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
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