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August 6, 2015
Cisco 1850 Access Points and You

We discuss the recently introduced Cisco 1850 access point (AP). This is the first native 802.11ac Wave 2 device Cisco has released. So what's the big deal? This AP can reach speeds up to 1.7 GB!

July 14, 2015
How much could a hybrid maintenance solution save you?

Hybrid maintenance is a smart way to lower operating expenses (OPEX) and maximize your uptime. CXtec recently took part in a project that illustrates the benefits of hybrid support.

Tags: RapidCare, hybrid support, TPM, third-party maintenance
July 10, 2015
A hybrid support solution can make you the next Avenger

Many organizations’ budgets are being squeezed so hard, that they are foregoing support contracts altogether – a risky proposition. However, there are alternatives that can save significant OPEX budget and still provide the support you need.

June 19, 2015
Ways to Successfully Navigate the Secondary Market of Used IT Equipment (a.k.a. the Wild, Wild West)

Navigating the secondary market for used IT equipment can be tricky. There are a number of potential pitfalls to look out for – sometimes it might even feel like the Wild, Wild West to IT professionals trying to make their way through. But the value provided by this market can be undeniable, which makes it a worthwhile effort to learn the tricks of the trade.

May 19, 2015
Learn how to maximize organizational efficiencies at NY Tech Summit

Are you looking for innovative ways to maximize your investment in technology? It’s a wise decision to continue learning and expanding the strategies you use to gain competitive advantages in your business.

April 10, 2015
3 Lessons for Success in Life and IT

It seems that the technology industry moves at a faster pace than nearly any other. This is apparent by the rate of new technologies to market (wait, there’s a newer iPhone already?) in addition to our rate of adoption of these technologies. For perspective, here’s a look at some of the top technology trends in 1995 vs. 2015.

April 2, 2015
Peeps in Jeeps: Joining Forces with equal2new Troops

You know it’s Springtime when the Peeps show up. This year, the beloved Peeps are lending a helping hand to our equal2new troops to help defend your technology investment.

March 27, 2015
Is the End of the Desktop Phone Drawing Near?

Unified communications could transform the traditional concept of the desktop phone. Will office desks look different in the future? Of course they will, but will there be a telephone – as we would currently define one – on those desks?

March 25, 2015
Are You Risking A Security Breach?

How well is your sensitive information protected after you sell your technology?

March 11, 2015
7 Reasons Why Our Customers Sell Us Their Used Network Hardware

Looking for some extra money? You should really give us a call. Here’s why. If you’re familiar with CXtec, then you’ve certainly heard about our certified pre-owned hardware we call equal2new. Well, did you know that equal2new would not even be possible if it wasn’t for the surplus gear you’re not using?

Tags: used network hardware, used network hardware, used network hardware, used network hardware, used network hardware, used network hardware, used network hardware
March 4, 2015
Don't be Caught Unprepared for 802.11ac

Wave 2 of the 802.11ac wireless standard is coming soon, and there are several factors you’ll need to keep in mind to make an informed decision on whether you want to migrate to it or not.

March 2, 2015
How to Find Cisco Router Interfaces and Modules - A Helpful Guide

Cisco routers are very modular and can accept a wide variety of modules. This video tutorial presents a helpful guide to finding and using the document listing interfaces and modules for Cisco routers.

February 27, 2015
4 Cool Things About Juniper Networks That Set Them Apart

One of the questions customers often pose is...“Why go with Product A over Product B?”

You can always go with the stats on Manufacturer A’s Switch and match them up to Manufacture B’s Switch. Instead of doing that, you might find it helpful to highlight the perks of a manufacture and what sets them apart from other companies. Let's do this for Juniper Networks.

Tags: Juniper Networks, candidate config, upgrades, operating system
February 16, 2015
Benefits of Implementing a VLAN (with Video)

Check out this video about the top five benefits of implementing a virtual local area network (VLAN).

Tags: VLAN, virtual local area network, video, tec Tips, VLAN, virtual local area network, video, tec Tips, VLAN, virtual local area network, video, tec Tips
February 13, 2015
Is the Cisco 3850 Switch Feature Set Right For You?

Do you need any of the following features? If you answered “no” or “I don’t know” to the above, you are in the majority. Most networks don’t need those features.

Tags: Cisco, Cisco 3850, Cisco Catalyst
February 6, 2015
Infographic: 20 Years of Protecting Investments

What happens when you combine top-quality pre-owned networking equipment and 20 years? A whole lot of cool stuff! That’s what.

Tags: equal2new, pre-owned, network hardware, networking equipment, equal2new, pre-owned, network hardware, networking equipment, equal2new, pre-owned, network hardware, networking equipment, equal2new, pre-owned, network hardware, networking equipment
February 5, 2015
Important E-Rate Deadlines

As you start planning your projects, here are some E-Rate related key dates to look for...

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January 28, 2015
Organizations Save Staggering Amount of Money on Network Hardware

Companies of all sizes are trying to be more profitable and improve financial performance. The goal is not new. Maximize sales as much as possible. Control costs as much as you practically can. The IT world is no exception.

Tags: network hardware, equal2new, networking equipment, switches, routers, phones
January 22, 2015
Be Wise With Your Wireless: Business Needs vs Costs

BYOD, one-to-one initiatives, and state testing. Whether it's officially mandated, or just something your boss dropped by to ask you to take care of, wireless is booming. The ability to access information from wherever we happen to be standing is no longer just the purview of Star Trek. 

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January 21, 2015
20 Years of Highest Quality Pre-owned Network Hardware

It’s 2015 and here at CXtec we are celebrating something more than just a New Year. 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of our exclusive brand of pre-owned network hardware. We call it equal2new®.

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