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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.

November 12, 2013
CXtec Goes to Toronto for Day of Learning and Fun

CXtec held its Toronto Road Show where IT pros were hosted to a day of learning and fun. The event was held at the CN Tower and covered two valuable topics.

November 5, 2013
Why Do You Still Have That Surplus Network Hardware?

It’s time to clean house and get money for your surplus network hardware. Here’s a question. Why are you hanging on to that used network hardware? 

October 21, 2013
Cisco Catalyst Prices Increase By Up To 67%. How Will You Avoid Losing Big?

Cisco has increased prices of Cisco Cayalyst switches by up to 67%. Learn why they did it and how can you avoid these new higher costs.

October 3, 2013
3 Big Fiber Cable Myths Debunked

Here are some common misconceptions surrounding the use of fiber cables.

September 27, 2013
Cisco in the News

It’s been a busy month at Cisco filled with exciting new products and growth. Have you been out of the loop? If so, here is a recap at what the tech giant has been up to recently.

August 29, 2013
Saturday is International Bacon Day!

We can’t help but get all excited about bacon, as you probably know from our previous posts here, here and here. So when we learned that the Saturday before Labor Day is known as International Bacon Day we just couldn’t help but start drooling. We decided to have a little contest and ask our customers what their favorite bacon recipe is.

By Jake
August 26, 2013
The Problems of Network Hardware Failure in Europe

Most of the attention surrounding the recent slew of Internet outages across Europe have been attributed to deliberate attacks from computer hackers. In fact, cyber attacks have accounted for only 20 percent of all outages in 2012. There is another culprit that has actually caused even more damage, and that is network hardware failure.

By Rick
August 23, 2013
How to Leverage Used Network Hardware To Help Your Disaster Recovery Plan

Disasters can arise anywhere, at any time. Nuclear disasters, tornadoes, hurricanes and floods are all threats that you need to be aware of to ensure the constant protection of your data center’s servers, network hardware and sensitive fiber optic cabling infrastructure.

By Rick
August 21, 2013
Five Things Your Hardware Vendor Might Not Tell You About Buying Cisco Hardware

It’s a pretty common scenario. You’re considering implementing Cisco hardware in your infrastructure and you talk to a vendor who pushes a shiny, new, cutting-edge solution on you.

By Jake
August 19, 2013
Bacon Recipe of the Month for our Friends in IT - Louisville Hot Brown

As a gift to our friends in IT, we are once again sharing a recipe for a delicious dish that features bacon.  For this recipe we are going back to the 1930s.  It was a created back at the Brown Hotel in Louisvile, Kentucky.

By Rick
August 9, 2013
What Confucius, Benjamin Franklin, and Aristotle Can Teach IT Pros About Disaster Recovery

IT professionals all over the world read trade magazine, watch YouTube videos, or even attend talks from experts to learn about disaster recovery. There is no doubt that these IT pros will get tons of useful information from these sources. However, with much of what is talked about in the IT world, often it seems that some fundamental and vital lessons are left out.

By Rick
August 2, 2013
48% of World Population Will Be Online by 2017. What Does This Mean for Network Speed?

Whether you are trying to get to work in the morning or purchase a stick of cotton candy at your local carnival, traffic is everywhere.  And according to Cisco, on the Internet this isn't going to change any time soon.

By Rick
July 31, 2013
Cisco News for July 2013

Here at CXtec, we sell Cisco network hardware. And since our customers are so invested in this space, we thought it would be helpful to look back at the past month to see what Cisco has been up to. As we prepare to turn the corner into August, here is a look at what the company has been producing over the past month:

By Rick
July 29, 2013
Cisco ASA: Answers, Sources, Helpful Links

So, we thought we’d follow that up with a simple post with a collection of resources, answers, and helpful links for the Cisco ASA all in one place.  It’s nothing fancy, but it’s one of those blog posts that, if you bookmark it, you will have a handy reference tool on the Cisco ASA that you can use as a resource whenever you may need it.

By Rick