August 29, 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:

COMPUTER DEALERS/TELECOM DEALERS
MEETING AND EVENING EVENT IN BOSTON, MA
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011

Afternoon Sessions at the Marriott Long Wharf Boston
Reception and Dinner - LEGAL SEA FOODS on Park Square, Boston

SPONSORS INCLUDE:
ATN/NTTN - TRADING NETWORKS
MOSAIC TECHNOLOGY CORP.
PYRAMID TECHNOLOGIES

Only $195.00 per person includes afternoon sessions, dinner, and open bar at LEGAL SEA FOODS, Park Square, Boston
CLICK HERE TO VIEW LEGAL SEA FOODS PARK SQUARE BOSTON 

Want to see who else is attending? 
CLICK HERE FOR AN ATTENDEE LIST 

Please click the following link to register: 
CLICK HERE FOR ASCDI/NATD BOSTON EVENT DETAILS


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

2012 ASIA CONFERENCE
February 1 - 3, 2012
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2012 USA CONFERENCE
March 7 - 9, 2012
Clearwater Beach, Florida   USA

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.


Meet the new members
ASCDI news
HP

IBM
Market
Oracle
RFID
Wireless

 

Meet the new members

Magnext LTD
Magnext LTD was founded in 2005 as a privately held company. Magnext is a provider of complete tape library systems manufactured by major backup equipment manufacturers: HP, Sun, Quantum, IBM, Dell, Overland, ADIC, and others. Magnext can provide new or refurbished tape libraries custom-configured to meet end-user needs and specifications.  Magnext provides Trade-ins/upgrades to newer drive technology for existing libraries. Magnext carries an extensive inventory and supplies new and refurbished tape drives and library components to IT service and support providers, industry brokerage companies, and end-users world-wide. Magnext is an authorized Dealer for Quantum and Novastor.
Visit www.magnext.com.


Lifespan Technology Asset Management
Lifespan Technology Asset Management ("LTAM", a division of Lifespan Technology Recycling) was formed in late 2010 to offer leasing companies and other organizations an efficient and profitable way to dispose of small to very large quantities of IT equipment. LTAM is unique in that it can both demanufacture end-of-life equipment and resell equipment with remaining useful life all under the same roof at any of their four locations across the country. From PC's and laptops to servers, networking and enterprise solutions, LTAM can efficiently process it all and is certified in all areas (i.e. data destruction, NAID, ISO 14001, Microsoft MAR program) to give our customers extreme confidence when using our services.
Visit www.lifespantechnology.com.



Chicago Tech, Inc.
Chicago Tech, Inc. is a reseller of refurbished and new IT and Telecom equipment. We provide our customers with the following technology:

• Backbone Routers

• ATM Switches

• Central Office Switches

• Remote Access Devices

• High End Servers

• Optical Technology

We also offer leasing options for new and refurbished equipment. The company was formed in 2002 by Steven Saltzman, a former Comdisco employee. Chicago Tech, Inc. maintains a warehouse of inventory comprised of equipment returning from lease terminations.
Visit www.chicagotech.com.



Shared Solution Service Co., Ltd
Shared Solution Service Co., Ltd (SSS)was founded by ex-DEC employees at Tokyo in 2004 and specializes in offering customer services and refurbished Computer parts manufactured by DEC, Compaq, HP, DELL, SUN, IBM, SGI, NEC, FUJITSU and other manufacturers. The Business Contents are:
    . Computer maintenance services for EOSL products
    . Selling of Refurbished/Used computers and their parts
    . Operation and management of computer systems
    . HDD/SSD Evaluation service
Visit www.3scom.jp.
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ASCDI news

COMPUTER DEALERS/TELECOM DEALERS
MEETING AND EVENING EVENT IN BOSTON, MA

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011

Afternoon Sessions at the Marriott Long Wharf Boston
Reception and Dinner at LEGAL SEA FOODS on Park Square in Boston 

SPONSORS INCLUDE:
ATN/NTTN - TRADING NETWORKS
MOSAIC TECHNOLOGY CORP.
PYRAMID TECHNOLOGIES

Only $195.00 per person includes afternoon sessions, dinner, and open bar at LEGAL SEA FOODS, Park Square, Boston! 
CLICK HERE TO VIEW LEGAL SEA FOODS PARK SQUARE BOSTON 

