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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
April 11, 2012
CXtec and TERACAI Grant Caleb's Wish

CXtec and TERACAI had the honor of granting a wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation on April 9, 2012.

By cxadmin
April 9, 2012
Cable Management - The Key to Spring Cleaning in Your Data Center

As the weather gets warmer, our thoughts turn to Spring Cleaning. After all, it’s been a long winter, and yes, the dust has certainly started to gather over everything.

By Jake
April 6, 2012
Cisco Phone Videos - Tips To Pick The Right Phone & Save Money

Over the past few months Katie, our Cisco Voice Product Manager, has been doing some brief and informative videos about various Cisco phones.  She covers the Cisco 7900 series phones, alternatives to the Cisco 6900 series phones and a couple other topics.

By Rick
April 4, 2012
We're on Facebook!

CXtec is now on Facebook! I know what you're thinking - "You weren't already on Facebook?" Actually, no. We decided to hold off, but once we saw the new Timeline layout, we couldn't resist! It's the perfect way to show off our culture, talk about our 30+ year history, and show our friends why there really is only one CXtec.

By cxadmin
April 2, 2012
The Zen of Refurbished Networking Hardware

Here at CXtec we get to talk to all sorts of customers. We hear from all levels of IT professionals every day, in a number of industries, including healthcare, government, education, financial and manufacturing.

By Jake
March 30, 2012
Support for Your 3Com NBX IP Phones Even After The End of Life, End of Sale, or End of Service.

If you are familiar with the 3Com NBX IP phone system, you know that it was declared End of Sale back in June of 2010.  That announcement covered the works - chassis, gateway modules, memory upgrades,etc.  3Com/ HP decided on this to focus on their VCX line.

By Rick