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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here's our list of randomly-ordered fun cartoon favorites from the 80s:
In a previous post, we shared some Cisco haiku. They were fun, so we decided to share a few more.
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.
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.
Recently we had some fun with our friends at Spiceworks. We did a Cisco haiku contest. Yes, you read that right.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Time and again, we have brought up various reasons why quality used network hardware is as good as new. When it comes to any network hardware device, the term refurbished might not sound particularly appealing, however, that’s probably because not many people are aware of the stringent process that equipment has to go through before being qualified as a refurbished product. Another term for this process is reconditioning.
If you’re anything like us here at CXtec, you love two things: refurbished network hardware and, of course, Star Wars. From a cursory glance, these two subject matters seem to have nothing in common. But as we were thinking about it recently, we realized something simple, yet potentially profound. Han Solo would definitely use refurbished networking hardware if he were an IT manager. Why? Let’s look at some evidence.
This week we had the opportunity to leave our snowy home in Syracuse, NY and head down to Atlanta, GA to meet with some of our customers for some learning and fun. We held afternoon educational sessions on a number of topics, including "Stretching Your Budget and IT Asset Disposition," "The Value in Exceeding the Standards for TIA-942 Optical Cabling Infrastructure," and "The Brocade Difference."
Still not convinced on used hardware being a smart choice? Well, we are going to continue providing reasons you should be.
Let’s be honest, running a successful organization is all about making smart decisions in order to focus funds on the most important goals of the company. So why take your chances spending top dollar for brand new equipment that can malfunction at any time and have to be serviced by an outside third-party when you can turn to a distributor that does all the heavy lifting for you? Quality used hardware provides a reliable solution comparable to an out-of-the-box device, but at a fraction of the cost.