March 26, 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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Cable

BICSI reinvents outside plant education with new manual
BICSI, an organization of information transport systems (ITS) industry professionals, announces the release of the Outside Plant Design Reference Manual (OSPDRM), fourth edition. Written for the individual who designs, inspects or maintains the outside plant (OSP) infrastructures in a campus environment, the OSPDRM provides a
comprehensive, vendor-neutral overview of the components of OSP design. The manual is the basis for BICSI’s RCDD/OSP Specialty Program. Among new topics covered in this fourth edition is a chapter on ‘Legal Considerations for the OSP Designer.’ This chapter introduces the most current information regarding potential issues/problems that OSP designers and installers may encounter given the complexity of OSP projects. Previous editions of the manual relied almost exclusively on U.S. standards. Now addressing global best practices, the newest edition can be applied almost anywhere, making it a relevant reference material for ITS professionals around the world.
Visit www.bicsi.org.
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Developers

LexisNexis taps Endeca IAP for legal business development solution
Endeca Technologies, Inc. announced that LexisNexis has selected the Endeca Information Access Platform (IAP) to power the legal business development solution, LexisNexis atVantage. Designed to help business development and marketing professionals at law firms identify new business opportunities and grow existing accounts, the LexisNexis atVantage service offers fully integrated analytics, visualization, Guided Navigation and search capabilities. These capabilities, supported and enabled by the Endeca IAPs unified indexing technology, help LexisNexis clients intuitively explore and analyze a wealth of litigation, company and market data sources to make the best possible business development decisions given all relevant information available.  The LexisNexis atVantage product team selected Endeca for the new solution based on the companys previous experience working with Endecas technology on two of its most popular directory solutions, and cited the unique user experience and time-to-market benefits the technology could deliver over traditional search, database or business intelligence tools as key to the decision.
Visit www.lexisnexis.com or www.endeca.com.
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Gartner

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2007: Emerging Trends
Gartner has made major transformations to Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2007: Emerging Trends, coming to San Francisco April 22-26. Gartner is delivering a host of new content and presentation formats, more opportunities for attendee interaction, and additional features to get the most of this restructured Symposium experience. One hundred twenty-five Gartner analysts, hundreds of solutions providers and thousands of attendees will meet in San Francisco to discuss and debate the impact of breakthrough technologies on all businesses. This years sessions will be based on eight mega-trends that include: Commoditizing the Tech Sector; Globalizing of Supply and Demand; Virtualizing the Enterprise Platform; Freeing Communications; Socializing Technology; Revolutionizing Industries; Inspiring Innovation; and Transforming IS Management. This years keynotes will include these Innovator Interviews: Philip Rosedale, founder and CEO of Linden Labs, creators of Second Life; and Irving Wladawsky-Berger, vice president, Technical Strategy & Innovation at IBM Corporation. There will also be a keynote panel "A Look into the Lab" that will include a peek inside some of the IT industrys leading research and technology labs.
Visit www.gartner.com/us/symposiumwest.
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Ideas

Get a personal international phone number tied to your phone
Cordia Corporation introduces a unique new phone service -- called Magellan -- that gives customers their very own personal international phone number for their cell phone or landline. With this number, they can be contacted anywhere in the world at local rates. Cordia Corporation created this innovative service in response to marketplace demand for an affordable and reliable alternative to conventional long-distance calling. There are two types of Magellan calling services that offer personalized phone numbers. The first is Private Magellan, where customers choose phone numbers from more than 300 cities in more than 40 countries for their landline and cell phones. Magellan customers are able to receive unlimited inbound phone calls on their own dedicated international phone numbers for a fixed monthly price while their internationally based callers pay only local rates. The second is Global Magellan, where friends and associates from around the world can reach customers with an access number programmed to the customer's phone. Many different people around the world can reach you for a low cost. This new Global Magellan service includes a free global personal extension, local access numbers in over 300 international cities and no monthly fees. Cordia makes it simple - customers simply go to www.magnumbers.com and sign up.
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Innovations

Q4bis partners with GSS Group to deliver packaged business intelligence solutions
Q4bis, Inc. has formed a strategic partnership with GSS Group. The first step is to incorporate the functionality of Q4bis Business Intelligence suite into GSS Vigilance suite of reporting and analysis applications. The inclusion of Q4bis functionality in Vigilance enables users to gain improved access and insight into critical operational information - facilitating better management of a wide variety of corporate functions. Q4bis, Inc. and GSS Group announced a strategic alliance focused on delivering enterprise-class, packaged Business Intelligence solutions for J.D. Edwards (JDE) and SYSPRO clients. The two companies will jointly develop and market Q4bis-based applications offering web-based, easy-to-use and easily-deployed Business Performance Metrics, Analysis and Reporting solutions.
Visit www.q4bis.com or www.GSSgrp.com.
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In the news

