations wish to present you…

Bad Capacitors

By Brett

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…

IT in Education: How to Make Sure the Teacher Knows More About IT than the Student

By Brett

Technology has grown so fast over the past couple of decades that there seems to be more experts outside of the IT field than within it. Some would go so far to say that students (in and out of school) seem to have an innate ability to navigate their way around software that even challenge programmers. So how can we make sure that today’s teachers stay ahead of their savvy students? Altitude Integrations aids teachers with direction from our experts in network management, servers, desktops, and phone systems. If you’re in the position of fielding questions from smart and fast…

Google Apps Gets Even Better

By Brett

We have been implementing Google Apps as an online collaboration solution for almost 2 years now.  It allows companies and organizations of all sizes to access their business email in the Gmail interface, collaborate on documents and spreadsheets in Google Docs, share calendars with Google Calendar and create internal or external web sites with Google Sites.  Emails are sent from name@yourdomain.com and not a gmail address.  While this platform is very powerful for business, Google Apps users have not been able to access the many other tools that Google offers such as Google Places, Picasa, Blogger and YouTube. This has…

Altitude Integrations Now Offers Computer Recycling

By Brett

With the help of Eco-Cycle we are now offering recycling services for your used computer equipment. Here’s how the process works: Drop Off: Drop off your items at our shop. For a list of equipment we accept and pricing information, see our price sheet. Test Item: We test the item to see if we can refurbish or repurpose any of the parts. Wipe Data: We wipe all data before refurbishing, repurposing or recycling any electronics. Refurbish/Repurpose Parts: If possible, we refurbish or repurpose parts for use in our shop. Recycling: Everything else will be sent to Eco-Cycle’s Center for Hard-to-Recycle…

A New Hack Might Leave Your Secured Router Vulnerable

By Brett

Think your wireless is secure? Think again. We’ve always advised our customers to use WPA2 encryption for their wireless networks, and with good reason: with a good password WPA2 encryption can take millions of years for hackers to crack. There’s a new loophole, though: WPS, a system that makes it easier to set up devices wirelessly, also makes it easier for hackers to get your wireless password. Those with geeky inclinations can check out the initial research, but everyone else should simply know this: WPS is not secure. Here’s what we recommend: if you’re currently using WPS on your router,…

State of the Google Apps Ecosystem

By Brett

Ever wondered about how Google Apps can help advance your business?