March 15, 2010

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:


2010 GERMAN BROKER MEETING:
April 15 - 16, 2010
Munich, Germany - Holiday Inn Munich City Center


2010 EUROPEAN CONFERENCE:
June 23 - 25, 2010
Dublin, Ireland - Radisson Blu Royal Hotel



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.


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.




HP
IBM
Intel
Intermec

Power
Speech recognition
Storage
Wireless



 

HP

HP unveils ultra-thin, touch-enabled convertible tablet and notebook PCs
HP introduced its first multitouch-enabled tablet for business users as well as notebook PCs tailored for both enterprise and small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The additions to the HP portfolio include: HP EliteBook 2740p – an ultra-thin, multitouch-enabled convertible tablet that provides an interactive experience for businesses in health care, education, sales and more; HP EliteBook 2540p – the company’s lightest EliteBook notebook PC, starting at only 3.3 pounds, is ideal for global and large corporate enterprises, the public sector and other businesses in need of a rugged, high-performance notebook; and HP ProBook standard series (s-series) notebook PCs – four new models of the high-performing series provide a new design and sophisticated colors for everyday use. The notebook PCs are the latest in the company’s series of launches providing businesses a wide selection of products to refresh their aging business technology.
Visit www.hp.com.
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IBM

IBM completes acquisition of National Interest Security Company
IBM announced that it has completed the acquisition of National Interest Security Company, LLC, a privately held company headquartered in Fairfax, VA. Financial terms were not disclosed. The business will be integrated into IBM Global Business Services, operating initially as a wholly-owned subsidiary. The combined offerings will enable IBM to expand its capabilities with federal, state and local government entities, particularly in the fast-growing areas of defense, healthcare, energy, logistics and security.  NISC's deep federal expertise will complement IBM's existing public sector offerings and the recently launched Business Analytics and Optimization (BAO) Services for Public Sector.  IBM's public sector BAO team works with government agencies utilizing advanced analytics to transform ordinary data into predictive intelligence, helping agencies improve the speed and quality of their decision making.
Visit www.ibm.com.
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Intel

Intel preps new Xeons for March launch
Intel will launch its new Xeon processors mid-March and AMD will follow up with its new Opterons sometime near the end of the month. It is unclear at this time if Intel will launch both the six-core "Westmere-EP" processors for two-socket servers (presumably to be called the Xeon 5600) and its high-end, eight-core "Nehalem-EX" processors for four-socket and larger boxes (also known as "Beckton" and probably to be known as the Xeon 7600) on the same day. As IBM gave a preview of its eX5 chipset and related server designs, and even though Intel clearly meant for this chip to be used in four-socket and larger servers, at least two vendors (one is IBM and the other is Silicon Graphics) have bent the chip to suit their own needs, making two-socket designs out of the chip. IBM's eX5 chipset allows multiple two-socket blade or rack servers to be glued together into a single four-way SMP and broken back apart on the fly (a feature called FlexNode) as well as for a memory expansion chassis to be plugged into the SMP (known as Max5). SGI is taking the extra ports and bandwidth of the Nehalem-EX chips and using it to hook 128 blades into a shared memory, 2D torus configuration. It stands to reason that other server makers will also do clever things with the Nehalem-EX chips as well. The Westmere-EPs are a simpler matter: They simply plug into existing Nehalem-EP iron, which is only a year old, and offer about 50 per cent more oomph.
Visit www.intel.com.
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Intermec

Intermec, HealthWyse and Data Capture Solutions partner to improve point-of-care
Intermec Technologies announced its partnership with HealthWyse and Data Capture Solutions to provide healthcare professionals with access to electronic medical records anytime, anywhere. The durability of Intermec's CN3 ruggedized handheld computers combined with the ease-of-use of Healthwyse's mobile clinical software and Data Capture Solutions' support has saved customers, like Caritas Home Care, an average of 98 hours of total annual time per healthcare professional. HealthWyse, an Intermec independent software vendor (ISV), referred Caritas to Data Capture Solutions, an Intermec Premier value-added reseller (VAR) and specialist in integrating mobile solutions for healthcare that includes Total Care Services (helpdesk, software staging, cellular network activation and hot swap repair) to provide the healthcare institution the lowest possible cost of ownership. Because HealthWyse runs on PDAs and laptops, Caritas was able to run a lengthy field-test of various mobile devices before choosing the Intermec CN3. The rugged mobile handheld's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and WAN (3G CDMA/EV-DO or GSM/EDGE) radios provide mobile clinicians with immediate access to electronic medical records via the HealthWyse software.
Visit www.intermec.com.
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Power

Emerson Network Power wins contract to provide UPS systems to U. S. Air Force
Emerson Network Power,in strategic partnership with Computer Sites, Inc. and Siemens Industries, Inc.,recently was awarded the Power Conditioning Continuation Interfacing Equipment (PCCIE) contract for the U.S. Air Force—the largest Air Force contract for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and a win that could be worth as much as $568.5 million over the course of the contract. Emerson Network Power will provide Liebert UPS systems, Liebert power distribution units and other Liebert products and engineering services under terms of the five-year, multiple-award contract and two, one-year option periods. As the prime contractor on this contract, Computer Sites Inc. (CSI) will be responsible for project design, engineering, installation and construction. The incumbent provider had been the sole-source award winner for the last 21 years.
Visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.
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Speech recognition

