September 13, 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 FALL CONFERENCE
October 6 - 8, 2010
San Francisco, CA

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Market
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ASCDI in the news

Prospect Partners and Management acquire World Data Products
Prospect Partners and Management has acquired World Data Products, a leading provider of refurbished computer and networking equipment. Founded in 1987, WDPI has become one of the largest independent resellers of refurbished servers, storage and networking equipment, including platforms such as Cisco Systems, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Sun Microsystems. The company sources, refurbishes and sells used and new equipment to a diversified worldwide customer base of more than 4,000 wholesale broker/dealers and corporate end-users in markets that include technology, government, healthcare, retail, manufacturing and education.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to work with Prospect Partners,” said Neil Vill, Chief Executive Officer, World Data Products, Inc. “Prospect Partners specializes in niche companies of our size, and its investment team has an impressive history of helping portfolio companies pursue smart expansion strategies that achieve strong results.” Prospect Partners builds companies through selective acquisitions and fostering internal growth.  The company partners with management teams to acquire profitable niche leaders and growth-ready businesses. WDPI will continue to be led by its current management team.
Visit www.wdpi.com and www.prospect-partners.com.
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Data center

ColoHouse announces unprecedented full cabinet promotion
ColoHouse is now offering a full-cabinet promotion out of its carrier-neutral Miami Data Center that includes Cabinet, Power, Cross Connect and 5Mbps starting at only $830 per month. The ColoHouse Miami Data Center offers a convenient, secure and private-hosting environment to ensure businesses critical data operations. This cost-effective and unprecedented Miami Colocation promotion by ColoHouse, a premier Miami Data Center, promises a carrier-neutral, high-density service within a SAS70 environment, with direct in-building connectivity to over 12 internet providers. ColoHouse's 48,000 square-foot, Category-5 hurricane-protected facilities and its customized service approach allow customers to not only keep their data safe but also continue operations in the event of natural disasters.
Visit www.colohouse.com.
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Green

Samsung unveils first 16GB ‘very low profile’ module in IBM’s newest blade server
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that it will demonstrate for the first time a 16-Gigabyte (GB), very low profile (VLP) memory module at VMworld 2010 in an IBM HS22V blade server, running on Intel Xeon 5600-series processors. Based on 4-gigabit (Gb), 40 nanometer (nm)-class DDR3, the new modules use 18 4Gb dual-die packaged (DDP) chips, and operate on 1.35 volts of electrical current. The 16GB 40nm-class DDR3 memory provides a powerful green solution, consuming 70 percent less power than four 4GB DDR3 modules and over 40 percent less than two 8GB modules, in setting a new “standard” for lower power consumption in servers. The module’s very low profile (18.75 mm high) allows it to be used in extremely compact blade servers. High-density, 40nm-class DDR3 will benefit data center mangers, IT directors and server farm managers who need to work with large data sets at significantly faster speeds than those offered by most servers on the market today.
Visit www.samsung.com/GreenMemory.
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HP

HP announces revised proposal to acquire 3PAR
HP announced it has increased its proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of 3PAR Inc. to $27.00 per share in cash, or an enterprise value of $1.8 billion. The proposal represents an 11 percent premium above the most recent price offered by Dell Inc. of $24.30 per share. HP’s proposal is not subject to any financing contingency and has been approved by HP’s board of directors. Once approved by 3PAR’s board, HP expects the transaction to close by the end of the calendar year. The addition of 3PAR’s next-generation storage architecture will accelerate HP’s Converged Infrastructure strategy, providing customers with an unmatched portfolio of intellectual property across storage, server and networking solutions. 3PAR’s high-performance storage systems will further strengthen HP’s ability to deliver the highest levels of performance, efficiency and scalability to customers worldwide.
Visit www.hp.com.


