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June 7, 2013  12:51 AM

Canadian Passports going High Tech



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So in the ever increasing game of security, Canada has finally joined the rest of the world and has introduced chip based passports! Coming July 1st, 2013 Canada will be issuing passports that are chipped based. This is great news for Canadians because Canada passports are targeted by...

June 5, 2013  12:38 AM

Taking VMware virtualization to the next level!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So I would say most people by now have at least virtualized some part of their network. The question is, have you taken it beyond that? Once you've virtualized you've opened up a whole new world of possibilities for yourself. With virtualization, you enable ease of use, consolidation,...


June 3, 2013  12:24 AM

Meru Networks Bonjour Gateway Support!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So how many of you have to support a myriad of Apple devices on your wireless network? If you're like me, this is a common requirement. It's hard to start a BYOD strategy without considering Apple. After all, almost everyone you come across owns some sort of Apple device. In order to...


June 1, 2013  4:15 PM

Microsoft System Center 2012



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So you're looking for that magic bullet for management and monitoring and you're not sure what to use? Well if you're a Microsoft shop you're in luck! Microsoft's System Center 2012 aims to achieve that goal! While older incaranations of System Center didn't seem quite as stiched...


May 30, 2013  3:43 AM

Intel wins tablet deal!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! Rumor has it that Intel has won a major deal! Apparently Intel will be supplying the processors for the next Samsung tablet! As you may know, the tablet and smartphone market are full of processors that are not made by Intel. Intel however looks like it's trying to play catch up and...


May 30, 2013  2:57 AM

Xbox One



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So we all waited with much anticipation and the Xbox One was finally announced! I wasn't expecting that for the name, but whatever, I can live with it. Sounds a lot like they ripped off the name of the HTC One though. Anyways, as a big Xbox 360 fan, I am very happy with the features...


May 29, 2013  3:39 AM

Microsoft Azure to the rescue!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So Microsoft has decided to come to our rescue with Azure! Microsoft is using their powerful cloud platform to help us take down botnets! Microsoft is using their cloud power to battle the bots and make the IT world a better place. Hats off to Microsoft for helping everyone out! You...


May 20, 2013  3:47 AM

Apple’s World Wide Devloper’s Conference Possible Announcements



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! so the Apple WWDC is coming soon and there are bound to be some great announcements as usual. Some people have predicted announcements about new devices, but experts say that this doesn't make sense because Apple would probably have separate launch events if they were launching new...


May 9, 2013  3:30 AM

Cisco unhappy about Microsoft/Skype deal



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So you may have heard that recently Cisco has been vocal about the Microsoft and Skype deal. Cisco is taking exception to the fact that Microsoft will be taking over the market with the market penetration that Skype has. I find this highly amusing coming from Cisco, considering how...


May 8, 2013  3:28 AM

Interesting article on 802.11AC



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! If you haven't heard the new upcoming wireless standard is called 802.11AC. This is the standard that promises gigabit wireless. Unfortunately, most current WiFi vendors are not adequately prepared for it at this time. Meru Networks has a blog where they explain the details of the...


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