September 22, 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:

TECH EXEC FORUM:  October 6-7
for technology resellers
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UAF offers one-piece, quick-mount assembly unit
Thanks to Universal Air Filter’s expanding, one-piece assembly unit, which includes a filter, mounting bracket, fan guard and air flow plenum, design engineers or end-users no longer need to specify multiple parts to serve the same function. Clients also can install the air filter media quickly without complex installation kits and procedures. To ensure a prompt mount of the assembly, Universal Air Filter can match an existing hole pattern or provide captive fasteners and high-bond adhesive tapes. In addition, UAF offers special metal finishes to match existing enclosures and/or provide protection in corrosive indoor or outdoor environments. Filters with Quadrafoam media also provide an additional layer of protection for flammability, ultraviolet light, hydrolytic stability and fungus resistance. The low-profile assembly unit can be used for new design or field retrofit and can be configured to meet UL and/or other safety standards for finger and tool probe safety tests.
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HP encourages CIOs to rethink virtualization in business terms
HP announced new products, services and solutions designed to simplify the implementation and management of virtualization so that the technology delivers greater business value. Recent global research conducted on behalf of HP revealed that while 86 percent of technology decision makers have implemented virtualization projects, the vast majority of respondents expect to have virtualized just 25 percent of their technology environments by 2010.  While many of those surveyed anticipate eventually reaching 75 percent virtualization of their total environments, only one-third of these technology implementers recognize virtualization as a valuable business tool. Two-thirds of implementers relegate virtualization to the role of technology enabler. HPs approach to virtualization is focused on removing the technology inhibitors that reduce virtualizations impact on the business. It highlights how applications and business services can perform well regardless of where and how they are hosted, networked or managed. It dramatically simplifies management across a combined virtual and physical world, and it addresses the issue of pooling infrastructure resources across an organization.
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Arrow ECS to provide EMC Global Financial Services leasing solutions for resellers
Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions announced an agreement with EMC Corporation to provide leasing services to its reseller partners through EMC Global Financial Services.  Arrow ECS and EMC will provide contract and portfolio management support to EMC reseller partners for services such as preparing financing quotes on solution configurations for end-user customers saving time and money for resellers. The EMC leasing program also improves working capital for resellers by shortening their cash flow cycle by approximately 20 days on leasing transactions. Resellers benefit from the program by earning fees on most transactions as well. In addition, partners may visit with an Arrow ECS financing consultant for recommendations on financial solutions for their business and their customers, or to schedule a full-day workshop to educate their sales team on integrating financial solutions to capture more sales.

