It’s just a matter of days before Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y., is bustling with activity—and it won’t just be because the poker tables are packed and thousands are trying their hand at roulette. Rather, the NY Tech Summit is about to kick off, bringing together hundreds of IT professionals with one common goal—doing a deep dive into the IT, networking and programming spaces.
Thinking about upgrading to wireless N? Wondering what the differences are between A, G and N or the difference going to N could have for you? In this short video, Nathan, CXtec's Wireless Product Engineer, explains some of the factors involved with wireless N technology and breaks down a few things you should know.
A common misconception we often encounter is when people think that the pre-owned equipment we offer is “old.” We imagine that they picture it as ancient legacy hardware sitting in some company’s closet collecting dust and rusting.
If you have questions about how to achieve antennae diversity in your wireless environment, you've come to the right place.
Once in a while it's good to get back to basics and cover some fundamentals. Some folks are looking for some solid, useful information to help them get started on certain things. For instance, in this world where Cisco is so popular, you might wonder what Cisco router is right for you or your organization.
It's that time of year once again. The NY Tech Summit is almost here. That's right. It's upstate New York's premier IT conference, and CXtec is a proud presenting sponsor.
Have questions about wireless bridging and getting your signals to reach Point A to Point B? Wondering what the allowable limit of obstruction is between your antennae? Well, here's some good news.
We recently had some more fun with our friends on Spiceworks. You may remember the Cisco Haiku contest we ran a couple months ago? Well, we decided to do a caption contest this time. The contest was simple. Create an IT-related caption for a picture of Mr. Miyagi. We chose some of our favorites and sent the contributors a sweet t-shirt. It was a lot of fun. Check out some of the best responses!
Cisco Systems, the massive company that covers a broad range of networking solutions, has over the past few weeks has been making headlines for variety of reasons ranging from innovative Wi-Fi connectivity in the U.S. to the facilitation of network distribution in the Middle East. Here is a snapshot of three areas where Cisco has been making headway recently:
We may be a few months past the NBA All-Star game this year, but sports fans everywhere are still in awe of the fact that Toronto Raptors Terrence Ross nailed the Slam Dunk Contest, becoming the only other Raptor to win the Slam Dunk Contest besides Vince Carter. And who could forget Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh getting bested by the all star players twice off of the same move?
Have you considered stepping up your switching platform to the Cisco Nexus? Wondering what some of the differences are between the 6500 Series and the Nexus?
There’s a recurring issue for folks converting to 40G. Their QSFP transceiver utilizes 8 fibers, while their MTP® trunks are terminated with 12 fibers. Those four leftover “dark” fibers can be a real sticking point for some people. They simply don’t want to have fibers in their cabling not passing traffic.
Doing your job without the proper essentials is not an easy task. And when the responsibility of your job entails looking after the security and efficiency of an entire organization, it gets a lot harder. As companies continue to depart from server based storage and move into virtual databases, IT leaders across the country are scrambling to make do with reduced budgets and a lack of resources.
Enjoy these May the 4th links and enjoy a cool day for Star Wars fans.
In this short, informative video, Nathan, CXtec's Cisco Product Engineer, explains some of the factors and gotchas involved with stacking Cisco 3750 switches.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.