August 13, 2007
Upcoming Meeting Notice

The Association of Service and Computer Dealers International (ASCDI) is a 30 year old, world-wide non-profit organization made up of companies who provide technology solutions, technical support or value added services to the business community.

Members and Non-Members are invited to learn how to grow your business, find new business opportunities, hear from industry representatives and enjoy some fabulous networking events at our conferences:

ANNUAL FALL CONFERENCE, October 17 – 19
PHILADELPHIA, PA

ASIA REGIONAL MEETING AND RECEPTION, November 9 – 10
HONG KONG
Register BY September 1 for US $495.00 per person!

For more information on ALL ASCDI MEETINGS, to view the agendas, lodging details, attendee lists and to REGISTER AT THE EARLY BIRD RATE, click this link and choose the meeting you would like to view: (Click here for more information. )



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ASCDI in the news

ASCDI appoints Graham King as VP, Maintenance
The Association of Service and Computer Dealers International announced the appointment of Graham King of Computer Data Source (www.cds.net) to the Board of Directors holding the position of Vice President, Maintenance. Mr. King has over 25 years of experience in IT maintenance. “Mr. King is well known and highly respected in our industry,” said Joe Marion, ASCDI President. “We are excited about the new ideas and focus on maintenance he brings to our association.” Mr. King will share his vision for the new focus on maintenance at the ASCDI fall conference at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Philadelphia on October 17, 2007.  The ASCDI, which provides services to manufacturers, dealers, lessors, maintainers and installers of IBM, H/P, DEC, Cisco, Sun and related products, expects there to be a few hundred dealers at the conference.  The conference will feature sessions on Technology Leasing and Ethics; as well as IBM, SUN, HP and CISCO practices; as well as booths from vendors who sell goods and services to technology dealers. For more information on this and future meetings visit www.ASCDI.com.

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Credit markets

Credit performance drops for U.S. structured finance
The first six months of 2007 have yielded noticeably weaker rating performance for U.S. structured finance compared with the same period last year, with RMBS experiencing the most dramatic deterioration, according to Fitch Ratings in its mid-year Credit Action Report. With 1,183 upgrades and 815 downgrades through June 2007, Fitch's 1.5:1 upgrade/downgrade ratio represents a drop-off from the same period last year, when Fitch reported 1,825 upgrades and 377 downgrades (4.8:1 upgrade/downgrade ratio through June 2006). A major reason for the drop-off in performance, not surprisingly, is the increased downgrade activity in RMBS. Most of the deterioration has emanated from U.S. subprime RMBS, with some spillover into the Alt-A arena, while prime RMBS is proving to be resilient and performing within expectations. The weak performance of loans issued last year, coupled with the significant rate resets scheduled for this and next year translate to continued weak performance and rating downgrades for the remainder of 2007. 'The Structured Finance Credit Action Report: Mid-year 2007' is available on the Fitch Ratings web site at www.fitchratings.com.

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Intermec

Capital Health System streamlines data and file management
The adoption of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996 has made managing and tracking patient information a top priority for health organizations. To help meet HIPAA compliance and improve efficiency, Capital Health System has implemented a file tracking system using a healthcare records management solution from Infolinx Systems Solutions and passive UHF (ultra high frequency) RFID (radio frequency identification) technologies from Intermec. The RFID-based solution was implemented in its Sleep Centers to manage the 5,000 patient files in use there. The system is a comprehensive records solution that tracks patient files from beginning to end, including a records retention program. Infolinx, an Intermec Honours Partner, also consolidated three patient databases into one, improving Capital Health System's ability to manage and access data. Intermec Gen2 RFID tags are placed on every patient file. A series of Intermec IF4 fixed RFID readers are placed in strategic locations around the sleep center to program the tags and track them as they are used around the complex. The system automatically updates the database to provide accurate, current record location data. Intermec 750 handheld computers with IP4 RFID readers are used in situations where files can't be located and for regular audits of offices to ensure files are not misplaced.
Visit www.intermec.com or www.infolinx.com.
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iSeries

INFINITE Software announces new version of Infinite iSeries
INFINITE Software Corporation announced it has released the latest version of its popular Infinite iSeries product. Version 4.00.05 provides greatly expanded support for complex date and time functions; support for basing pointers and pointer arithmetic; enhanced ability to handle large files, large database files, larger database keys, support for Oracle 10 and the newly released 11G. It also provides improved and extended support for embedded SQL and enhanced performance for embedded SQL and ODBC performance. The Web components of the Infinite iSeries Suite now include the integration of Click Once technology that replaces the previous Rich Client technology. This provides better styles inheritance and application management behavior, an expanded SOA implementation based on powerful yet easy-to-use wizards and dynamic visibility. The new release also provides expanded BI capabilities including more powerful scheduling.
Visit www.infinitesoftware.com.
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Power

