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    My Personal Blog

    I guess you all know my name: Rajesh K, but did you know that I live in Chennai, India? Or that I have a personal blog: Destination Infinity? Or that I am a ‘professional blogger’ writing and managing four blogs? Hmm… High time I told you something about me. You too can tell something about yourselves. *Since this blog is overflowing with (rather boring, but necessary) technical info, I thought why not lighten it with a few non-tech posts occasionally* 🙂 I started blogging 8 years ago, and the above mentioned blog was my first. Since I was passionate about creative writing, storytelling and connecting with people, starting a blog seemed obvious.…

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    Computer Networking and IT: LinkedIn Group

    About 80% of the respondents of the survey in my previous post wanted a LinkedIn group. So I’ve created one: Computer Networking and IT. I may create one on Facebook in the future, depending on the interest and engagement level in this group. I guess you can share related links, start discussion threads requesting help, post jobs, post new product releases, etc. But just make sure you don’t step overboard with self promotional messages — I’ll moderate for and remove spam. The group is right now open for everyone, but it will eventually be closed and only related professionals will be retained. If any of you want exclusive closed sub-groups,…

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    A Short Survey (Group Preference & Topic Suggestion)

    Hi, Below, you’ll find a short survey (two questions). It’s anonymous. 1. I am planning to launch a group for Computer Networking – IT Technologies professionals and I want to know your preferred platform. A group will allow everyone to interact, help each other, and share useful links/information. I’ll personally moderate the group to ensure there is no spam and only related professionals are in. 2. I want to know what topics you might want to know/learn more about that’ll help you do your job better. I am planning to write blog posts (or) create information products like eBooks, audio books, or presentation videos for topics requested by multiple readers.…

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    Intel & DST Innovate for Digital India Challenge

    Today I had the opportunity to go to the Intel & DST Innovate for Digital India Challenge kick-off event held at Le Royal Meridian, Chennai. Intel is organizing this challenge for aspiring innovators, entrepreneurs, product designers, startups, students, etc. It is open to Indian National Residents who are 18 years or more as on 1st June ’15. There are two broad areas where new designs/ideas can be submitted: Citizen Device Platform (Hardware Access Device) that helps digitally non-literate person to interact with systems in order to drive mass adoption of technology. For example: Multilingual Voice input/output, Biometric sensing, gesture recognition, etc. Create Apps that accelerate delivery of e-governance through eKranti/MyGov…

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    Are you Going to HP World Tour 2015 in Mumbai?

    If you are an IT professional, living in/around Mumbai — India, you’ll not want to miss the Hp World Tour 2015 event scheduled on May 15, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. “Don’t ask a search engine, meet the engineer. Don’t read the white paper, meet the author. Don’t watch the flash demo, touch the technology.” By attending this one-day event, you’ll not only get to learn about the latest happenings in Cloud, Mobility, Big Data, and Security, but you’ll also get the chance to meet and network with experts from Hp and their partners, directly. Keynote speakers for this event include – Jim Merritt – Senior Vice President, Enterprise…

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    Google Apps for Work Promo Code (India)

    Google Apps for Work (Video Introduction): Google Apps for Work is a Cloud-based collaboration platform that enables all your employees from anywhere in the world, communicate, collaborate & work together in real-time, easily. Requiring no hardware/software investments, Google Apps is a pay-as-you-go solution for your company email, documents, storage, and communication needs. More here: Google Apps for Work. If you are based in India, you can sign up for a free 30-day Trial from here. [Disclaimer: This is a referral link. If you click on it, sign-up, and purchase a subscription, you may get a better price than usual and I may get a small commission for promotion. If you don’t like…

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    Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (Book Review)

    Steve Jobs is the biography of the iconic Apple Executive & CEO, written by Walter Isaacson. I finished reading this book recently and thought why not write a review. So here I am 🙂 Steve Jobs’ Apple Computers redefined many technological products over the last few decades. Steve Wozniack, the co-founder of Apple (along with Steve Jobs) is the inventor of the computer as we know it now. Apple – I & Apple – II computers were popular. Macintosh introduced the GUI interface on computers. (Idea inspired from Xerox, but the latter did not intend to use it in a commercial product.) Pixar, a company founded by Steve Jobs just…

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    Boosting SIP Trunk Security: 5 Tips

    Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking remains a popular alternative to time division multiplexing (TDM) trunks as a cost-effective way to leverage VoIP services and pave the way for more sophisticated universal communications (UC) services such as real-time video conferencing or instant messaging. It’s not all good news, however — in addition to the security vulnerabilities of TDMs, SIP alternatives also come with unique challenges. Here are five critical tips to boost SIP trunk security. Identify Encryption Options Any data — voice, video or text message — that’s coming in over a SIP trunk or leaving your local network should be encrypted. Ideally, your SIP provider relies on transport layer security…

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    ERP on Wearable Devices

    I went to an event hosted by Ramco Systems at Chennai, India (my hometown) where they demonstrated their ERP App for wearable devices like Google Glass and Pebble Smart Watch. But first, see this introductory video on Google Glass: And here’s the Google Glass that I saw (and saw through) in the event: They’ve also created an ERP app for Pebble smart watch. Here it is:   Ramco Systems is a company based in India that offers ERP on Cloud, HCM on Cloud & Aviation on Cloud solutions (among others). The company currently has 20 offices spread across India, USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, South Africa and APAC. According to their Vice…

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    Asus Zenfone 5: Advantages & Limitations

    Disclaimer: This post is about a new phone we bought, and are excited about. It is not about Computer Networking/IT Technologies. Video Introduction: So we bought this new Asus Zenfone 5 Smart Phone recently. Here is our observation on the main advantages and limitations of this phone. Of course it’s a great device at an attractive price – don’t hesitate to buy it! 🙂 Important Specifications: 5″ HD Screen; 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Dual Core processor with Hyper-Threading; Dual Micro SIM card slots; 8 MP Rear Camera, 2 MP Front Cam, Flash; 2110 mAh non-removable battery; 8 GB Internal storage, 2 GB RAM, 64 GB Expandable memory (Micro SD card slot);…

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    Event: HP World Tour 2014 (Mumbai, India, July 04)

    HP World Tour 2014 event will be held on July 04 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Santacruz, Mumbai, India. This is a one-day business conference featuring (among others) spotlight sessions on hot topics like Big Data, Cloud, Mobility & Security. HP Executives, industry luminaries and customers will discuss about the latest IT Technologies and how companies can benefit from them. In addition to the spotlight sessions, there will be “Defining the New Style of IT” sessions on topics including – Next Generation Network Security, Convergence, Big Data Discovery Experience, Automation & Analytics, Next Era of Storage, Increasing the Strategic Value of Imaging & Printing, Software Defined Networking, BYOD & Personal…

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    My First Novel has been Published as an eBook!

    Disclaimer: This is a general post, not related to Computer Networking/IT Technologies. If you were wondering why I’ve not been active on this blog for sometime, it’s because I was busy writing a novel! This story is titled – ‘The Archers Revenge’ and has been published as an eBook on Amazon Kindle. Here’s the link for the product page: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KO95UQ6/ (Click this link to get more details about the book). If any of you have a Kindle, that’s the best way to read it. (It’s an excellent device for reading – I read white papers on Kindle). Even otherwise, you can read it on your Tablet, Computer/Laptop or Smart phone (if the…

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    What is a SIP Threat Management Device (STM)?

    You may be familiar with UTM – Unified Threat Management device, but have you come across an STM – SIP Threat Mangement device, that is used to protect the IP PBX and IP Phones/Telephony infrastructure from threats/attacks? Here is a guest post by Martin Andre Strul of Allo.com, manufacturer of STM device, Analog/Digital Telephony cards, Analog telephone adapters, VOIP gateways, PBX systems, IP Phones and more. Special message from Allo.com to readers of excITingIP.com: If you are a system integrator, an IT person in your office, someone involved with VOIP security and want to learn more about this unit or just interested in reviewing the STM, contact us for a sample today!…

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    Libre Office Impress Remote Control using Android & iOS mobile

    Video Tutorial on how to set-up and use Libre Office Remote Control using Android: As you might know, Libre Office is a free/open source office productivity suite. Libre Office Impress enables you to create and present slide-shows. A new feature developed for Libre Office (which can be installed in Windows, Mac & Linux systems) lets presenters to control their presentation from their Android phone/tablet (or) iOS phone/tablet, upon downloading a free app. A small introduction on how a user can set-up and use the remote presentation feature in Libre Office through an Android phone, has been embedded above. There are two main modes in which you can use this app…

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