The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

Networking


November 30, 2010  2:08 AM

Cisco Cius



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Cisco, Cisco Quad, Cisco WebEx, cloud computing, collaboration, email, enterprise, enterprise instant messaging, enterprise social software, hosted applications, intercompany collaboration, on-demand, on-premise, on-premises, presence, presence federation, SaaS, social software, unified communications, WebEx, XMPP

Hot off the presses, the new Cisco Cius. I first caught wind of it from Raj over on his blog, go check out what he had to say! I am going to of course write my own little article about it as its...

April 28, 2010  2:23 AM

Cisco VPN Client Now supports Windows 7 and Vista 64-bit



Posted by: Nathan Simon
64-bit, asa, Cisco, cisco asa, SSL, VPN, vpn client, Windows 7, Windows Vista, x64

The Cisco VPN Client v5.0.7 has been released with Windows 7 & Windows Vista 64-bit platform compatibility.  Until recently, if users were using 64-bit editions of Windows 7 /Vista they could not use the Cisco VPN Client to create an IPSec VPN tunnel to...


March 17, 2010  2:43 AM

Top 5 Certifications by Salary



Posted by: Nathan Simon
CCDA, CCNP, Cert. Info. Sys. Security Professional, Certifications by Salary, Cisco Certified Design Associate, Cisco Certified Network Professional, CISSP, MCSE, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Top 5 Certifications, top 5 certs, VCP, VMware Certified Professional

Would you like to fast track your way into a job interview? While Certifications alone won't get you the job, it can definitely open doors, and get you an interview. Once you pass the interview you could be starting your dream job with that dream salary. Here are the top 5 certifications based...


March 10, 2010  2:30 AM

Cisco’s next-generation Internet router



Posted by: Nathan Simon
AT&T, Cisco, CRS-1, CRS-3, internet providers, Level3, next-generation, router, Sprint, terabit, Verizon Communications

Its called the CRS-3, it is mainly for the world's largest Internet service providers, your not likely to install one in your home!

The new router, which starts at $90,000, will be sold to the world's largest Internet service providers. These aren't your run-of-the-mill ISPs selling 10...


February 27, 2010  4:36 PM

iPad Competition? Gigabyte might have the answer.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, competition for iPad, Gigabyte, Intel, Ipad, microsoft, N450, N470, Netbook, Netvertible, touch screen, WiFi, Windows 7

Hey everyone! I was just browsing around the net earlier and came upon this news story... could this be Microsoft's answer to the iPad, a Netvertible? Gigabyte will soon release the Gigabyte T1000, while it might not net as smooth an interface as the iPad, i think upgradingto 2GB+ of ram, would...


February 25, 2010  1:33 AM

BlackBerry Bold 9700 (Bold 2)



Posted by: Nathan Simon
BlackBerry, Bold 2, Bold 9700, Cisco, Curve 8900, processing power, trackpad, Wi-Fi

Okay all you business people out there... I have been using my BlackBerry Curve 8900 for quite some time, I am very happy with it, everything about it is great minus a few aesthetics here and there. But what more could a young tech savvy guy like me want? You got it MORE POWER! :) With that I would...


January 28, 2010  4:35 AM

IPad – 60 days and counting



Posted by: Nathan Simon
3g, ACER, Apple, AT&T, dell, HP, Ipad, Netbook, Safari, tablet, WiFi

Well Apple is finally going to release its version of the tablet PC, its just under two months to launch and it is said that there is no Canadian data deal. With the low cost of the tablet, it might seem attractive, for the WIFI version that is, but the 3G model will incur a data plan of sorts....


December 1, 2009  12:25 AM

vSphere 4 Vmxnet3 Adapter



Posted by: Nathan Simon
e1000, Intel, network infrastructure card, NIC, paravirtualization, vmware, vmxnet, vmxnet3, vSphere 4

So you think you know Vmware, you have recently upgraded to vSphere 4.0 and you provision a new virtual machine, using the standard E1000 Nick (basically an Intel Pro 1000 Network Interface Card), you have bound 4 1Gb Nics to the virtual switch that the VM is on, so basically, your OS will only get...


November 22, 2009  4:56 PM

Air Canada is testing WIFI Service



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Air Canada, air-to-ground, BlackBerry, Blackberry Messenger, Gogo Internet Service, in-flight internet, WiFi

Air Canada is currently testing WIFI service provided by Gogo Internet Service. The service is available on a per flight basis for 9.95(Laptop) and 7.95(Smartphone)

Initially, the system will be available only in the continental United States via Aircell, which has built a high-speed...


November 16, 2009  3:53 AM

HP buys 3Com



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Cisco, Hewlett-Packard Co., HP, hp buys 3com, Networking, Windows

Here's some news that I am a little late on reporting, I guess better late than never. HP hopes to help 3Com become a better competitor to Cisco, Cisco currently is the networking leader. "Hewlett-Packard Co. announced Wednesday it will purchase networking company 3Com for $2.7 billion, and also...


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