February 14, 2011

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:

2011 ASIA CONFERENCE
February 17 - 18, 2011
Singapore

2011 USA SPRING CONFERENCE
March 23 – 25, 2011
New Orleans, LA

2011 EUROPEAN SPRING RECEPTION
Thursday, 19 May 2011
London, England

2011 USA SUMMER RECEPTION
June 15, 2011
Chicago, IL

2011 USA FALL RECEPTION
September 14, 2011
Boston, MA

2011 EUROPEAN FALL CONFERENCE
October 26 - 28, 2011
Hamburg, Germany

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.



ASCDI Inside
Meet the new members
Certifications
Cloud
HP
Leasing
Networking
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ASCDI Inside

New members elected
Members of the ASCDI have elected into membership the following companies:

Acclinet Corp. – USA – Catherine Sweeney
Allegro Consultants, Inc. – USA – Tom Pintacsi
Data Vista, Inc. – USA – Mitchell Toub
Hardware.com US, LLC – USA – Jesse Johnson
MaxxVault LLC – USA – Bruce Malyon
Netra One Technology – USA – Jerry Briggs
Oasys Australia P/L – USA – Jeff Londres
Orange Systems B.V. – USA – Martijn Niessen
Outsource Int’l. Ltd. – UK – Nick Stoker
Rock Hall Ltd. – UK – Andrew Weightman
Synergy Telcom, Inc. – USA – Andy Homan
Vology Data Systems – USA – John Medaska
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Meet the new members

Allegro Consultants
Allegro Consultants, Inc. is a software services, support and development company headquartered in Cupertino, California. Founded in 1984, today Allegro offers 24×7 operating system software support helpdesk services for HP-UX, Solaris, Linux and
MPE/iX. We also offer customized managed services for customers who are evolving their IT infrastructures. Additionally, Allegro is a center of excellence for kernel-level software development and internals knowledge, offering products that make running your
business easier and more productive.
Visit www.allegro.com.


Vology Data Systems
Ranked in the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the US for five consecutive years, Vology has been a leading global technology solutions provider since 2001. Vology Data Systems has one of the industry’s largest inventories of top quality new and pre-owned manufacturer products, including Cisco, Extreme Networks, Avaya/Nortel, HP, Brocade/Foundry Networks, Kemp Technologies and Force10 solutions. Vology Data Systems provides quotes within hours and same-day and next-day shipping on most items.
Visit www.vds.com.


Rock Hall Ltd.
Established in 1981, we are celebrating 30 years as computer brokers. Rock Hall Ltd are specialist brokers of HP Integrity and Compaq/DEC Alpha hardware. Our non brokerage business focus is on supporting self maintaining IT departments and IT project managers, Third Party Maintenance Companies and Service Parts Suppliers.
Visit www.rockhall.co.uk.


MaxxVault LLC
MaxxVault LLC provides software solutions for the management, distribution and control of corporate documents. Benefits of MaxxVault include: reduced costs, efficiency improvements, increased customer satisfaction and regulatory compliance. MaxxVault is an open system built using the latest technology providing enhanced security, dependability and interoperability with existing systems. Product offerings include MaxxDocs: our affordable entry-level solution; MaxxClerk: tailored for municipalities; MaxxClaim: healthcare claims processing solution; and MaxxCloud: the MaxxVault SaaS offering.
Visit www.maxxvault.com.
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Certifications

CompTIA and SNIA to produce “CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA” certification
CompTIA, the global non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry, and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), the global non-profit association for the storage industry, announced they are collaborating to develop and market a new professional certification for IT workers responsible for storage networking and information management. The credential, “CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA,” will be a comprehensive validation of the knowledge and skills necessary to support various solutions and technologies in data storage, storage networking, data protection and the underlying interconnect technologies. A beta release of this new examination and certification is scheduled for Q2 in 2011 with global availability in the second half of 2011. Communications have been initiated with curriculum and training partners worldwide, through both the CompTIA and SNIA organizations. The initial global availability of the examination in recognized testing centers will include language versions in English, Japanese, Chinese and Portuguese.  
Visit www.comptia.org and www.snia.org/education.
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Cloud

The future of public cloud computing
Public cloud computing revenues are set to increase well over 100% from 2010 to 2014. This staggering increase is changing the IT infrastructure paradigm in small offices/home offices (SOHO) (1-4 employees) and small businesses (5-99 employees).  In-Stat’s research shows that SOHO and small businesses will comprise roughly 65% of the public cloud computing market in 2014. 

