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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.

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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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January 13, 2015
3 Big Benefits of Leveraging Secondary Market Network Hardware

If your organization is like many others in the technology industry, your IT team is most likely feeling the constant pressure to improve performance while cutting costs. IT teams are being asked to help drive more business and improve the bottom line with fewer financial resources.

Tags: secondary market, financial, IT budgets, secondary market, financial, IT budgets, secondary market, financial, IT budgets, secondary market, financial, IT budgets, secondary market, financial, IT budgets, secondary market, financial, IT budgets
January 5, 2015
Happy equal2new Year!

Around this time of year you will find people wishing each other a happy new year. Around here at CXtec we are wishing everyone a happy equal2new year!

Tags: equal2new, networkhardware
December 15, 2014
4 Smart Ways to Spend Your End of Year IT Budget

The end of the year is fast approaching. People are getting excited about the holidays. People are looking for time with family and friends. But that’s not all that’s going on in the minds of IT professionals. They are looking at the budget money that’s left and thinking about what to spend it on.

Tags: IT budget, savings, IT budget, savings
December 10, 2014
Why Good IT Vendor Relationships Are Important

When you call your vendor who picks up the phone? Are you ushered through a phone maze of stale voices and bad music? Are you greeted by a complete stranger? Do you feel like you are navigating a phone system?

December 1, 2014
Cisco 3850 Wireless Capabilities

In this video Nate, one of our Cisco Product Engineers, talks about wireless capabilities of the Cisco Catalyst 3850 switch. Watch and learn in this brief and insightful video.

Tags: Cisco, Cisco wireless, wireless networking
November 26, 2014
Giving Thanks to IT

Holidays serve as great reminders to express our gratitude and appreciation to others. Thanksgiving in particular is always an opportune moment to step back and reflect on the things that truly matter: good health, family, and of course, our favorite, technology!

November 19, 2014
Have We Seen the End of the Cisco 7900 Series Business Phone?

The history of the 7900 series phones is pretty long for a Cisco product line. The phones were introduced in the early 2000’s when Cisco first entered the VoIP Market.

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November 6, 2014
5 Big Industry Compliances IT Pros Should Know

Working on the security side of things there are quite a few compliancies that get tossed around.  Depending on what industry you are in they can lead to discounts for having them or consequences for not.

Tags: security, standards, compliances, security, standards, compliances, security, standards, compliances, security, standards, compliances, security, standards, compliances, security, standards, compliances, security, standards, compliances, security, standards, compliances, security, standards, compliances
November 5, 2014
Should You Buy the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Chassis Switch?

IT professionals who use Cisco hardware want to be sure they are choosing the right switching solution for their network. As their network grows they may ask if they should continue to use stacked switches or maybe switch to a chassis solution like the Cisco 6500.

Tags: Cisco, Cisco 6500, chassis switches
October 23, 2014
5 Things to Consider When Experiencing Network Connection Problems

Take a look at this quick and straight forward video. Errol takes you through 5 different things to consider when you experience network connection problems.

Tags: network connectivity, network connection, network connectivity, network connection, network connectivity, network connection, network connectivity, network connection