• 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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  • Voice over IP

    Visual IVR: What you Need to Know

    What is a Visual IVR? A Visual IVR (Visual – Interactive Voice Response) system is an alternative to voice dtmf-based IVR in place in most contact centers/support departments, today. Since most people dial-in using a smart phone, callers can be provided with a visual interface with options that they can touch and select instead of making them listen to many options on the phone. The same IVR menu which used to say, ‘Dial 1 for pre-paid, 2 for post-paid, 3 for 3G’, etc. will now appear on the smartphone screen. The user will go through the available options and select one. Based on their selection, they could be provided with…

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  • Xip Blog

    Why Women drop out of IT jobs?

    Recently I went to the 10th Anniversary Celebration event of ewit – Empowerment of Women in IT, in my city – Chennai, India. The theme this year was, “Gender Equal – The workplace of the future”. Here is my blog post on my lifestyle blog summarizing the events of the day. In this post, I will list out some points gathered there on why women drop out of IT jobs. Note: Some points mentioned below may not be applicable to all countries/everyone.  1. Women get Married/Have Kids: While the panelists noted that the ratio of men:women is almost equal at entry-level positions, many women drop out of jobs when they get married,…

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  • News

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

    Hello, Welcome to another edition of Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some news and product releases by the vendors in our industry, over the last one month (March 23 to April 22, 2016). #1. Brocade to acquire Ruckus Wireless in a cash and stock transaction where Ruckus shareholders will receive $6.45 in cash and 0.75 shares of Brocade common stock for each share of Ruckus common stock. Read more… #2. Mitel announces definitive agreement to Acquire Polycom creating a new $2.5 billion revenue company. This deal is valued at $1.96 billion in a cash and stock transaction. More… #3. Axis Communications collaborates with Avaya, EMC and Genetec…

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  • News

    Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (23rd Feb – 22nd Mar, ’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 one month (23rd February to 22nd March, 2016). #1. Cisco Introduces HyperFlex Systems & new Nexus Series Switches: Cisco has introduced HyperFlex Systems, that simplify policy based automation across network, compute and storage for the widest set of applications. Read more… #2. Cisco completes the Aquisition of Jasper, a privately held company based in Santa Clara whose cloud-based IoT (Internet of Things) service platform enables companies to launch, manage and monetize IoT services on a global scale. More… #3. Cisco introduces DNA: Digital…

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  • News

    Bi-Monthly Computer Networking & IT Updates (Feb. 08 – 22, ’16)

    Hello, Welcome to bi-monthly Computer Networking & IT updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news and product releases by the vendors in our industry over the last two weeks (February 08 to February 22, 2016). #1. Cisco is releasing Cisco Firepower 4100 Series Security Appliances for mid to large-sized organizations. Cisco says these new NGFWs are the first with 40 GbE network connectivity in a compact 1RU space. More… #2. Avaya Introduces Hybrid Midmarket Cloud Solutions: Powered by Avaya IP Office and OnAvaya Google Cloud Platform, the solution enables seamless integration and migration between premises-based and cloud systems. Read more… #3. Check Point introduces SandBlast Agent, a perimeter and zero-day…

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  • 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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