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Is the Global Chip Shortage Affecting Your Ability to Get IT Hardware? You Have Options.

The global microchip shortage is a big deal. In fact, the global chip shortage is causing all kinds of problems and disruptions for companies, consumers and the economy. The information technology industry is no exception. 

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2700 vs 2800: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

The Clash asked the question in their 80s classic, Should I stay or should I go? How often do we ask ourselves that same questions when it comes to wireless equipment? ...

Cisco 2800,Cisco 2700,Cisco Switches,Switches,Cisco,Upgrade,The Clash


25 Things IT Pros Should Consider at Year-End

As the end of the year approaches, the IT professional has a lot to consider. There are lots of tasks and jobs to accomplish by year-end and even more to consider in the coming year. Then again, that’s why IT pros are the unsung heroes in many organizations. ...



How come the power cord plug for my network appliance won't fit the outlet that I have?

After agonizing and researching and fighting bouts of indecision, you finally decide to go through with the process of purchasing some new network equipment, maybe a ...

network advice,networking equipment,Networking,Cisco 6509


Dave McCormick

Clear Your Mind of Network Hardware Sticker Shock

I had a customer ask for pricing on a high-end router recently. The sticker shock threw them into a panic. Have you ever been here? You’re looking for reliable network hardware equipment, but the price resembles your house payment. Now is the time to take a step back and evaluate ...

Cisco routers,Cisco,buy network hardware,network hardware,networking


Is 802.11ax the "Next Big Thing" in Wireless?

Star Wars ...

wireless networks,wireless networking,wireless,wireless AX,802.11ax,wireless LANs,wireless AC


Building a Better HPE Network with Throughput and Capacity

When you compare throughput and routing/switching capacity within the HPE switch lines, making a decision on what to buy can become less about cramming as much as possible into your shrinking budget and more about designing a better network. ...

HP switch,HP chassis


Don't Let the Shift to -B Domain Cisco Access Points Confuse You

When the FCC released its official document (FCC 14-30A1) in April of 2014, wireless manufacturers were given two years to cease the sale of the old standard 5 Ghz radio spec. This is what led Cisco to shift from the -A part number to the -B part number now present ...

wireless networks,wireless networking,wireless,Cisco wireless


How to Assign DHCP Options to Avaya 96XX and 46XX Phones

You know how important it is to set up a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) for your IP network. It can greatly increase your efficiency by eliminating the need to manually configure every device. If you're assigning DHCP options to Avaya 9600 Series or Avaya 4600 Series phones, we have ...

Avaya DHCP,Avaya 4600 Series,Avaya 9600 Series,Avaya Phones,Avaya


Network Switches 101: The Different Types of Networking Switches and Which Ones You Should Use

While we can’t advise you on which streaming service to use (although season one of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is now available on Netflix… by the power of GreySkull anyone?) or which kitchen gadget is the best, we can talk switches. We think the new Nintendo Switch ...

VLAN,stacked switch,switches,networking equipment,Networking