The musings of an IT Consultant:

January, 2012


January 31, 2012  10:14 PM

VMware View Client Update

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So if you are avid fans of VMware View, you are going to love this. The new VMware View client will support Kindle Fire, Mac and Linux. It is optimized for Mac OX X Lion, and will use Lion's full screen mode as...

January 31, 2012  10:06 PM

Using Microsoft SCOM to Monitor VMware

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So you have Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and you want to monitor not just Hyper-V but VMware vSphere too? Some people are content to use a myriad of tools under multiple panes of glass, but If or one prefer the single pane of glass for my monitoring. Well the good...


January 31, 2012  10:02 PM

SOPA

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So this past month was quite exciting. RIM had changes in the upper echelons, CES 2012 came and went. Obama made a big speech and SOPA was temporarily defeated. The Stop Online Piracy Act really was only going to hurt the people it shouldn't have hurt, and not really affect the pirates...


January 31, 2012  9:57 PM

RIM’s Changes

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So if you were hiding under a rock you might not have heard this news. But earlier this month Thorsten Heins took over as CEO of RIM. Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis took a step back but still reside on the board. What does this mean for RIM? Apparently nothing if you listen to...


January 31, 2012  9:53 PM

A KeyBoard for the BlackBerry PlayBook!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So for those of you that haven't made a run for the border away from RIM yet, and actually bought a PlayBook, we have good news for you. There is a keyboard coming out for the PlayBook! Tablets are great and everything with their touch screen keyboards, but sometimes you need to be...


January 31, 2012  9:50 PM

How Private is Your Social Networking?

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So I've been following a number of stories out there on the Internet regarding social networking and a disturbing trend is beginning to emerge. This probably ain't news to most of you, but the Government is beginning to use social networking as evidence in court. So basically anything...


January 31, 2012  9:46 PM

TouchDown e-mail App for Android!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

HI folks! So if you're like me, you hate the built-in mail app for the Samsung Galaxy Tab. I tried using the app but just can't stand it. I find that the app lacks a ton of features and is just too kludgy to use. I started speaking with different people using the same tablet as me and I found...


January 31, 2012  9:42 PM

HP’s New Ultrabooks

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

If you have been keeping an eye on the Ultrabook scene, you've probably been seeing all the commercials for HP's ultrabooks. From the Folio, to the Envy to the Spectre. HP has something for everyone. However once you go past a 13" screen, I don't know if you can really still call it an...


January 31, 2012  9:38 PM

Ultrabook faceoff, MacBook Air vs Acer Aspire S5

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So after CES 2012, many announcements were abound, but the most interesting thing in my opinion, was the ultrabook announcements. Of all the anouncements, I found the Acer Aspire S5 to be the most interesting. This ultrabook stands the best chance based on it's hardware specs, to go...


January 23, 2012  3:25 AM

RIM CEOs step down!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So this just in! Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis have stepped down as co-CEO's of RIM! They have named Thorsten Heins as the new President and CEO. He has also been appointed to the board! All I can say, is it's about flipping time! RIM was on a roller coaster ride into oblivion this...


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