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April 14, 2012  5:32 PM

EPIC Tech Day is here again!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
CAnada, Cisco, cloud computing, conference, Epic Technology Day, event, HP, IBM, Information Technology, Manitoba, Meru Networks, SonicWALL, Virtualization, VMWare, Winnipeg

Hi folks, it's that time of year again. EPIC will be holding their Technology Day event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and you won't want to miss it. The event is chock full of IT goodness and all the usual suspects will be there as well as some new vendors you may have not seen before such as...

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...

January 31, 2012  10:14 PM

VMware View Client Update

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Amazon, Android, Apple, HP, Kindle Fire, Linux, Mac, Mac OS X Lion, PCoIP, technology, Teradici, Ubuntu, Unix, virtual desktop, VMware View

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...

October 31, 2011  9:12 PM


Posted by: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So if you haven't heard, HP is keeping PSG! This is great news for companies that have bought into the HP strategy of being an all in one provider. HP has a long term outlook for it's product lines and it's nice to have one company you can go to for everything from enterprise to...

August 31, 2011  7:22 PM

What about the other tablet vendors?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Android, HP, iPad, tablet, webos

Hi folks! So now that we have this tablet craze with the cheap HP tablets selling like hotcakes, what about the others? With HP waving the white flag, who is going to challenge Apple's dominance in the tablet space? Here's hoping somebody buys PSG from HP and keeps the tablet alive. As I've...

August 31, 2011  7:16 PM

HP Tablet Craze!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
cheap, craze, HP, tablet, webos

Hi folks! So not long after HP announced selling off PSG, the prices dropped on their tablets to 99 bucks and 150 bucks respectively for their low end and higher end tablets. Some of my friends went to the local big box electronic retailers to go pick some up and apparently the staff mentioned...

August 31, 2011  7:13 PM

HP selling off PSG

Posted by: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard about how HP wants to sell off their consumer products division! What does this mean for the everyday user? Is this something to be concerned about? I for one think there isn't much to worry about because since HP has such a...

August 31, 2011  7:09 PM

HP Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF)

Posted by: Raj Perumal
A-Series, HP, Intelligent Resilient Framework, IRF, spanning tree, STP

Hi folks! Fresh off my A-Series course, I wanted to talk a bit about HP's Intelligent Resilient Framework, otherwise known as IRF. IRF is functionality built into the HP A-Series line of switches that is much like Cisco stacking technology. This allows you to join multiple switches and avoid the...

August 31, 2011  7:05 PM

HP A-Series Switches

Posted by: Raj Perumal
3Com, A-Series, Cisco, enterprise, H3C, HP, routers, routing, switches, switching

Hi folks! So recently I went away on some HP A-Series switch training. I was out in Toronto at some training provided by Avnet. The training was very comprehensive, and I got to learn a  lot of great things about HP's new series of enterprise switches which they acquired from the 3COM/H3C...

January 31, 2011  11:03 PM

Commenting configs

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, CLI, comment configs, HP

Hi folks! So I wanted to rant about one of my pet peeves. That is command line configs and people not commenting them properly! You see, regardless of what CLI you are using, whether it's Cisco or HP or some other vendor. Commenting your config so another administrator coming along can...

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