• Xip Blog

    OnePlus 3T Phone: Advantages & Limitations

    *This post is off-topic.  Since I was involved in a full-time IT project over the last few months, I’ve not been able to update this blog. It’s now completed and you can expect regular posts on IT/Comp. networking from now on. Do comment below if you have any topic suggestions. I also wish to highlight my latest creative venture – animatedphotos.org. Basically, you could send me six photos taken on a special occasion like a trip, birthday, wedding, etc. and I will create a nice animated photo slideshow using those photos. Head over to my personal blog for details. Now let me come to the topic of this post. OnePlus 3T…

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  • News

    Mar.’17: Monthly Computer Networking & IT Industry News & Updates

    Hello. Welcome to the Monthly Computer Networking & IT Industry news & updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news & product releases by the vendors in our industry, over the last one month – March 2017. #1. Cisco introduces new Cisco Spark Room Kit & Room Kit plus room video conferencing devices. More… Cisco completes acquisition of AppDynamics, a company involved in application and business monitoring. More… #2. Juniper Networks introduces new coherent DWDM Line Cards supporting up to 200 Gbps of speed on Fiber, and other Data Center Interconnect innovations. More… #3. Hewlett Packet Enterprise to spin-off its Enterprise Services business and merge it with CSC. The combined company…

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  • Xip Blog

    3D Printing: Why IT Professionals must care

    Why IT Professionals/Enterprises must care about 3D Printing? With the invention of computing and disruption of software, enterprises and industries have never been the same. After the computing and information technology revolution, the world is ready to embrace the next industrial revolution. If not all, most of the IT professionals see Additive Manufacturing, well known as 3D Printing, as another fancy trend which will end soon. But the truth is that the technology that is predicted to generate a market worth of 30 Billion USD by 2022 is here to stay and has already become an integral part of manufacturing, medicine, and automotive industries. With many innovations happening in the…

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  • News

    Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Oct. 2016)

    Hello, and welcome to another edition of monthly Computer Networking and IT Technologies. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news and product releases by the vendors in our industry over the last one month (Oct. 2016). #1. Highlights from NXTWORK 2016, Juniper Networks annual user conference include product releases like Juniper Networks SRX4100, SRX4200 Firewalls, among others. Read more… #2. HPE introduces HPE Adaptive Backup and Recovery Suite, an integrated suite that uses operational and file analytics to automate and streamline data protection. More… #3. Extreme Networks launches AP3916i, an 802.11ac Wave2 AP with integrated HD camera and AP3912i, 802.11ac Wave2 wall-plate AP. Read More… Also, Extreme Networks completes the…

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  • News

    Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Sep. 2016)

    Hello and welcome to another edition of monthly Computer Networking/IT industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news and product releases by the vendors in our industry, over the last one month (September 2016). #1. Cisco offers media companies and global video delivery networks protection against Video Piracy and Cyber Threats via Videoguard Everywhere, Streaming Piracy Prevention and Infrastructure Security solutions. More.. #2. HPE | Microsoft Azure Stack Solution to deliver on-premises integrated Microsoft Azure Hybrid Cloud solutions to companies that want to host the Azure platform in their data centers. More.. #3. HPE announces plan for spinoff and merger of its non-core software assets — which includes…

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  • Xip Blog

    CII Connect 2016 Expo @ Chennai, India

    The CII Connect 2016 expo & conference just happened in my hometown Chennai (India) on Sep. 27 & 28. Since the event focuses on ICT (Information & Communications Technology) in India, I thought why not visit and write about some interesting products and companies I find there. Disclaimer: Not all products/services mentioned below are related to IT/Networking; some of these companies cater to the local market here and hence may not be applicable for the global audience.  So here you go.. #1. Naanal Naanal Stack paves the path to move to Software Defined Data Center architecture through their next-gen desktop/server virtualization systems, management software, etc. Naanal in Tamil means a plant…

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  • Applications

    Cross-Platform File Transfer/Sharing App XENDER Launches New Version

    What is XENDER? Xender is a comprehensive app for all file transfer & sharing needs on mobile and desktop computing devices. It allows users to share any type of file, at any time, without any mobile data usage. Xender supports Android, IOS, Windows, PC/Mac cross-platform transferring with over 200 times Bluetooth transfer speed. Free Interactive Application XENDER Launches New Version New Delhi, September 22, 2016: XENDER, a file transfer and sharing application, has announced the launch of its new version – with comprehensive functions and better user experience. XENDER has maintained a leading position as the world’s fastest, most convenient mobile sharing tool at zero cost. XENDER offers seamless transmission…

