March 10, 2008
Upcoming Meeting Notice

The Association of Service and Computer Dealers International (ASCDI) is a 30 year old, worldwide 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 SPRING CONFERENCE: April 9 – 12
KEY WEST, FLORIDA

ANNUAL EUROPEAN CONFERENCE: June 5–7
NICE, FRANCE

Click here for more information on ALL ASCDI MEETINGS, to view the agendas, lodging details, attendee lists and to REGISTER AT THE EARLY BIRD RATE.





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IBM

IBM touts new mainframe as 'most powerful' business system yet
IBM is calling its new System z10 mainframe a "commercial supercomputer" and hoping that the machine can capture some geek mind share via features such as a quad-core processor that runs at a clock speed 2.6 times faster than the chips in IBM's z9 model could manage. The z10 is sleek black in color and imperial in stature at a height of 80 inches and a maximum weight of 5,000-plus pounds. And the system certainly has its ooh-and-ahh elements, including its 4.4-GHz quad-core processor. That compares with the 1.7-GHz single-core processor used in the three-year-old z9. The new system also supports up to 1.5TB of available memory per system and InfiniBand data rates of up to 6GB/sec., more than two times faster than on the z9. According to IBM, the z10 is designed to run up to 50% faster than the z9 overall and can deliver as much as twice the performance of the existing model on CPU-intensive applications.
Visit www.ibm.com.


User opinions on announcement of System z10 Enterprise Class
SHARE Inc., an independent association of IT professionals who utilize enterprise-class IBM technology, offered user opinions on a recent IBM Corporation announcement. IBM Corporation announced its latest high-end enterprise class server, the IBM System z10 Enterprise Class (System z10 EC), which promises to deliver improved price performance, scalability and security. Skip Robinson, SHARE Volunteer and user of System z technology, notes, To provide some perspective on the value of this new system, the high-end model of System z10 EC has more than 100,000 times the CPU processing power and 100 million times the memory of some of the earliest machines, with a fraction of the footprint and power consumption. Another long-time SHARE Volunteer and user of System z technology, Brian Peterson, adds, I think it is critically important that IBM continues to evolve this platform, adopting industry standards like Fibre Channel as well as recent adoption of InifiBand technology for the ‘internal to the machine’ data bus and for the ‘machine to machine’ links used by IBMs Parallel Sysplex.”
Visit www.share.org.
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Partnership

Sangoma Technologies partners with SoTel Systems
Sangoma Technologies Corp. announced it has partnered with SoTel Systems to increase distribution of its premium cards throughout the United States. In recent months, Sangoma has also added new distributors in Latin America, India and Southeast Asia. SoTel will distribute Sangoma's premium PC-based hardware through its sales channel, and customers would receive support options ranging from equipment repair, additional information on hardware and configuration consultation.
Visit www.sangoma.com or www.sotelsystems.com.
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Power

Emerson acquires Aperture
Emerson Network Power announced that Aperture’s board of directors agreed in principle to Emerson’s offer to acquire 100 percent of the company’s share capital. Financial terms of the agreement will not be disclosed. The acquisition will become final once all Aperture shareholders have agreed to its terms, and the business will become part of Emerson Network Power. Aperture, a leading global provider of software for managing the physical infrastructure of data centers, will extend Emerson Network Power’s leadership position in the global data center infrastructure market. Emerson Network Power’s Liebert power, cooling and monitoring products and services are among the most trusted technologies for critical data center applications. The addition of Aperture to Emerson Network Power’s portfolio will complement and enhance Liebert products as data centers’ physical infrastructure rapidly becomes more complex as a result of increased demand for power and cooling coupled with technology advancements in IT hardware.
Visit www.emersonnetworkpower.com or www.aperture.com.

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Storage

Server-desktop solution center named IBM-certified BSSC facility
Devon IT and their integration arm, CentriServ, announced their headquarters Server-Desktop Solution Center as an IBM-certified BladeCenter and Storage Solution Center (BSSC) Center for Excellence. IBMs BSSC program allows leading business partners to demonstrate the strengths and benefits of IBM blades and storage technology in solving IT needs of customers. It requires participating firms to implement IBM servers in conjunction with their own hardware and software solutions inside their Center, and to pass numerous technical and sales tests. Business partners who qualify for this program have access to IBM marketing and expert content.
Visit www.centriserv.com.
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Tools

DataChambers selected as VAR by ScriptLogic Corporation
DataChambers, LLC announced it has been named a value-added reseller for ScriptLogic Corporation.  ScriptLogic software is used by companies worldwide, including more than 70% of the Fortune 500.  DataChambers now will resell ScriptLogic’s Desktop Authority application, which provides a convenient way to manage and support desktop computers from a central location.  The application will be bundled with DataChambers’ value-added network management services – providing businesses with a convenient and cost-effective way to manage their desktop resources. To date DataChambers has installed ScriptLogic Desktop Authority on more than 1,000 computers the company manages on behalf of its customers.  The software can be used to configure PCs remotely, inventory both hardware and software resources, install software patches, remove spyware, manage power resources and security policies, and remotely troubleshoot problems.
Visit www.datachambers.com or www.scriptlogic.com.
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Virtualization

HP, Dell, IBM to embed VMware technology
Business software maker VMware Inc. said its ESX 3i "hypervisor" server software will be embedded in servers made by Dell Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM Corp. and Fujitsu Siemens Computers. VMware makes virtualization software, which allows a computer to act like multiple machines, each with its own operating system and software. It helps companies spend less on equipment and energy in their data centers. The hypervisor is installed below operating systems and helps manage the way computers run. VMware said the servers will begin shipping in the next 60 days.
Visit www.vmware.com.
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Webinars

VAI offers Best Practice in E-Business Webinars for businesses on the IBM System i platform
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) continues its popular Webinar series. The first series focused on enterprise software topics and the second offered business continuity and security advice. The third series will discuss the benefits of implementing a comprehensive e-business program. The Best Practice in E-Business series consists of three Webinars designed to teach companies how to increase revenue using advanced eCommerce solutions. Topics include:

  • March 12: Online Marketing Techniques and Strategies

  • March 19: Effective E-Commerce Website Design

  • March 26: Expanding your Enterprise through Web Portals

To register for these Webinars, go to www.vai.net/bestpractice.

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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:  Steve Studley
Phone:  202-558-5527
sstudley@tridentusa.com
www.tridentusa.com

 

Olympic

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Contact: Roger Taylor
rt@olympicsupport.com
www.olympicsupport.com


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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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