April 26, 2013
Guide to Selling Your Used Network Hardware

At CXtec, we always have great advice for you on what to look for when buying used network hardware. There are always telltale signs to look for in order to ensure you’re getting quality equipment.

By Jake
April 17, 2013
Top 5 Reasons to Extend the Life of Your Network Hardware

Earth Day is April 22, and this time of year definitely gets us thinking about how we can better “go green” and institute environmentally-friendly corporate policies.

By Jake
April 8, 2013
Three Quotes that Prove Mr. Spock Would Love CXtec's RapidCare

Here at CXtec, we love that Mr. Spock is so logical. It’s probably because our offerings just seem to make so much sense for those who want to extend their IT budgets.

By Jake
April 3, 2013
CXtec Tampa Event

While most of our fellow CXtec-ers were enjoying the beautiful Central New York spring weather (aka April snow storm), some of us were able to make the trip to sunny Tampa, Florida for a customer event. We spent the afternoon at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, where we held half-day educational sessions on IT topics including "Stretching Your Budget and IT Asset Disposition” and “The Value in Exceeding the Standards for TIA-942 Optical Cabling Infrastructure.”

By jking
March 29, 2013
Contest: Forget Easter Eggs...We Have the Whole Easter Bunny!

Hooray - it's Friday and it's contest time! We know how much IT pros love contests... especially when there's an opportunity to win free stuff.

By jking
March 27, 2013
Happy Tolkien Reading Day!

Usually we write about networking hardware and the technology world, but sometimes we let ourselves indulge in the things we love because we can’t always be about work!

By Jake
March 25, 2013
Cisco News of the Month

With so much going on in the IT world every day, sometimes it seems almost impossible to keep up on all the latest news and updates. We decided we wanted to start compiling all the most important news stories of the month to use as a resource for both our team - and yours. This post will be specifically on Cisco news.

By jking
March 22, 2013
Don't Think You Can Afford Cisco? Think Again.

Are you someone who has ruled out using Cisco in your network because you think the costs are too high?

Hey, we can sympathize. You’ll find no judgment here. Cisco technology has numerous merits and it’s the most popular choice around the world. But as a manufacturer, they’re always pushing the latest and greatest products, and the costs involved with that can really add up on you.

By Jake
March 20, 2013
99.51%+ Network Hardware Reliability: How It Happens

We achieve a 99.51% out-of-the-box reliability rating on all our equal2new networking and voice products. This percentage is superior to the failure rate of new hardware directly from the manufacturers.

By Jake
March 18, 2013
Product Spotlight: Cisco Catalyst 6509-E Switch

Cisco 6509 switches have been around for some time and have been both a popular choice and a top performer. A closer look reveals a number of reasons why.

By Rick
March 13, 2013
Retro Flashback: Remember these cartoons from the 80s?

Here's our list of randomly-ordered fun cartoon favorites from the 80s:

By Jake
March 11, 2013
More Cisco Haiku

In a previous post, we shared some Cisco haiku. They were fun, so we decided to share a few more.

By Rick
March 8, 2013
Bacon Recipe of the Month For IT Pros - March 2013

Okay, IT pros.  We know you love bacon.  We love bacon too.

So... for our friends in the IT community we will be celebrating our love and  appreciation for bacon every single month.

By Rick
March 6, 2013
Product Spotlight: CABLExpress H+ Enclosures

Last month, CABLExpress introduced its new product, the H+ Enclosure.   That’s good news for IT and data center professionals.  Let’s take a look at why.

By Rick
March 4, 2013
Cisco Haiku

Recently we had some fun with our friends at Spiceworks. We did a Cisco haiku contest. Yes, you read that right.

By Rick
March 1, 2013
National Pig Day? Hooray for Bacon!!

Today is national pig day.  It's no secret.  IT pros have a wonderful infatuation with bacon.  So, what better time to express our appreciation for bacon?  I can't think of one.

By Rick
February 22, 2013
4 Things You Should Never Buy Used...and 1 You Definitely Should

This post follows the same theme as Friday's post regarding the concept of "used." The word used, by definition, means that something has been previously owned or utilized. In some circumstances it makes sense to be wary of buying things that have already been used by others.

By jking
February 21, 2013
Why the Thought of "Used" Networking Equipment Shouldn't Scare You

We hear from IT professionals all the time who claim that they aren't allowed to purchase used equipment for their data centers. For some reason the word "used" automatically has a negative connotation - if it has already been owned, and well...used, by someone else it must not be as reliable. As we are all well aware, performance and reliability are critical in our line of business. Downtime costs money, and there is really no time or room for error.

By jking
February 18, 2013
Introducing the CABLExpress H+ Fiber Optic Enclosures

Our CABLExpress division has introduced the next generation in fiber optic enclosures. Our innovative new H+ Enclosures have raised the bar, providing the highest port density currently offered in the industry.

By Jake
February 13, 2013
3 Reasons to Buy a Used Cisco Router

When you hear the name Cisco, chances are the first words that come to mind for some are reliable networking and performance. However, not every company, especially SMBs can afford to buy brand new equipment. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t purchase used Cisco routers or switches. Here are three reasons why used is the new, new.

By Rick