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September 28, 2012
Wireless Networking Myths Busted

There are plenty of wireless networking myths and misconceptions.  Heck, maybe it's just confusion. Whatever it is, there is no doubt that it is real.

By Rick
September 26, 2012
Know Your Source® For Assurance That You Get Quality Networking Hardware

When you really get to know who’s providing your equipment, and how they acquire it, you get a much better idea of the quality you’re receiving. We told you how you can get the best value, and how it makes your job easy, now let’s talk about the assurance and peace of mind you get when you verify that your source is reputable.

By Jake
September 24, 2012
10th Annual Cables For A Cure

It's time for the 10th Annual Cables For A Cure.  Each year CXtec participates in this great event for a great cause.

By Rick
September 21, 2012
Used Cisco Switches & Routers Allow Businesses To Upgrade Despite Shrinking Budgets

There are some interesting trends happening in the IT world, according to some new research by TheInfoPro.  The research reveals two trends that were particularly telling.

By Rick
September 19, 2012
E-Waste Recycling and Disposal As Easy As 1,2,3

People are always looking for ways to make e-waste recycling and disposal easier and more effective.  IT professionals are busier than ever.  So, finding a way to make your e-waste recycling and disposal processes less time consuming, less complicated and more effective can be highly valuable

By Rick
September 17, 2012
Don't Think Cisco End-of-Life Announcements Mean It's Time to Panic


The message we had that day is the same one we have now: Relax; there’s no need to panic. CXtec has been in this industry for a long time and we’ve helped thousands of customers maintain their current networking infrastructures by providing used Cisco hardware and our own maintenance program.

By Rick
September 12, 2012
Free Webinar With Juniper & CXtec - The New Campus and Branch Network for Educational Institutions

Student 2.0 is today's breed of user that learns online and on the move, and demands easy, anywhere, any device connectivity. Can you meet those demands?

By Rick
September 10, 2012
Know Your Source® and Get Ease of Doing Business with a Network Hardware Vendor

Recently, we described how to get real value from your networking hardware vendor. The key is to Know Your Source®. It’s imperative that every IT vendor find out exactly who their technology partners are, and what each partner’s business model is. How do they do what they do? Are they reputable? How do you find out?

By Jake
September 6, 2012
FREE Webinar !! Simply Connected: The New Campus and Branch Network for Educational Institutions

Student 2.0 is today's breed of user that learns online and on the move, and demands easy, anywhere, any device connectivity. Can you meet those demands?

By Rick
September 5, 2012
Used Cisco Equipment A Solid Option For Small and Medium Sized Businesses.
By Rick
September 3, 2012
Happy Labor Day from CXtec

We here at CXtec just wanted to take a quick second to say thanks to our customers, vendors and everyone we work with. It’s a pleasure doing business with all of you

By Jake
August 31, 2012
Used Cisco With Extra Protection Can Mean Less Down Time & More Peace Of Mind

There is a long standing, proven track record of quality used Cisco hardware.  When you buy high quality used Cisco you get all the performance and reliability you want from Cisco hardware, but with the bonus of saving a bundle.  If you work with the right vendor, you can even get a lifetime warranty.

By Rick
August 29, 2012
Installing OEM Batteries Into Your Existing Battery Tray

Here's a quick tutorial video on how to install OEM batteries using the existing battery tray of your Universal Power Supply (UPS).

By Rick
August 27, 2012
Know Your Source® and Get More Value from Your Network Hardware

For years, we at CXtec have advised customers, and anyone doing research, to Know Your Source® when it comes to buying used network hardware. Even in this blog, countless times we’ve advised you to only work with “reputable” networking hardware vendors.

By Jake
August 24, 2012
A Smart, High Performance Cabling Solution For the Data Center. The Skinny Trunk Solution.

Let's face it, people are looking for solutions to problems. It's not easy to find a solution that is smart, high-performance, makes your life simpler, and positions you well for the future.

By Rick
August 22, 2012
Uptime & Reliability in the Data Center - Free Webinar

Over the past few months we have been seeing more articles concerned with data center performance and reliability.  Not only that, people want to know how to achieve better data center performance in a smart, forward looking, cost effective way.

By Rick
August 20, 2012
How Reliable is Your Used Cisco Equipment? 10 Questions To Ask Your Vendor.

used ciscoSo you’ve decided that purchasing used Cisco hardware is the best choice for you and your network. That’s great. It’s definitely a wise decision to employ refurbished Cisco equipment anywhere and everywhere it makes sense for you. It’s a great way to save money and a smart way to stretch an already thin budget even further.

By Jake
August 15, 2012
Incoming Cisco Stock at CXtec!

One of the things we're most proud of here at CXtec is our Technology Certification and Distribution Center (TCDC).  Aside from being home to extensive technology refurbishment process, it's also where we stock over 250,000 products ready to ship. It's why you don't have to wait long for the gear you need - even popular switches, routers and phones.

By cxadmin
August 13, 2012
A Cisco Switch to Step Up the Ethernet Game

While Cisco hasn’t made any official announcement on the matter yet, it is widely rumored that they have another Nexus Ethernet switch coming soon. The news came recently in a Network World article.

By Jake
August 10, 2012
Screen Time, Gadgets, Gaming...and Real Life

Recently I asked a bunch of IT Professionals some questions. It wasn't technical in nature, but it certainly has a great deal to do with the life of an IT pro.

By Rick