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Eric: you're spot on


I was reminded today of something Eric Schmidt (chairman of Google) said last summer: "Your IT curriculum focuses on teaching how to use software, but gives no insight into how it's made".He's absolutely right, and it irritates the hell out...


Tags: eric schmidt, google

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Always consider the eventualities


A while back I did a fairly major upgrade. Because systems had to be down it had to be done overnight; not a big deal, it's a perfectly normal thing to do as a techie. My colleagues and I spent...


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IPSec: the right choice as your WAN backup


We're in the process of taking on a new partner to look after some of the systems whose support we've decided to outsource. It's nice letting someone else deal with all the RFP guff for once; all I really have...


Tags: ipsec internet secondary link reliable backup leased line alternative

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Machine-to-machine 3G: a new thing?


Last year I moved into a cottage that didn't have anything resembling a phone line, let alone Broadband. A colleague had at this time been waiting a number of weeks to have his Broadband installed, and the light at the...


Tags: 3g wan connection broadband alternative

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Asterisk in a carrier setup?


It's a while since I played with (and, for that matter, wrote about) the Asterisk Open Source IP Telephony package. But as it happens I was having a pint with a friend from the telecoms industry last week, and he...


Tags: asterisk open source voip pbx

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Are Mac-based Windows VMs be as good as the real thing?


I'm about to get my eye back into .Net development on Windows and C development on Linux, primarily so I can do a couple of projects I've been promising myself for ages I'd have a bash at. Being the user...


Tags: applications, mac vmware fusion, personal technology, virtual machines, windows

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The problem is sometimes what you think it can't be


I had one of those odd problems today. You know the sort: something stops working for no apparent reason, and although there are two identical machines sitting next to each other, and you can ping them both, but you can...


Tags: odd problem consider the unlikely

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Size clearly matters


I've worked with both large and small suppliers a great deal over the years - but it's the large ones that frustrate me most.  Well over a year ago I invited one of the biggest to implement a WAN optimisation project...


Tags: agile, big company, ibm, inflexible, monolithic

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Why do I have a maintenance contract?


The guru from my PBX maintenance company was in this evening to do some work. As we waited for things to reboot (you know the drill: ten minutes to make the change, 45 to wait for the multiple reboots to...


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Why are modern-looking telephones not that modern?


I have three types of telephone system in the company I work for: Mitel 3300, Cisco Call Manager, and ancient monster that's soon to be replaced. With the exception of this third category, all these systems are pretty new,...


Tags: pbx cluster global cisco call manager mitel 3300

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