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June 30, 2012  9:36 PM

More blazing fast SSD from OCZ!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So it's no secret that SSD is the way to go these days if you want blazing fast speeds. As evidenced by the plethora of ultrabook announcements, they all come stock with SSD drives. SSD is great not just for weight savings but for performance as well. Hot off the acquisition of...

June 30, 2012  9:08 PM

HP Envy Spectre XT



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! For those of you that want a premium ultrabook, the upcoming HP Envy Spectre XT is for you! The new Spectre from HP sports a lighter form factor along with a slightly sleeker look.  It's also supposed to have 8 hours of battery life. Originally scheduled for release in early June,...


June 30, 2012  9:03 PM

HP hits a home run with the Folio



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So are you looking for a good ultrabook at a decent price? Well if you don't want a Mac, and want a PC, I would encourage you to look at the HP Folio. The HP Folio has a nice array of features and comes in at a great price point. If you want to get more fancy you can upgrade to the HP...


June 30, 2012  8:54 PM

Wireless Issues for HTC One X



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So hot off the launch of the new HTC One X phone, there are already issues. Apparently there are wireless issues with the device and HTC has asked customers to contact them if they are having issues. I own an HTC One XL (a variant of the HTC One X) and I have been having tons of...


June 30, 2012  8:51 PM

Do you have a network monitoring system?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So more often than not, it can be quite difficult for a network administrator to track down a potential problem on their network. When running a large network with hundreds or thousands of ports, it's like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Well if you have a network monitoring...


June 30, 2012  8:48 PM

Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade Available to Telus Phones



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So after much waiting, the ICS update is available for Telus phones like the Samsung Galaxy S II X. By doing a Kies update, you can access the latest firmware. Make sure your phone is charge before you perform the update otherwise you will get an error. Also ensure you are not clicking...


June 30, 2012  8:45 PM

RIM Cuts Jobs



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So you may have heard, RIM had another horrible announcement the other day. In the wake of crappy quarterly losses RIM has had to slash jobs to the tune of 5000 people. Despite RIM's best efforts to stay afloat, they continue to bleed out and things are looking grim for the BlackBerry...


June 30, 2009  2:00 PM

Buying a laptop for consulting



Posted by: Raj Perumal
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So you finally decide it's time to turn in your old clunker of a computer and buy a shiny new laptop for your IT consulting business. What do you get? Brands aside, what specs do you want on a laptop in the wide world of consulting? How much horsepower do you really need? Well lucky for you I...


September 22, 2008  4:26 AM

BlackBerry announces support for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007



Posted by: Raj Perumal
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So BlackBerry just announced support for Microsoft OCS 2007. What does this mean to us? This means greater support and integration between BlackBerry and Microsoft products. One of the greatest things missing in my opinion from the BlackBerry suite of software is interoperability with other...


August 2, 2008  8:16 PM

Bare Metal Hypervisors



Posted by: Raj Perumal
bare metal, bare metal hypervisor, Citrix, Citrix XenServer, ESX Server, ESXi, ESXi 3.5, Hyper-V, hypervisor, IT consultant, IT Consulting, Level 1 hypervisor, level 2 hypervisor, Microsoft, Virtualization, VMWare, XenServer

With Hyper-V out now, the virtualization marketing machine from all the different virtualization companies is in full swing. The battle is on and it looks like it's going to be an ugly one. With virtualization pros on either side spouting the virtues of their product and claiming why one is better...


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