• Xip Blog

    Ramco Systems releases ERP offering for Logistics

    Ramco Systems, a Chennai (India) based enterprise software company launched the Ramco Logistics Software, an integrated cloud-based platform for third-party logistics, on the sidelines of announcing their Q3 results. This niche offering integrates logistics and ERP software and runs on the cloud. The company follows the per-user-per-month pricing model, popular with cloud offerings. The growth of e-commerce and urbanization of the logistics sector, the company says, has renewed the interest for innovative technology offerings for this industry. Hence they have come up with an end-to-end integrated and cloud-based ERP for logistics. Today, the company organized a press release to announce their Q3 results. Here are the highlights: Q3 YTD profit after tax…

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  • News

    Bi-Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Jan. 26 – Feb. 07, ’16)

    Hello, Welcome to another edition of bi-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 two weeks (January 26 to February 07, 2016). #1. Ruckus Wireless introduces entry-level 802.11ac Access Point & Controller-less Outdoor Access Points: Ruckus ZoneFlex R310 is the new entry-level enterprise class AC access point. It’s controller-less version is R310 Unleashed. In addition to these two, Ruckus also introduced Unleashed (controller-less) versions of its T-300 outdoor access points. Read more… #2. Big Switch releases free Community Editions of its Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric, with limited licensing options. This like…

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  • News

    Bi-Monthly Computer Networking & IT Industry Updates (Jan 12 – 25, ’16)

    Hello, Welcome to bi-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 two weeks (January 12 – January 25, 2016). #1. Dell announces Operating System 10 (OS10), an open networking initiative designed for software flexibility and programmability in large data centers by disaggregating the network software. Open Base Module leverages unmodified open source Linux while Dell and third-party applications with programming options can be added on the top. Read more… #2. Riverbed announces acquisition of Germany-based Ocedo, a leading provider of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN)…

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  • News

    Bi-Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Dec. 21 – Jan. 11)

    Hello, Welcome to another edition of bi-monthly Computer Networking & IT industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news and product releases from the vendors in our industry during December 21, ’15 to January 11, ’16. (Happy New Year, BTW) **Sponsor’s message (My own!!): My e-book, ‘Short Stories With A Twist’ is available to buy on Amazon.com 🙂 Fiction readers – check it out. #1. NetApp to Acquire SolidFire and will integrate their All-Flash storage systems built for data centers into their portfolio. Read more… #2. ShoreTel Acquires Corvisa, a UC Cloud solution provider that provides standards-based APIs, SIP Trunking and Contact Center solutions. More… #3. Microsoft offers…

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  • Wireless Network

    Factors to Consider for High Density WiFi Deployments

    You may think that for high density deployments, it’s best to increase the number of Access Points in order to cater to more WiFi users who are congregated within a small area. But that may not always be the best thing to do. Wireless interference is a major issue, all the more pronounced with high density WiFi deployments. Even if more APs need to be used, administrators may try to reduce the transmitted power of each AP so that their signals don’t interfere with neighboring APs. But that reduces the available bandwidth for intended users. Hence planning WiFi coverage for high density areas is complex. Here are some factors to consider…

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  • News

    Bi-Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Dec. 07 – Dec. 20, ’15)

    Hello, Welcome to Bi-monthly Computer Networking/IT industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news and product releases from the vendors in our industry, over the last two weeks (December 07 – December 20, 2015). #1. Cisco Spark, a Cloud-based Collaboration tool, to be Launched: Cisco is planning to launch Cisco Spark that will integrate messaging, meeting and calling, and will run on the Cloud. Read more… #2. Brocade predicts a few trends for the future of the Networking industry: Here. And so does Unify. Here. #3. Google Apps introduces DLP for email: Google Apps Unlimited customers using gmail get Data Loss Prevention (DLP) feature to protect sensitive information from getting…

  • News

    Bi-monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Nov. 24 – Dec. 06, ’15)

    Hello, Welcome to another edition of bi-monthly Computer Networking/IT industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news & product releases by the vendors in our industry over the last two weeks (November 24 – December 06, 2015). #1. Aruba Networks (a Hp company) announces cloud-based beacon management. Based on Bluetooth Low-energy technology, Aruba beacons provides solutions on indoor location and wayfinding, proximity-aware push notifications, and other location-based mobile engagement services. The beacon management can now by done from a remote location, over the cloud. Read more… #2. Microsoft announces preview for Azure Container Service, a cloud hosting service for Containers. Linux containers are currently supported in the preview.…

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  • Network-Active

    Want 2.5G/5G BASE-T Connections? They’re coming.

