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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
November 18, 2011
Addicted to IT Bells & Whistles? Stop the Insanity!

Features, features, features. As a society we love features.  We love bells and whistles.

We want cars with power windows, heated seats, sun roof, moon roof, Blu-Ray players, GPS and on and on.

By Rick
November 16, 2011
LIFECYCLExpress® division earns designation as Certified Electronics Recycler®

Just in time for America Recycles Day, our LIFECYCLExpress® division, which specializes in IT asset management and e-scrap recycling, has been granted its designation as a Certified Electronics Recycler®.

By cxadmin
November 14, 2011
Enclosure/Module Construction Clean Room

Keeping it clean in our clean room!


We’re always striving to deliver the best products and services to our customers. With this goal in mind, we recently designed a brand new clean room environment at our Technology Certification and Distribution Center.

By Jake
November 11, 2011
Put Your E-Waste In Here and Send It To Us

Do you have some network hardware sitting somewhere in a storage area serving little to no purpose?  Why?


There is no excuse for it.  E-waste disposal and electronics recycling has been made quick and easy.

By Rick
November 9, 2011
Upcoming Webinar: The Enclosure as Part of the Data Center Infrastructure

Join us for a CABLExpress webinar on Wednesday, November 16. Register now!

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 7, 2011
Wanted: Avaya 4621SW Phones

As many of you know, CXtec buys back all sorts of used network hardware and business phones.  Today we wanted to let everyone know that we will buy back you Avaya 4621SW phones.

By Rick
November 4, 2011
How Reliable Is Your Network Hardware? Do You Know?

People buy a lot of network hardware.  They buy routers, switches, SFPs, wireless access points and all sorts of equipment to support their network.

By Rick
November 2, 2011
Data Center Executive Survey Results

CABLExpress released the results of its Data Center Executive Survey this week - below is an infographic of the findings (click to view larger). View an article about the survey here, or visit cablexpress.com for details.

By cxadmin
October 31, 2011
10 Questions to Ask Your Vendor When Buying Used Networking Equipment

Even when buying used, you want to make sure you’re working with a reputable vendor that will stand by its product. Here are ten questions you should ask next time you’re in the market for used IT gear:

By cxadmin