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August 30, 2011  12:46 AM

iPad – Can it replace your laptop



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Apple, ipad, tablet

Hi all, tablets and other portable devices are moving along at an amazing pace. The power and functionality is on the cusp of being able to replace your laptop. But can it do that today? Well, as always in IT, the answer is a definitive maybe. If all you need from your laptop is office, email,...

August 30, 2011  12:36 AM

Remote Access ACLs



Posted by: Joshua Wood
ACL, Cisco, ssh, telnet

Hi all, I see it all of the time. An administrator has a solid network. Security isn't bad in most cases in fact pretty good. But the network is highly exposed to hackers due to unrestricted access to attempt to login to routers and switches. In pretty much every network device that I have worked...


August 30, 2011  12:21 AM

Cisco iPhone/iPod Apps



Posted by: Joshua Wood

Hi all, the iPod, iPhone and iPad have been quite prolific. Cisco is no foreigner when it comes to Apple. Many of the Cisco reps that I work with prefer the Apple tech to the parallel Microsoft tech. In light of that it isn't surprising that Cisco has several Apple App Store apps for free. The...


August 28, 2011  11:22 PM

Cisco Needed to Make Servers



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Cisco, HP, UCS

Hi all, I was debating with a friend recently. His stance was that Cisco should get out of the UCS (or server) business and focus on their core product lines of routers, switches, VoIP, etc. Making sure a company’s core product line is solid isn’t a bad thing. It rarely could be or should be....


August 28, 2011  2:11 PM

Steve Jobs Resigns



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Apple, Steve Jobs

Hi all, Steve Jobs has resigned as Apple’s CEO due to health concerns. That is a huge blow to Apple. It isn’t like this is news because anyone with at least one eye could see he was getting sicker by the month. For Apple fans the question of how much of Apple is dependent on Steve is a real...


August 27, 2011  11:47 PM

Cisco ASDM Demo Mode



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Cisco

Hi all, Cisco’s ASDM is one of the management tools that you can use manage your ASA environment. It is a great tool for viewing your ASA’s and if you don’t like the command line interface it is also a great way to configure them. But what if you want to look through the ASDM and how it...


August 26, 2011  11:26 PM

Coming soon … Cisco UCS Express



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Branch, Cisco, Express, UCS, VMware

Hi all, Cisco has a server line of products. That we already knew. Cisco has recently announced that they will start selling a version of the UCS that will fit into their routers. To that I say, “About freaking time!”. This is a great idea and one of the ways that I think that Cisco should have...


August 26, 2011  12:34 PM

Cisco Virtual Products



Posted by: Joshua Wood
ACS, Cisco, WAAS

The world of virtualization is moving forward and down into the network portion of the data centre. Several of Cisco’s network products are getting virtual versions of their network products. The Cisco WAAS, which is their WAN optimizer, and the Cisco ACS, which is an authentication server, are...


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