The musings of an IT Consultant:

May, 2011


May 30, 2011  4:41 AM

Microsoft to demo new operating system

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So this just in, Microsoft is getting ready to demo a new operating system for tablets! The rumor is that they will make an announcement quite soon. As you know they earlier announced that they would let Windows 7 support ARM but I don't know if that is the case with this...

May 30, 2011  4:36 AM

Samsung and Apple lawsuit

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So you probably have heard about the lawsuit Apple brought against Samsung. This was for copying the look and feel of the iPhone with their own devices. Well now this trial has taken an interesting turn. Samsung is requesting to see Apple's upcoming devices such as the iPad 3 and the...


May 30, 2011  4:25 AM

New revision of Sandy Bridge motherboards

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! Unless you've been hiding under a rock you've heard that the new revisions of the Sandy Bridge motherboards are out! The older ones that have the problems should be next to impossible to find but just in case you are worried just look for the "B3" logo on the product you are buying....


May 30, 2011  4:14 AM

Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So for the last post in my wireless series this month, I wanted to speak about the brand new Cisco 2500 seriess WLC! The new 2500 WLC supports 802.11n and comes with support for 5, 15, 25, and 50 access points. You do not need to buy separate hardware if you want to upgrade in the...


May 30, 2011  3:59 AM

Cisco AP541N Access Points

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So for those of you that want to use cheap wireless and 802.11n, there aren't many options unless you want to go with really low end product. Well Cisco is now offering small business access points that do just that. The new AP541N access points support 802.11n and are a perfect fit...


May 30, 2011  3:50 AM

Cisco Aironet 3500 Series Access Points

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So in regards to 802.11n, here is a great access point for you to use. The cisco Aironet 3500 series of ap's have a technology that Cisco calls CleanAir. This allows the access points to mitigate wireless interference in heavy wireless use zones. For example if your office is located...


May 30, 2011  3:44 AM

802.11n Wireless

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So with the plethora of mobile devices available, whether it's a laptop, smart phone or a tablet - we all need wireless. Not everyone wants to use their data plans for 3G or 4G. So sometimes you need access to a wireless network. However, most networks out their are rocking the good...


May 30, 2011  3:36 AM

More on the MacBook Air

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! Now that I've been using the MacBook Air for some time, I'd like to share my experience with you. As a daily Windows user, it has been an interesting time using the MacBook Air. I have to say I have been quite pleasantly surprised by the performance. Even compared to my Windows 7...


May 30, 2011  3:28 AM

The dangers of cheap cloud services

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So the cloud is all the rage and you're ready to jump on the band wagon. How do you choose a cloud provider? Well a lot of people seem to choose their cloud provider just based on price. Now you might luck out and end up with a good provider, but if that is the only factor you use in...


May 30, 2011  3:22 AM

Sony’s Troubles

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So as you probably know by now, Sony had a huge breach of consumer data that ended up in them having to shut down the PlayStation network. This is a classic example of how nobody is immune to these kinds of attacks. I think often people get a false sense of security with their personal...


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