Feb
26
It’s an exciting time to be in the Network Engineering field right now! According to the eWeek 2018 ‘Hottest’ IT jobs report, Security Specialists and Network Engineers are at the top of the list for Enterprises. The network engineer positions offer both long-term growths and high average salaries due to demand. But there is a caveat. As true in any technology career, you have to stay ahead of the curve on the emerging trends and technologies. Do you remember seeing network engineer jobs... Read More
Feb
19
When people first start using Azure, they normally do something silly, like accidentally exposing a virtual machine fully to the Internet. Then they find out about Network Security Groups (NSG’s), which act as a basic firewall to block ports, but NSG’s do so much more! Read More
Feb
12
Have you ever thought about how secure your servers are “in the cloud”? Well, the good news is that servers in the cloud, or even virtualized within your own infrastructure on-premises cloud, are likely to be more secure than those on bare metal. Read More
Feb
05
A lot of organizations, from small companies to large enterprises, consider email one of their most important communication systems. Many people (including myself) are more apt to send an email than make a phone call or send a text. There are a few different reasons why using emails may simplify things: Outreach & ease of use. You can quickly send an email to anyone if you have the right address. Including additional information in a form of attachment is trivial. Convenience. Email messages... Read More
Jan
28
There are two problems that most people have with Azure, but they are also the easiest to overcome. The first issue is organization, which is due to the one-level nature of Resource Groups. The second is the accidental modification or deletion of a resource, because it is too easy to do. So how should an organization handle these? Read More
Jan
17
As you’ve probably heard, Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) is one of the trendy topics of technology at the moment , however, you may not understand why it is so popular nowadays. With this blog post, I hope to clarify this.  Before we start, I would like to show you a few important points about Cloud services in general: · More and more services are being migrated to Cloud services by companies. · Nowadays many applications do almost 90% of processing on the Cloud. · Almost 100% of companies... Read More
Jan
08
I have learned that by using and implementing best practices, I can keep the department aligned with the overall company strategy. It also makes it easier for other managers, directors and higher level management to buy into the vision and goals for the Information Technology Department as they see how it fits easily into the overall company strategy. There are many best practices in the Information Technology field and it is up to you, as the Certified Information Professional, to use your... Read More
Jan
02
Once upon a time, there were networks and network engineers, but programmers came and took over the field… actually, I am just kidding. Networks and network engineers still exist and they will never go away, however, they are definitely not going to be the same. I remember that terminologies such as Software Defined Networking (SDN), OpenFlow, and OpenDaylight started to pop up around my work environment in late 2013 and even though initially there were just these 3 terminologies, they did... Read More
Dec
24
When a company migrates to Azure, the normal network diagram consists of Azure being treated as an extension of the main Datacenter and keeping all the branches and other locations connected with the Datacenter as the hub. However, is this the best method for your company? Until recently it was only possible to have a limited number of connections in Azure via the VPN Gateway, with an aggregate speed too low for more than a small number of connections. ExpressRoute still remains a great option... Read More
Dec
17
  Big Blue Buys Red Hat It was October 28th that IBM announced its intended purchase of Red Hat. What we will try to discover is, if merging red into blue produces a purple downpour or if raspberry berets will be the new millinery of choice.   Prowling IBM Firstly, this purchase should not have been too much of a surprise. IBM has been looking at this type of purchase for many years. Initially, IBM showed an interest in the purchase of SUSE by Novell in 2004. Not only had IBM been stalking... Read More

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