The musings of an IT Consultant:

August, 2013


August 31, 2013  4:51 AM

BlackBerry multi-platform BBM initiative is too little too late

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! If you have ever been a user of a BlackBerry device, you are probably familiar with BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). This is the service that allowed "texting" between BlackBerries without using up your texting plan. However in this day and age it's a thing of the past. There are a myriad...

August 30, 2013  10:09 PM

VMworld 2013

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So VMworld 2013 was this week, and if you were lucky enough you got to attend! VMware is heavily focusing on the hybrid cloud and software defined networking this year. It should be interesting to see how this plays out. In the SDN space, VMware has NSX and I will keep an open mind and...


August 29, 2013  10:35 PM

BlackBerry’s Future for the Enterprise

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So based on the latest news from BlackBerry, everything is up in the air. Nobody knows what's going to happen and rumors are abound all over the Internet. Will someone buy them? Will they be parted out? Will they fade into obscurity? All I know is that if you're investing in a new...


August 23, 2013  9:09 PM

Microsoft Memorandum and Ballmer Retiring

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So Steve Ballmer has released a memorandum and now he's also announced his retiring. What does this mean to us? Should we care? I think so. Whether you love them or hate them, Microsoft has always been an integral part of the IT world. What happens at Microsoft does have an affect on...


August 17, 2013  10:30 PM

Brocade FastIron 08.0.00a released

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! The lastest Brocade FastIron code is here with 08.0.00a and is ready to roll! Those of you that have been waiting for this new release can now try it out. However if you have no need to upgrade, I would stay on the old 7.x code as there are a number of major changes with 8.x and it's...


August 15, 2013  10:23 PM

HTC Sales – Q3Y13

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So the numbers for HTC Q3 came in and they weren't too great. HTC missed the mark by a fair bit. Having said that, the HTC One has been one of their most successful devices in recent history and the company is poised to market some mid-tier devices as well. I think if HTC markets...


August 13, 2013  10:16 PM

MacBooks with 802.11ac

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So with all the buzz about 802.11ac, where do you get the client devices to use it? Well Apple is leading the pack (no surprise there) and is introducing devicesĀ  with 802.11ac right out of the box. This means you can buy the latest MacBook with


August 11, 2013  10:12 PM

VMware sells Zimbra

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So in other VMware news, Zimbra has been sold off. Zimbra was VMware's collaboration software. I always thought Zimbra was a great product, but I often wondered why VMware owned it. It didn't seem to exactly fit in the portfolio. Now that they've gotten rid of it, they can focus on...


August 7, 2013  9:42 PM

Veeam Backup and Replication v7

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So for all you Veeam users out there, version 7 is here and is introducing some great new features such as the following:

  • Backup from storage snapshots
  • WAN Acceleration
  • Tape support (easily one of the most asked for features)
  • Greater SharePoint...


August 5, 2013  9:37 PM

Windows 8.1 Preview

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So the Windows 8.1 preview is available! For those of you that weren't all that happy with Windows 8, here is your chance to try 8.1 to see if you like it any better. The biggest deal is that the Start button is back. It still doesn't work as expected but at least it's back. I...


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