Genesta announces availability of the SyVox Emulator
Genesta is proud to announce the availability of the SyVox Emulator, a product that voice enables an enterprise (WMS or ERP) application without requiring any changes to the enterprise application. One of the greatest challenges facing companies that want to implement a speech recognition solution in their distribution or manufacturing operation is adapting their current warehouse management system (WMS) or enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to communicate with the voice enabling software. The SyVox Emulator speech enables legacy green screen applications running over terminal emulation (TE) connected to mid-range and mainframe platforms including IBM’s iSeries (AS400), AIX, and HPUX. It supports major emulation schemes including ANSI, 5250, and 3270. The SyVox Emulator is middleware that resides on a web server (Microsoft’s IIS), acting as a bridge between SyVox VoiceXML traffic from a mobile computer and a terminal emulation session on the remote host. Within the SyVox Emulator, the screen output is captured and translated into one or more voice enabled screens converting the application’s output into a conversation. The end user then interacts with the SyVox Client, Genesta’s fully multi-model, speech enabled client application running on Windows Mobile or Windows CE mobile computer.
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Storage

Integra Telecom unveils online data storage for businesses
Integra Telecom Inc. has released a new online data storage product intended to help growing businesses accommodate for increasing data storage needs. Integra’s Online Data Storage utilizes File Transfer Protocol (FTP) technology, enabling customers to upload files to Integra’s secure data centers where the information is backed-up every four hours. The offsite data protection safeguards critical business information as well as providing secure, password protected, remote access to files from any Internet connection. Integra’s Online Data Storage product also offers customers file restoration with 30-day storage history and live, local customer support 24 hours a day. Additionally, customers enjoy secure and remote access from anywhere they’re able to access the Internet.
Visit www.integratelecom.com.
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Wireless

Meru Networks announces new 802.11n i-Series class of enterprise wireless access points
Meru Networks, Inc. unveiled a new series of high performance 802.11n wireless access points featuring a new Orthogonal Array Beam Forming (OABF) antenna system. The new i-Series, Meru’s most technologically advanced 802.11n access points to date, extend the high performance of Meru’s virtualized Wireless LAN (WLAN) solutions, designed to provide 99.99% wireless network availability, toll quality VoIP services, HD Video support, and wired-like reliability into a compact design. The first model in the i-Series, the AP320i, was developed for environments that demand the most from products’ aesthetics yet expect the highest performance and best end-user experience. It features a new OABF antenna system in a low-profile, tool-free product enclosure designed to meet enterprises’ aesthetic demands, while exceeding performance expectations.
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ASCDI At Your Service

IBM

IBM's Third Party Practices & Sales team provides exclusive support for leasing companies, brokers, dealers, refurbishers and maintainers in the US.

Contact the Technical Support Management Office (TSMO) in Poughkeepsie, NY, for normal order processing requests, including IBM service requests (except break/fix maintenance). Their number is 800-426-4955, option 1, or you may fax your request to 845-433-4664 (Attention: TSMO), or e-mail to wwtsmo@us.ibm.com.

Requests for break/fix IBM service can be made by contacting IBM at 888-426-4343 (follow the prompts). Be prepared to provide your IBM customer number (or customer name and address), customer contact name, phone number, machine type/model, and serial number.

Also, consider connecting with Tim Glinski at IBM on linkedin.com for regular third party customer updates.




NGS

Incent your IBM System i customers to talk to you this month. Help them get a valuable NGS query tool without paying a license fee. We’ll handle the software delivery and support. You’ll be a hero. Let us create a custom promotion for your company. (800) 824-1220 ext 254

Contact:  Bill Langston
Ph: 916 920-2200 ext 254
langston@ngsi.com
www.ngsi.com



MVSS

MVSS is a Third Party Maintenance service provider and owns MVSS Brokerage. MVSS specializes in UNIX and provides maintenance for Intel and storage equipment. We sell indirectly through channel partners exclusively and provide the necessary resources to win business. MVSS is offering ASCDI members access to Gold Pricing - for highly competitive maintenance pricing, call us today!

Undertaking maintenance agreements across the globe in Australia, NZ, Japan, Hong Kong, Europe and Middle East.

Contact:  Mal Fraser Clay
Ph: +61-2-9428-8777
malc@mvss.com.au
www.mvss.com.au


Court Square Leasing Corporation

For over 10 years, Court Square Leasing has dedicated itself to providing superior service, products and expertise in the commercial leasing arena. Make Court Square your partner by calling: (888) 477-8273.


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: Susan Warnke
Phone: 612-253-4218
susan.warnke@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

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


Akibia

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 offers on-line division
MemoryStore.com now offers consumers even more choices. Memory upgrades for Dell, IBM, Apple, DEC, HP, Sun and hundreds of others are all available for purchase online or by calling 877-ADD-RAM9.

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: 215-643-6020
www.memorystore.com

 

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