The musings of an IT Consultant:

July, 2011


July 31, 2011  11:06 PM

vSphere 5!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So unless you have been hiding under a rock you will notice that vSphere 5 from VMware has been announced! With the new announcement is a whole host of new features but also a change in...

July 31, 2011  10:59 PM

The pain of snapshots!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So as you know, one of the coolest features of having a VMware virtualized environment is snapshots. The ability to take a snap of a point in time on the server and then revert to it if need be. Lots of backup products leverage this capability to provide virtual machine backups....


July 31, 2011  10:55 PM

Cisco layoffs

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So not only has RIM done layoffs but Cisco is preparing for layoffs as well. To the tune of 5000 to 10000 jobs. Looks like the same old story. A company gets to grow big due to successful product and strategy, then they overreach and then it's layoff time. Hopefully if this does...


July 31, 2011  10:49 PM

OS X Lion

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So as soon as OS X Lion came out I had to grab it! Considering it costs next to nothing, why not? So I upgraded through the App Store on my Mac and the upgrade was seamless. In true Apple fashion everything went off without a hitch. Once my laptop was done upgrading I had all my...


July 31, 2011  10:46 PM

Issues with Windows XP

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So for quite some time now Windows 7 has been available. It's been a great operating system, and it's one of those OS's that I wish had come sooner. My problem? Some people are still using Windows XP. You know in my line of work I am still running into a lot of Windows 7 installs. I...


July 31, 2011  10:43 PM

Google Chrome becomes more popular!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So when you use a web browser which one do you use? I for one prefer to use FireFox first and then either Chrome or Safari. I resort to IE if I have no other choice due to compatibility issues. Well Chrome just took a huge step forward. It just became the 2nd most popular browser in...


July 31, 2011  10:30 PM

The user experience – RIM’s problem

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So I was thinking long and hard about what the issue was with RIM. What can they do to innovate? What is it that sets the competitors apart from RIM? In my mind it's the user experience. It's actually quite funny, I have friends with mobile devices from all the major players and the...


July 31, 2011  10:26 PM

RIM Layoffs

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So as you may have heard by now, RIM has laid off 2000 people. This is just nuts. This never had to happen! RIM just needed to pull it's head out of it's own you know what and start to innovate. Instead they were full of themselves and kept going down the same old path. What they...


July 31, 2011  10:21 PM

BlackBerry 7

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So RIM is trying to come back with an announcement of BlackBerry 7. Seriously? Talk about a lame attempt at a comeback. RIM, listen up, you need to do more than what you are doing now! You're just doing the same things that got you into this mess in the first place. Your archaic...


July 5, 2011  2:50 PM

VMware Fusion Unity Mode

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So I wanted to talk about a cool feature in VMware Fusion for you Mac users out there! This feature has been around for a while but many people might not be aware of it. If you own VMware Fusion, you can use a feature called Unity mode. Basically what this does is trick's you into...


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