Lindsay Hill network control, visibility, management

Website Survey Popups - Please Make it Stop

Years ago, I was working at a large bank. It was a large site, with a lot of employees, so there was a staff member working full-time in the mail room. Occasionally I would receive a delivery of replacement parts. I’d get a phone call letting me know there was a package to pick up, so off I’d go to retrieve my parcel. Sometimes it would get brought up to me, depending on what it was.

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HP: Submit Proof of Certification

If you currently hold Cisco CCNA, CCNP or CCIE certification, you can use this as credit towards HP AIS, ASE and Master ASE certifications.

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You Are Being Watched

A few weeks ago, I commented on Twitter that I was thinking about migrating from one product to a newly released product. It’s the sort of thing you do all the time, right? You wonder aloud: “Ooh, new product X looks interesting - I wonder if it would solve my problems better than product Y?” No big deal.

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Apple's Mac App Store - Change Needed

When Apple launched the Mac App Store, I was quite interested in how it would work out. The App Store for iOS has been hugely successful, even if it is at times somewhat frustrating for developers. I’m also undecided on the censorship aspects - I should be able to have a wobbly boob app if I want - but I was prepared to give it a chance.

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Speaking at HP Discover 2013

HP Discover is HP’s showcase technology conference, bringing together speakers, presentations, partners and products from right across HP’s product line. It covers everything from laptops to servers and software. It’s held twice a year, in Las Vegas in June, and in Europe in late November/early December. If you work with HP products or services in any form, it’s a great place to find out more about what’s happening, what’s coming up, and how to make the most out of your systems.

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HP's Free Network Utilities - Why?

HP Software recently released 6 free network utilities and tools. Free stuff is good right? We all like free. But HP doesn’t do things out of the goodness of its heart - what’s the angle for them to make money? I can’t work it out. Recently I tried out these tools, and I can’t understand their strategy.

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HP IMC - Edition Comparison

HP IMC was originally offered in two editions - Standard and Enterprise. As of v5.2, there is also a “Basic” edition. The new “Basic” edition is feature-limited, aimed at smaller customers with limited network management requirements.

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HP0-Y32 Exam Review

I have to pass two exams to complete HP Master ASE - Network Infrastructure. I recently passed the first of these, “HP0-Y32: Designing and Troubleshooting Open Standard Networks.”

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Maintaining Order: Tools and Tips

I’ve had a couple of questions come up about how I organise my life around work/study. I can’t promise all the answers, but I can relate what I’ve done over the last 18 months. Pretty much all the other certifications I’ve studied for were trivially easy compared to CCIE, or I was studying full-time, as in the case of my degree. This one was different. Far more time-consuming, and I had to organise things better if I was going to get through it. The other challenge I had was changing jobs about a year ago. Previously I was working at one place, so I had one list of tasks to do. Now I work in more of a consulting role, and I’m often in quite short-term engagements. That means multiple lists of tasks, for multiple clients. My previous methods weren’t keeping pace.

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HP0-Y32 Study Guide - Review and Errata

As part of my preparation for the “HP0-Y32: Designing and Troubleshooting Open Standard Networks” exam, I used the official study guide from HP Press: “HP ASE Network Infrastructure Official Certification HP0-Y32 Exam Guide.”

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