January 4, 2012
A Place for Legacy IT Equipment

Do you know what this is? Calling it a "legacy" piece of equipment is putting it nicely - this hard drive, closer to the size of a record player than the hard drives you see today, is a bit of a dinosaur. We had it on display in our atrium for the past couple days for a fun little internal contest - and also a reminder of our roots.

By cxadmin
January 2, 2012
Happy New Year!

Everyone at CXtec wishes you a happy and prosperous New Year!

Once all the champagne and party fun wore off, we took a moment to reflect on our 2011, and look forward to 2012.

By Jake
December 30, 2011
Did You Miss These Great Webinars in 2011?

One of our goals is to use our website and this blog to share a lot of helpful information with our customers and other IT professionals.  One way accomplish this is through webinars, and we did several webinars in 2011 covering a variety of networking and cabling topics.

By Rick
December 28, 2011
Save the Date: 2012 NY Tech Summit

Mark your calendars now: 2012 NY Tech Summit is June 21-22 at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY.

By cxadmin
December 26, 2011
The Santa Claus Conundrum!

Christmas was yesterday and it was just awesome. We talked a few weeks ago about some stuff on our wish list. Well, maybe we were lucky enough to get some of those things and maybe we weren’t. That part’s not important. What is important is that we had a good time with friends, family and loved ones. We surely did and we hope you did as well.

By Jake
December 23, 2011
Happy Holidays from CXtec!

Wishing you a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year from every here at CXtec! Our team at LIFECYCLExpress got into the holiday spirit with their own Christmas Tree decorated with recycled electronics.

By cxadmin
December 21, 2011
The Top Five Things You Need to Know Before Migrating to 40/100G Speeds

CABLExpress recently held a webinar, "The Five Things You Need to Know Before Migrating to 40/100G Speeds." View the archived version below, or view all of our archived webinars.

By cxadmin
December 19, 2011
A Proper Refurbishing Process on Phones

We’ve found that sometimes people will overlook how important a refurbishing process is for phones. So much time and energy is spent talking about switches and routers that phones tend to get overlooked. For some reason (maybe because we all have phones in our pockets and take them for granted), phones aren’t given credit for being the sophisticated pieces of technology that they truly are.

By Jake
December 16, 2011
Do These Information Technology Trends Apply To You?

Technology Trend Throwback:   In 1983, young David Lightman was rockin' the sweet IMSAI 8080 computer. Other notable tech trends of 1983? The WOPR, of course.

By Rick
December 14, 2011
CXtec Earns Designation as Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist for Enterprise Routing and Switching

You may only know us for used voice and networking gear or cables. But did you know we're a Juniper Elite partner, too?

Here's why you should care:

By cxadmin
December 12, 2011
Our Holiday Wish List

It’s the holiday season and all the good boys and girls are compiling their wish lists! Here at CXtec we’re no different. Some of us are still lamenting those lost G.I. Joe action figures or Strawberry Shortcake dolls we didn’t get when we were kids. So we’re hoping this year will be different.

What are the Top 5 items on our letter to Santa? Good stuff!

By Jake
December 9, 2011
Kids Sing Carols at CXtec!

We were treated to carolers today courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York - adorable! If you aren't already, this will certainly put you in the holiday spirit!

By cxadmin
December 7, 2011
Upcoming CABLExpress Webinar: The Five Things You Need to Know Before Migrating to 40/100G Speeds

Since the ratification of IEEE 802.3ba, the transition to 40/100 gigabit Ethernet speeds is no longer a question of if, but when. We're going to go over the five things you need to know in order to prepare for 40/100G speeds in your data center.

By cxadmin
December 5, 2011
People Skills for IT Professionals

One of the trends we’ve kept an eye on throughout this year has been the concept of people skills for IT professionals. It seems to be gaining quite a bit of buzz in the blogosphere, and is becoming a pretty major hot topic around hiring processes, so we figured it was time to comment on it.

By Jake
December 2, 2011
3 Great Resources to Learn All About Network Cables

Take a look at trade magazine in the world of information technology.  There’s talk about cutting edge trends and the latest hardware.  You see a lot of speculation on future trends.  That’s all great. People have to be forward looking.  Everyone wants to think of where their network is, where they want it to go and how to get there.

By Rick
November 30, 2011
Stop panicking and put down the Nexus.

CXtec is a company full of tech geeks - and, consequently, Apple product lovers. Our developers latched on to the iPod almost immediately (it still proves the most effective way to drown out extraneous noise and focus on coding). And there was definitely some friendly competition over who could secure the first iPhone when it came out. And now, the iPad is as commonplace as paper notebooks during meetings.

By cxadmin
November 28, 2011
Continued Support for Your Cisco Catalyst Hardware

We recently introduced our Cisco Catalyst Support Program. Our reasoning behind launching this program was based on Cisco’s introduction of the new Nexus line. We’ve been helping customers build their networking infrastructures around Cisco Catalyst technology for over 15 years. Was it possible that the writing might be on the wall that Cisco was going to begin the process of phasing out the Catalyst lines?

By Jake
November 25, 2011
We Give Thanks To Our Customers

Now that you've enjoyed the feast, the family, friends and football, all of us at CXtec would like to give a big thanks to all of our customers.

By Rick
November 23, 2011
Archived Webinar: The Enclosure as Part of the Data Center Infrastructure

The enclosure is an integral part of data center design. You will learn how to select a single enclosure platform that will allow you to utilize a number of accessories and techniques throughout the lifespan of the data center.

By cxadmin
November 21, 2011
Building The Perfect Technology Thanksgiving "Dinner"

Ok, we definitely have food on the brain this week. Thanksgiving is coming up and we just can’t wait to stuff ourselves silly on that big meal. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pie… it’s like a dream come true! But it also got us thinking:

By Jake