December 24, 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:

REGIONAL RECEPTION: January 17
ATLANTA, GEORGIA

ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE: April 9 – 12
KEY WEST, FLORIDA

ANNUAL EUROPEAN CONFERENCE: June 5–7
NICE, FRANCE

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. )



Meet the new members
IBM
Leasing
Market
MACs
Printers
Security
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Meet the new members

Corbel Solutions
Corbel Solutions specializes in selling new and remarketed enterprise hardware and networking solutions from HP, Sun, IBM and Cisco. We have certified technicians at our test facility that test and configure systems to your specifications. Corbel Solutions also specializes in asset recovery and purchasing of surplus equipment from leasing companies and our customer base. We are a top resource to buy, sell, lease and rent new and pre-owned IT equipment worldwide.

Clint Adams - President
Joe Parker – Vice President
206.575.2661 x107
joep@corbelsolutions.com
www.corbelsolutions.com
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IBM

IBM adds iSeries support to WebSphere Dashboard Framework
IBM announced that the WebSphere Dashboard Framework, a tool for creating composite application screens that are delivered as Web-based dashboards, is soon to gain support for i5/OS V5R4 running on the iSeries server, in addition to the mainframe running Linux. The WebSphere Dashboard Framework is an extension of IBM's WebSphere Portlet Factory that's designed to allow developers to rapidly build and deploy pattern-based interfaces to existing business processes. Once these dashboards are deployed, employees and other users are able to record transactions, update customer information, or make other changes to applications residing on a bevy of back-end servers directly from within their Web browser, which IBM says should make them more efficient at their jobs.
Visit www.ibm.com.
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Leasing

HP Financial names Hayden to lead global HR team
HP Financial Services announced that Marguerite (Meg) Hayden has been named the company's director - global human resources. In this role Hayden will report to president and CEO Irv Rothman. Hayden leads a worldwide team of human resource professionals focused on driving business performance. In addition, she directs the company's talent management and organizational effectiveness initiatives, with an emphasis on leadership development, strategic workforce planning and change management. With more than two decades of experience in learning and organizational development, Hayden joined HP Financial Services in 2004 as a senior manager and team leader for learning and organization effectiveness. Most recently she's led the company's workforce planning framework that ties together business, financial and people strategies to achieve competitive advantages for HP. Before joining HP she served as a director in the human resources/learning organizations for AT&T and Prudential, and as vice president of corporate training and development for Morgan Stanley (Dean Witter). She also led her own organizational effectiveness consulting business.
Visit www.hp.com/hpfinancialservices.
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Market

SMBs to spend 16% more on security and storage this year
Small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the United States will close the year by spending about US$240 billion on beefing up their IT and telecom infrastructure and applications, up 16% over all of 2006. A quarter of that will be devoted to IT services such as consulting, software support, IT management, computing and network support. Another quarter will be spent on telecom services, including cell phone service, IP centrex, local and long-distance telephony, pager services and WAN. This comes from the latest study from Access Markets International (AMI) Partners, Inc. The study also found that medium businesses (companies between 100 and 999 employees) in the US show a high level of sophistication when it comes to IT and telecom and are in Wave III of technology development. This involves leveraging their strong infrastructure to connect outside the enterprise, to suppliers and resellers. Small businesses in the US are also slowly following their larger counterparts by connecting and extending their network. SBs in the US are investing their storage budgets on hardware devices, principally for SAN (server-attached storage). On the other hand, MBs are using their storage resources on services required to support their data storage needs.
Visit www.ami-partners.com
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Moves, adds & changes

Quest to acquire Passgo Technologies
Applications and database management company Quest Software has entered into an agreement to acquire identity and access management firm PassGo Technologies. According to Quest, the acquisition is expected to enhance its existing user authorization and authentication products, enabling users to effectively manage and control access to multi-platform environments like Microsoft's Active directory, Unix, IBM zSeries, and iSeries systems. The company said that PassGo's chief executive John Rainford will join Quest Software as the vice president of PassGo products. The deal closure is expected to be in early 2008. Quest software recently acquired Provision Networks to make its foray into the virtualization space. In June 2007, its acquired system lifecycle management software firm Scriptlogic for $90m to strengthen its presence in the small- and medium sized business market.
Visit www.quest.com.
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Printers

Xerox opens $24 million ink factory
Xerox Corporation opened a state-of-the art automated ink manufacturing plant to serve growing demand for its proprietary solid ink color printers as more businesses convert from black-and-white to color printing. The $24 million factory fills 10,000 square feet of previously unused space on the companys campus outside of Portland, Ore., and expands Xeroxs production of solid ink by 10 times. The new plant will produce Xeroxs latest generation of solid ink, which first became available in September when Xerox launched its Phaser 8860 color printer and the Phaser 8860MFP color multifunction printer. Nearly five years in development, the new crayon-like ink sticks have been developed to last longer than ever before. When comparing the cost of the device and the ink, printing on the Phaser 8860 is two times less expensive than using equivalent laser printers from other manufacturers. The ink sticks also produce 90 percent less waste than comparable color laser products and were designed to melt at a lower temperature, reducing energy consumption by 14 percent.
Visit www.xerox.com.
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Security

IBM approves iSeries AS/400's information security solution from Above Security
IBM approved Above Security's CSC2 application as an auditing engine for the log monitoring and information security incident management of the iSeries (AS/400) mainframe.  Above Security, helped by one of its customers and by IBM, released the
CSC2 application, a solution allowing the support of various controls imposed by norms such as Sarbannes-Oxley, HIPAA, GLBA & Basel II. On every specific interval, CSC2 logs in the databases of the AS/400 and then centralizes, pre-analyzes, compresses and presents the audit information in a centralized and in a normalized fashion.  CSC2 can generate alert and automated action based on events observed within the audit repository to prevent fraud, attack and hacking and to support prompt investigation and troubleshooting.
Visit www.ibm.com or www.abovesecurity.com.
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Software

Profound Logic gives Web access to DB2/400 with iData
Ever wished you could access and edit your DB2/400 records directly from a Web browser? If so, perhaps you should check out iData, a new tool recently introduced by Profound Logic. The use of AJAX and other Web 2.0 techniques provides a fast and intuitive way to access the database, according to Profound. And while the iData beta is focused primarily on database editing, it will soon expand to include other capabilities, such as querying and reporting, Web form creation and Web application development. The initial goal of iData was to create a database editing tool that was easier and more intuitive to use than the green-screen database utilities available to System i programmers and power users. The product's Web 2.0-style interface works much like Microsoft Excel, enabling users to move, resize or eliminate columns to get the right view of their DB2/400 data.
Visit www.profoundlogic.com.
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Sponsors

CTS

Ship with CTS - Now a member of World Cargo Alliance Computer Transportation Services, Ltd. is now a member of World Cargo Alliance, Inc. WCA is the world’s largest network of independent air and ocean forwarders in the world and was established in 1998 with no freight forwarders in ownership, thus preserving group neutrality and ensuring equal benefits for all members. Visit our innovative Ballpark Rates - www.ballparkrates.com, the instant online transportation rating program for blanket-wrap trucking, economy motor freight and time definite air freight services. Call 1-800-831-0030 or email Todd Partridge, todd@moveit.com for more information.

 

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


Olympic

Reduce Your Data Center Support Costs 25% – 40%
Akibia is a 20-year old global provider of multivendor systems maintenance services, including support for Sun, HP and Dell systems. Our customized SLAs and unique approach results in 25-40 percent cost savings compared to other maintenance providers.
Call 1-866-4-AKIBIA x 4907 for more information.


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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