    The 1 GE BASE-T standard connecting at 1000 Mbps is widely used today. But if you want more bandwidth from a single port, your options are: Combine two or more 1 GE connections via Link Aggregation, or upgrade to a 10 GE connection. Both these options are not as efficient or as inexpensive as having a direct 2.5 GE or 5 GE connection from a single port through a single cable. If we can push 10 GE through a single copper port, why not these? The IEEE P802.3bz is the new upcoming standard that seeks to address this gap and the working committee has released a draft. The new standard…

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  • News

    Bi-Monthly Computer Networking/IT Updates (Nov. 09 – 23, ’15)

    Hello, Welcome to a new edition of bi-monthly Computer Networking/IT industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news and product releases by the vendor companies in our field, over the last two weeks (November 09 – 23, 2015). #1. Cisco announces intent to acquire Acano Limited, a privately held company based in London that specializes in collaboration infrastructure and conferencing software. Acano’s solution includes hardware gateways and audio/video bridging technology. Read more… #2. Extreme Networks introduces AP3935 i/e indoor and AP3965i/e outdoor Access Points that support flow-based 802.11ac WAVE 2 wireless technology. More… #3. Dell Introduces PowerEdge Servers for the SMB market: These servers include PowerEdge R330 & 230…

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    Bi-Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Oct. 26 – Nov. 08, ’15)

    Hello, Welcome to bi-monthly Computer Networking/IT industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news, product releases by the vendors in our industry over the last two weeks (October 26 to November 08, 2015). #1. Ruckus Wireless Introduces Virtual SmartZone, a virtual data plane for WiFi to segregate data traffic from control traffic on large networks. Read more… #2. Atos to Acquire Unify from The Gores Group and Siemens. More… #3. Barracuda adds new models for its Barracuda NextGen Firewall Series: These are the new desktop appliance models: F18, F80, F180, F280 aimed at branch offices that rely on cloud-based services. Read more… #4. Riverbed, the sponsor of Wireshark, announces Wireshark…

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  • Wireless Network

    WiFi Hotspot Analytics

    If you run a retail chain or a large services-based organization like a mall or hospital, chances are you provide WiFi hotspot, perhaps with free Internet access, to visitors and guests. With WiFi Hotspot Analytics, you can do more with WiFi users accessing Internet through your infrastructure. For example, you can access more information about the visitors, analyze and categorize them based on information gathered, and provide them with relevant & targeted informational or marketing messages. WiFi Hotspot Analytics enables hosts to understand more about their visitors, understand how they move within the premises, which sections interest them least/most, etc. Gathering customer in-premise data and analysis can potentially increase customer…

  • News

    Bi-Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Oct. 11 – 25, ’15)

    Hello, Welcome to bi-monthly Computer Networking & IT Industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news & product releases by the vendors in our field, over the last couple of weeks (October 11 to October 25, 2015). #1. Ruckus Wireless Acquires Cloudpath Networks, a WiFi Onboarding & Security company that provides user-friendly policy management for BYOD and IT devices. More… Ruckus Wireless has implemented the new Hotspot 2.0 standard for a project. More… #2. Dell Introduces Hybrid Cloud System, an integrated on-premise private cloud infrastructure that bursts to Microsoft Azure public cloud. They offer an interesting payment model. Read more… #3. Dell Introduces DSS-branded Servers: Part of Dell DataCenter Scalable…

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  • Xip Blog

    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.…

  • Network Security

    Ransomware – An Introduction

    What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a malware/malicious software program designed to block or disable access to the data your computer. The program displays a full-screen message on your screen claiming all files/programs have been blocked or encrypted. It demands a ransom, to be paid within a specific time, in order to decrypt/restore access. How does Ransomware get into a Computer? The process is similar to how a virus or malware gets into a computer: Email messages claiming to contain important attachments, drive by download — from websites or even ads that seem to offer valuable/illegal stuff for free, fake antivirus/anti-malware downloads, fake updates for popular programs, social engineering methods, friends…

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