Modern Network Architecture:

December, 2011

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December 26, 2011  1:32 AM

MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching)



Posted by: James Murray
It consultant, Modern Network Architecture, MPLS, seattle IT Services

One of my collaboration partners is a local (Seattle area) cloud provider.  I like working with this provider because in addition to providing a infrastructure, platform and/or software as a service this company provides MPLS services.  I've worked with multiple MPLS providers for years

December 18, 2011  10:27 PM

Cloud Network Architecture



Posted by: James Murray
Cloud Network Architecture, IT Consulting, SaaS

The term "cloud" is a metaphor for the internet.  The term was borrowed from the past representations of the phone system.  From a technical standpoint what is the cloud really? 

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December 18, 2011  10:22 PM

Cloud network architecture and ICT



Posted by: James Murray
IT Consulting, IT services, Modern Network Architecture

You may not have noticed but technology is changing very rapidly.  18 years ago I was still using DOS and beginning to use Windows for Workgroups.  Three MCSE certifications later and cloud infrastructure is about connecting business...


December 11, 2011  11:02 PM

Technical Glass Ceiling



Posted by: James Murray
IT Consulting, modern network archtictect

I saw it ten years ago, I see it today.  A network is built.  The business systems are built on the network.  As the business grows, the technology remains the same.  As the business grows further, the technical systems begin choking the productivity of the organization. 


December 11, 2011  10:58 PM

IT Hostages



Posted by: James Murray
IT Consulting, IT Hostage, It Projects, IT services, Modern Network Architecture

In my conversations with clients this week something came out.  That something was one of those unmentionable subjects that many business owners are uncomfortable talking about.  There are three forms of political power in any business.  I'll call them authoritative, charismatic and technical. ...


December 4, 2011  9:44 PM

IS vs IT



Posted by: James Murray
Information system, Information Technology, IT Consulting, modern network archticture

I'm kind of used to the way technical and non-technical people interchange the terms Information technology and Information System.  I was speaking with a very savvy client who began splitting hairs over the difference between IT and IS.  I mentioned that most people use the term interchangeably...


December 4, 2011  9:41 PM

What is IT besides Information Technology?



Posted by: James Murray
Cloud, IT Consulting, Modern Network Architecture

I was talking with a potential client about SEO.  As the owner of an IT Consulting Company I have lots of conversations with clients. In the conversation I mentioned that I was an expert in IT. 


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