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  • News

    Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Aug. ’16)

    Hello and welcome to another edition of Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news and product releases by the vendors in our industry over the last one month (August 2016). #1. Extreme Networks introduces Industrial Switches that are available in the 8/12 port form factors supporting 1G bandwidth in durable IP 30 metal enclosures. More… #2. Hp introduces HPE StoreVirtual 3200 Storage, a flexible shared storage system built on HPE’s software defined storage platform… Hp’s entry SAN array now comes with 800 GB of built-in SSD capacity – HPE MSA 2042. More… #3. HPE to acquire SGI, a company specializing in compute, data analytics…

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  • Applications

    FACT to launch GST Ready ERP Software for Indian SMEs

    FACT hails passing of GST Bill by Indian Parliament – ready to launch GST ready ERP Software for Indian Companies. FACT Solutions India hailed the passing of the Goods & Services Tax (GST) Bill by Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Parliament) as the most progressive and far-reaching tax reform measure ever undertaken by the Govt of India. “The impact will be unprecedented and will transform India into a single unified marketplace”, says Mr. Arvind Agarwalla, Founder & CEO of the FACT Group of Companies worldwide. He added “GST will subsume the plethora of taxes at the central and state levels. This alone will add 2% to the GDP, propelling the country…

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  • News

    Monthly Computer Networking & IT Industry Updates (Jun. 23 – Jul. 22, ’16)

    Hello, Welcome to another edition of monthly Computer Networking/IT industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting product releases and news published over the last two weeks by the vendors in our industry. #1. Cisco announces Intent to Acquire CloudLock: CloudLock is a privately held Cloud Security company that specializes in CASB – Cloud Access Security Broker technology which provides visibility and analytics around user behavior and sensitive data on the Cloud. Read more… #2. Juniper Networks introduces Cloud-enabled Branch to create and automate branch office networking services on-demand, including SD-WAN. More… #3. Digium reveals schedule for 13th Annual AstriCon, the annual conference for users of open source voice…

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  • Network Security

    Internal Network Segmentation Firewalls: What are these?

    What are Internal Network Segmentation Firewalls? Most firewalls are placed on the edge of the network, and with a good reason. But what happens once a threat/malicious code passes through into the network? Is it not a good idea to contain these threats within a small segment, instead of exposing all systems in the network? That’s why a new category of firewalls called Internal Network Segmentation Firewalls were created. Network Security Threats Today Threats can penetrate a network in multiple ways today. Employees and partners/guests have access to the internal network and they can wreak havoc, if they want. A lot of activity happens on the cloud server outside the…

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  • News

    Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (May 23 – Jun. 22, ’16)

    Hello, Welcome to another edition of monthly Computer Networking & IT Industry updates. In this post, you’ll find some interesting product releases and news from the vendors in our industry, over the last one month. #1. Juniper Networks releases EX2300 & EX3400 series Access Switches for campus and branch networks. While 2300-series switches have 10 GbE uplinks, 3400-series switches have 40-GbE uplinks also. Read more… #2. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise announces plans for tax-free Spin-off and Merger of Enterprise Services business with CSE. This consolidation is expected to create a pure-play IT Services company that will be worth $26 billion USD. More… #3. Helwett Packard Enterprise announces High-Performance Computing Platform that includes…

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  • Network Security

    What is DNSSEC and Why is it Required?

    DNSSEC (Domain Name Systems Security Extensions) is a set of protocols added to the DNS protocol to enhance security. It serves the following main functions – Authenticates and certifies that the DNS data has originated from where it claims to have come from (authoritative source). Checks to ensure DNS data/responses are not modified on the way. When there is no data for a query, authoritative info can be provided to prove the same. As you may know, DNS system is similar to address/phone numbers, and it helps locate a particular system/website in a vast network. DNS servers can be public (ISP, Google DNS, etc.) or private (owned by a company). Roughly,…

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  • News

    Monthly Computer Networking & IT Industry Updates (Apr. 23 – May 22, ’16)

    Hello, Welcome to monthly Computer Networking/IT industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news and product releases by the vendors in our industry, over the last month (April 23 to May 22, 2016). #1. Juniper Networks introduces two Firewalls – Juniper Networks cSRX, a compact and containerized virtual firewall; Juniper Networks vSRX, a multi-core version of the virtual firewall. Read more… #2. Hp Enterprise unveils a new Compute Platform and Servers for Small Business: The HpE ProLiant Easy Connect Managed hybrid solution is an on-premise server that delivers security, performance, and control with the flexibility of the cloud. HpE has also released Hp ProLiant ML10 Gen9 Server for small…

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