The musings of an IT Consultant:

June, 2011

June 30, 2011  8:54 PM

Tech industry will recover from Japan disaster

Posted by: Raj Perumal
crisis, disaster, Japan, tech industry

Hi folks! So in light of the Japan disaster, as you know many tech companies suffered. There were a lot of companies that relied on Japan and in the wake of the disaster we were hit hard over here in North America. Well now predictions are that tech companies will begin to recover by the...

June 30, 2011  8:50 PM

Spam on the decline

Posted by: Raj Perumal
anti-spam, spam

Hi folks! So here is a problem all email users have - SPAM! Well apparently spam is on the decline, and the world is better off for it. However people are wondering why this is. Apparently our spam detection mechanisms are way...

June 30, 2011  8:46 PM

Outages in the cloud

Posted by: Raj Perumal
365, cloud, Microsoft, office, sla, uptime

Hi folks! So Microsoft is taking an interesting approach to Office 365 slas. They are offering customers money back if there is a certain amount of down time. A lot of people on the Internet are making fun of them for that, but I on the other hand think this is a great idea. Why? Because...

June 30, 2011  8:42 PM

Office 365!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
365, cloud, office

Hi folks! So Microsoft's latest cloud offering just launched! It's called Office 365 and it's a great idea! For those businesses or home users that have no need for owning their own license that they install on their computers, this makes a lot of sense. You can use Office 365 from various...

June 30, 2011  8:38 PM

Microsoft Lync

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Microsoft Lync

Hi folks! So if you have a chance, take a look at the features of Microsoft Lync. This is Microsoft's foray into the unified collaboration/communications space! Microsoft decided they wanted to join the game and this is what they...

June 30, 2011  8:31 PM

SSD drives for the win!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
desktop, fast boot time, fast workstation, SSD

Hi folks! So is your computer slow? Do you hate the boot times your computer brings? Then what are you waiting for, buy an SSD drive! SSD's biggest barrier to entry in the mainstream has been cost. People don't want to shell out lots of money for a hard drive when they can just buy a regular...

June 30, 2011  8:26 PM

Microsoft to buy RIM?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
buyout, Microsoft, RIM, sale

Hi folks! So with RIM's troubles, rumours abound of a buyout! The latest word on the street is that Microsoft is kicking the tires to see if RIM is worth buying. Here is a purchase I...

June 30, 2011  8:23 PM

MySpace is sold

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Facebook, MySpace, News Corp, sale, sells

Hi folks! So another social networking social site has been sold. News Corp finally decided to sell MySpace. They sold it for much less than they bought it...

June 30, 2011  8:19 PM

Sega too?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
hacked, Sega

Hi folks! It seems like big companies are dropping like flies in the wake of security attacks across the globe! First Sony, now Sega? Apparently 1.3 million people were affected by the attack at Sega!...

June 30, 2011  8:16 PM

Save your life with a smartphone!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
save life, smartphone

Hi folks! Now this is just cool! Apparently doctors have used smartphones to help save lives! As most of you smartphone users know, smartphones are great devices for taking pictures and sending them in a flash! As they say the best camera to have is the one you have readily available when you...

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