Riptide Blog

Why You Should Perform Pen Testing

Posted by Marketing on December 10, 2015

A recent study conducted by the Ponemon Institute reported the average cost of a data breach for the affected company is now $3.5 million. Costs associated with the Target data breach that occurred in 2013 reached $148 million by the second quarter of 2014. With security breaching headlines making the news everyday, how can you protect your enterprise? Two words, Pen Testing.


Topics: External Security Threats, Managed Services, Network Security, Network Vulnerabilities, Pen Testing, Solutions

Technologies that Will Transform Your Enterprise

Posted by Marketing on December 2, 2015

It may seem that all the emerging innovations from the tech sector won’t have an impact on businesses, but that is far from the truth. Any business can can take advantage of digital transformation. In a piece by Computer Weekly, three technologies were described as beneficial for the enterprise.


Topics: 3D Printing, API, Cloud/IoT, Digital Transformation, Sensors, Solutions

Riptide Software Challenges Employees with a Contest

Posted by Marketing on October 5, 2015

Riptide Software’s Nerd Challenge for employees, now in its third year, is just one of many creative tools used to encourage innovation in our organization. Contests like these promote problem solving, hones our developers skills, and creates a sense of community within the workplace.


Topics: AngularJS, Awards, Employee Contests, Employee Engagement, HTML5, Riptide Software Employees, SDK framework, Solutions

Tips For User Interface Design

Posted by Marketing on August 7, 2015

Nothing is more irritating than a website that isn’t designed for the user in mind. We know that web design trends come and go, from the acid-tripping  90s flash pages to the simple sleek sites of today, but there are easy tips to follow to outlast any trend.


Topics: Friction, Managed Services, Solutions, UI, UX, Web Design

The API Economy - Composable Enterprises

Posted by Marketing on August 5, 2015

A recent report indicated that now, more than ever, APIs are critical revenue drivers. That means that the CIO is no longer tethered to keeping the network running, but rather becoming a business strategist that accelerates innovation across the enterprise.


Topics: API, API Economy, Composable Enterprise, Solutions

AWS Aurora: Amazon’s MySQL Database Challenger Now Available

Posted by Marketing on August 3, 2015

Aurora first debuted during Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) re:invent conference in November 2014, positioning the database as a lower cost, higher performance, high availability alternative to any enterprise grade database server. Now, after close to 4 years of development and testing, AWS, announced earlier last week that Aurora is now available to US and EU customers.


Topics: Amazon Web Services, AWS, AWS Aurora, AWS Cloud Integration, Cloud/IoT, IoT, MySQL, Solutions

Prepare for Data Failure

Posted by Marketing on July 30, 2015

Doomsday “prophets” are always vocal about the coming of an end. From Nostradamus, to Y2K, to a more recent Blood Moon prophecy. Most of these prophets derive from a secular religion and really outlandish that it’s really no surprise that none of them come to fruition.


Topics: API, AWS Cloud Integration, Data Backup, Data Failure, Reflections, Solutions

API Gateway: Scalable & Server-less Backend Development with AWS

Posted by Cesar Gonzalez on July 29, 2015

It’s no secret that developing and maintaining APIs can be challenging. Tasks like hosting multiple versions of your APIs, monitoring third-party developers access, access authorization controls, traffic spikes, and scaling servers, are all things that require a lot of attention and resources.


Topics: API, API Gateway, Cloud/IoT, Cognito, DELETE, DEV, GET, HEAD, Lambda, OPTIONS, PATCH, POST, PROD, PUT, Solutions, UAT/QA

Chrysler Has UConnect IoT Vulnerability

Posted by Marketing on July 27, 2015

There’s been a lot of hacking lately, dating websites, cyber warfare companies, and now --cars. Yes, you heard right, cars. The lineup of Chrysler vehicles are totally hackable! Wired author, Andy Greenburg commissioned hackers, Miller and Valasek,  to gain control of his Jeep.  These hackers can easily gain access to your car’s computer and control everything from the radio, AC, wipers, and even shutting the engine off ---wirelessly.


Topics: blackhat USA, Can Bus, Chrysler, Chrysler Hacking, IoT, Riptide Software, Rust, Solutions, UConnect

How IoT Can Help Conservation Efforts and You!

Posted by Marketing on July 23, 2015

Although the Earth’s surface is 71% water, that doesn’t mean that all of that water is suited for human consumption. In fact only 2% of that is freshwater and 97% of that is ocean water. Water conservation is pretty vital for the future of the human race and one thing that could mainstream the processes of conserving water usage in the commercial and public sector is the Internet of Things (IoT).


Topics: Conversation, IoT, Solutions, The Cloud, The Internet of Things