The musings of an IT Consultant:

March, 2012


March 31, 2012  11:12 PM

Who’s going to acquire RIM?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
acquisition, Microsoft, RIM, Samsung

Hi folks! So based on the latest information from RIM's last quarter and news of Jim Balsillie resigning - people are talking about what's next for RIM. One of the biggest rumours floating around is the acquisition of RIM or some of it's patents. That by far is what keeps RIM in the game today...

March 31, 2012  11:07 PM

vSphere ESXi 5.0 Update 1 is out



Posted by: Raj Perumal
vSphere ESXi 5.0 Update 1, Windows 8

Hi folks, so vSphere ESXi 5.0 Update 1 is out. As i usually recommend, make sure you test this in a lab environment first before you deploy to your production environment. Why do you want this update? Well for one, it enables Windows 8 use in a virtual environment. That in of itself is a reason...


March 31, 2012  11:01 PM

The Speed of Change



Posted by: Raj Perumal
certification, MCITP, MCT, mcts, Microsoft, private cloud, Virtualization

Hi folks, so in the last post I spoke about taking the proper certifications to stay relevant. After all you don't want to be taking certs that are worthless to employers. In this one I wanted to talk about the speed of change in IT as it relates to certifications. You see IT is constantly...


March 31, 2012  10:54 PM

Microsoft Certification and Staying Relevant



Posted by: Raj Perumal
certs, exams, Microsoft Private Cloud Certification, study guide, studying, Virtualization

Hi folks, so as you know I'm a big proponent of certification. I always advocate keeping up to date and making sure you're taking the right certifications. Don't just go out and take any old cert, but make sure you're investigating and researching what is the hot ticket in the industry today,...


March 31, 2012  10:51 PM

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Released



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Consumer Preview, Microsoft, Virtualization, VMWare, VMware ESX, VMware ESXi, VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation, Windows 8

Hi folks, so the Windows 8 Consumer preview was released. If you want to get a taste of Windows 8 might be like then it's quite easy to test. Does this mean you have to blow away your Windows 7 installation to try it out? Of course not! In this day and age of virtualization, we have VMware on...


March 31, 2012  10:39 PM

Today is the last day for BES upgrade



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Android, Apple, BES, BlackBerry, free playbook, RIM, upgrade

Hi folks, so as you may have heard , today was the last day to upgrade BES to the latest version and be eligible for the free PlayBook. I'm not sure how many people took advantage of this offer but I'd love to see the numbers. RIM's recent quarterly results indicate that things haven't been...


March 31, 2012  10:36 PM

HP Re-Organization



Posted by: Raj Perumal
HP, printers, PSG, re-organization

Hi folks, so you've probably heard about the HP re-organization by now. HP has decided to merge the desktop and printer divisions. This is being done in an effort to better serve customers and gain some efficiencies in that space. I think this is a good move for HP and should definitely help...


March 31, 2012  10:33 PM

Do you have enough power for your wireless?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
3x3 mimo, 802.11n, access point, ap, aruba, Cisco, meru, poe injector, poe+, wireless

Hi folks! So you have deployed that new 802.11n wireless solution but things just aren't quite working the way you want to. What's going on? Well all solutions aren't created equal, there are many APs out there that might not give you full 3x3 MIMO functionality . Even if you do have an AP that...


March 31, 2012  10:28 PM

Learn Exchange 2010 Online



Posted by: Raj Perumal
certification, Exchange 2010, free, Microsoft, online labs, training

Hi folks, so many people want to learn new things in the IT world, but it usually comes at a cost. Fortunately for you if you want to learn more about Exchange 2010, there are some free resources at your disposal. There are some online labs available for Exchange 2010 that you can partake in to...


March 31, 2012  10:19 PM

Jim Balsillie Resigns from RIM Board



Posted by: Raj Perumal
co-ceo, Jim Balsillie, resigns, RIM

Hi folks, so unless you have been hiding under a rock, you've heard that Jim has resigned from the RIM board. What do I think about this? I think it's about time! By doing this, maybe RIM can move forward without the influence of the former co-ceo. This should enable RIM to re-focus and...


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