Senior Systems Engineer, James Pethigal, completed the 8-day Wilderness First Responder certification course in Southern California this past week. As traditional first responder training typically takes place in domestic and urban settings, the wilderness training teaches participants effective methods when dealing with medical emergencies when 911 is not a viable option. Read More
We are proud to announce that Xiologix CTO, Christopher Kusek, has earned his vExpert designation for 2018. Having recently co-authored his latest book: vSphere High Performance Cookbook, Christopher continues to be a very active member of and contributor to the vCommunity.
Read the formal award announcement.
Well over a decade ago, at a Citrix conference, I saw an amazing video. It showed a team of people in geographically separate locations collaborating to solve a business problem, sharing access to applications and data in the process. It showed a business person leaving his office, and having his running applications seamlessly follow him to a mobile computing device in his car, then, when he got home, seamlessly follow him to the computer in his home office, all the while continuing the collaboration session with his teammates. At the time, none of this technology existed outside of developers’ imaginations (and whatever prototypes they might have been working on in their labs).
Today, not only does the technology exist, it is relatively commonplace. Telecommuters access data and applications with performance that is every bit equal to that of their colleagues in the office. Engineers work on CAD drawings remotely with no loss of performance or graphic resolution. Radiologists can view a diagnostic image on an iPad from the sidelines of their child’s soccer game. Companies have discovered the cost savings available from Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs. And it all goes back to the basic vision that work is something that you do – it is not necessarily a place where you go. Read More
Senior Systems Engineer, Abe Covello, completed the Companion Rescue course up at Mt. Hood which included structured rescue scenarios in:
- Companion rescue
- Scene assessment
- Beacon use
- Recovery of victims not wearing beacons
- Common mistakes in avalanche rescue
- Single and multiple beacon search techniques
- First aid and emergency response in avalanche rescues
This is another example of how Xiologix employees care. We are proud of our employees’ continued involvement in their local communities.
Citrix XenApp v6.5 hit EOL June 30, 2018
Citrix XenApp v6.5 was a great, stable product release. XenApp v6.5 on Windows Server 2008R2 has been the workhorse for lots of organizations for a long time. But it’s time to move on. If you’re still running XenApp v6.5 you need to know a few things. First, it hit “End of Maintenance” a month ago (December 31, 2017). That means there will be no more product upgrades or updates released, and that means that it will be a security risk to continue running it, and that risk will increase every day. Second, it will hit “End of Life” on June 30, 2018, and that’s not very far away. At that point, you will be pretty much on your own. There may still be some support information available in the support forums or documentation library, but that information will no longer be updated. And there will be no product support from Citrix, unless you’re willing to pay a lot of money for it. So what are your options? Read More
Extreme Networks conducted a survey of K-12 IT Managers and Educators seeking to learn about their knowledge and use of E-rate. Not surprisingly, the survey found that lack of awareness is the biggest reason that school districts did not take advantage of the E-rate program. Take a look at Extreme Network’s Infographic detailing how E-Rate is being used. Questions? Learn more about how Xiologix can help you to make the most of your E-rate dollars! Read More
Xiologix’ CTO Christopher Kusek was notified on January 19, 2018 that he had been selected as a 2018 Cisco Champion.
Cisco Champions is a global group of highly influential IT technical experts who enjoy sharing their knowledge, expertise, and thoughts across the social web and with Cisco. The Cisco Champions program encompasses people with interests across Cisco’s technology portfolio, including Data Center, IoT, Enterprise Networks, Collaboration, and Security.
This is Christopher’s 3rd consecutive year to hold this honor.
WHY HACKERS HACK
One does not need to look very hard for news of recent cyber attacks. As 2017 numbers come into focus, the problem is continuing to grow. According to the ITRC Breach Report 2017 breaches increased at about 21% over 2016. Most of the breaches fell into the Business sector followed by the medical/healthcare sector. Some big names were involved such as Equifax, Yahoo, Verizon and more. But notably, over 50% of cyber attacks are aimed at small -mid-sized business that don’t make the national headlines.
Check out the Real Time Threat Map to get a visual on current threat activity.
While the actual numbers are still be tallied, let’s take a look Raconteur’s infographic on what motives cyber attacks. Why do hackers hack? Who is behind the data breaches?