The musings of an IT Consultant:

August, 2011

August 31, 2011  9:56 PM

Microsoft Lync

Posted by: Raj Perumal
collaboration, Microsoft Lync, unified communications, VoIP

Hi folks! So what's the latest in the UC world? Well Microsoft Lync is getting a lot of buzz! Microsoft Lync is a software product that integrates with Microsoft Exchange and provides unified communications! It can integrate with most existing PBX's as well! More and more I'm hearing from...

August 31, 2011  9:54 PM

Web Security with OpenDNS

Posted by: Raj Perumal
OpenDNS, web security

Hi folks! Web security is a popular request these days. Many vendors offer this feature such as url filtering in their firewall products. However these features typically come at an additional cost that is not easy to swallow. Enter OpenDNS! OpenDNS is a web based solution that provides you with...

August 31, 2011  9:48 PM

Locking down iTunes

Posted by: Raj Perumal
enterprise, iPad, iPhone, iTunes, lockdown, locking down, parental controls, restricting

Hi folks! So here is a common question regarding iTunes. These days many people are starting to use iPads in the enterprise and are wondering how they can do this without allowing users to have full access to iTunes. There is a really easy way to achieve this! Implement parental controls!...

August 31, 2011  9:45 PM

Silverlight on iPhone or Android

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Android, Moonlight, Silverlight

Hi folks! So as you know flash doesn't work on the iPhone but works on Android. But do you know what doesn't work on either? Silverlight! Granted, a lot of people have no use for it, but there have been a few occasions where it would have come in handy. It sure would be nice if everyone just got...

August 31, 2011  7:27 PM

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Android, Samsung, tablet

Hi folks! So with the HP tablet craze, it got me thinking about buying a tablet. Just for a second anyways....:) I'm thinking I don't want WebOS but i wouldn't mind trying out Android. I think it is at the moment the only viable competitor to iPad. I was thinking of purchasing the Samsung...

August 31, 2011  7:22 PM

What about the other tablet vendors?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Android, HP, iPad, tablet, webos

Hi folks! So now that we have this tablet craze with the cheap HP tablets selling like hotcakes, what about the others? With HP waving the white flag, who is going to challenge Apple's dominance in the tablet space? Here's hoping somebody buys PSG from HP and keeps the tablet alive. As I've...

August 31, 2011  7:20 PM

ConnectWise and LabTech

Posted by: Raj Perumal
connectwise, Kaseya, LabTech

Hi folks! So as you know I am a big proponent of ConnectWise and Kaseya for both time tracking and remote monitoring and management respectively in the services industry. Well ConnectWise this year has joined forces with LabTech to provide an alternative RMM solution. I figure this was bound to...

August 31, 2011  7:16 PM

HP Tablet Craze!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
cheap, craze, HP, tablet, webos

Hi folks! So not long after HP announced selling off PSG, the prices dropped on their tablets to 99 bucks and 150 bucks respectively for their low end and higher end tablets. Some of my friends went to the local big box electronic retailers to go pick some up and apparently the staff mentioned...

August 31, 2011  7:13 PM

HP selling off PSG

Posted by: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard about how HP wants to sell off their consumer products division! What does this mean for the everyday user? Is this something to be concerned about? I for one think there isn't much to worry about because since HP has such a...

August 31, 2011  7:09 PM

HP Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF)

Posted by: Raj Perumal
A-Series, HP, Intelligent Resilient Framework, IRF, spanning tree, STP

Hi folks! Fresh off my A-Series course, I wanted to talk a bit about HP's Intelligent Resilient Framework, otherwise known as IRF. IRF is functionality built into the HP A-Series line of switches that is much like Cisco stacking technology. This allows you to join multiple switches and avoid the...

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