Some people enjoy fine wines, and some are connoisseurs of artwork or antiques. And that’s all well and good. But here at CXtec, every now and again we like to proclaim our admiration for certain pieces of technology. Yes, network technology is what captures our hearts. In this edition, we’re extolling the virtues of the Cisco Catalyst 6509-E chassis solution.
We posed this question in a recent article on Network World. It certainly is a subject matter that many have been discussing recently. The answer may not be entirely clear, but one thing seems to be certain: the 6500 Series is going strong and shows very few signs of going away any time soon.
Third-party maintenance (TPM) programs are hardware support solutions provided by vendors independent of the OEM. TPM is a subject matter that is garnering a great deal of attention in today’s climate of discovering creative ways to extend technology budgets. TPM offerings are essential in a hybrid support model – which entails using a mix of OEM support, TPM and sparing strategies where each is appropriate.
The CXtec team explored the Enterprise Connect 2016 conference in Orlando, Florida on March 7-10. Here is a recap of our adventures!
Typically, around this time of year we hear luck being tossed around playfully as "The luck of the Irish" or the lucky leprechaun with his pot of gold. In reality, luck doesn't always have a happy ending.
High-quality, reliable network hardware and cabling are requirements for a high-performing technology infrastructure and a successful IT team that helps drive more business. It’s the heart of your network.
Every equal2new® ShoreTel IP phone is backed by a true lifetime warranty, as well as a 99.51% reliability rating.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
How well is your sensitive information protected after you sell your technology?
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?
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.
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.
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.