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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
October 28, 2011
Extra $ for your IT budget

CXtec can help you get extra cash for your IT budget. We know what you're thinking: "Yeah, right."

Here's the thing: we're not kidding. We can bolster your budget, and help you get rid of those old switches, routers and phones you have lying around.

By cxadmin
October 26, 2011
Cisco 7942 or Cisco 7940?

If the Cisco 7942 and 7940 are essentially the same phone, why pay way more to get features you might not need? Katie, CXtec's Voice Product Manager, explains the difference between the Cisco 7940 and 7942 phones. Check it out and put your mind at ease that you're getting the right price on the right phone for you!

By cxadmin
October 24, 2011
National Guard Bureau Joint C4I Conference 2011
By cxadmin
October 21, 2011
What is the Cisco ASA?

We wanted to provide some information to help answer some frequently asked questions. The Cisco ASA is something many users have questions about, so here is a brief summary with a list of resources you can view when and however you like.

By Rick
October 19, 2011
How to Configure a Cisco Router: Helpful Resources

It seems lots of people want to know how to configure a Cisco router. This article is meant to provide a bunch of resources to help people with this. We've tried to organize these resources and list them out, so that you can bookmark this page and use the information any way you'd like and at your own leisure.

By Rick
October 17, 2011
Cables for a Cure® 2011

For the 8th year in a row, CXtec is partnering with CABLExpress and TERACAI for Cables for a Cure® in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

By cxadmin
October 14, 2011
Why Used IT Equipment Doesn't Have to be Scary

Purchasing used anything - cars, clothes, electronics, even books - gives us a feeling of apprehension not associated with buying new. Why is that?

By cxadmin
October 12, 2011
Warp drives and gig transceivers!

What do they have in common? "Scotty, I need more power!" While I’m not named Scotty, I hear this request frequently and often in relation to gig transceivers. I need more distance. I need to go over 900 feet on my multimode fiber. I need to achieve transwarp beaming!

By cxadmin
October 10, 2011
What Is UNEDA and What Does It Mean to Network Hardware Buyers?

What does UNEDA stand for?
UNEDA stands for the United Network Equipment Dealers Association.

What does UNEDA do?
UNEDA is an organization comprised of the top used network hardware dealers in the industry from all over the world. They collaborate to promote industry best practices in order to achieve the highest quality standards. UNEDA also works to eliminate counterfeit and fraud within the used network hardware industry.

By Rick