HP Financial Services inks services contract with India’s Subhiksha
HP said it has won a financing and asset management services contract from Subhiksha, one of India's largest supermarket, pharmacy and telecommunications companies.  Under terms of the agreement, HP Financial Services will provide financing for software licenses as well as leasing and asset management services for the IT assets Subhiksha is deploying to expand its technology infrastructure. HP and Subhiksha have worked closely over the past year to enhance Subhiksha's IT infrastructure and help drive the company's expansion. In addition to facilitating deployment of SAP business enterprise software, HP Financial Services is providing desktop PCs and other IT equipment on lease.
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HPC server market shows robust growth in second quarter
Factory revenue and unit shipments for the High Performance Computing (HPC) technical server market exhibited 10% growth in the second quarter (2Q08), according to IDC's Worldwide High-Performance Technical Server QView. Revenues grew 10% over the first quarter and 4% compared to the same period last year to reach $2.5 billion in the second quarter. Shipments of server system units in the 2Q08 HPC market totaled 45,000, down 5% from the first quarter. The second quarter saw solid growth in the mid and high end of the market and softness in lower priced x86 servers, as evidenced by average selling prices (ASPs) that were up 16% compared to 1Q08. According to Jie Wu, research manager for technical computing, the 2Q08 HPC server revenue leaders were HP with 37% market share, IBM with 27%, and Dell with 16%. The HPC portion of the overall server market follows a different pattern due to the nature of spending on R&D projects. Because government and university buyers have longer-term budget cycles that are not immediately impacted by economic slow downs, economic shifts typically take more than a year to work their way into these budgets. In addition, many industrial buyers are still investing in R&D to improve their competitiveness in the tighter economy.
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Eaton UPS advances green initiatives
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced the introduction of its new addition to the Powerware series, the Eaton 9130 UPS, which will help Information Technology managers carry out green initiatives in their IT environments. The new 700 to 3000 VA UPS models feature a high-efficiency design that saves energy without sacrificing reliability.  The Eaton 9130 features a 0.9 output power factor for delivering full power to equipment that may have a wide range of leading and lagging power factors. Ideal for servers, networking equipment, telecommunications, VoIP and security systems, the Eaton 9130 delivers clean, continuous power to protect critical equipment from power anomalies in utility power. In addition, the Eaton 9130 can operate in a high-efficiency mode of greater than 95 percent when power conditions are within acceptable limits.
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Canon U.S.A. delivers four new high-speed color production large format printer models
Canon U.S.A., Inc. introduced four new high-speed color production imagePROGRAF large format printer systems the iPF810, iPF820, iPF810 PRO and the iPF820 PRO designed for the Geographical Information System (GIS); Computer-Aided Design (CAD); Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC); Reprographics; and other Technical Document markets. The new models address mid- to high-volume color technical document production needs of medium to large-sized corporations and reprographic establishments. All models are capable of printing two full-density D/A1-sized color plots in less than a minute, and finishes E/A0-sized plot in just 45 seconds including cutting time, and are capable of producing 117 D/A1-sized plots per hour. Allowing maximum productivity with limited user intervention, all models can be equipped with 330ml or economical 700ml hot swappable ink cartridges (pigment-based Matte Black, and dye-based Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black), 80GB hard disk with secure erase (DOD compliant) and up to 29 password protected user-inboxes. In addition, all models also come with a high-capacity portable output media basket, self-driven dual rotary blade cutter for accurate and reliable media cutting, USB 2.0 High Speed interface, and 10/100 Base-T/TX connectivity.
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Active RFID in China
The US and China vie for the title of the world’s largest RFID market, this year seeing them level pegging with $1.3 billion of business, which is looking to quintuple in the next ten years. In 2007, the IDTechEx Knowledgebase of over 3,500 RFID projects in 109 countries added 156 new RFID projects in the US. China was number two by this measure, with 105 projects, which though fewer in number, were larger in size. In the US, much of the RFID use consists of active RFID where there is a battery in the tag. Examples are tracking military assets and Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) for staff and assets in hospitals. By contrast, China has been pre-eminent in using passive tags, notably contactless ID and payment cards, tickets and tagging of library books. However, RFID is a government priority in China, both to create a new industry supplying RFID and to see greater use of it in order to increase the competitiveness of the nation.  To these ends, active RFID is now a priority as well. One example of its current use is in coal mining for staff safety, asset tracking and logistics, each are funded by the Chinese Government through its “RFID China Alliance”.
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Sun Microsystems strikes multi-million dollar deal with Stésud
When it identified that its existing software infrastructure needed refreshing, Belgium-based Stésud looked to Java as the technology upon which to build the company's new platform. An enterprise resource planning ERP provider with eGovernment clients that include the Belgian government, Stésud evaluated several solutions and selected Sun's GlassFish application server. As part of this multi-million dollar deal, Stésud also employed Sun's MySQL Enterprise subscription, allowing the company to dependably migrate to a more scalable and reliable Web database architecture for the future. Selected for its competitive pricing and performance levels, this deployment will allow Stésud to run its existing applications, in addition to new ones that it previously would have been unable to support.
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Sun Microsystems expands virtualization portfolio
Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced the availability of Sun xVM Server software and Sun xVM Ops Center 2.0, key components in its comprehensive virtualization strategy. Designed to operate at Internet scale, the Sun xVM virtualization portfolio is open, flexible and delivers the industry's most robust offerings for virtualization from the desktop to the datacenter. Sun also announced the addition of comprehensive services and support for Sun xVM Server software and xVM Ops Center 2.0 to its world-class virtualization suite of services to help customers and partners virtualize and manage datacenters around the globe. Additionally, Sun launched, a new open source community, where developers can download the first source code bundle for Sun xVM Server software and contribute to the direction and development of the product. Additional pieces of the Sun xVM virtualization portfolio, including Sun xVM VirtualBox software and Sun xVM Ops Center, are open source and freely available for immediate download at
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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
Contact: Susan Warnke
Phone: 612-253-4218


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



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


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 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 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 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



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