In This Issue: 20 Days of Giving: Day 5 | Cisco Catalyst 2960C Series Switch, 8 Port | News to Start Your Day
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The CK Daily – 20 Days of Giving: Day 5
Who do we give to?
As you’ve probably heard discussed here before, we desire to positively impact the lives of others through our business. We desire and purpose to build good relationships with our team members, and we strive to maintain those relationships even if we part ways. Team members leaving is an inevitable part of business. In our experience, keeping a connection with those no longer on the team often leads to seeing them land in some exciting new adventures. Case and point: our first organizational highlight, Freedom Path Counseling.
Freedom Path was founded by Chad, a former CK team member, and his wife, Heidi. Chad served as our Warehouse Manager for several years. He left to pursue another opportunity and a few years after that, he and his wife founded Freedom Path. They offer a variety of counseling services on a “pay what you can afford” model subsidized through donations. They serve the same area where the CK office and many of our team members are located. We love what they do, love watching them grow, and that we get to support them in serving our shared community.
Product Spotlight & Updates:
Let’s take a closer look at the Catalyst 2960CG Series! These are a line of fixed-configuration, enterprise-class switches with Gigabit Ethernet configurations. The Cisco Catalyst 2960CG is an ideal access layer switch for small enterprise LAN access or branch-office enabling the deployment of applications such as IP telephony, wireless access, video surveillance, building management systems, and remote video kiosks Small form factor and fanless operation will allow this unit to fit in confined spaces where multiple cable runs would not be optimal.
This switch is also easy to deploy and manage and supports advanced security services that include voice, video, and Cisco Borderless Network Services. Pretty sweet, right?
Learning Center Article – What is Switch Stacking & Why is it Important?
There are countless ways to design a network and meet the criteria it needs to follow. Not all of these methods will be as efficient or affordable as others. That’s why network administrators are constantly learning new concepts.
Switch stacking is commonly used in high-end networking, but many small and medium businesses are missing out on the technique. Taking a minute to learn more about it could reveal a better way to run your network that saves time and money while improving network functionality.