It’s about this time of year that network administrators decide to cast an outlook on the upcoming year, and see if they can weasel some extra dollars out of the budget for new fangled toys, and fancy gadgets. While Bill is fighting with his stinky switches, it reminds me of one of the projects I have on my plate. After Tuesday’s fiasco with a new virus popping up on the network, and spreading rather rapidly, I finally got a nod of approval for replacing our Dell switch infrastructure with all cisco, instead of a mish-mash of both. Then I will be deploying NAC (see Cisco for more details). Along with this, I plan on rebuilding the wireless infrastructure with equipment recommended by corporate, and a possible small sized SAN… Should be fun, and a killer on the budget.