HP unveils stylish new consumer notebook PCs

HP revealed new consumer notebook PCs that fuse advanced technologies with stylish designs to deliver a superior computing experience. For maximum sensory appeal, HP delivers the thrill of 3-D entertainment to the HP ENVY 17 3D – the first 17-inch notebook PC to support 1080p 3-D and Blu-ray – and superb audio to the HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition. The HP Pavilion dm3 notebook PC features an HP-developed intelligent cooling system to minimize heat and provide consumers with advanced comfort. HP Wireless TV Connect allows customers to wirelessly experience 1080p high-definition (HD) Blu-ray multimedia content. The HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition and HP Pavilion dm3 are currently available in the United States. The HP ENVY 17 3D is expected to be available this holiday season.
Visit www.hp.com/personal.
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IBM

NetworkIP drives IBM technology into a real-time telephony environment
NetworkIP announced the successful deployment of enhanced IBM architecture and database software to its Hosted Services Telephony Platform within a real-time telephony environment. In response to increased demand and a commitment to evolving its solution, NetworkIP implemented new IBM System x servers and upgraded its database architecture to IBM Informix 11.5. IBM recognized this commitment to innovation by publishing its case study, “NetworkIP supports expansion with IBM Informix and System x,” which showcases NetworkIP’s innovative use of their best-in-class solutions. The innovation resulted in end-user account management and call processing transactions running over five times faster, and while NetworkIP is already known for its reliability, the implementation further enhanced the platform’s stability. NetworkIP is open for business 24/7, so a seamless upgrade was paramount. By utilizing IBM’s Informix Enterprise Replication (ER) technology, there is almost zero downtime.
Visit www.NetworkIP.net and www.ibm.com.


Power Assure joins IBM PartnerWorld program
Power Assure announced it has joined the IBM PartnerWorld program. The IBM Member level designation allows Power Assure to utilize numerous sales, marketing, technical, training and collaborative benefits offered through PartnerWorld, an award-winning global program designed to help its business partners increase demand, grow business and improve profitability. As a member of PartnerWorld, Power Assure now has access to the resources needed to begin building and selling IBM-based solutions, products and services. Power Assure has access to IBM's flexible financing options. This resource can provide Power Assure customers with affordable options for a variety of IBM technology solutions. IBM PartnerWorld includes more than 100,000 solution providers, independent software vendors, consultants and integrators.
Visit www.powerassure.com.
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Market

Worldwide hardcopy peripherals market recorded double-digit year-over-year growth
The worldwide hardcopy peripherals market experienced double-digit growth in both units and shipment value in the second quarter of 2010 (2Q10). According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, the total market grew 20% year over year in 2Q10 to 29 million units while shipment value increased 14% year over year to $13.3 billion. This is the third consecutive quarter of year-over-year unit growth and the first double-digit growth for both units and shipment value since early 2000. Unlike previous quarters, where color laser multifunction printers (MFPs) exhibited the highest year-over-year growth, 2Q10 marked the first quarter where monochrome laser MFPs posted a higher year-over-year growth than color laser MFPs, 39.7% and 33.0%, respectively. While HP dominates the total laser market with 2.8 million units shipped in the second quarter, Samsung is the leader in both monochrome and color laser MFPs.
Visit www.idc.com.
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Moves, adds & changes

Monnit Corporation launched by serial technology entrepreneur
Serial entrepreneur and former CEO and Chairman of MaxStream, Inc. Brad Walters announced the launch of Monnit Corporation, a wireless sensor company targeting the commercial, industrial and consumer wireless sensor markets. Walters is the former vice chairman of the Utah Technology Council, an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Winner (2006), and founder, CEO and Chairman of acquired startup MaxStream Inc. Monnit will provide a complete, easy to use monitoring solution starting with a comprehensive list of sensors, gateways used for connecting the sensors to the Internet and local or online software programs which allow for configuring the sensors as well as stipulating the time, frequency and target of notifications. Monnit anticipates launching its first products in Q3 2010. These products will target the commercial market with the launch of evaluation kits customized for hotels and motels, convenience stores, self storage facilities, restaurants, and building and facility operations. Additionally, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) design kits will be available to allow technology entities the ability to create brand-able, off-the-shelf sensor platforms for integration into existing gateway or service offerings.
Visit www.monnit.com.


Ron Sege joins Echelon as President and CEO
Echelon Corporation announced that the company's Board of Directors has appointed Ron Sege as President and Chief Executive Officer and to the company’s Board of Directors, completing a search process begun last November. Mr. Sege, 53, most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer, and Board member, of 3Com Corporation from 2008 through its acquisition by HP. Mr. Sege said, "I am very excited to join Echelon at this important moment in history. Governments, businesses, and consumers around the world must become more energy efficient and this requires smarter energy grids, smarter buildings, and smarter environments. These ‘smarts’ require not just data networks, but open, standard distributed control networks -- exactly the networks that Echelon has been developing innovative solutions for over the last 20 years. I will focus on accelerating global market penetration for our solutions and driving operational excellence throughout the company. Our time is now and we have tremendous opportunity ahead of us."
Visit www.echelon.com.
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Printers

