The musings of an IT Consultant:

November, 2010

November 30, 2010  10:36 PM

iPad or MacBook Air?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
iPad, MacBook Air

Hi folks! So here is a question I have had a lot of people ask me. Should I buy an iPad or MacBook Air they ask? The first thing that goes through my head when this question is asked, is that they don't really compare. The reason for this is one is a tablet and one is a laptop and both have very...

November 30, 2010  10:20 PM

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express

Posted by: Raj Perumal
activesync, BES Express, BlackBerry, RIM, smart phone, smartphone, sync

Hi folks! So in the enterprise world there are a lot of you that use smart phones. Some of you use BlackBerries, some iPhones, some Android, and maybe even Windows 7 phones now. Now for the ActiveSync phones, life is easy. You just configure Exchange and away you go. No fuss no muss. This is as...

November 30, 2010  6:30 PM

Kaseya IT Center in the Cloud

Posted by: Raj Perumal
cloud, IT Center, Kaseya

Hi folks! So speaking of Kaseya and the cloud in my last few blogs, what makes more sense then putting Kaseya in the cloud! The good folks at Kaseya have an offering called Kaseya IT Center which allows you to use Kaseya in their cloud and provide those services to your clients without having to...

November 30, 2010  6:24 PM

Kaseya Roadmap

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Kaseya, Managed Services, Product, Roadmap, Technical

Hi folks! As you know, I'm a big proponent of managed services and recommend using some sort of managed software product to manage your clients efficiently. Kaseya happens to be one of my favourite products in this regard. Well Kaseya has just recently come out with a product roadmap update for...

November 30, 2010  5:58 PM

VMware Licensing Changes

Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESX, ESXi, Licensing, VMWare, vSphere

Hi folks! As you know, nothing is static in the IT world especially licensing! Earlier this year in September, VMware transitioned to per VM licensing for some of their products. Other products stayed with their original licensing model. This can get confusing for customers so VMware has it all...

November 30, 2010  5:45 PM

VMware vCenter CapacityIQ

Posted by: Raj Perumal
CapacityIQ, ESX, ESXi, vCenter, VMWare, vSphere

Hi folks! So everyone and their dog is virtualizing right now. The question is, how do you know you are planning for the right capacity? How do you know if you are over or under provisioned? You can make a ball park guess and just eyeball it, but that isn't really a technically sound way of...

November 30, 2010  5:35 PM


Posted by: Raj Perumal
collaboration, competitor, e-mail, email, Exchange, Microsoft, VMWare, Zimbra, Zimbra vs Exchange

Hi folks! So for a long time now MS Exchange has been the dominant player in the collaboration space. Well as you may know, VMware acquired Zimbra. What is Zimbra exactly? Well Zimbra is an email and collaboration alternative to Exchange and it is open source. Now Zimbra can offer to us an...

November 30, 2010  4:57 PM

Private vs Public Cloud

Posted by: Raj Perumal
cloud, ESX, ESXi, private, public, VMWare, vSphere

Hi folks! So with all the mention of the cloud nowadays, it's common to hear the terms private and public tossed around in relation to the cloud. What does this mean to the customer? Well based on the apps and data you have, some of them might work in the public cloud or some might work in the...

November 30, 2010  4:50 PM

Pay for use in the Cloud

Posted by: Raj Perumal
chargeback, cloud, ESX, ESXi, pay per use, vCloud Director, VMWare, vSphere

Hi folks! Now with virtualization you find a lot of people putting their apps in the cloud. Now the question becomes, if you have multiple departments or companies using the same infrastructure, how do you charge that back? In some companies this isn't a requirement, but in a lot of companies it...

November 30, 2010  2:07 AM

Xbox 360 Kinect

Posted by: Raj Perumal
enterprise, hand gestures, Kinect, no controller, user interface

Hi folks! So I don't know how many of you have tried this device out yet, but I have and I am impressed. Now normally I don't write about gaming, and I'm not going to start now. But what I'm more concerned with is the device itself and how it relates to the real world. The Kinect has so many...

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