"Web hosting and data storage are the most obvious IT needs that can be addressed by public cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services’ S3 and EC2," says Greg Potter, Research Analyst. "With the advent of SaaS (Software as a Service) offerings such as Google Docs, Salesforce.com and Microsoft Live, many businesses are realizing that much of their IT needs can be fulfilled without the need for expensive networking equipment and high-end computers."

In fact, many small businesses are re-visiting the old idea of using thin clients for most of their employees, as the need for increased processing power is rendered moot by the cloud.  This has been spurred on most recently by the introduction of the Chrome OS from Google with computer companies such as Acer, announcing devices which will utilize the OS.  The Chrome OS might not work particularly well for businesses, but with devices such as these there is no reason why virtualization of a more traditional Windows or Linux office environment could not be easily accomplished.  For the SOHO and small business market, there is considerable opportunity for a variety of cloud service providers.  Small business spending on public cloud services in 2010 will be roughly $3 Billion, a considerable amount.  
Visit www.in-stat.com.
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HP

HP’s Bill Veghte to deliver keynote address at RSA 2011 Security Conference
During a keynote address at RSA Conference 2011, Bill Veghte, executive vice president, Software and Solutions, HP, will share his vision for securing the Instant-On Enterprise. HP is eliminating the need for layer-specific, bolt-on technologies with the forthcoming introduction of a security framework that enables businesses and governments to proactively identify and manage risk, regardless of where data and processes reside. Veghte will highlight how HP’s integration of TippingPoint, ArcSight Inc. and Fortify Software, coupled with its product leadership in IT and application life cycle management, positions the company to lead the security industry’s transition to a new generation of solutions that support a world of continuous connectivity.
Visit www.hp.com.
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Leasing

First U.S. Finance partners with SEC to offer 100% financing
First U.S. Finance (FUSF), a California-based equipment leasing and financing firm, announced a partnership with Semiconductor Equipment Corp. (SEC) to provide a wide variety of equipment leasing and financing programs on a national scale. Financing programs are flexible from 3 to 5 year terms with packages starting at $15,000.00 up to multi-million dollar projects. FUSF can combine a variety of equipment in one contract so an entire assembly area can be easily equipped. Through the FUSF leasing and financing programs, SEC customers nationwide can receive 100% financing for all their production equipment including add-on costs like installation, training and warranties. Customers typically only pay documentation fees and one month advance payment. This is a great benefit to the semiconductor and technology markets which are now poised for rapid growth in 2011 and beyond.
Visit www.FirstUSFinance.com and www.semicorp.com.
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Networking

KEMP Technologies introduces new load balancing platforms
KEMP Technologies announced the newest members to its family of affordable load balancers. The LoadMaster 2600 and the LoadMaster 3600 are both server load balancing, content switching appliances featuring integrated ASIC-based SSL acceleration. Providing advanced features and high performance at a much lower price point than other competing offerings, the LoadMaster 2600 (replacing the LoadMaster 2500) features 4 GbE ports and delivers improved performance to address increased traffic loads. The 2600 now features a 25-percent improvement for Layer-7 throughput—now at 1.5Gbps. Moreover, the 2600 has improved SSL transactions per second (TPS) to 2,000 TPS. For even greater throughput, the 8-GbE port LoadMaster 3600 (replacing the LoadMaster 3500), a new mid-range platform, offers improved layer 4 and layer 7 throughput of 26 percent to 3.4 Gbps and 25 percent to 2.9 Gbps, respectively.  SSL processing performance on the new LM3600 has been increased to 5,000 TPS. Additionally, the 3600 supports up to 1,000 virtual and real servers and 100,000 L7 concurrent connections or two million L4 concurrent transactions. 
Visit www.kemptechnologies.com.
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Storage

DataCore SANsymphony-V release wins strong support
DataCore Software announced widespread alliance partner support for its SANsymphony-V software.  Two years in the making, SANsymphony-V is a next-generation storage virtualization software solution that enables IT organizations to eliminate storage-related barriers to realizing the financial and operational goals of their virtualization initiatives.  Data centers are now on the move to embrace total virtual infrastructures to add flexibility, reduce costs and increase the productivity of their desktop, server and storage investments. SANsymphony-V enables enterprises to use existing equipment and conventional storage devices to achieve the robust and responsive shared storage environment necessary to support highly dynamic virtual IT environments. Moreover, the software greatly reduces risk by insulating users and applications from the impact of changes, disruptions and growth demands at the storage level. SANsymphony-V frees customers from hardware vendor lock-in by decoupling the virtual infrastructure from storage disks, and by optimizing the performance and use of standard storage devices. 
Visit www.datacore.com.
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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


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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