The musings of an IT Consultant:

September, 2011


September 30, 2011  11:51 PM

Is your Internet as fast as you think it is?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
bandwidth monitoring, network monitoring, Orion NPM, Solarwinds

Hi folks! Here's a common problem with both home and business users. You pay for a certain amount of bandwidth and don't realize you're not getting what you have paid for. How can you combat this? Well most ISP's offer a speed testing web site where you can test this kind of thing out. But you...

September 30, 2011  11:47 PM

Cheap online backup for home!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BackBlaze, online backup

Hi folks! So you have lots to backup and you don't know where to back it up to? If you're like some people you backup to hard drive and then store that external hard drive off site or put it in a safety deposit box. Or maybe you don't back up at all or just keep your copy on site? Not very good...


September 30, 2011  11:44 PM

Microsoft Jump Start Training for Server Virtualization!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Microsoft Jump Start Training, Server Virtualization

Hi folks! So one of the complaints about virtualization is that training is so expensive. People love to virtualize but now they have to teach a whole new set of skills to their staff. Well fear no longer, Microsoft is offering some great virtualization training right now! They are offering...


September 30, 2011  11:41 PM

Security hole in Samsung Galaxy S II!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BGR, bypass, Galaxy, lock screen, S II, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy S II, security hole

Hi folks! So right in the middle of legal battles for Samsung and the release of the new Galaxy S II, Samsung gets another hit while they're down. There's apparently a security hole, and a big one at that. BGR found the hole and apparently it has to do with the lock screen. The hole allows a...


September 30, 2011  11:37 PM

EPIC Technology Day is coming!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
conference, EPIC Tech Day, Epic Technology Day, IT Event, Microsoft Tech Days, Tech day, Winnipeg

Hi folks! EPIC Technology day is here! Tech Day will be on Tuesday, October 25th. This year Microsoft has cancelled their conference in town and will be joining forces with EPIC in our own IT event! As always please make sure you come and say hi to me if you decide to attend, you'll find me...


September 30, 2011  11:33 PM

How many apps do you really need?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Android, Apple, Apps, iPhone, Marketplace, smartphone

Hi folks! So when we hear about the war between Apple and Android, the number of apps always seems to come up. I don't remember exact numbers, but I remember reading somewhere that Apple had over 350K apps and Android Marketplace had over 250K apps. At this point, does it really matter? Does...


September 30, 2011  11:30 PM

Battery life for smartphones



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Android, battery life, BlackBerry, iPhone, smartphones

Hi folks! So as you know, I used to be a huge BlackBerry fan and used the devices all of the time. Then I moved over to the iPhone and never looked back. I also have many friends that used Android based smartphones. The biggest thing I have noticed outside of BlackBerries is the huge issue with...


September 30, 2011  11:27 PM

Outlook for Mac



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Apple, Mac, MacBook Air, Microsoft Office, Outlook

Hi folks! So I've been using my Mac lately to connect to Microsoft Exchange 2010. I bought Outlook and installed it on my MacBook Air. I have to say that I'm quite impressed with Outlook for the Mac. It works great and it's easy to get around in the application for a user like myself that is...


September 30, 2011  11:23 PM

HP Tablet issues



Posted by: Raj Perumal
HP Touchpad, issues, slow, sluggish, tablet, WiFi

Hi folks! So it's kind of funny, lots of people rushed out and bought HP tablets. But now I have a few people coming to me for help with issues. Turns out that there are quite a few issues with sluggishness...


September 30, 2011  11:17 PM

Studying for CCNA Voice



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Amazon, book, CCNA Voice, ccnp, Cisco, Exam Topics, study guide, training, VoIP

Hi folks! So I've been studying for my CCNA voice. I figured it's time for me to expand my skills into the voice arena since it seems to be overlapping into the network world a fair bit. I have always had some experience from my CCNP training, but studying for the CCNA Voice is giving me a great...


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