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Benefits of Cat6 Cable Over Cat5e

CEC Sales - Thursday, May 09, 2013

benefits of Cat6 cableWith the increased speeds online, companies are looking at ways to ensure that their networks are performing at peak efficiency.  To ensure high speed data transfer, cat6 cables are often used as opposed to cat 5e cables.  When comparing cat5e vs cat6 cables there are several things to keep in mind:


Increased Speed

Cat6 cable, due to how it is constructed, is twice as fast as cat5e cable.  This is due to separators within the cable that ensure that none of the pairs of wire touch which helps to increase the speed of the cat6 cable.  This is just one of the differences of cat5e versus cat6 cable.  Cat6 cable is capable of speeds up to 1 gigibit, which is much faster than standard cat5e cable.


Scalability

With cat6 cable, you can rest easy knowing that your network infrastructure will be scalable as your company grows.  To fully utilize the benefits of cat6 cable, all of your network devices will need to be upgraded.  You can do this over time, but it all starts with upgrading your existing cabling to cat6.


Compatibility

When comparing cat5e versus cat6 cabling, it is important to realize that cat6 cable is completely backwards compatible with cat5e cabling.  This means that anywhere that you can use cat5e cable you can also use cat6 cabling.  Obviously if there is any existing cat5e cabling, you will not get the full speed benefits of cat6 cabling, but you should not run into any compatibility issues when using both cat5e and cat6 cabling.


There are many benefits of using cat6 cabling as opposed to cat5e.  If you are moving to a new office or completely upgrading your networking infrastructure, it would be wise to invest in cat6 cables instead of cat5e.  Even if all of your peripherals will not be able to utilize the increased speeds of cat6 cables, you will appreciate these capabilities when you decide to upgrade your equipment in the future.

How Computer Leasing Can Be A Great Option For A Growing Company

CEC Sales - Thursday, May 02, 2013

computer leasing benefits

As a growing company, you may be trying to determine if it is better to lease or buy computers for your business.  It can sometimes be difficult to know what the right move will be to ensure that your company will be poised for growth.  Computer leasing can offer your business several benefits over purchasing computers for all of your employees.


Keeps Equipment Current

With leasing, you have an agreement with an outsourced IT or leasing company to provide you with state of the art computers every few years.  Depending on the terms of your agreement, your company may receive new computers as often as every year.  This allows you to always have the latest technology as opposed to if you purchase the computers you will likely use them for longer and therefore they will be much more outdated.


Easier to Budget

With computer leasing, you are able to budget much easier than if you purchase your new computers all at once.  This allows for you to have a set amount that you allocate each month for computers as opposed to a lump sum payment all at once.  This can allow you to improve your cash flow significantly, which can help in other aspects of your business.


No Money Down

With many computer leasing programs, you do not have to put any money down towards the computers when you sign your agreement with an outsourced IT or leasing company.  This allows you to only have to worry about the monthly payment, which is a benefit when cash is low for your business.


Leasing versus buying computers comes down to personal preference for a business owner.  Even after looking at the benefits of leasing, some business owners prefer to purchase all of their equipment.  This is fine, but it is important to have all of the information before making a large financial decision such as replacing your computers.

Has the Economic Downturn Made Your IT Obsolete?

Netedge Production - Friday, January 18, 2013

IT management services from CECIf your business was hit hard by the economic roller-coaster of the past few years, you’re not alone. Here at Computer Experts Corporation we’ve seen many companies cut back on expenses -- including those allocated for critical operations such as information technologies -- in reaction to an uncertain economic climate. Unfortunately, this creates a huge problem in the long term, because the further your IT lags behind the times, the less productive, and profitable, your business becomes.


Of course, the economy itself doesn’t “make” any company’s IT systems and software fall behind the curve; that’s the result of either a conscious choice or unconscious neglect on the part of management. But when revenues dive and business looks bleak, something’s got to give, and in many cases that something has included allowing IT systems to skip much-needed maintenance and upgrades. As a result, we’re seeing lots of companies struggling with the fact that their current setup is incompatible with the latest hardware or software required by their industries, including accounting and legal firms, construction companies, and even NASDAQ. Well, the economy’s bound to snap back -- but are you ready to catch it on the rebound?


Fortunately, getting your IT capability back up to current industry standards doesn’t require creating a whole new department or hiring your own tech staff. Nor do you have to spend huge chunks of valuable managerial time devising and implementing the necessary changes to hardware and software. CEC can evaluate your current systems, recommend the upgrades you need to make, make sure they’re done correctly, and then continue to manage and monitor them as needed. And we can do all this as an outsourced service for the utmost in cost-effectiveness and time management. We make it easy for companies just like yours to get themselves back in business!


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