This morning, at 8:00 AM PST, Cisco announced something they say will “forever change the internet.” The announcement was a new core router; an upgrade to their existing CRS 1 line of core routers – the CRS 3. This new core router, they say, will lay the foundation to support the next generation internet. The next generation internet will consist of Video, Collaboration Platforms, and Distributed, virtualized architecture.
This new router, CRS 3, triples the capacity of its predecessor, CRS 1, by providing a bandwidth of up to 322 Tera bits per second. This is, Cisco states, 12 times more than their nearest competitor.
With more than 12 times the traffic capacity of the nearest competing system, the Cisco CRS-3 is designed to transform the broadband communication and entertainment industry by accelerating the delivery of compelling new experiences for consumers, new revenue opportunities for service providers, and new ways to collaborate in the workplace.
D & H Distributing threatened journalists with legal action over counterfeit Intel CPUs article – Click Here for Source.
On a recent post we stated that HardOCP had reported that Newegg shipped counterfeit CPUs to some of its customers. In the article, they state that D & H Distributing had allegedly supplied these processors to Newegg.
Well, now D & H Distributing is threatening HardOCP with legal action if they don’t take the articles down and post a public apology.
It’s starting to get ugly. We’ll just wait and see how this unfolds in the upcoming days, and we will keep you posted.
Jim Hamilton from CompTIA published the first part from a two part article about Managed Services – You can access his article on the CompTIA blog by clicking here.
It’s a great article. While reading it, I realized that I am moving my company closer and closer to that service model. At this point over 60% of our revenue generates from customers under a Managed Services Agreement.
What is managed services? In simple terms, managed services is a service model where you outsource your technology needs to a capable and professional provider. You can pretty much outsource any technology need your business has — computer support, backup and disaster recovery management, server and network maintenance, etc.
“But I already call a computer consulting company whenever something breaks,” you may be thinking. It is not quite the same. When you hire someone this way, you are usually paying them on a time and materials basis. This means that you pay them for the hours they work and for the materials they use. On a managed services situation you usually enter into a contract and only pay a flat fee every month. The amount you pay and the frequency of payments are agreed upon by both parties before signing the contract. Some providers charge based on the amount of computers and networking devices in your network. Other providers combine Managed Services with time and materials, and they assign you a certain amount of hours every month. It all depends on the provider.
This service model benefits a lot of businesses that can’t justify an internal IT department. They get access to expert and experienced technical support and services for a fraction of the price. They are also in charge of how much money they will spend every month in IT services. This is not the case when you hire someone on a time and materials basis.
Overall you get the peace of mind that your network and needs will be taken care of by knowledgeable professionals; you stop worrying about technology and can concentrate in running your business.