An Introduction to Containers

What is a Container? A Container is a set of processes (applications and their dependencies) that can be isolated from the rest of the machine. While a Virtual Machine Hypervisor abstracts the entire device (hardware-level), Containers abstract only the Operating System (OS-level). Within an Operating System many Containers can exist, and they are isolated... »

Google Apps for Work Promo Code (India)

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... »

Windows 10: What’s in it for Work?

Highlights from Windows 10 Introductory Presentation: Windows 10 is the next OS from Microsoft. In this article, let’s see some interesting features available in it for work. * Windows 10 detects and adapts to the device and it’s capabilities (mobile, touchscreen, keyboard/mouse, etc.) automatically.... »

Penetration Testing – An Introduction

Penetration Testing is the name given to methodologies used to test networks, applications, and even people, for security holes. It is done by trained professionals who identify security vulnerabilities in the IT Systems of an organization, in order to eliminate them before hackers or unauthorized... »

Understanding Networking in Virtual Machine (VM) Environment

Understanding Networking in Virtual Machine (VM) Environment

Server Virtualization packs applications in Virtual Machine (VM) format and runs multiple applications in a single server. So how is networking handled in a scenario where there are multiple VMs in each server, and multiple servers? The above diagram represents networking in one such Virtual... »

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... »

Why Not Automate Tasks for IT/Networking Products?

IFTTT - IF This Then That – refers to a web service (currently free) that enables the automation of certain (repetitive) tasks for supported applications. In the IoT (Internet of Things) space, companies have built products and applications that support IFTTT, especially in the home automation segment.... »

Change and Configuration Auditing for File Servers

There are numerous software applications available today for file server change and configuration auditing. These applications continuously monitor files server configuration state, report about any changes to data stored there, and alert system administrators in real-time when a confidential file is tampered with, or... »

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... »

ERP on Wearable Devices

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... »

Predictive Analytics for IT Systems, Anyone?

You can identify a potential IT system/network problem, a few minutes or hours before it actually happens. Predictive Analytics for IT systems enables you to do that and more. And such systems (though new) are available today. What is Predictive Analytics for IT Systems?... »

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... »

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... »

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