March 12, 2007
Upcoming Meeting Notice

Annual Spring Conference
It is not too late to join OVER 275 COMPUTER DEALERS for the ASCDI Annual 2007 Spring Conference in Las Vegas on April 25 – 28. Members, Non-Members, Vendors…Register by March 26 to be included in the Conference binder and receive a pre-printed name badge. This conference will feature informational presentations and fabulous networking events (Click here for more information <http://www.ascdi.com/pages/about/upcoming_meetings.asp>.)

Annual European Conference
Please register NOW for the ASCDI Annual 2007 European Conference in Rome, Italy on June 7 – 9.  Members:  Register by March 16, 2007 for only $495.00 per person.  First Timers can attend at the lower member rate!  Find NEW business opportunities and attend some fabulous networking events with 200 international computer dealers. Sponsorships are NOW available. Please contact Ruth at rmarion@ascdi.com for details! (Click here for more information <http://www.ascdi.com/pages/about/upcoming_meetings.asp>.)


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ASCDI Featured Member

BRADSHAW
Bradshaw is the one stop shop for printers, parts and supplies for all your production printing needs.  We sell only the highest quality, refurbished production printers by IBM, Océ and Xerox to those in the publishing, financial services, communications and other industries. In addition we offer pre/post systems from Roll Systems, Stralfors and others. All equipment is remanufactured and inspected to the strictest standards. To assist customers with their production printer supplies needs, Bradshaw offers OEM and compatible toner and developer for IBM, Océ and Xerox Printers.  You are getting the best when using Bradshaw because our manufacturing department engineers genuine OEM parts and our Printer Medic division provides support services to OEMs.

Larry FitzPatrick
Stan Bradshaw
735 North Plano Road
Richardson, TX 75081
Phone: 972-644-7558   Fax: 972-644-2534
www.BradshawGroup.com

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HP

HP breaks record for annual page growth in digital printing
HP announced that it set new industry records in digital printing in calendar year 2006, surpassing several milestones that signify an acceleration in its Indigo digital press business, including: number of annual impressions printed on HP Indigo surpassed 10 billion; single-month record with more than 1 billion impressions printed in November; and HP Indigo year-over-year impressions grew by 40 percent.  Marketers, publishers, consumer product companies and consumers are increasingly using digital print technology to produce everything from marketing collateral and direct mail to photo merchandise and books and manuals. Digital print technology, like that found in HP Indigo presses, offers great value and convenience with its ability to print in small runs while also providing offset-quality imaging.
Visit www.hp.com/go/indigo.

HP makes data backup and recovery easy for small and medium-size businesses
HP introduced a disk-based backup and recovery system that makes data protection and disaster recovery simple, reliable and affordable. Designed expressly for the business continuity and IT needs of small and medium businesses (SMBs), the new HP StorageWorks D2D Backup System automates and centralizes backup to provide reliable data protection for up to four servers in a single, secure, self-managing device. The HP D2D Backup System integrates into existing network-based IT environments and can be configured and managed in three intuitive steps. Daily backups become fully automatic, reducing the risk of human error and hardware problems. Restoring lost or corrupted files also becomes easier because backup data is stored online, where it can be restored in minutes instead of hours.
Visit www.hp.com/go/d2d-backup.
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Innovations

QLogic collaborates with HP on Virtual Connect Fibre Channel module
QLogic Corp. announced a collaboration with HP on its breakthrough Virtual Connect technology, an industry-changing approach to connecting and adapting server, local area network (LAN) and storage area network (SAN) domains across the data center. QLogic worked closely with HP to deliver the Virtual Connect Fibre Channel module that is now available for HP BladeSystem c-Class servers. HP's Virtual Connect Ethernet and Fibre Channel modules dramatically simplify LAN and SAN connections and make IT "change ready." By reducing cables without adding managed switches and cleanly separating the management of server enclosures from LAN and SAN management, the modules allow administrators to quickly and easily add or remove servers without disrupting business.
Visit www.qlogic.com.
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iSeries

Asigra first to bring agentless remote online backup to IBM iSeries-AS/400 environments
Asigra announced that its Televaulting software is the first agentless Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) data protection solution to support IBM iSeries-AS/400 server environments. This enables organizations with these computing platforms to benefit from the industry's most powerful backup and recovery solution for remote and branch offices throughout the enterprise. Asigra now supports IBM's installed base of 700,000 + iSeries-AS/400 servers, delivering the advantages of continuous data protection, data de-duplication and highly optimized automatic remote site backup to satisfy business continuity and compliance requirements.
Visit www.asigra.com.
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Leasing

