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August 8, 2012
Where in the world is CXtec?

Summer is almost over, which means we're busy preparing for fall trade shows! Whether you're in the midwest or west coast, education or government, or something in between, we have something for you! Stop by our booths to learn about how equal2new certified refurbished hardware can save you money in your IT budget.

By cxadmin
August 6, 2012
3 Ways to Get Top-Notch Technology at Community College Prices

Statistics indicate that nearly 50% of the undergrad population now goes to community colleges. Check out these numbers. This is a great trend for the colleges, but it also leads to some challenges. Most community colleges have budgets that are stretched thin. IT pros that work in these institutions are often tasked with attaining quality technology at low costs.

By Jake
August 1, 2012
Archived Webinar: Best Practices for Migrating to a Structured Cabling Solution

As demands for increased throughput and higher speeds continue to grow, the data center infrastructure must be flexible enough to change with those demands. According to the Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers, or TIA-942, a structured cabling system is the ideal way to future-proof your data center. In this archived webinar originally airing July 25, 2012, Senior Data Center Architect for CABLExpress Rick Dallmann provides the roadmap for building a structured cabling system.

By cxadmin
July 30, 2012
Network Hardware: The Downtime Argument

State-of-the-art Network Hardware You Just Bought?
You start out with this premise:
My business cannot afford a single minute of network downtime.
From that point on, you make a number of decisions with the end goal of zero downtime in mind.

By Jake
July 27, 2012
Happy System Administrators Day From CXtec.

We want to wish all the system admins out there a great System Administrators Day.  Like all IT professionals, people should be grateful for what you do.  Frankly, we think system admins are under appreciated.  There's a good chance that people don't recognize the long hours and hard work that you put in to get things done.  That's why we want to recognize you and say thanks for all that you do.

By Rick
July 25, 2012
Baldwinsville Senior Awarded 8th Annual Bill & Sandra Pomeroy Scholarship

Congratulations to Ryan Shelton, a recent graduate of Charles W. Baker High School, who has been awarded the Bill & Sandra Pomeroy Scholarship!

By cxadmin
July 23, 2012
Cisco Wireless Hitting 1 Gig Per Second!

Cisco recently announced that it will be the “first networking vendor to deliver 1-gigabit-per-second speeds on enterprise wireless networks when it introduces an 802.11ac-based access point next year.”

By Jake
July 20, 2012
5 Simple Reasons You Should Be Grateful For The IT Professional

Let's face it. People take the IT professional for granted. People go about their day taking for granted all of the resources IT makes possible and manages on a daily basis. Think about all that we do with information every day. We can sit down at our desk and do tons of tasks quickly and easily. Here's just a quick rundown.

By Rick
July 18, 2012
CXtec Named in UBM 2012 Solution Provider 500 List

CXtec was recognized by UBM Channel as a part of CRN's 2012 Solution Provider 500 list, which ranks the top technology integrators in North America.

By cxadmin
July 16, 2012
5 Smart Ways to Get the Most Value This Government Buying Season

While the dog days of summer have many of us on vacation, or basking lazily in the heat, IT professionals at government and military institutions are working diligently to get the best value for their budgets. The September 30 end-of-fiscal-year deadline is rapidly approaching, so it’s starting to turn from research time to buy time.

By Jake
July 13, 2012
CXtec Helps Keep Networks Up and Costs Down Worldwide

It's no secret that at CXtec we help companies keep their networks up and their costs down. We've been doing this since 1978.  We specialize in offering quality pre-owned network hardware with lifetime warranty that performs as reliably as new hardware...or better  (equal2new).  We also provide high performance cabling solutions and cable products.

By Rick
July 11, 2012
Why should you be concerned about dB loss?

CABLExpress recently hosted a webinar titled “Increasing Data Center Performance Through Effective dB Loss Management.” You can view the archived version below.

By cxadmin
July 9, 2012
5 Ways to Keep Your Data Center Cool This Summer

The entire country seems to be sweltering in a heat wave right now. With temperatures rising, our thoughts turn to keeping our cooling bills down.

By Jake
July 6, 2012
Are Lead Times Important to You? Read This.

There are a lot of reasons to use quality pre-owned network hardware.  Among them is the clear cost benefit.

By Rick
July 4, 2012
Happy Independence Day from CXtec!

Please note CXtec offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4. Enjoy the holiday!

By cxadmin
July 2, 2012
Top 5 Ways Refurbished Network Hardware Gives You Freedom

It’s almost Independence Day, and we’re gearing up to celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, food, fun and freedom! But with the holiday approaching, we decided to ask ourselves what does freedom mean to what we do here at CXtec.

By Jake
June 29, 2012
Warning: Don't Gamble With Network Downtime. Don't Make This Perilous Mistake.

IT professionals who work in and manage networks always stress the importance of performance and uptime. Downtime is a very bad word in the IT world.

By Rick
June 27, 2012
2012 NY Tech Summit Recap

Another successful NY Tech Summit has come and gone! We'd like to thank our fellow sponsors, speakers and attendees for making it such a great event. We had a great time at our booth with our "Hoop it up!" basketball game and equal2new challenge.

By cxadmin
June 25, 2012
3 Smart Tactics for Education IT Professionals to Have a Productive Summer

The school year has officially ended, for both colleges and K-12 schools, and the summer is upon us. So now all IT professionals in charge of supporting education institutions are beginning their busy season.

By Jake
June 22, 2012
Thank You to our Visiting Customers

This week we have been lucky enough to have a lot of customers visit us. We really enjoy it when we have customer visits. We get a chance to talk to them face-to-face and give them a tour of CXtec. What's even better is being able to meet people and get to know them.

By Rick