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May 31, 2012  4:10 AM

VMware’s Project Octopus



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Project Octopus, VMWare

Hi folks! So for those of you home users that use file sharing services like Dropbox, don't you wish you had something like that for work? Something more secure, something made for the enterprise? Well never fear, VMware has come up with something currently called Project Octopus. This...

April 30, 2012  4:44 AM

Microsoft brings the MCSE name back!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
certification, it's back, mcse, MCSE is back, Microsoft, training

Hi folks! So do you remember the old days of the MCSE certification? Well some people look at those old days in a good or a bad light depending on who you are. But there is one thing you can't deny, and that's the proliferation of the MCSE name/brand and how recognizable it is. Well Microsoft...


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...


April 14, 2012  5:28 PM

Win a Samsung Galaxy Nexus!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Samsung, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, SamsungMobile500, Texas Motor Speedway, tweet, Twitter, win

Hi folks, so Samsung Mobile US is having a contest! If you are watching the Nascar Sprint Cup Series at the Texas Motor Speedway, you know that Samsung is sponsoring it. They would like you to tweet with  #SamsungMobile500 with who you think will win and you can win a Samsung Galaxy...


March 31, 2012  11:12 PM

Who’s going to acquire RIM?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
acquisition, Microsoft, RIM, Samsung

Hi folks! So based on the latest information from RIM's last quarter and news of Jim Balsillie resigning - people are talking about what's next for RIM. One of the biggest rumours floating around is the acquisition of RIM or some of it's patents. That by far is what keeps RIM in the game today...


March 31, 2012  11:01 PM

The Speed of Change



Posted by: Raj Perumal
certification, MCITP, MCT, mcts, Microsoft, private cloud, Virtualization

Hi folks, so in the last post I spoke about taking the proper certifications to stay relevant. After all you don't want to be taking certs that are worthless to employers. In this one I wanted to talk about the speed of change in IT as it relates to certifications. You see IT is constantly...


March 31, 2012  10:54 PM

Microsoft Certification and Staying Relevant



Posted by: Raj Perumal
certs, exams, Microsoft Private Cloud Certification, study guide, studying, Virtualization

Hi folks, so as you know I'm a big proponent of certification. I always advocate keeping up to date and making sure you're taking the right certifications. Don't just go out and take any old cert, but make sure you're investigating and researching what is the hot ticket in the industry today,...


March 31, 2012  10:51 PM

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Released



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Consumer Preview, Microsoft, Virtualization, VMWare, VMware ESX, VMware ESXi, VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation, Windows 8

Hi folks, so the Windows 8 Consumer preview was released. If you want to get a taste of Windows 8 might be like then it's quite easy to test. Does this mean you have to blow away your Windows 7 installation to try it out? Of course not! In this day and age of virtualization, we have VMware on...


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...


March 31, 2012  10:28 PM

Learn Exchange 2010 Online



Posted by: Raj Perumal
certification, Exchange 2010, free, Microsoft, online labs, training

Hi folks, so many people want to learn new things in the IT world, but it usually comes at a cost. Fortunately for you if you want to learn more about Exchange 2010, there are some free resources at your disposal. There are some online labs available for Exchange 2010 that you can partake in to...


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