December 11, 2006
Upcoming Meeting Notice
Regional
Get 2007 off to a strong start- come to New York for the ASCDI Regional Conference. Meet over 100 computer dealers, the ASCDI Board of Directors, and find out what the ASCDI is all about. (Click here for more information).

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ASCDI Inside
Meet the new members
Financials
Intermec
iSeries
Printers
Samsung
Tips
UNIX

 

ASCDI Inside

The following companies were voted into membership at the General Membership Meeting in Toronto:

  1.  Alloy Technologies, Inc. - MN - Alison Torinus
  2.  Alphatek Consulting Ltd. - UK - Paul Hampton
  3.  Comsys - Republic of Ireland - Ben McGahon
  4.  DigiDyne Inc. - Canada - Albert Poole
  5.  Get-It Co., Ltd. - Japan - Yuki Hirota
  6.  Impulse Technology - GA - Paul Parker
  7.  Interdata GmbH Computer Systems - Germany -  Jan Godek
  8.  IT Xchange - Canada - Gordon Sutherland
  9.  Knowledge Computers Ltd. - Canada - Kuljit Parmar
10.  Marcom Inc. - IN - Mark Klempay
11.  MEMKING - TX - Marina Denisov
12.  Porter Remarketing Inc. – Canada - Bill Porter
13.  SalvageSale, Inc. - TX - Simon Lovett
14.  Sirius Computer Solutions, Inc. - TX - Harvey Najim      
15.  Sunrise Computer Maintenance Ltd. - UK - Peter Odell
16.  Sysmall North America - Canada - James Hong
17.  Taskala Ltd. - UK - Peter Howells
18.  Toronto Midrange Systems Inc. - Canada - Chris Feilding
19.  Trading Partners Int’l. LLC – MD - Vladimir Volinsky

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Meet the new members

Comsys Services was founded in 1984 and remains one of the longest trading IT dealers in Ireland. We specialise in Sun / HP / Cisco / IBM / Juniper / Huawei / Dell hardware and multi vendor maintenance. We offer a highly constraint channel in Ireland a completely alternative route to sourcing hardware and associated professional services with a particular expertise in the UNIX space. Through association with our partners IBM Global Services / Fujitsu-Siemens and BT Ireland we offer a complete end to end solution across the entire IT spectrum. Global Services – Delivered Locally.
Ben McGahon
Suite 3, Office Complex
Stillorgan Shopping Centre
Stillorgan, Co Dublin
Tel: +353-1-2834056
www.comsys.ie

SalvageSale/CapitalAssetSale is a privately held company based in Houston Texas that was formed in 1999. We specialize in online sealed bid auctions of surplus and insurance claimed technology assets including servers, mainframes, storage devices and other assets. Auctions are run on a daily basis and the items are located in the US and throughout the world.  We are in the unique position of being able to provide cutting edge technology at deeply discounted prices. Our product line is primarily IBM x,p,i, series, & FastT but we also deal in SUN, EMC, CISCO, HP, DELL, NCR / Terradata, STORAGETEK.
Simon Lovett
1001 McKinney, Suite 700
Houston, TX 77002
713.286.4659
slovett@salvagesale.com
www.salvagesale.com

Trading Partners International, LLC is a dealer of new and used computers, network and telecom equipment, servers, printers, and other IT related products. Although the company was formed a year ago, the three main employees combined have over 40 years of industry experience. We specialize in all major hardware manufacturers as well as those hard to find parts. Please visit our website for more info: www.tradingpartnersintl.com.
Vlad Volinsky
1425 Clarkview Road, Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21209
Tel:  410-494-4424
Fax: 410-494-4427
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Financials

GE Global Electronics Solutions, Thomas Industries partner on remarketing program
GE Commercial Finance, Global Electronics Solutions (GES) and Thomas Industries, a worldwide auction and appraisal firm, have formed a strategic agreement to provide financing, equipment remarketing and auction services to semiconductor and electronics manufacturers. The agreement provides customers with a solution for global equipment remarketing and auction services. "Thomas Industries allows us to further specialize in real-time webcast and on-site auctions, in addition to silent online auction formats," said Roger Innes, president and CEO of GE Commercial Finance, Global Electronics Solutions. "In turn, we are able to offer customers expanded services to reliably and efficiently remarket all of their surplus assets. This improves our customers' cash flow and helps optimize valuable factory floor space."
Visit www.geelectronicsweb.com or www.thomasauction.com.

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Intermec

Intermec announces restructuring plan
Intermec, Inc. announced a restructuring plan to reduce costs, streamline global operations and drive profitability. The restructuring will align global functional activities to improve productivity, focus on customer facing programs to facilitate growth, and control discretion-ary spending. Intermec expects to take a total pre-tax restructuring charge of $7.6 million to $8.6 million associated with the cost saving initiatives. As part of the restructuring plan, Intermec will be reducing its current worldwide workforce by approximately 9% by the end of the first quarter of 2007. The restructuring plan also includes the consolidation of certain facilities on a global basis. As a result of the restructuring and cost reduction initiatives, the company expects to generate annual cost savings of approximately $22 million to $25 million, with approximately 75% of the savings occurring in operating expenses and the remainder of the savings associated with the cost of sales. The savings will begin in the fourth quarter of 2006, with substantially all of the benefit of these cost initiatives expected to be realized by the end of the first quarter of 2007.
Visit www.intermec.com.
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iSeries