GE Capital Solutions provides financing for Nexus IS
GE Capital Solutions Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) has established a $35 million credit facility for Nexus Integration Services, Inc. (Nexus IS), a national provider of IP Communications and VoIP solutions. Founded in 2004, Nexus IS has relied principally on its three-year credit relationship with GE Capital Solutions to finance one of the nation's fastest organically grown advanced technology solutions providers. In 2006, Nexus IS had revenues of $108 million and in 2007; it expects revenues to exceed $150 million. Nexus IS draws upon the Cisco channel support programs that are available through CDF. These programs have empowered Nexus IS' rapid growth by enabling it to invest in the advanced technology products and services that are necessary to deliver the complex solutions that Nexus IS provides to its customers. GE Capital Solutions Commercial Distribution Finance specializes in financing the movement of finished consumers goods throughout the distribution chain.
Visit http://www.gecdf.com/index.html.
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Market

In-Stat reports adoption of managed services among global enterprises set to increase
Managed Network Services (MNS) adoption will increase over the next two years among large, globally focused businesses, reports In-Stat. A survey by the high-tech market research firm of IT and network managers in companies of more than 1,000 employees shows that most globally focused firms currently perform network functions in-house. Out-tasking will soon gain acceptance, however, due to increased network complexity and convergence.  “In two years, nearly 40% of survey respondents in the areas of PBX/Phone System Management and Telecom Expense Management indicate that these functions will be out-tasked, says Jeff Jernigan, In-Stat analyst. Within two years, MNS adoption rates will roughly double for security, storage and hosting, with nearly one-third of respondents indicating these functions will be out-tasked. Recent research by In-Stat found that 84% of global firms that are MNS adopters are more likely to buy additional services as future complexity increases.
Visit www.instat.com.

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Mobility infrastructure

Foundry Networks announces global seminar series
Foundry Networks, Inc. announced it is offering an expanded series of free seminars in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific to demonstrate how organizations can build secure and reliable wired and wireless networks for the delivery of high-quality converged services throughout the enterprise. Foundry products incorporate the latest in switch design, advanced network processor technology, rich feature sets, network-wide security, scalable architectures, and award-winning customer support to deliver network solutions that are cost effective, secure and convergence-ready. The seminars draw upon Foundry's more than ten years of industry-proven experience delivering convergence-ready infrastructure solutions to the world's most demanding enterprise and service provider customers.
Visit www.foundrynet.com.
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Poll

Deloitte poll shows many companies lack formal guidelines against pretexting in internal investigations
Despite recent legal actions against companies that engage in pretexting and other illegal techniques to investigate fraud, misconduct, or simply to obtain confidential competitor information, 42 percent of organizations responded that they currently do not have written guidelines against the use of such methods of investigation, according to an online poll conducted by Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP (Deloitte FAS). The online poll also revealed that among the more common types of investigations, fraud and human resource investigations appear to give rise to difficult legal or ethical questions about investigative techniques. Lower responses were registered for other types of investigations, such as for due diligence, trade secret and theft/embezzlement. The Federal Trade Commission defines pretexting as the practice of obtaining personal financial information under false pretenses. The practice of pretexting has become prevalent in recent years and state and federal regulators are aggressively pursing offenders.  Congress has also passed a law banning the pretexting of telephone companies.

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Printers

Editorial
It went virtually un-noticed within our industry. IBM and Ricoh timed the announcement such that no one would pay much attention. This is a shocker: Ricoh is buying IBM's Printer Systems Division (PSD)! Ricoh has been making engines for the IBM midrange printers for some time now. It is clear that IBM wants out of the hardware business, having sold off much of its own production capacity. This move comes as quite a shock, yet there are some excellent opportunities ahead that I'll balance against the problems this may cause. (Link to full editorial.)

David T. Mendelson
dave@argecy.com
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Storage

GST, Inc. names AlphaCom as Master Distributor
GST, Inc. announced the naming of AlphaCom, Inc. as their first Master Distributor in the company’s distribution program. AlphaCom is authorized to sell and install all of GST’s server and storage products in North America and Europe. AlphaCom has been a GST Business Partner for several years, and has distinguished itself as a reseller with a strong commitment to customer service, earning very high customer satisfaction scores. AlphaCom and GST product focus will include GST storage, IBM servers and Bull servers. AlphaCom is a highly respected remarketer of servers, network solutions, storage devices and telecommunications products for a wide range of users in commerce and government.
Visit www.gstinc.com or www.alphacom.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
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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.

For the first time, customers do not need to know their exact model number. The Memory Wizard tells the customer exactly what computer memory they have and exactly what memory is needed. What separates MemoryStore.com from the competition is the Memory Wizard tool; a proprietary feature that enables the site visitor to find their exact memory type with the click of a button.
Contact: Bob Kanoff
Phone: 877-ADD-RAM9
Phone: 877-233-7269
Phone: 215-643-6020
www.memorystore.com

 

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