April 25, 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:

IBM, HP, SUN/ORACLE, CISCO and NETWORKING, TELECOM, SERVICES:  Please join us at a RECEPTION in LONDON, ENGLAND.  This event is open to members and non-members.  Only $195.00 USD to attend! Come hear about the ASCDI's Anti-Counterfeit Policy and our update our Free and Open IT marketplace campaign and then network over dinner and drinks with your fellow IT resellers:

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

The following event will take place on the ROOFTOP looking over Wrigley Field.  We will eat, drink, and network while watching Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers:

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.

 


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ASCDI/NATD Japan Relief Fund
The Association of Service and Computers Dealers Charity Foundation and the North American Association of Telecommunications Dealers Charity Foundation are raising money to help in relief efforts in Japan.  The ASCDI and NATD have members throughout the world, including Japan.  We are in communication with our Japanese Members and with their help, will choose appropriate recipient(s) for the funds.

The ASCDI and NATD are calling upon our members, the members of the ASCDI and NATD Trading Networks (ATN & NTTN) and all technology resellers worldwide to join us in this effort.

We need to give a special “thanks” to KULJIT PARMAR from Knowledge Computers who has graciously agreed to match the first $5,000.00 in donations dollar for dollar.

We are accepting donations in any amount.  Just CLICK ON THE LINK TO SEND US YOUR DONATION: CLICK HERE TO DONATE TODAY TO THE ASCDI/NATD JAPAN RELIEF FUND

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our friends in Japan.

Thank you,

Joe Marion
ASCDI President
NATD Executive Director
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Data protection

Nexsan highlighted in data protection report for features and efficiency
Nexsan announced that its iSeries iSCSI SAN solution was highlighted in an Outlook Report prepared by Storage Strategies NOW titled "Data Protection and Recovery in the Small and Mid-sized Business (SMB)." The report notes that until recently, the SMB market for data protection has been underserved, even though surveys conducted in 2010 revealed that SMBs have made data protection the highest priority for IT spending. The Nexsan iSeries, a complete iSCSI SAN solution that can scale from a few terabytes up to hundreds of terabytes, enables users to consolidate multiple servers and storage systems into a single infrastructure that provides enterprise-class storage. Designed for mid-sized companies and mid-tier deployments in large organizations, the iSeries offers twice the capacity of similar solutions at a fraction of the cost. Built for enterprise-class applications, the Nexsan iSeries provides tier-1 full redundancy and high performance at tier-2 prices. Because the iSeries combines SAS and SATA capacity, IT managers do not have to choose between a performance- or capacity-driven system, and can easily scale by adding more SAS or SATA storage, eliminating the need to add SAN appliances.
Visit www.nexsan.com.
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Forecast

Infonetics: High speed network port market to hit $52B in 2015
Market research firm Infonetics Research released its 1G/10G/40G/100G Networking Ports market size and forecast report, which tracks 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, 40 Gigabit and 100 Gigabit optical and Ethernet ports on enterprise and service provider equipment. "There is a lot of excitement these days around 100G and 100GE, and whether or how soon 100G prices will cause 40G sales to decline. The truth is that we are at the start of a very long period where 100G and 100GE will be the major port player from 2015 through 2030, with bare beginnings of just several hundreds of 100GE ports on service provider routers shipped to date, and a few inter-city 100G WDM routes deployed. Already street pricing looks very competitive, and with a lot of 100G technology development in motion -- more focused than 40G -- we expect 100G pricing to get to 2X 40G pricing in the 2013 timeframe, which should be the turning point for 100G versus 40G in the service provider market," notes Michael Howard, principal analyst for carrier and data center networks and co-founder of Infonetics Research. The number of 1G, 10G, 40G and 100G network ports shipped on service provider and enterprise equipment in 2010 jumped 43% over the previous year, to 184 million, and manufacturer revenue grew 26%, to over $33 billion. Equipment manufacturer revenue from 1G, 10G, 40G and 100G networking ports is forecast by Infonetics to grow to almost $52 billion in 2015, as enterprises and service providers continue to build out their network infrastructure to respond to growing levels of traffic.
Visit www.infonetics.com.
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HP

HP application transformation solutions deliver flexibility
HP is expanding its Application Transformation solution portfolio, allowing clients to assess, modernize and manage the applications driving their enterprises: 
--HP Application Portfolio Management (APM) software, delivered as a service, helps enterprises rapidly identify areas for portfolio rationalization using fact-based analysis against a set of enterprise goals. By combining APM with HP Applications Rationalization services, clients can receive a customized applications transformation roadmap that delivers the optimal application portfolio. 
--HP Applications Transformation to Cloud services help enterprises analyze their application and infrastructure environments to determine cloud suitability, develop a customized roadmap for transformation and deliver those applications via the cloud.
--HP Application Transformation Services for Client Computing modernizes client device environments to Windows 7, delivering improved productivity, mobility and security.
--HP Fortify Real-Time Hybrid Analysis is the first application security analysis solution that discovers the root cause of software vulnerabilities by observing attacks in real time. By using HP Fortify Real-Time Hybrid Analysis in concert with new versions of HP Fortify 360 and HP Application Security Center, enterprises can proactively deliver the application security intelligence required to effectively manage risk.
--HP Cloud Service Automation 2.0 software enables enterprises to quickly build, deploy, monitor and manage applications and infrastructure across heterogeneous environments.
--HP Exchange Services for Private Cloud helps enterprises get a "pay per use" model of cloud computing along with an enterprise-grade level of performance and security.
--HP Enterprise Cloud Services for Microsoft Dynamics CRM offers Microsoft's market-leading Dynamics CRM software suite via a virtual, private cloud.
Visit www.hp.com.
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IBM