SOA Consortium to present Top 5 Insights learned from Executive Summits
The SOA Consortium announced that it will present a free webcast on the Top 5 Insights learned from their recently completed SOA Executive Summit focus group meetings. Leading executives from FORTUNE 1000 corporations, major government agencies and non-governmental organizations provided candid feedback on the mission, vision, strategies and tactics of the SOA Consortium and participated in a lively roundtable discussion on real-world SOA implementation opportunities and challenges. In an open webcast on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, Richard Mark Soley, Ph.D., executive director of the SOA Consortium, and Brenda Michelson, principal of Elemental Links, will share The Top 5 Insights from the Summits. All are welcome to participate in this live webcast with Q&A session. A more detailed presentation of the findings will be presented to the SOA Consortiums members at their inaugural meeting in San Diego, California on March 28-29. The SOA Consortium is a new advocacy group of end users, service providers and technology vendors committed to helping the Global 1000 successfully adopt Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) by 2010.
Visit http://www.soa-consortium.org/.
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iSeries

Programmer's Paradise announces ''Riding the Crest'' top selling product awards
Programmers Paradise, a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, announced the winners of its prestigious Riding the Crest Awards for 2006 at the companys annual awards ceremony at The Waters Edge in Sea Bright, New Jersey. The Riding the Crest awards are given to the best-selling products within their respective categories for the previous calendar year. VMwares Infrastructure Enterprise, the software suite for optimizing and managing industry-standard IT environments through virtualization, was the overall Riding the Crest winner for best-selling product. VMware also captured the award for the Linux Tools category, with its desktop product, VMware Workstation. Microsoft was a multiple award winner with Riding the Crest awards in three categories: Microsoft Visual Studio for the IDE category; Microsoft Project for the Application category; and Microsoft SQL Server for the Enterprise DBMS category.  CA was named Partner of the Year and its AllFusion ERwin Data Modeler was named the most popular, best-selling Enterprise DBMS Tool for the seventh consecutive year. CodeGear was the winner of the Riding the Crest award in the Java Development category with its JBuilder 2007 Enterprise software, which brings accelerated development tools to Eclipse with powerful RAD and collaborative capabilities. Infragistics received the Riding the Crest award in the Component Suite category for its Infragistics NetAdvantage Suite a winner in this category for many years.
Visit www.programmersparadise.com.
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Storage

GST, Inc. launches Bull Escala Platinum Servers
GST, Inc. will market, install and support a new line of Bull Escala POWER5+ / AIX based servers. Compatible with the IBM System p line of servers and running the AIX operating system, the plug-compatible Escala servers are capable of using all of GST’s current storage products that attach to the IBM eServer family of servers including GST’s backup devices, memory upgrades, network adapters, SAN subsystems and VTL encryption appliances. GST will market Bull’s Escala Platinum servers to both end-users and to resellers within the enterprise and small-to-medium business (SMB) markets. GST manufactures storage products including backup tape subsystems and memory that are fully compatible with the IBM System p/p5/pSeries, IBM System i/i5/iSeries and Bull Escala servers. Backup solutions span the full range from a single drive to dual-drives, autoloaders and tape libraries, plus disk-to-disk (D2D) backup solutions.
Visit www.gstinc.com.
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Sun

Sun Microsystems' Network.com delivers immediate access to online applications
Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced it has added additional features to its Network.com pay-per-use offering, giving developers and open source communities the ability to just "click and run" applications online and a unique new way to create personalized application playlists. The first of its kind, the new Network.com Application Catalog enables developers and independent software vendors (ISVs) to develop and publish their applications online, allowing communities of scientists and academics in life sciences, education, engineering and other fields to accelerate innovation and complete research projects quickly and less expensively.  Built upon Sun Grid Compute Utility innovation, the Solaris 10 OS-powered Network.com Application Catalog offers both an Application Catalog to quickly and securely offer their applications to end-users and a Digital Entitlement Token system that gives ISVs the option of a new and flexible software licensing mechanism.
Visit www.network.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
Jim.Lubeskie@decisionone.com
www.decisionone.com

 

Trident

Trident is a third party cross platform hardware maintenance provider for Sun, HP and Dell.  Trident services new and used equipment and can help equipment resellers and vendors increase their footprint with customers.  “End of Life” is a specialty.  Contact us for our new ASCDI 07 reseller remuneration packages.
Contact:  Steve Studley
Phone:  202-558-5527
sstudley@tridentusa.com
www.tridentusa.com

 

Olympic

Bulletproof your support and expand your maintenance budget. Independent Multi-vendor Enterprise Support from Olympic Support offers big discounts on manufacturers listed support costs and provides better coverage and fix times compared to vendor & OEM packages. Find out how you can profit from our success.
Contact: Roger Taylor
rt@olympicsupport.com
www.olympicsupport.com

 

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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