Riptide Blog

ADL Adopts Riptide Learning LRS Conformance Test Suite

Posted by Nick Washburn on August 25, 2015

The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative recently added Riptide’s LRS Test Suite to its list of resources available to the xAPI community. Riptide remains part of the original 22 person workgroup that created xAPI and continues to be part of the xAPI compliance workgroup.


Topics: ADL, ADL Initiative, Advanced Distributed Learning, Learning Division, LRS, LRS Test Conformance, Uncategorized, xAPI

10 Signs Your Project Management is Going to be the Death of Your Project

Posted by Raquel Galan on May 22, 2015

You look down at your watch. It’s two hours before a crucial deadline in your project. People are running around frantically trying to find information, resources, assets and other project related materials. Nobody's quite sure when the last project update was made, but they’re pretty sure they updated something “a while ago”. Your pulse increases, along with your splitting headache. This isn’t what you signed up for. This isn’t what you wanted. There has to be a better way.


Topics: Capability Maturity Model Integration, CMMI, PM Software, Raspian, Software Project Managers, Uncategorized

What to do With Your E-Waste

Posted by Raquel Galan on April 22, 2015

What To Do With Your E-Waste

Riptide Software exercises environmental friendly procedures for all our computers, networking hardware, printers, and other devices that are at end of life.   These devices all have one major thing in common: eventually they will either break or become replaced. That fact leaves us with one major question, “What do we do with the old stuff?”


Topics: Managed Services, Raspian, Uncategorized

No WBS? All hope is lost. Save the WBS!

Posted by Marketing on April 20, 2015

The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is defined by the PMBOK as “a deliverable-oriented hierarchical decomposition of the work to be executed by the project team to accomplish the project objectives and created the required deliverables.”


Topics: Raspian, Uncategorized

Improving Our Design Workflow with Pencil by Fiftythree

Posted by Marketing on February 5, 2015

Pencil by Fiftythree began as my personal, at-home sketch tool, but recently transformed into a great asset for my design workflow here at Riptide Software. As a graphic designer I often catch myself taking arduous steps to brainstorm during a design meeting. I end the meeting with a chicken-scratched notepad and a phone full of blurry whiteboard images (I’m sure we’ve all been there).


Topics: Uncategorized

Solutions with Invision

Posted by Marketing on January 6, 2015

The design team at Riptide Software faced a problem. Our company had outgrown its design sharing system and required a better way to store our data. We started out sharing our designs on a single server. This server was inaccessible remotely and created numerous roadblocks for our team. Riptide needed a solution that offered our designers the capability to prototype ideas and share them with both internal and external audiences.


Topics: Uncategorized

Easily Reduce Costs With Remote Management

Posted by Marketing on June 24, 2014

Riptide Managed Services offers full remote support with custom software developed and configured for customers' networks. Depending on the level of access, technicians can access servers at any time without the need for customer interaction, while desktop interaction typically requires the end user to grant a technician temporary access. Riptide Managed Service technicians will often access customer networks after hours when their businesses are closed. This allows for uninterrupted work for both the technician and the customer.


Topics: Uncategorized

Answers To The Top 5 Questions About Windows XP Discontinued Support

Posted by Marketing on June 22, 2014

As of April 8, 2014, support and updates for Windows XP are no longer available. Don't let your PC go unprotected.

While your computer running XP will still run, the support Microsoft provided for your system - including updates, security patches, and malware protection - has ended. The chances of your computer becoming vulnerable to security risks will rise exponentially as new exploits for Windows XP are discovered, and left unpatched.


Topics: Uncategorized

How To Get Rid Of Spyware and Malware

Posted by Marketing on June 19, 2014

Spyware, Malware, Adware, Ransomware... the annoying family of software we all hate has a variety of flavors, but they all essentially do the same thing. They get installed on computers, make our days miserable, and slow us down. "How did it get there?" is a question best left to answer once the spyware is gone.


Topics: Uncategorized

The New Phrase: SSEO (Social Search Engine Optimization)

Posted by Raquel Galan on July 30, 2013

No, its not a ship but the phrase SEO has changed and now has become SSEO as search engine optimization (SEO) and social media marketing (SMM) become more intertwined—both relying on each other to bring in traffic to your website or blog.


Topics: GUI, Uncategorized