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Industry Product news and guides, we share our knowledge and experience to help you in make informed decisions about your networking equipment.

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2019 Dahle Shredding Brochure - The Perfect Sales Tool

How to Avoid the Biggest Rip-Off in Networking

Gartner Report: Why to Use 3rd Party SFPs. (Download PDF)

What are the impacts of U.S. China tariff to IT Purchasing?

OEM hardware prices are still on the rise due to the new U.S. China tariffs that went into effect this year. As technology departments and budgets feel the strain, it's important to keep track of IT hardware affected by U.S. China tariffs and what your options are to alleviate the CAPEX strain… more

Cisco Signal Clock Failure Issue

Recently, Cisco became aware of an issue related to a component that affects some Cisco products. In some units, we have seen the clock signal component degrade over time, resulting in a complete failure of the equipment. View the full list of product IDs (PDF) that have the affected component.

New –B Domain for Cisco Aironet Access Points for U.S.

To comply with FCC rules, order 14-30, Cisco will introduce new –B domain access point products for use in the United States (U.S.). The –B domain access points will be used only in the U.S.

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Products

Products reach the end of their Product Life Cycle for several reasons, such as market demands, technology innovation and development driving changes in the product, or the products simply mature over time and are replaced by functionally richer technology. Just because a product goes EOL doesn't mean you can't still use the product or continue to get maintenance. Many times, products are supported for 2-3 years after they've gone end of life.

Cisco End-of-Life (EoL) Guide

Standard guideline for End-of-Life product overview

Tech Guide Cisco 10GbE Optics Reference Sheet

Once an exotic, high end technology, 10 GbE is now mainstream and widely deployed both in the data center and in the campus environment. 10 gigabit Ethernet, however….

Cisco Transceiver Module Group (TMG) Compatibility Matrix

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Updating software for Cisco Catalyst Series Switches

Cisco is changing the software update policy for the Cisco Catalyst Series Switches.

Inline Power, POE or POE+ -- which do you need?

POE and POE+ are the standard, but if you can live with its limitations inline-power equipment is less inexpensive.

Cisco phone watts usage

Unified IP Phones can help your organization proactively control operating costs while minimizing your carbon footprint. In addition, this technology can help your organization measure, automate, and report on power consumption across your entire network…..

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