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“Leap Second”: Witness the 61-seconds Minute on June 30th 2015

End of June 2015 (precisely on June 30th, 2015 at 23:59:59 UTC) an additional -Leap- second (23:59:60) will be added to UTC time thus affecting clock time around the world and everything else that comes with it. If you are an IT personnel, you should check the impact of this event on your network by reading...
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Logjam Security Vulnerability (CVE-2015-4000)

Following the continuous revealing of security vulnerabilities with the most unimaginable names such as “Shellshock” (CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169), “POODLE” (CVE-2014-3566), “POODLE 2.0” (CVE-2014-8730) and “GHOST” (CVE-2015-0235) affecting SSL, TLS and other widely-used security protocols, it was just a matter of time until the curtain rolled revealing the latest security vulnerability this time affecting Diffie-Hellman algorithm for...
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NetApp Evolving Technology

As a solution architect, I have had the chance to work on several unified storage solutions with many of our vendors. Despite the tough competition on some of those projects, the comprehensive offering that NetApp enjoys enabled us to have an advantageous position. NetApp strategy goes beyond its competitors’ due to its driven technological innovations....
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The Path to SDN Enlightenment

Since the establishment of the Open Network Foundation (ONF) in 2011 to the inception of the Software Defined Networking (SDN) vision, a technology concept born in the 90’s, into the Mainstream Market, till this very date, I still find that many of my peers, and until recently myself included, in the Network Industry are still...
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Who is going to win the SDN battle?

On April 28th 2015, Interop named as Best of Interop 2015 SDN Winner, “Cisco – Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) for Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure”.  For more info, here is a video presentation of Cisco APIC by their director of product management. The three SDN finalists were: Big Switch Networks – Big Cloud Fabric 2.5 Cisco –...
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Cloud Web Security – powered by Cisco

  A new and comprehensive web security offering as a cloud service.   Cisco® Cloud Web Security (CWS) solution delivers an intelligent cyber security for enterprises. It provides clear visibility, consistent control, and advanced threat protection before, during, and after an attack.   As a cloud-delivered web security solution, Cisco CWS offers extensive security as a...
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MDM for Parental Control

  The Internet provides a window to the world, bringing its knowledge to your device; unfortunately there is a dark side to it when it comes to underaged users. How to shield youth from harmful content such as porn, gambling, drugs, violence, predators, cyber bullying etc.?     This is where Parents and Internet Providers...
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Managed Video Services – Let’s Do Video

Managed Video Services (MVS) is the latest offering from Data Consult’s cloud services portfolio. This service is powered by GlobalCom Data Services (GDS), the leading data services provider in Lebanon. MVS offers enterprise-grade High-Definition video conferencing experience at a subscription fee, helping businesses complete their collaboration strategies without the considerable IT investment. It runs on...
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Cloud Services – Survey Results

How are Service Providers perceived in Lebanon? What does the market for Cloud Services look like? Data Consult conducted a survey during October 2014 in order to evaluate the Lebanese IT professionals’ perception of their Service Providers (ISPs, DSPs and Mobile Operators) and assess the market for Cloud Services. The survey was sent to 3,459...
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Project Management, the key for successful companies

“Trying to manage a project without Project Management is like trying to play a football game without a game plan!” During my eight years old career, I have moved between several positions within different organizations, which gave me a rich experience that led me to land in the Project Management world. However, being a Project...
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