Prolifics enhances its expertise
Prolifics, an end-to-end systems integrator specializing in IBM technologies, encouraged companies to go "From a Smart Start to a Smart Finish" with their SOA and BPM projects at IBM Impact. Already an industry leader for SOA and BPM solutions, Prolifics has enhanced its focus and expertise to include IBM's latest BPM and BRMS products, WebSphere ILOG and WebSphere Lombardi.  In addition to four speaking spots, Prolifics offered clinics at IBM Impact, designed to explore business requirements and provide a "Smart Start" into SOA and BPM initiatives with highlights covering Pattern Driven SOA, Prolifics' BPM Center of Excellence, Messaging and File Transfer and Managing Large Scale WebSphere Environments. During the clinics, Prolifics’ subject matter experts worked with attendees through a series of interactive questions to understand current IT landscapes, as well as key business objectives.
Visit www.prolifics.com.
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Oracle

Oracle sets new premier support timeline for latest releases of Oracle's JD Edwards
Oracle announced that it has set a new start date of Oracle Premier Support for the latest releases of Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Oracle's JD Edwards World. By setting the Oracle Premier Support timeline for Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 Update 2 and Oracle's JD Edwards World A9.2 Update 1 to their general availability dates, Oracle is giving customers more flexibility in their upgrade planning.  The changes to the support timeline will allow JD Edwards customers to begin upgrades to the current versions immediately and enjoy Premier Support until 2015 without incurring additional fees. To ensure continued access to industry-leading support and valuable product updates, Oracle encourages JD Edwards' customers to begin planning upgrades from versions that are now unsupported or about to come off of Premier Support. 
Visit www.oracle.com.


Oracle delivers new version of Oracle Coherence
The latest release of the industry's leading distributed in-memory data grid product, Oracle Coherence 3.7, is now available.  Oracle Coherence 3.7 simplifies the configuration and management of large-scale deployments and provides customers with dramatically more data storage capabilities and intelligent and dynamic load balancing of client connections. The new Elastic Data feature of Oracle Coherence 3.7 introduces breakthrough technology that enables organizations to leverage both memory and disk-based devices for data grid storage, enabling near memory speed access to data, regardless of storage medium and greater flexibility in capacity and resource planning. Oracle Coherence 3.7 introduces dynamic load balancing and automatic proxy discovery for Coherence*Extend clients, such as application servers or desktop applications accessing the Oracle Coherence data grid, allowing customers to more intelligently distribute and manage client connections, while also simplifying the configuration of large-scale environments. Oracle Coherence 3.7 is a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g and is tightly integrated with the other products in Oracle's middleware stack. Oracle Coherence is also part of Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud.
Visit www.oracle.com.
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People

Tim Joyce joins NWN Corporation as Regional Vice President
NWN Corporation has named Tim Joyce regional vice president of their Sacramento office. In this position, Joyce is responsible for the IT systems and solutions provider's sales, revenue and business operations in their Western Region, which includes California, Utah and Nevada. Joyce brings more than 30 years of years of experience in the IT industry in sales, sales management and executive management. He began his career as a marketing representative for IBM, has been vice president for a large independent computer leasing company, and managed storage sales at HP. Most recently, Joyce was founder, President and CEO of Roundstone Systems, a highly rated HP-focused solutions provider in the SF Bay area, until it sold in 2007.  As a result, he is particularly skilled in high-end IT systems sales and leasing. Joyce is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and lives in Alamo, CA with his wife and three children.
Visit www.nwnit.com.
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Security

Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Oracle push out critical patches
Security updates from major companies dominated headlines recently, as Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and Oracle pushed out critical patches. Many of the fixed vulnerabilities, if exploited, would have given remote attackers the ability to execute code on the compromised systems. Microsoft released its Patch Tuesday updates, fixing 64 bugs across 17 bulletins. In this biggest Patch Tuesday to-date, the fixes for Internet Explorer and for the file-sharing protocol Samba had the highest priority. Oracle addressed 73 vulnerabilities in its quarterly update. The Critical Patch Update affected several Oracle products other than the flagship database software. Apple announced three minor updates, for iOS, Safari and a general update for Mac OS X. Apple also addressed the fraudulent certificates mistakenly issued by a Comodo partner mid-March in the Security Update for Mac OS X. Adobe released an updated Flash Player to fix yet another zero-day bug. An exploit, a malicious Flash file embedded inside a Microsoft Word document emailed as an attachment to unsuspecting victims, was already in the wild, according to the security advisory issued earlier.
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Storage

DSC expands and upgrades data centers for its business continuity solutions
Data Storage Corporation (DSC) announced that it has expanded and made significant enhancements at all four of its data centers to provide its clients and other managed services providers, hosting data at their facilities, more optimized performance of their data backup and recovery solutions via a cloud computing model. The key upgrades made to the DSC data centers include:
--- DSC is now able to offer organizations its VDR solution from its Westbury data center, providing them with remote connectivity to a fully functioning Windows or Linux system complete with their backed up data and applications. DSC will also be adding SafeData DR for IBM iSeries (AS400) Recovery, to complement the services in the DSC RI and MA data centers. 
--- Leveraging BlueArc's storage systems for both its primary storage system and for its data recovery solution, DSC has significantly increased its storage capacity and performance.
--- DSC is now using Stonesoft Corporation's 1060 Link Aggregation Firewall, a unique network security solution that allows DSC to integrate the firewall and IPS with its high availability and data recovery solutions to offer increased security and scalability. 
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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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