Showing posts from September, 2010

Verbatim Mouse

Who even knew that they made mice? I quoted this for a customer today and thought, "What a cool looking mouse." Verbatim  Wireless Rechargeable Desktop Laser Mouse Don't waste your money on batteries. Verbatim's Wireless Rechargeable Mouse has a receiver that doubles as a charger. Wireless means no tangled cord clutter. PC Mall Part#:   7660038 Mfr Part#:   96677

Meraki Wireless Fall Newsletter

From the Meraki Fall Newsletter New Free WiFi Tools We've had over 100,000 users download the WiFi Stumbler, and now we're excited to announce two new tools to help you optimize and troubleshoot wireless networks:   Android Stumbler   and   WiFi Mapper . These tools are free and are compatible with all wireless networks from any vendor. Want to do a site survey without carrying your laptop around? Android Stumbler, a mobile version of the WiFi Stumbler, lets you conduct site surveys and track down rogue APs using your Android 2.0 mobile device. CIO Update named Android Stumbler one of the top ten Android business applications! Check it out   here . Wondering about your wireless "black holes"? WiFi Mapper, the first browser-based wireless site survey and planning tool, allows you to generate a heat map display of 802.11 network throughput and signal strength. It's easy to use –   try it here . New Enterprise Feature: Meraki Traffic Shaper   Wher

FaceVision USA

These guys were in the office the other day demonstrating their wares and I like what they do.  It's a clever high tech low cost solution for video conferencing.

HP P3015DN Awesome Deal!!!

HP  LaserJet Enterprise P3015dn Printer Get fast, high-performance printing with advanced security features. Expand as your business needs change, using an open EIO slot, open memory slot,  two internal accessory ports for connecting HP and partner solutions. USB cable not included. PC Mall Part#: 7870948 Mfr Part#: CE528A#ABA This deal is awesome!  The printer is usually $900. You can buy it until the end of the September for $498.00. If you have an old inkjet, laser, or scanner, you can trade it in and HP will give you another $200 rebate! The deal is so good that there is a limit of 3 per customer.

Data Center Hosting Co/Lo

OK, so it was an exciting week at PC Mall for me.  I love these new services we offer, they almost round out our product offerings perfectly.  All week long I have been having conversations about our remote and onsite network management capabilities, our data center hosting, penetration testing, and disaster recovery solutions. I still fit the usual chatter about desktops, laptops, printers, rackmount servers, blade servers, NAS and SAN storage solutions into the week, but the new titles definitely caught my attention. The one piece still not 100% there is a co/lo facility.  A lot of my customers are now looking towards a colocation facility to meet their DR needs.  They need a secure trusted site, run by people of the highest integrity to locate their second set of servers and storage for disaster recovery purposes.    Until we offer a true co-location option, I am going to recommend Liquid Web  with secure facilities as an ideal company to host their equipment.

PEN Testing

It always surprises me when very smart people, who can configure complicated networks, refuse to test that network against threats from attacks within and outside of the organization.  They will throw up the Cisco, Sonicwall, Watchguard or Barracuda firewall to protect their general networks- servers, storage, switches.  Then they will add more granular protection, end point protection such as Symantec Total Protection, CA, Trend Micro, McAfee, Kaspersky, AVG, Eset...there is a plethora of chocies when it somes to end point protection.  Each one, of course, will tell you that they are: the best in class, best of breed, the smartest, the fastest, real time, heuristic, reputation based, zero day protection,  total protection, extreme defence, 98%, 99%, 100% effective against any and all attacks- anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-malware, anti-trojan, anti-webbot, browser hijacker, anti-DOS attacks...just the safest thing since chastity was under attack.  What boggles my mind is that so m

Datacenter Hosting and Remote Network Management

We now do Datacenter Hosting and Remote Network Management Also Penetration Testing, Disaster recovery, and Hosted Microsoft Solutions like Exchange and SharePoint

InFocus 3916

This new InFocus projector is awesome!   InFocus IN3916 2700 Lumens Widescreen Interactive Projector - FREE LAMP WITH PURCHASE Engage your audience with an IN3916 WXGA interactive projector instead of a cumbersome and expensive interactive whiteboard or smartboard. Turn any surface into an engaging, collaborative interactive workspace. PC Mall Part #: 8187658       Mfr. Part #: IN3916