The musings of an IT Consultant


January 30, 2014  9:05 PM

Samsung Galaxy S5 Rumors



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So Samsung is another mobile company hoping to make a splash at MWC.

In an effort to overshadow everyone else, rumor has it that Samsung will either announce or launch the Samsung Galaxy S5. If that’s the case it will probably completely drown out the annoucement of the Foxconn BlackBerry phones. This is just a rumor, so stay tuned for more concrete information.

You can read more here.

-RP

January 30, 2014  5:07 PM

Yahoo Breach



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So in the news is that Yahoo Mail accounts have been breached through hacking.

Apparently Yahoo has already notified users that have been affected by this. This is one of the many reasons why you should not use the same password on different web sites.

You can read more here.


January 30, 2014  5:05 PM

Canadian CSEC Tracked Travelers using Airport WiFi



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So just when we thought we were safe, our own government in Canada is joining our USA brothers in spying on citizens.

It has been uncovered that the CSEC organization has been tracking WiFi usage in airports as a test to see how they can track people using metadata. This is a huge violation of our privacy and needs to stop immediately.

You can read more here.

-RP


January 29, 2014  8:59 PM

Google sells Motorola to Lenovo



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So Lenovo keeps finding themselves in the news as of late! This time with Google!

Google is selling Motorola to Lenovo, this really rounds out Lenovo’s skill set. Lenovo will now have a full server, desktop, laptop and mobility offering. This really rounds them out as a company and positions them as a true player to be reckoned with in the market. It should be interesting to see where this acquisition takes them.

You can read more here.

-RP


January 27, 2014  9:08 PM

New CIO for Symantec



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So this just in from Cisco land. Sheila Jordan has left Cisco! Where did she go?

She has gone to Symantec to become their new CIO. This is happening during a time where a lot of the senior leadership team has bailed from Symantec. If anyone can make some positive and effective change it’s her, and it should be interesting to see how she charts Symantec’s course over her tenure there.

You can read more here.

-RP


January 27, 2014  9:03 PM

New BlackBerry phones at MWC



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So BlackBerry is going to try and win the hearts and minds of the consumer fan base again. This time with a change of phones.

In the upcoming Mobile World Congress, BlackBerry is rumored to be revealing it’s new lineup of FoxConn made phones.

This isn’t the first time BlackBerry has released new phones to stem the bleeding, but maybe this time around it can make a difference. Time will tell.

You can read more here.

-RP


January 27, 2014  5:10 PM

Mobile attacks targeting Android banking apps



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So Eugene Kaspersky is giving us the heads up again on some new security threats.

Eugene has notified us that there has been an increase in mobile attacks targeting Android banking apps specifically. The best thing to do here to safeguard yourself is not to save your password and always keep your apps up to date with the latest security patches.

It’s also a good idea to use monitoring services like Equifax to ensure you don’t suffer from identity theft.

You can read more here.

-RP


January 26, 2014  9:10 PM

VMware buying AirWatch



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! Some great news for VMware in the IT world. VMware has announced that they are buying AirWatch!

AirWatch is the MDM platform that has become quite popular in this BYOD world we live in. This is a great fit for VMware since VMware has been playing in the mobility space with it’s Horizon Suite of products. AirWatch is the perfect compliment and it should really help VMware penetrate the hotly contested mobile market further.

You can read more here.

-RP


January 23, 2014  8:56 PM

Lenovo to buy IBM’s Server Business



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So you’ve probably heard already, that Lenovo is buying IBM’s server business.

I think this is great news! Lenovo is a great company that has made some significantly nice products. Having them as a player in the server space will hopefully spur more innovation from all server companies across the board.

You can read more here.

-RP


January 17, 2014  5:02 PM

Brocade Selling CNA business to QLogic



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So Brocade has decided to sell off the converged network adapter business to Qlogic.

This is a good move for Brocade, and now they can focus on their IP networking portfolio which has steadily beenĀ  gaining steam in the industry. This will enable Brocade to focus on the data center technologies they have beenĀ  growing.

You can read more here.

 

-RP


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