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May 30, 2012
CABLExpress Webinar: Taking Your Network to 40/100G Ethernet

With the ratification of new industry standards and increased demands on data center throughput, 40/100G Ethernet will be an integral component of the next generation data center.

By cxadmin
May 28, 2012
Happy Memorial Day!

We at CXtec wish everyone a happy Memorial Day. It’s nice to have a day off, and how awesome is it that the unofficial start of summer has arrived?

By Jake
May 25, 2012
A Cool Story of How Technology Is Helping Kids Learn

In the world of information technology, people are trying to create new ways to better manage and use information to create better solutions, make more money, make people's lives easier and do new things people never imagined. In short,  it's helping people.

By Rick
May 23, 2012
Are you embracing BYOD?

Frank Kobuszewski, vice president of Technology Solutions Group here at CXtec, writes a blog post for Network World's Cisco Subnet community. His latest topic: BYOD.

By cxadmin
May 21, 2012
The Top 5 Reasons Your Data Center Wants You to Watch Cable Talk

Hopefully you’ve seen, or at least heard of, the CABLExpress® Cable Talk™ video series. Maybe you’ve even watched a few episodes, and picked up some helpful tidbits of info.

By Jake
May 18, 2012
Getting Rid Of Used Network Hardware: Ignore These 3 Rules At Your Peril

I recently asked IT professionals on Spiceworks this question.

I got lots of replies with a variety of answers. It was good that I asked because it was a learning experience.

Here is a sampling of the kinds of responses I received:

By Rick
May 16, 2012
How do you respect layer one?

Our friends at CABLExpress are holding a contest where you could win a pizza party for your team!

By cxadmin
May 14, 2012
Choosing Your Cisco Catalyst Switch the Easy Way

You know how complicated choosing the right Cisco Catalyst switch for your networking needs can be. There are, quite literally, infinite possibilities for what switches you can get, how you can configure them, and what functionalities you want them running. It’s enough to boggle the mind.

By Jake
May 11, 2012
Cable Connector Guide Is A Simple, Helpful Tool

Sometimes people just want a quick, simple tool to help them out.  They need an answer or have to find some information, and they don't want to spend lots of time and energy to get it.

By Rick
May 9, 2012
CABLExpress Webinar: Taking Your Network to 40/100G Ethernet

With the ratification of new industry standards and increased demands on data center throughput, 40/100G Ethernet will be an integral component of the next generation data center

By cxadmin
May 7, 2012
How to Avoid Spending Too Much on Hardware Maintenance

One overlooked opportunity for savings is your hardware maintenance program. Many times we find that IT professionals see maintenance as a necessary evil. They often think, “I spent all this budget money on these high-priced switches, of course I have to invest in a maintenance program no matter the cost.”

By Jake
May 4, 2012
What Jason Fried Can Teach Us About IT Purchases

In one of his talks, Jason Fried from 37 Signals made an interesting observation. He said that the exchange of money is one of the most intimate things that can happen between two people.

By Rick
May 2, 2012
Shred and Recycle Day at Empower Federal Credit Union

CXtec's LIFECYCLExpress division is partnering up with Empower Federal Credit Union to help you get rid of you personal documents and used electronics safely and responsibly.

By cxadmin
April 27, 2012
CXtec Holding Great Fenway Park Event In Boston During IAUG - May 22, 2012

On May 22, CXtec will be hosting tours of Fenway Park from 6 to 9 pm.

Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served, and you’ll have the opportunity to take in the rich history of this iconic sports monument.

By Rick
April 25, 2012
CXtec is an awarded vendor on TIPS/TAPS!

CXtec can help your education or government institution save on information technology equipment through TIPS/TAPS!

By cxadmin
April 23, 2012
The Top 3 Little-Known Factors That Could Affect Your IT Recycling Policies

Yesterday was Earth Day! We all went out and planted trees to commemorate the day, and get into the spirit of going green. But the funny thing is, the policies that many of us use at home when it comes to recycling our own waste, sometimes just aren’t used in our respective workplaces.

By Jake
April 20, 2012
William G. Pomeroy Foundation Has New Website

At CXtec we have a strong focus on the community.  One big part of this is the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.

By Rick
April 18, 2012
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Annual Convention and Exposition

Our LIFECYCLExpress® team is at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Annual Convention and Exposition this week.

By cxadmin
April 16, 2012
CABLExpress® White Paper - Taking Your Network to 40/100G Ethernet

Every day we hear customers describe what’s coming next in their networking infrastructures. By and large, we get very similar answers. And just as you’ve seen in industry news, a common theme that keeps recurring is a migration to 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet.

By Jake
April 13, 2012
Our Experience Listening to the Wisdom of Spiceheads

Recently I had the pleasure of attending a cool event in New York City.  It was called Spiceworks Unplugged.

By Rick