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March 30, 2014
The Final Four Technology Solutions You’ll Ever Need

Since our team didn’t make it this year (don’t worry, we’ll be back next year!), we had some time to think about what exactly it is that we do to help our customers achieve their technology goals. We came up with our own Final Four most essential solutions that we offer.

March 26, 2014
A Look at Alternatives to Cisco SMARTnet

No one can argue that going with SMARTnet isn’t a smart choice – see what we did there? But it’s just as smart to consider alternatives to SMARTnet. It's smart to keep your options open in case other solutions make more business sense for your organization.

Tags: RapidCare, hybrid support, Cisco Phones, SMARTnet, Cisco Smart Net, TPM, third-party maintenance
March 24, 2014
The Advantages of Used VoIP Phones

If you’re moving, or considering a move, to a VoIP phone system, or you just need more VoIP phones, then you know the benefits such a migration could have for your organization. You’ll also have several challenges as well. However, if you keep the option of acquiring used VoIP phones open, you could alleviate some of the issues that come with implementing a VoIP system.

March 21, 2014
The CXtec Team at Enterprise Connect

This past week, the CXtec team spent some time in sunny Orlando at Enterprise Connect, the leading enterprise communications and collaboration conference for IT professionals. While we felt bad (a tiny bit) for the rest of our team who stayed behind in the snowy Syracuse weather, we had a great time at the conference and meeting all of you who stopped by our booth.

March 18, 2014
The Perfect App for Bacon-Loving IT Professionals

For whatever the reason may be, IT pros love bacon. The two go hand in hand, kind of like peanut butter and jelly, or CXtec equal2new equipment and the CABLExpress Skinny-Trunk Solution. We stumbled upon a glorious iPhone app, "Wake Up and Smell the Bacon," created by Oscar Mayer, and wanted to share with all you fellow bacon lovers.

March 17, 2014
Irish Wisdom to IT Professionals on St. Patrick's Day

Happy Saint Patrick's Day to all. On Saint Patrick's Day people get filled with the spirit of the Irish. In the spirit of this fine day, we'd like to share a wee bit of Irish wisdom with our friends in the world of information technology.

March 14, 2014
Space Saving Cable Solution for Healthcare Organizations

You are a healthcare organization. You are not an ISP.  So, there's a chance that your facility's cabling environment is feeling small, crowded, or cramped. So, a space saving cable solution can be your best friend. 

March 5, 2014
Information Technology Career Trends in 2014 & Beyond

So far 2014 has shown that it has lots in store for technology professionals, including some rapid job growth in the IT industry according to a recent report.

March 3, 2014
3 Smart Reasons People Invest in Cisco Switches

So much in your organization revolves around your network, so it makes sense that downtime comes with a high price tag—as much up to $7,900 per minute by some estimates. It makes sense to do all you can to maintain uptime and keep the data center going strong, including investing in the right hardware.

February 21, 2014
Selling Your Used Network Hardware: Big Money Often Overlooked

Or... How Selling Your Used Network Hardware Smartly Can Save You Lots of Money and Let You Do Much More With Less

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February 19, 2014
Cisco Nexus 9500 Switch Performs Well in Study... But Are They Right For You?

In a recent study two Cisco Nexus switches perform well...but are they right for you?

February 3, 2014
CXtec is Proud Presenting Sponsor for the 10th Annual NY Tech Summit

CXtec is proud to be a presenting sponsor of the 10th Annual NY Tech Summit

So What is NY Tech Summit?

In short, it is a place for technology vendors and industry experts to gather and share their collective knowledge about the progress of your industry.  But really it is much more than that.

January 29, 2014
Don't Just Apply Technology - Do It In A Smart Way

You wouldn’t by a car without checking under the hood and taking it for a test-drive. This saying applies to almost any aspect of life, and when taking care of your network, there should be no exception made. So, it's important that you approach IT and technology in a smart way...

January 22, 2014
An Unknown Risk IT Pros Take With Their Networks

IT budgets are tight and it seems that data center needs and available technologies shift daily. When it’s time for an upgrade or a change to the network, what kind of equipment do you choose?

January 15, 2014
How CXtec’s Electrostatic Discharge Environment (ESD) Makes Your Network Hardware Life Safer & Easier

There’s a danger in the data center that poses a real threat to your expensive network equipment: electrostatic discharge (ESD). When two surfaces come together and create a spark, the electrostatic charge created can cause serious damage to sensitive electronic components.

In fact, up to 60% of device failures are ESD related

December 20, 2013
Great "Gift" Solutions for IT Professionals

Nobody wants to earn the title of Scrooge. Sure...we get it.  Budgets are tight.  Everyone wants the numbers to be good.  So, it's always important to be mindful of costs. But it's possible to get the best of both worlds.

When trying to decide what to do with your budget at the end of the year, here are some practical ideas that you can use to improve the day to day operations of some of your most important workers: your IT staff.

December 10, 2013
A Big Bang for Your Buck: Used Nortel Switches

It pros all over are seeing budgets get smaller, yet are being asked to do more with less.  Consider reducing your hardware costs with pre-owned Nortel switches.

December 5, 2013
Shrinking IT Budgets: A Very Serious Trend Nobody Wants to Talk About

Right now, shrinking IT budgets are causing major headaches for companies across the world. As the costs of information technology (and downtime) skyrockets, many companies are now at a loss trying to figure out how to piece together datacenters and maintain operational efficiency.

November 27, 2013
5 Great Reasons to be Thankful for IT Professionals this Thanksgiving
November 25, 2013
Awesome Deals on Network Hardware, IP Phones, and More

As our way of saying thanks, we’re offering some amazing deals on our equal2new® certified pre-owned networking and voice hardware.