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December 26, 2013  9:55 PM

BlackBerry going back to it’s roots



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So BlackBerry is back in the news again, but in a good way! Ever since Thorsten Heins was ejected and the new CEO took over, I think we may be able to see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. The new CEO has announced that BlackBerry will focus on the enterprise and BBM which...

December 18, 2013  9:41 PM

MTS announces new Data Centre



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! More good news from MTS and EPIC Information Solutions in the province of Manitoba. MTS has announced that they are building a world class data centre in Winnipeg. It will be a $50 million dollar, 70,000 sq. foot multi-tenant data centre. EPIC Information Solutions which was...


December 10, 2013  10:07 PM

Meru hits the Flordia District



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! Meru Networks continues to deploy it's great solutions in the school system! Recently Florida District deployed Meru Networks WiFi technology across all 44 of it's schools serving over 40,000 students. Meru Networks gear is ideal for the educational marketplace with it's market...


December 1, 2013  10:11 PM

Smartglass Idea



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So if you own an Xbox 360 or One, you know what SmartGlass is. SmartGlass is a remote control program that allows you to remotely control those devices. However I have an idea - wouldn't it be great if we had something like that for our PC's? A program on our SmartPhone that we could...


November 30, 2013  2:02 PM

Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So for those of you that liked the original Yoga but wanted something just a bit more, this laptop is for you!

The great folks at Lenovo have launched the Thinkpad Yoga! This brings the Yoga to the business world!

Starting at $1299, you can get the Yoga with all the...


November 26, 2013  9:36 PM

Microsoft Moving Towards Encryption



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So with all the news about the NSA spying on everyone, companies and private citizens alike are starting to get squeamish. So it shouldn't be a surprise that the giant Microsoft has taken notice and has decided to do something about it. Microsoft is concerned that they may have already...


November 26, 2013  9:31 PM

Backup Exec.cloud



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So for those of you that are considering using Backup in the cloud, this news may be relevant for you. Symantec has decided to stop offering Backup Exec.cloud. This is Symantec's cloud service for backup. It is not clear what Symantec will offer in place of this, but word on the street...


November 23, 2013  9:54 PM

Cisco UCS wins award!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So big news for Cisco! Cisco has won an award for their UCS platform. Cisco won the product of the year award at SVC 2013 for their Cisco UCS Director which allows you to manage compute, network and storage.  Congratulations to Cisco on a job well done! You can read more about the...


November 21, 2013  9:42 PM

Encryption for Microsoft Office 365



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So for those of you that have embraced the cloud, and for those of you that are sitting on the fence - I have great news for you! Microsoft has decided to bring no charge encryption to office 365 email! This is a huge deal, because as i mentioned before, with all the security breaches...


November 20, 2013  1:34 PM

Brocade Announces ICX 7750



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So Brocade has come to the table again with yet another high powered switch! Brocade has launched the first purpose built switch for scale out campus aggregation. Specs from the Brocade web site below:

Highlights of the Brocade ICX 7750:


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