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
July 24, 2013
Wireless Radio Patterns - tec Tips Video

Ever wondered how your antennae are picking up signals, and what some of the obstacles to getting the clearest signal possible might be? Nathan, CXtec's Wireless Product Manager, explains antennae placement and wireless radio patterns, including omni-directional and yagi/directional patterns.

By Jake
July 22, 2013
The Shocking Truth About Network Hardware Failures (and a Proven Way to Protect Yourself)

When it comes to building your network, you don't want to take any chances. Network hardware failures mean lots of lost money and major stress and are the last thing anyone wants! Therefore nothing but the most reliable network hardware will suffice.

By Rick
July 19, 2013
CXtec and TERACAI Help Grant Nicholas' Wish

This week, CXtec and TERACAI teamed up with Make-A-Wish Central New York to help make a 10-year-old boy's biggest wish come true. Nicholas, who suffers from a compromised immune system, has always wanted to meet his favorite NFL team - the Minnesota Vikings. On Wednesday, we surprised Nicholas with a Vikings-themed party to celebrate with him and his family.

By jking
July 17, 2013
Company Have A Tight Budget? How Do You Increase Network Security?

Your company invests a lot into its network—from fiber cables to Cisco switches to VoIP phones. But how much effort does it put in to ensure its safety?

By Rick
July 8, 2013
3 Big Takeaways From the 2013 NY Tech Summit

Hundreds of IT professionals made their way to Verona, N.Y., a few weeks ago for the 2013 NY Tech Summit. After two days filled with a keynote address, a panel discussions, networking, interacting with exhibitors, round table discussions, and classroom sessions about everything from Architecting the VDI Profile to a Road Map for Successful Virtualization to How To Extend the Life of Your Data Center, one message rang loud and clear; the summit was the place to be for technology experts.

By Rick
July 3, 2013
Happy 4th of July! (With Awesome Fireworks Video)

Hey everybody. It's hard to believe that it's July already. Tomorrow is July 4th, 2013...the day we celebrate Independence Day in America.

By Rick
July 1, 2013
Product Brief: Cisco 3750 Switches

The Cisco 3750 Catalyst Switch is a staple of the Cisco product line.   IT Pros and IT departments in all kinds of companies have chosen the Cisco 3750 switch. Let’s take a look at the Cisco 3750 Switch and what it can do for your organization’s network.

By Rick
June 28, 2013
Comfortable With Your Business Model? Time to Get Uncomfortable

By the time Travelocity Founder Terry Jones took the stage for his keynote address at the 2013 New York Tech Summit, the packed conference room was buzzing. All of those in attendance had one question in mind: how would Jones’s lessons learned at Travelocity apply to the tech sector?

By Rick
June 27, 2013
Cisco Completes Deal for Ubiquisys. What Does This Mean for My Network?

These days, everyone wants a hand in cloud technology. And Cisco has taken a big leap into the cloud market with its latest acquisition, Ubiquisys.

By Rick