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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
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