MoCA: Carry Data & Video over Coaxial Lines

MoCA: Carry Data & Video over Coaxial Lines

MoCA stands for Multimedia over Coax Alliance. It’s a technology that enables coaxial lines (provided for Cable TV) to carry data, voice and video inside a home/small office. It’s an alternative to wired/wireless/powerline networking technologies. Advances in home networking segment (such as this) might have applications in remote offices/factories, as well. For example, if... »

DHCP Fingerprinting: Identify Device type, vendor and OS

What is DHCP Fingerprinting? A DHCP client interacts with the DHCP server in a network to obtain unique IP address (for the session). But it also acquires other info like default gateway, DNS server, etc. During the DHCP protocol exchange, there is an option... »

Distributed Core/Leaf-Spine Network Architecture: An Intro

Distributed Core/Leaf-Spine Network Architecture: An Intro

Distributed Core/Leaf-Spine Network Architecture is catching up with large data center/cloud networks due to its scalability, reliability, and better performance (vs. 3-tier Core-Aggregation-Edge Tree Networks). Maybe it’s time for enterprises and smaller networks to consider implementing Distributed Core/Leaf-Spine Networks, as the architecture enables companies... »

Bluetooth Monitoring?

Monitoring the Wi-Fi spectrum for unauthorized connections/probing/intrusion is quite common, but what about the Bluetooth spectrum? Shouldn’t unauthorized connections be monitored there too? Isn’t it possible for a scammer to connect with a Laptop, Computer or handheld device from outside your premises via Bluetooth... »

PCoIP: Enabling Graphics with Desktop Virtualization

PCoIP, developed by Teradici (and licensed by desktop virtualization vendors) is a useful protocol that enables high-definition and 3D graphics (among other demanding applications) without lag in centralized DV scenarios. PCoIP is a desktop display protocol that transmits encrypted images of desktop sessions to... »

Asus Zenfone 5: Advantages & Limitations

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... »

Cloud ERP: Should You Opt for it?

An ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) suite is a software application that integrates multiple department functions into a single platform. With everything else available on the cloud, why should the ERP software be on-premises only? There are vendors who specialize in Cloud ERP solutions now, and... »

Delivering your Desktop from the Public Cloud?

I guess you are familiar with Desktop Virtualization. Using it, companies can host (and process) user’s desktop sessions in their data centers, and just send the desktop image to the end-user terminal over the network. This process happens within the enterprise network/private cloud. What... »

Zero Clients – Advantages and Limitations

What are Zero Clients? You maybe familiar with a thin client used in desktop virtualization. There is also something called as Zero Client, also used in desktop virtualized scenarios. In a Zero Client – unlike a thin client – there is no CPU, no local storage,... »

WW-DRT: Open Source Wi-Fi Router Firmware

It is possible to replace the firmware/GUI that comes built-into most consumer-grade wireless routers with a third-party open source firmware (DD-WRT). But why should you do that? To increase the features and functionality of the consumer-grade wireless router, of course. You may not be able... »

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... »

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... »

An Interesting Perspective on ERP Systems

ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning System/Software is an important enterprise application that integrates all the individual department functions into a single software application. But an ERP System is not a magic wand that will solve all the problems faced by companies, and increase profits/reduce errors,... »

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