HP expands ColorLok paper program
HP announced the expansion of the ColorLok paper standard with new benefits for commodity-grade office papers for laser printing and a broad recommendation that customers use ColorLok papers with HP LaserJet printers to ensure quality and reliability. ColorLok papers represent a standard for improved printing for both laser and inkjet printers. An independent, third-party study conducted by Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) and commissioned by HP concludes that ColorLok quality standard papers can help maximize the life of laser printers compared to tested papers that do not meet the standard. ColorLok papers helped protect critical laser engine parts and kept them clean on the inside, enabling the consistent, reliable performance and quality customers expect. The large-particle mineral filler papers included in the BLI analysis that do not meet the ColorLok quality standard are manufactured in Asia and distributed primarily in China and India.
Visit www.hp.com and www.ColorLok.com.
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Security

MXI Security adds 64GB USB drive to secure portable storage devices
MXI Security now offers a 64GB capacity device for its Stealth line of secure USB devices. The new 64GB versions of the Stealth M-Series and Stealth MXP Bio add this industry-leading memory capacity to their already unsurpassed protection of data, applications and network access. MXI Security’s new 64GB devices are also ideally suited for government customers that require high-capacity devices for Secure USB Desktop (SUDs) such as Stealth ZONE Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard Edition – the secure portable desktop that allows you to natively boot Microsoft Windows from a Stealth USB device. The 64GB devices are powered by Bluefly - the world’s first security processor for USB devices.
Visit www.mxisecurity.com.


Prism Microsystems receives SCAP validation from NIST
Prism Microsystems announced that EventTracker has earned the coveted Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) validation from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in accordance with the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) security mandate for all federal agencies. The FDCC is a set of operating system configurations recommended by NIST for computing systems connected to the network of a United States government agency. As the only SCAP-validated SIEM/Log Management product on the market, EventTracker streamlines the entire FDCC scanning process and helps federal agencies reduce the time and resources needed to ensure compliance with regulations. Customers gain an integrated configuration management module that automates the accurate assessment of policy checklists and utilizes granular change detection to identify when an endpoint or server is out of compliance.
Visit www.prismmicrosys.com.
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Solutions

Verio signs agreement with Arrow ECS
Verio Inc., provider of online business solutions to SMBs worldwide, and Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc., announced a North American distribution agreement. Through the Arrow Fusion Professional Services Program, Arrow ECS will connect its global network of value-added resellers (VARs) to Verio’s full suite of services including Verio’s Virtual Private Servers, Managed Private Servers, Shared Hosting, Domain Name Registration, Hosted Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint, and other SaaS solutions. Arrow ECS will work directly with Verio’s sales force to identify new VAR opportunities and educate VARs about the value of offering hosted solutions, and how those solutions can help minimize the typical time required to generate new customer revenue.
Visit www.verio.com and www.arrow.com.


SevOne recognized for most innovative architecture
SevOne announced that the SevOne Performance Appliance Solution was awarded “Most Innovative Architecture” by the Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, in its newest EMA Radar Report, titled EMA Radar for Application-Aware Network Performance Management (ANPM) Q3 2010. SevOne was also ranked in the “Strong Value” category for being loaded with ANPM capabilities, ease of deployment and administration, and cost efficiency. EMA’s ANPM Radar Report was created to assist IT professionals in selecting the right network performance management products. SevOne was one of the 20 leading vendors in this space that were selected to be included and evaluated based on key criteria defined by EMA.
Visit www.sevone.com.
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Storage

StorageCraft partners with Symform to create comprehensive cloud backup
StorageCraft Technology Corporation, a provider of innovative disk-based backup, disaster recovery, system migration, data protection and security solutions for servers, desktops and laptops, and Symform, a pioneer in decentralized cloud computing services for data protection, announced they are partnering to provide an affordable cloud backup solution for small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs). The companies are jointly releasing the Business Continuity Suite powered by StorageCraft and Symform to provide comprehensive backup and disaster recovery to SMBs both on-site and off-site. The Business Continuity Suite will enable SMBs to back up their data on-site with StorageCraft ShadowProtect technology and then transfer their backups to the Symform Cooperative Storage Cloud.
Visit www.storagecraft.com and www.symform.com.
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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: (800) 724-2345.


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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