The musings of an IT Consultant:

December, 2010

December 31, 2010  9:57 PM


Posted by: Raj Perumal
BrightGauge, connectwise, Kaseya, MSP

Hi folks! So there is a new product in the MSP market that is coming soon called BrightGauge by BrightGauge Software. What is it? Apparently it's software that integrates with both Kaseya and ConnectWise and allows you to put your client communications/alerts/tickets under one pane of glass from...

December 31, 2010  9:49 PM

Windows Phone 7 and development

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Phone 7

Hi folks! So now with Windows Phone 7 out, the whole mobile community is abuzz. Will Windows Phone 7 be the next Android/iPhone killer? Well in order for that to happen, they will definitely need to build the software support base that both Android and iPhone have. Currently both Android and...

December 31, 2010  9:44 PM

Why are you still using a non smart phone?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, smart phone, Windows Phone 7

Hi folks! Here's something I have oftened wondered about people in the IT field. Why are you still using a non smart phone? All over the place I see network techs using normal cell phones with out any "smart" functionality. It would seem with the plethora of options available today that it would...

December 31, 2010  9:24 PM

Cheap web filtering

Posted by: Raj Perumal
OpenDNS, web filtering

Hi folks! As you know, web filtering is usually an add-on feature you have to pay for in most firewalls. If you want to block certain websites you have to buy the feature. This seems really silly since it is such a commonly used feature. However there is an easier way. You could subscribe to...

December 31, 2010  9:20 PM

HP and 3PAR

Posted by: Raj Perumal
3PAR, enterprise storage, HP, SAN

Hi folks! So unless you have been hiding under a rock, you know that earlier this year HP acquired 3PAR. What is 3PAR? 3PAR is one of the leading storage vendors in the enterprise market today. Their solutions are perfect for virtualization and the cloud strategy. With HP's acquisition, they are...

December 31, 2010  8:58 PM

Having network traffic flow issues?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
network slowdowns, spanning tree, switches

Hi folks! One of the common problems people run into in their networks is when they have many switches of multiple brands interconnected across their network with many loops. This can sometimes cause a lot of issues in the way traffic flows across the network. This can cause network slowdowns...

December 31, 2010  8:45 PM

Are we stuck with BlackBerry OS?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry OS, QNX OS, RIM

Hi folks! As you know BlackBerry is still using the good ol' BlackBerry OS on all it's mobile devices. The question is for those of us that want more is are we stuck with it? The BlackBerry OS is good as far as the old days are concerned but in my opinion the new QNX OS on the PlayBook is way...

December 31, 2010  8:25 PM

Orion NPM

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Orion NPM, Solarwinds

Hi folks! So in the world of IT, a common question is - what do you use for network monitoring? Well there are a lot of products out there that can be used, that will work just fine, both open source and commercial. However there is one product I am especially partial to. Orion NPM from...

December 31, 2010  8:08 PM

CES rumors – HTC smart phone

Posted by: Raj Perumal
4G, HTC Thunderbolt, iPhone

Hi folks, as mentioned before there are lots of rumors about what is going to be announced at CES. Well there are rumors that HTC is announcing a new smart phone. The HTC Thunderbolt is the new phone that they are planning on announcing. Apparently it's based on an Android OS and it's Verizon's...

December 31, 2010  7:42 PM

CES Rumors – HP to reveal quad core Sandy bridge notebooks

Posted by: Raj Perumal
CES, dv7 4000 and 5000, HP, notebooks, Pavilion, quad core, sandy bridge

Hi folks! So as I mentioned before CES is coming up. For those of you that don't know, this is the yearly electronics trade show that all the major companies showcase their new products at. CES is usually the place where big announcements are made. Well this year at CES it is rumored that HP...

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