SmartPro UPS series is award winner
Tripp Lite announced that its SmartPro Intelligent, Line-Interactive UPS Series was named as a winner of the “Community Choice Award” in the Essential UPS category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro.  Windows IT Pro forums and several Windows user groups were asked to vote on their product preferences in 12 broad technology categories. Tripp Lite's award-winning line of SmartPro UPS Systems provide intelligent, line-interactive operation specially designed to protect servers, data centers and other mission-critical equipment from potentially damaging power irregularities and line interference. The Advanced Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) supplies consistent power without draining batteries by constantly monitoring incoming voltage and trimming or boosting voltage accordingly. All SmartPro models also feature intelligent communication ports and PowerAlert Power Management Software. Together they allow administrators to view utility and system operating conditions, reboot devices and guarantee unattended operating system auto-shutdowns.
Visit www.tripplite.com.


Emerson Network Power advances intelligent monitoring and communications of power and cooling equipment
Emerson Network Power introduced two new products designed to increase the flexibility and availability of communications among data center support systems. The Liebert vNSA network switch allows multiple Ethernet-ready devices to communicate and function as a team, while the Liebert SiteLink-E provides a communications link between existing building management systems and Liebert precision cooling and AC and DC power systems. When equipped with a Liebert iCOM display, the Liebert vNSA permits interconnecting cooling units to work together and facilitates lead/lag operation. The switch supports twisted-pair RJ45 CAT5 network cables and features auto-negotiation, auto-polarity and auto-crossing, eliminating the need for crossover cables. The Liebert SiteLink-E is an Ethernet-Ready device designed to communicate with a wide-range of Liebert precision cooling units, UPS systems, and power distribution units. The product can be plugged directly into the Ethernet, which makes start-up easier and less costly. Information may be routed via a BACnet, Modbus or LONWorks network to a Building Automation System (BAS) workstation.
Visit www.liebert.com.
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Publications

Compu-Mart stops printing, company dissolved
Compu-Mart, a publication that once touted itself as the "largest monthly computer and service magazine in the world" has gone out of publication. The parent company, Story Communications, has filed Chapter 7. ^Back To Top

 

Software

Q4bis, Inc. raises $6 million from TVC Capital, LLC in close of Series A funding
Q4bis, Inc. announced it has completed a $6 million venture investment led by San Diego, CA-based TVC Capital, LLC.  Q4bis produces the Q4bis BI Suite, a tightly integrated set of decision support solutions designed to facilitate the timely delivery of business insight. Q4bis' solutions enable any corporation to leverage its existing ERP and database systems to deliver rapidly-deployed and easy-to-use actionable business information. With more than 200 customers ranging from companies with annual revenue of fifty million to the Global 1000, Q4bis has earned the reputation for the rapid, successful deployment of its solutions in any functional area. The Q4bis product suite offers a mature application that has been well-received in the marketplace earning accolades including "Best Software Award" at Gartner's prestigious Mid-Size Enterprise Summit in 2005 and 2006.  Q4bis US was founded in 2003 and currently maintains its headquarters in Irvine, California, with subsidiary companies in New Zealand and Germany.
Visit www.q4bis.com.
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VAR

Transitive appoints Enterico as Value-Added Reseller partner
Transitive Corporation announced the further expansion of its channel partner network by appointing the Enterico division of Continental Resources, Inc. (CRI) to its growing list of Value-Added Reseller (VAR) partners. CRI will leverage Transitive's innovative QuickTransit software when delivering solutions for its enterprise customers who plan to rapidly and cost-effectively consolidate their IT infrastructure onto the latest high-performance server platforms. The QuickTransit range of hardware virtualization products have been shipping from Transitive since November 2006, and have already attracted many large enterprise customers worldwide. The QuickTransit software is available by contacting Transitive directly and can be downloaded for evaluation or for purchase from the Transitive Web site. It is also available from Transitive's network of global channel partners, which now includes the Enterico Division of CRI. Enterico is a systems and network integrator with a focus on IBM solutions, including enterprise servers, storage, and software.
Visit www.transitive.com.
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ASCDI At Your Service

DecisionOne - www.decisionone.com

DecisionOne announces ASCDI program launch
DecisionOne provides cost effective, local, reliable technology support services including remote, onsite and logistics services. We offer break/fix services nationwide for Sun, IBM, and HP used and refurbished equipment. Call now for pricing and check out our new website at www.decisionone.com.
Contact: Jim Lubeskie
Phone: 512-630-5168
Jim.Lubeskie@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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