Cisco's 2960-XR switch line: An affordable, under-utilized option

Cisco's 2960-XR switch line: An affordable, under-utilized option

The Cisco 2960-XR switches deliver enhanced application visibility, network reliability, and network resiliency, which continue to make it a great networking choice.

12/17/2018

Tariffs on China cause new data center equipment prices to increase

Tariffs on China cause new data center equipment prices to increase

Networking and server equipment are among those affected by the U.S. tariffs on China, causing OEMs to increase their prices. There are ways, though, to offset the increases.

11/06/2018

Infrastructure life cycle costs: How ITAD and TPM can save you money

Infrastructure life cycle costs: How ITAD and TPM can save you money

Complete infrastructure life cycle management that includes secure IT asset disposition and third-party maintenance can help you maximize the value of your technology investment.

10/12/2018

Hardware life cycle approaches to save money, ensure network reliability

Hardware life cycle approaches to save money, ensure network reliability

The right life cycle management approach when it comes to network hardware and data center cabling will help IT organizations do more while optimizing their budget.

09/06/2018

When it comes to IP desk phones, the secondary market is the way to go

When it comes to IP desk phones, the secondary market is the way to go

A VoIP phone system can save an organization a lot of money, but the up-front costs for new equipment can be prohibitive. Instead, consider used phones from a reputable provider.

08/15/2018

Want affordable SDN products? Check the secondary market

Want affordable SDN products? Check the secondary market

Software-defined networking is great technology, but the cost of new products is prohibitive for some companies. If yours is one, take a look at the secondary market.

06/29/2018

Your hardware order is ready. Do you want cables with that?

Your hardware order is ready. Do you want cables with that?

Cabling is as important as hardware. So, the next time you purchase hardware, pre-owned or new, remember to give the same consideration to the cables you purchase.

06/05/2018

How Cisco’s Multigigabit Technology can increase network speeds

How Cisco’s Multigigabit Technology can increase network speeds

Cisco's Catalyst Multigigabit switches with NBASE-T will help users get more than 1 gig of speed from their existing infrastructure -- without having to rip everything up and replace it.

05/16/2018

5 reasons to buy refurbished Cisco equipment

5 reasons to buy refurbished Cisco equipment

Shiny new Cisco equipment is appealing, but it is also pricey and could be overkill. Meanwhile, refurbished network equipment has many benefits you might be overlooking.

04/26/2018

Does the Cisco 4000 router series redefine the traditional role of routers?

Does the Cisco 4000 router series redefine the traditional role of routers?

Cisco’s 4000 router family is a serious upgrade from the older 1900/2900/3900 router families.

03/27/2018

Requests for Cisco Catalyst 9300 are up … what’s the intent?

Requests for Cisco Catalyst 9300 are up … what’s the intent?

Interest in Cisco's Catalyst 9000 switches is up considerably. But looking at the specs, smaller networks should probably stay away from them.

02/16/2018

Is Cisco's Mobility Express right for you?

Is Cisco's Mobility Express right for you?

Cisco has staked a claim in the wireless infrastructure space with its Mobility Express, designed to easily set up WLANs. Learn what it is and whether it’s right for you.

01/10/2018

Can Wave 2 handle the wireless tsunami heading toward us?

Can Wave 2 handle the wireless tsunami heading toward us?

More people and devices are connecting, increasing the load on networks enormously and forcing us to consider new wireless standards, such as 802.11ac (Wave 2).

11/06/2017

The King is dead?! Heck, no!

The King is dead?! Heck, no!

Aside from being a major revenue stream, the Cisco 6500 chassis family remains a solid platform that Cisco has made extensible by creating the Catalyst 6800 family.

10/02/2017

Is the Cisco 6500 Series invincible?

Is the Cisco 6500 Series invincible?

As the industry moves toward 10/40Gig and higher, the need for bandwidth and port density only increases. Software-defined networking (SDN), while certainly worthy of consideration, may not be the best option for all organizations...

03/29/2016

Are wearables worth the cybersecurity risk in the enterprise?

Are wearables worth the cybersecurity risk in the enterprise?

The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart wearable devices pose new risks to enterprise cybersecurity.

10/22/2015

Software Defined Networking: Trend or technology movement?

Software Defined Networking: Trend or technology movement?

Will SDN be coming soon to a network near you?

09/08/2015

Will your network be ready for the Internet of Things?

Will your network be ready for the Internet of Things?

Preparing the network to transition seamlessly to the connected environment.

08/04/2015

The battle for the wireless networking crown is heating up

A flurry of new partnerships and announcements suggests the market is getting competitive.

06/30/2015

Bigger, better, faster: What does Wave 2 of 802.11ac have in store?

Bigger, better, faster: What does Wave 2 of 802.11ac have in store?

The coming benefits and impact of Wave 2 of 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

05/20/2015

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