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November 14, 2012
Cabling Infrastructure Is Becoming Increasingly Important.

I had the good pleasure to speak with my friend JT at CABLExpress recently and I asked him a few questions about trends in the cable world.  One thing he stressed was that with increasing demand for higher speeds, the importance of your cabling infrastructure will also increase.

By Rick
November 12, 2012
Know Your Source® and Get the Stability of a Proven Network Hardware Partner

When you Know Your Source® for networking hardware you get added value, ease, assurance, and ability – so today we’d like to show the benefits of working with a partner with true stability.

By Jake
November 9, 2012
Fun at Dallas Cowboys Stadium

This week we had a customer event at Dallas Cowboys stadium where we held three educational sessions and then went on tours of the stadium - something not many get to experience! No matter which NFL team we cheer for, we all learned a lot and had a fun time doing it.

By jking
November 7, 2012
5 Key Benefits Of Using Cisco 6500 Series Switches

Smart Investments Require Smart Decisions - The Cisco 6500 Series Switches isn't for everyone nor right for all business needs. However, if you are thinking about considering making an investment in switching hardware, check out this smart buyer’s guide to the Cisco Catalyst 6500 series.

By Rick
November 5, 2012
FREE CABLExpress Data Center Structured Cabling White Paper

We just wanted to make you aware of some great news. The experts at our CABLExpress® division recently released a new Data Center Structured Cabling Guide and it’s available for FREE!

By Jake
November 2, 2012
CXtec Halloween Celebration

As a follow-up from last week's techy Halloween costume post, I thought it would be fun to share some photos of our own creative costumes.

By jking
October 31, 2012
IT Careers - 2 Points to Consider

Few are denying that the economy and unemployment are a concern for many people out there.   So, it's a good idea to put some thought into your IT career.   You want to stay sharp. You want to keep bringing value to your company. Most important you want to keep your job and progress in your career.

By Rick
October 29, 2012
Our best wishes through Hurricane Sandy

With Hurricane Sandy’s impending landfall looming, we at CXtec just wanted to send along our best wishes for everyone's safety. We do business with a great many folks here on the Eastern Seaboard and throughout the Northeast. We're crossing our fingers that everyone was able to adequately prepare for the storm, and that damage will be limited by that preparedness.

By Jake
October 26, 2012
Favorite Techy Halloween Costumes

With Halloween quickly approaching, many of us are scrambling to put the finishing touches on our costumes. As IT professionals and lovers of all things tech, Halloween gives us a chance to dress up as one of our favorite gadgets or maybe even design a creative high-tech costume. Would we dress up as something as ordinary as a monster or pirate? Not a chance.

By jking
October 24, 2012
We want your Nortel 1140E phones!

How does CXtec provide the best value with our equal2new equipment? The equation is simple. We buy quality hardware from end-users; certify it as equal2new using the industry’s finest refurbishing process, then sell it at fantastic discounts off list to our customers.

By Jake
October 22, 2012
Will these 5 Healthcare IT (HIT) Trends Affect You?

Recently I was doing an internet search and bumped into an interesting article.  It stated that there are 5 trends that will reshape health IT in the year 2013.  Those are some serious words.

By Rick
October 19, 2012
Who Guards Your Data Center?

The recent unveiling of Google’s $600 million data center in North Carolina has many tech-lovers buzzing. The sheer number of servers in the data center is astounding; however, perhaps the most notable feature is the life-size stormtrooper and the mini R2-D2 keeping close watch of this data empire.

By jking
October 17, 2012
An Unnecessary Network Hardware Cost You Might Not Think About

When people buy network hardware they are careful to pay attention to the price of the hardware.  In some cases, the price of the hardware is just about the only concern.  Of course, when someone has a single minded infatuation about price (a) they are afraid they won't get a deal (b) are missing the bigger picture.

By Rick
October 15, 2012
5 Things Your Average Networking Hardware Vendor Won't Tell You

What we’re trying to convey is the importance of ensuring that you have a reputable vendor who will be there to help support your network. There are plenty of disreputable sources for cheap hardware, but it’s better for you and your organization in the long run to work with a quality vendor.

By Jake
October 12, 2012
Make the Most of Computer Learning Month

While October is more commonly recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is also Computer Learning Month. Created by the Computer Learning Foundation, Computer Learning Month is meant to serve as a time for people to learn about new technologies and to share this knowledge with others.

By jking
October 10, 2012
Just For Fun: Technology Commercials of the Past

People love technology, especially IT professionals. Once in while it's good to take a look back. It's cool to see where it all came from, remember what life used to be like, and maybe have a few laughs. Let's check out a few technology commercials of the past.

By Rick
October 8, 2012
Know Your Source® and Get a Networking Hardware Vendor With the Ability to Meet Your Needs

We’re continuing to expound upon the virtues you get when you Know Your Source® for networking hardware. We’ve recently discussed value, ease and assurance – now it’s time to talk about your vendor’s ability.

By Jake
October 5, 2012
CXtec: Ways to Connect, Share, and Get Updates

This is quick post to let our customers and friends who visit the website how they can connect with CXtec.  We try to stay pretty active in sharing information on our blog and various social media.

By Rick
October 3, 2012
Yes! We Will Buy Your Used Routers, Switches, and Business Phones

It's surprising to hear how many IT pros say that they just throw out or dispose of their used network hardware - routers, switches, and phones.

By Rick
October 1, 2012
Put an End to Those "Oops, I Forgot" Blues

Here’s a message for all those IT professionals working in the education sector. How many times has this happened to you? You spend the spring and summer gearing up for those huge projects you had planned while the students are out. You do your research, you do your buying, you carry out your plan and everything goes off smoothly.

By Jake