I have just read in Washington Post that The White House just lost email service due to server outage. Now that is ridiculous, indeed! Can’t White House set aside 50’000 USD to pay for a qualified IT OPTIMIZER? With an IT Optimizes in-house, such snafu won’t happen for he/she will ensure that all infrastructure - including email servers - run optimally. If you don’t know...
I truly believe that the so-called ‘IT Age’ has arrived. Or should I say, has crept upon us. Even telecom companies are now using a single, converged IP network to deploy their telecom backbone. For example: XL. They no longer use separate platforms for telephony and data, but they use the same IP network for all their needs. Amazing.
The Cisco Unified Personal Communicator *is* interesting. Think of it as a combination of Instant Messenger, Skype (with video), and PBX front-end. Not just that, you can associate your “contact point” with your desktop, your office phone, and your cellphone. Thus, if someone calls your contact point, you can receive your call anywhere, even on the road!
Cisco UC is apparently suitable for really large enterprises only. To be effective, the Cisco UC should be able to replace high-cost ops like cross-country travel, inter-city inter-site phone call, and so on. Further, you need very good bandwidth. My office, though handling a lot of money, is much more similar to SMBs in its networking needs.
Sometimes sleep is very hard to get. Like tonight. I have been lying here for one hour, my eyes *are* feeling heavy, yet sleep seems to be avoiding me. So here I am, lying in the dark, thinking about the universe’s great secrets. Not that I am a philosopher or something, mind you, but because the universe is so big I expect my brain to be overcome by it and fall into a deep knock out....