NEWS AND CASE STUDIES

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…

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…

Attend WordPress 101, a $39 Class from Altitude Integrations

By Brett

Master the art of controlling your content. With WordPress, it’s easier than you think. We regularly teach computer novices to take control of their websites in two hours, and they rarely call us back. Don’t believe it’s possible? Attend “WordPress 101” at Altitude Integrations. This $39 class will outline everything you need to know in order to manage a WordPress website, from pages to blog posts and beyond. If you can’t update your website yourself, there’s a good chance it might suck. The content is probably out of date, and your webmaster charges you quite a bit to make changes…

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…

Protect Your Personal Electronics

By Brett

In light of the mass amounts of damage the Boulder flood caused to residents’ personal property, more than ever Altitude Integrations encourages our clients to protect their personal electronics. Protecting your laptops, desktops, tablets and any other expensive devices you may have in your home is easier than you think. Learn more about the options available and how to be prepared in case of damaged or stolen property.  Homeowners/Renters Insurance: Most insurance companies provide protection for personal property. Depending on the company and insurance plan, available options may include actual cash value according to the market, replacement cost and other…

Case Study: Mila Tibetan Carpets employs WordPress e-commerce website

By Brett

Mila Tibetan Carpets, a local Boulder business specializing in fine customized Tibetan rugs, recently launched its new e-commerce website designed by Altitude Integrations’s web development staff. The site provides visitors with the ability to browse the various rugs offered in the storefront and make purchases as well as choose to create a customized product. Site visitors can use credit cards to purchase fine quality Tibetan carpets and rugs online. The site aims to offer a level of personalized service consistent with the indoor customer experience. “When you are able to design your own custom rug it becomes personal. Our customers are here…

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…

Welcome to the new Altitude Integrations.biz

By Brett

We’ve revamped our website. Rock rock on.

Should I Buy the New iPhone 5?

By Brett

Great question.  Apple’s new products always result in a twinkle in the eyes of folks all over the world.  People are camping out in front of stores to be the first.  Pre-orders are setting records.  Does that mean you should be just as excited about the new iPhone?  Here are some things to consider before committing to be an early adopter: Possible Glitches: Historically, first releases of Apple mobile devices are released with glitches.  We all remember the antena issues with the first iPhone 4.  That was a mess.  Of course, that all went away with the release of the…

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…