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November, 2011

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November 30, 2011  1:58 AM

Cisco SMB UC



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Cisco

Hi all, Cisco has been trying hard to get into the SMB space. It is a tough thing for a company that likes to over engineer to do because, well, they just can't help themselves. With the acquisition of Linksys it looks like they gained a vehicle into the SMB but have they really? That remains to be...

November 30, 2011  1:48 AM

Cisco Company Switches – Finally



Posted by: Joshua Wood
3560-c, Cisco, Switch

Hi all, a llloooonnnnggg time ago Cisco put up information about the Cisco 3560-c company switches on their website. The specs on these tint switches are really nice for a 10 port gig routing switch. Pricing and availability was delayed for an unknown reason for a long time. At some point over...


November 30, 2011  1:39 AM

BES for Other Phones



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Android, BES, BlackBerry, iphone

Hi all, the BlackBerry used to be known for its enterprise features. Now wouldn’t it be great if that funcationality was provided by RIM but for other phones? Why would they do such a thing? Well, (and I know you can see where this is going) RIM is doing just that. The reference article below...


November 30, 2011  1:34 AM

Android is King of the Hill



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Android, Apple, Google, IOS, smartphone

Hi all, when it comes to the OS that most smart phones use I would not have seen the Android and the gigantic lead that it has gained in the last year over its competitors. The small and free OS for smartphones has, as of last count, taken over 50% of the smartphone market. I don’t and haven’t...


November 29, 2011  11:56 PM

Cisco Says It Will Get Cloudier



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Cisco, cloud, Gmail, Hotmail, VentureBeat

Hi all, ok forgive the terrible pun in the headline but the cloud is all the rage these days and to some businesses it makes a lot of sense. It is basically outsourcing some of your key IT needs to another company. Email is a classic example of this. Places like Gmail or HotMail have been offering...


November 29, 2011  11:45 PM

HP Procurve Manager



Posted by: Joshua Wood
HP, PCM, Procurve

Hi all, managing your network gear is a chore and not a fun one like cleaning out the ice cream box. It can be tedious and without reward. There are switch backups, monitoring of ports, traffic reporting and more things that are just good house cleaning take a lot of time. In the HP Procurve world...


November 27, 2011  8:17 PM

Cisco – Virtual ASA Firewall



Posted by: Joshua Wood
1000v, ASA, Cisco, cloud firewall, virtual

Hi all, Cisco has been making a solid effort in recent times to free themselves of the requirement of hardware in order to use their services. This is a great idea and one that I have supported in many of my blog posts. Recently Cisco announced that they will be introducing a virtual ASA. The...


November 27, 2011  8:07 PM

Sample HP Procurve Coniguration



Posted by: Joshua Wood
HP, Procurve, Switch

Hi all, a long time ago I published a blog about a sample HP Procurve switch configuration. That blog garnered some good comments. This is an updated and modified version of that same blog post but with the updated changes. This is the name of the switch. These names are not relevant to the...


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