The musings of an IT Consultant:

February, 2012


February 29, 2012  8:51 PM

Google’s acquisition of Motorola



Posted by: Raj Perumal
acquisition, Google, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung

Hi folks! So you've obviously heard by now about the acquisition of Motorola by Google. This is just further evidence of the close ties between the telephony world and the computer world. Really more and more these days you see a merging of these two industries and this acquisition is just...

February 29, 2012  8:44 PM

Privacy in Canada, Bill C-30



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Bill C-30, CAnada, privacy

Hi folks, so if you're part of the IT community and live in Canada, bill C-30 should be important to you. Not because you want it, but because you want to avoid it in any way you can! Bill C-30 authorizes governments to get your private information from ISP's without a warrant. Some people say...


February 29, 2012  8:41 PM

Yet another way to get a free BlackBerry PlayBook



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, developer, free playbook, RIM

Hi folks! So if you read my previous post, you know you can get a free PlayBook by upgrading to BES version 5 by March 31st, 2012. Well there is another way as well. Developers submitting applications to RIM can also get a free PlayBook. This offer was so popular that RIM has extended it to...


February 29, 2012  8:39 PM

Free PlayBook if you Upgrade BES



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BES version 5, BlackBerry PlayBook, free playbook, upgrade offer

So RIM is offering a great deal for prospective people wanting to upgrade to BES 5. If you upgrade to BES 5 before March 31st, 2012 you will get a free PlayBook! Now if you have a huge BES implementation, this might not be enough time to get a project such as this off the ground, but if you...


February 29, 2012  8:33 PM

Windows 8 Consumer Preview!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Add new tag, Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview download

Hi folks, so if you're interested in fooling around with new operating systems, the Windows 8 consumer preview is here! Obviously you're not going to want to run this in production, and you are sure to have some issues in testing, but that's what testing is all about. So if you have a test...


February 29, 2012  8:27 PM

VMware VCP 5 Certification Upgrade Deadline Today Feb. 29, 2012



Posted by: Raj Perumal
deadline, VCP 5, VMWare

Hi folks! So if you are a current VCP 4, today is the deadline date to upgrade! If you want to upgrade to your VCP 5 without having to attend a course, then you need to have written the exam by today. For those of you that haven't done it already, it's too late, you are now going to have to...


February 29, 2012  8:22 PM

Google’s Privacy Policy



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Google's Privacy Policy

Hi folks, you have one more day to clear your Google history! Due to Google's new privacy policy, if you have web history stored at Google and don't clear it before March 1st, 2012, it will become permanent. This is not good if you are a privacy advocate! The EFF is trying to make more people...


February 29, 2012  5:06 PM

Veeam now supports Hyper-V!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Hyper-V, Veeam, Virtualization

Hi folks, if you're been reading my blog, you know that I'm a huge fan of the Veeam product in the VMware world. It's great for backup, easy to configure and a cheap pricepoint! Well now the latest version of Veeam supports Hyper-V! So now for those of you that decide you want to go the Hyper-V...


February 29, 2012  5:03 PM

Cisco ASA DHCP issues on WAN port



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco ASA, DHCP, ISP, WAN

Hi folks, so some people have reported having issues with the Cisco ASA firewall and acquiring an IP on the wan port from the ISP when set to DHCP mode instead of static. This is an issue that usually has nothing to do with the ASA, bu t with the ISP modem itself. Make sure you reboot the modem,...


February 29, 2012  4:56 PM

Samsung Galaxy S3



Posted by: Raj Perumal
info leaked, Samsung Galaxy S3

Hi folks! So the MWC conference has arrived and everyone is talking about the Samsung Galaxy S3. The funny thing is that it was not announced at MWC, so why is everyone talking about it? That's because the specs...


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