VoIP for iSeries now available
IBM is now offering VoIP software from 3Com on its System i servers. The product allows end users to run all their VoIP services on one server rather than having separate IP telephony functions -- such as call forwarding and conferencing -- on separate machines. The 3Com software runs on a Linux partition built on Red Hat on the System i server, and users can either buy a new machine bundled with the applications or pay for the software on their existing System i. The server will run 3Com's VCX software, which is built on session initiated protocol (SIP) and can manage all the VoIP telephone services. It will run on a Linux partition on the System i, but users don't have to worry about licensing for the operating system because that is taken care of through IBM and the 3Com software. To adopt the VoIP service on the System i, users must allow IBM to come in and assess their network and hardware to make sure it can handle the workloads, as well as install the software and check up on its progress once implemented. These services are included in the starting cost of $37,900. That price includes an i520, the 3Com software, the services and licenses for 100 handsets and four gateway licenses, such as for fax machines.
Visit www.ibm.com.
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Printers

Xerox CEO tells investors company is competitively advantaged
Xerox Corporation is expanding earnings and delivering shareholder value by exploiting growth opportunities in a $117 billion market and effectively executing on a business model that generates strong operating cash flow. Xerox Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Anne M. Mulcahy delivered that message at the companys annual investor conference. For the full-year 2007, Mulcahy said she expects earnings to grow to a range of $1.12 to $1.16 per share. She reiterated guidance for the fourth quarter of 2006, expecting earnings in the range of 21 to 24 cents per share, including restructuring charges of about 13 cents per share. Excluding restructuring, Xerox expects fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of 34 to 37 cents per share. The company also announced a $500 million expansion to its $1.5 billion share repurchase program. During the conference, Xerox is highlighting competitive advantages to expand its share of the document market through three major planks: color, the New Business of Printing, and document services.
Visit www.xerox.com/investor.
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Samsung

Samsung squares up to outbox HP and IBM
Samsung plans to begin a war of attrition against the likes of HP and IBM to become a major supplier to the corporate IT market. Samsung is best known as a consumer products brand but it already has a presence in the business market. As a supplier of specialist monitors in the corporate market, it has been seeing good sales and has proved popular but the sales are secondary sales, as most PCs sales bundle in a monitor as part of the package. The company is also believed to have been working with Microsoft on a 22 inch LCD monitor designed specifically for Windows Vista. This monitor will be badged by Microsoft and is expected to appear some time in the next few months. In signage the company has a series of thin client monitors and has recently signed a deal to supply the new Heathrow Terminal 5 with 3,000 of these large-format screens. Another area where Samsung is quietly enjoying success in the corporate market is as a manufacturer of Dell's Latitude business notebooks. The company is investing in colour laser research to break into an area that is now beginning to show signs of significant growth. Samsung's go-to-market strategy will be to sign up resellers that understand the business market as its primary sales channel. This process is already underway and the company plans to make its initial moves in early 2007.
Visit www.samsung.com.
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Tips

Forsythe Solutions Group: Avoid year-end budgeting woes with wise IT acquisition decisions
It’s crunch time again.  As 2006 winds down, CFOs and CIOs are working feverishly to make sure they are fully utilizing their 2006 funding.  Yet, many executives are faced with a quandary.  For some, capital budgets have already been spent and IT projects tabled for new initiatives.  Others need to spend remaining money now or risk losing it from next year’s budget, but are concerned about how to move forward. John Carcone, senior vice president of financial services for Forsythe Solutions Group, has counseled scores of senior financial and technology executives on how to make the most of their IT investment.  Read his description of a number of common 4Q budgeting issues and his practical tips on how leasing can offer solutions.  ^Back To Top

 

UNIX

IBM AIX achieves UNIX 03 product standard certification
IBM announced that the AIX 5L V5.3 operating system has been awarded a certificate of conformance by the Open Group's Platform Forum for the UNIX 03 standard, which offers clients with greater flexibility. UNIX 03 is the latest UNIX Product Standard developed by the Open Group Platform Forum for the Single UNIX Specification version 3. Other UNIX vendors do not support open standards such as UNIX 03, making porting more difficult and resulting in fewer platform choices and ISV applications for customers. The Single UNIX Specification is a set of open specifications that define the requirements for a conformant UNIX system. Operating systems that support the Single UNIX Specification provide a set of standard interfaces allowing applications that comply with the specification to be easily ported between compliant operating systems. This achievement is another stepping stone in the long history of open standards support by AIX including being the first operating system to achieve UNIX 03 certification (for AIX 5L V5.2), and compliance with the predecessor standards such as UNIX 98 and UNIX 95.
Visit www.opengroup.org or www.ibm.com.
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DecisionOne announces ASCDI program launch
DecisionOne provides cost effective, local break/fix services nationwide for Sun, IBM, and HP used and refurbished equipment. Call now for pricing, and stay tuned for the launch of DecisionOne's ASCDI website.
Contact: Jim Lubeskie
Phone: 512-630-5168
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Contact:  Steve Studley
Phone:  202-558-5527
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Micro Memory Bank launches new on-line division
MemoryStore, a leading provider of computer memory upgrades for virtually every computer model and brand, old or new, announced the launch of its new online store at www.memorystore.com . MemoryStore.com now offers consumers even more choices. This is the only online store on the web where customers can instantly view side-by-side comparisons between brand-name, factory original and 100% guaranteed compatible computer memory upgrades, allowing them to decide what memory solution is best for them. Memory upgrades for Dell, IBM, Apple, DEC, HP, Sun and hundreds of others are all available for purchase online at MemoryStore.com or by calling 877-ADD-RAM9.

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Contact: Bob Kanoff
Phone: 877-ADD-RAM9
Phone: 877-233-7269
Phone: 215-643-6020
www.memorystore.com

 

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