The musings of an IT Consultant:

June, 2009


June 30, 2009  3:31 PM

Microsoft Direct Push Technology

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, so I wanted to talk a little bit about push technology as it relates to mobile devices. This is something that RIM has had for a long time with it's BlackBerry devices. This was one of the major things that set RIM apart from the competition. For example, push technology is when you...

June 30, 2009  3:12 PM

Direct Connect SAS storage for HP Blades

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hello again folks, in the SMB world, especially during these economic times, we can't always spend all the money we want on storage. Generally customers are limited to looking at some pretty low end storage options. I have always been a proponent of usings Blades in the SMB along with...


June 30, 2009  2:41 PM

Why VMware Workstation is your best friend

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, so in this day and age of virtualization, and many operating systems, how do you cope? With VMware Workstation of course! Gone are the days of requiring multiple PCs to try and create a test lab to try out different operatings systems, or to setup large lab scenarios. Like I mentioned...


June 30, 2009  2:00 PM

Buying a laptop for consulting

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

So you finally decide it's time to turn in your old clunker of a computer and buy a shiny new laptop for your IT consulting business. What do you get? Brands aside, what specs do you want on a laptop in the wide world of consulting? How much horsepower do you really need? Well lucky for you I...


June 30, 2009  1:41 PM

New offerings in the switch world from Cisco

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! I have some great news from the Cisco front. Our friends at Cisco have decided to release a new version of their 2960 switches called "LAN Lite"! This is a new version of the Catalyst switch with slightly less features to bring the price point down for people who don't need everything...


June 30, 2009  1:19 PM

The importance of wireless site surveys

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hello again! Here's some more information for you techs delving into the world of wireless. Wireless site surveys! One of the things I find often overlooked when implementing a wireless strategy, is the lack of one! Even when people listen to me about putting in the proper access points and...


June 30, 2009  1:08 PM

Implementing wireless in your business

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hello again folks, once again I wanted to talk a little bit about wireless connectivity. More and more, people are finding that they are requiring wireless access in their organization. Unfortunately a good majority of them are going about it the wrong way. What do I mean by this? Well let's...


June 30, 2009  12:54 PM

BlackBerry app making a buzz!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, so there is this cool new app for all you BlackBerry users out there. It's called BuzzMe and it's made by BigTinCan! What does this app do? It vibrates your BlackBerry of course! Now you may ask, why the heck would I want that, my BlackBerry already vibrates! True, but does your...


June 30, 2009  12:37 PM

Windows 7 at 50% off?

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hello again folks, as you know the Windows 7 launch is getting closer and closer to us. Well as of late I just saw this new offer from Microsoft. Microsoft is offering Windows 7 at 50% off for a pre-order deal. You can go to...

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June 30, 2009  12:22 PM

Extended vlans in Cisco switches

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

For those of you venturing into switching for the first time, one of the things that can be hard to wrap your head around if you're just a beginner is vlans. Vlans are great ways to make the management of your network a lot more organized, and are used everywhere in this world. You're not going to...


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