The musings of an IT Consultant:

April, 2011


April 30, 2011  10:31 PM

Remotely managing your Windows network from your Mac



Posted by: Raj Perumal
management, RDP, Remote Desktop Client for Mac, Windows

Hi folks! For those of you PC users like me, even if you buy a Mac you probably still have a Windows network to maintain. How do you do that when you switch? Well one way is by using VMware Fusion with a Windows 7 VM like I mentioned in my previous blog. But this can be kludgy way to do things...

April 30, 2011  10:27 PM

Virtualization on the Mac



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Apple, run pc on mac, run windows on mac, Snow Leopard, VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation, Windows 7

Hi folks! So you are a former PC user and just bought a Mac. How do you run virtual machines on your new Mac? Enter VMware Fusion! VMware fusion allows you to run Windows 7 in a VM on your Mac so you can run those apps that are only Windows capable. This is quite useful in office environments...


April 30, 2011  10:22 PM

Evernote Update



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Android, BlackBerry, evernote, iPhone, Mac, PC

Hi folks, as you know I've been an avid user of Evernote as of late. It's the application that you can use to take notes and use it cross platform. Well as I mentioned in a previous blog I just bought a MacBook Air. One of the first things I did was install...


April 30, 2011  10:15 PM

SSD drives for the win!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
hard drive, HDD, OCZ Vertex 2, SSD

Hi folks! So I have to say I've been loving the SSD drives in my various computers that I use. They are so fast and I wish they were the norm. There are still lots of people buying workstations out there with normal hard drives, not realizing the amazing benefits of SSD. Even recently my...


April 30, 2011  10:08 PM

MacBook Air



Posted by: Raj Perumal
MacBook Air

Hi folks! So i'm a victim of Apple! Not only do I use an iPhone 4, they have now convinced me to go and buy a MacBook Air! I now use a laptop with Windows 7 and a MacBook Air! I never thought this day would come, but I figured I probably should start using a Mac again since more and more...


April 30, 2011  10:04 PM

Hubs, seriously?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
gigabit, hubs, network, switch, upgrade

Hi folks! So in this day and age gigabit is considered pretty normal. Gigabit switches are cheap and 100 Mb switches are considered old news. So it's funny when people run across old environments with 10 Mb hubs kicking around. Now that's ancient! It's amazing to see that people will spend a ton...


April 30, 2011  10:00 PM

Online Backup



Posted by: Raj Perumal
cloud, online backup, restoration

Hi folks, so online backup is becoming a popular service these days. People like the idea of backing up their data over their Internet line to a provider that provides these services. Now this is all good and well if you are only doing restores of a small amount of data. But you have to ask...


April 30, 2011  9:55 PM

Cisco 3750 – using StackWise with X series and older models



Posted by: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So I recently ran into this. A question came up regarding buying newer Cisco 3750 X series switches and stacking them with older 3750 non X series switches. People wanted to know if mixing and matching is possible. I did some research and from talking to other people who have...


April 30, 2011  9:50 PM

Cisco cans the Flip



Posted by: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So you probably heard about Cisco's recent move to can the Flip video camera. The question is why? Apparently Cisco is eager to show that it is realigning it's priorities towards it's core business and wanted to kill the Flip to show investors it was serious in doing so. I get that...


April 30, 2011  9:44 PM

Where is your cloud data stored?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
cloud, hosted services, hosting, provider, services

Hi folks! So with the sheer volume of cloud providers out there it's easy to get signed up on a new service and get carried away with all the benefits and features of the cloud. But the question everyone should be asking is, where is your data? For example for those of you that live in different...


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