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April 23, 2014
Juniper SRX Series Services Gateway: Help Protect Your Healthcare Organization

With more and more information being stored through electronic medical records (EMR) systems, health care institutions need state-of-the-art security functionality.  Patient records and proprietary information simply cannot be compromised.  This is an area of absolute importance...

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April 22, 2014
CXtec Helps You Make the Most of Earth Day

Happy Earth Day, everyone! This special day is upon us once again and it’s time for everyone to stop and consider what we’re doing to ensure our business and personal practices are beneficial for the environment.

April 18, 2014
ISO Certified. What Does That Mean For Customers?

Wondering what the heck ISO is and what that means for our customers?  Let’s break it down!

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April 14, 2014
What to Look for When Buying Avaya Phones

Avaya phones offer a multitude of options for every business user. IP or digital desktop phones, conference phones, wireless phones - your Avaya phone choices are unlimited. We have another option to consider when thinking about Avaya phones: what about pre-owned?

April 9, 2014
Reduce Your Risk of Network Downtime Through Port Replication

CABLExpress, our data center cabling and hardware manufacturing division, recently published a white paper detailing exactly how we can make that happen using port replication.

April 8, 2014
HP ProCurve Switch Users Should Consider Pre-owned

If you are in IT or familiar with the network hardware game, you know the name HP ProCurve. Organizations and ProCurve users have been sticking with HP ProCurve switches for a long time. It’s no wonder why.

April 7, 2014
Microsoft XP End of Support is a Learning Opportunity

The day is upon us. Support for Microsoft XP will be ending. There are a lot of people yanking their hair out because of this end of support. Organizations invest in technology. It could be hardware. Or it could be software like Windows XP. These investments are vital. These organizations rely on this technology to get the job done and achieve goals.

April 4, 2014
Technology Spring Cleaning List

Sometimes an overlooked area of spring cleaning is technology. However, it's a really good area to focus on. Technology is such a part of our lives now that it's important we don't let it get out of hand. If it does get out of hand we risk letting our technology control us. And we don't want to become tools of our tools, do we?

April 3, 2014
Fantastic IT Training Opportunity - NY Tech Summit

If you are looking for a great IT training and networking opportunity this June you should go to the 10th annual NY Tech Summit. 

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?