Want to see who else is attending? 
CLICK HERE FOR AN ATTENDEE LIST 

Please click the following link to register: 
CLICK HERE FOR ASCDI/NATD BOSTON EVENT DETAILS
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HP

HP subsidiary NHIC Corp. awarded $72.3M contract by U.S. CMS
HP Enterprise Services announced that NHIC Corp., a subsidiary of HP, has been awarded a $72.3 million, five-year contract renewal by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to continue servicing Durable Medical Equipment (DME) suppliers in 11 northeastern U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Under the new contract, NHIC will support CMS’s core mission responsibility to provide timely and accurate Medicare program payments for home medical equipment, prosthetic and orthotic supplies. The original contract, awarded in 2006, supported CMS’s initial implementation of Medicare Contracting Reform provisions mandated by the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003. Services for this contract include claims processing, medical review, medical policy, appeals processing and customer service. Through its work with CMS, NHIC has introduced significant efficiencies and innovations in service delivery while addressing challenges such as payment accuracy and Medicare Contracting Reform implementation. NHIC will continue to provide these services through March 2016.
Visit www.hp.com.
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IBM

IBM raises bar, records highest ever TPC-C benchmark for x86 servers
IBM announced that it has achieved the highest TPC-C benchmark performance score ever achieved for an x86 server.  The single rack non-clustered IBM System x running DB2 achieved more than three million transactions per minute, which breaks the industry record set by the same IBM x86 system just eight months ago.  This achievement demonstrates the leadership performance possible with the combined power of IBM's exclusive 5th generation Enterprise X-Architecture,  DB2 9.7, IBM MAX5 on System x, and the lastest Intel Xeon E7 processors running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SP1).  IBM MAX5 on System x is an industry-first technology that decouples memory from the processor, enabling a 50 percent increase in memory capacity for a single server, which increases productivity and allows the system to process more transactions per minute. The IBM System x3850 X5 server performed a record 3,014,684 transactions per minute (tpmC) at $.59 USD/tpmC, ranking it 5th overall on TPC-C Top 10 results for all non-clustered systems. 
Visit www.ibm.com/systems/x/.
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Market

Mobile DRAM market hits $2 billion threshold in Q1
In another sign of the growing prominence of mobile platforms like smartphones, handheld gaming devices and tablets, revenue in the first quarter for mobile dynamic random access memory (DRAM) exceeded the $2 billion level for the first time on a quarterly basis, according to a new Mobile & Embedded Memory Market Brief from information and analysis provider IHS. Global revenue for mobile DRAM hit an astonishing $2.07 billion during the first three months of this year, up 10 percent from an already hefty $1.88 billion in the fourth quarter of 2010. Showing how far the industry’s revenue levels have progressed, the increase between the two quarters of about $190 million was equivalent to almost the entire mobile DRAM market in the first quarter of 2009, when revenue amounted to just $205 million. Revenue in the first quarter this year is also up an impressive 150 percent from the same time last year.  Mobile DRAM is the DRAM variant currently preferred for use in mobile applications, including a variety of consumer electronics devices.
Visit www.isuppli.com/memory-and-storage.
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Oracle

New All Things Oracle website provides gateway to wealth of information for DBAs and developers
Want a definitive guide for Oracle PL/SQL programming? Interested in knowing more about Agile development? How about APEX for mobile development? All that and more are available on a new web site launched today called All Things Oracle. “Whether you are a DBA, PL/SQL developer, APEX champion, database guru or Oracle ACE Director in the making, All Things Oracle is your one-stop resource,” says editor James Murtagh, Oracle product manager at Red Gate Software. “In addition to exclusive commissioned content, there is a round-up of what’s available on experts’ own blogs and material from across the Oracle space, all collected for you in one place.” The free website launches with nearly a dozen articles and videos from ACEs, ACE Directors and other experts. It will be updated daily. Visitors can subscribe to an RSS feed and sign-up for a monthly e-newsletter notifying them of new content. All Things Oracle is sponsored by Red Gate Software, which supports editorially independent community sites.
Visit www.allthingsoracle.com and www.red-gate.com.
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RFID

Motorola Solutions unveils next generation industrial-class fixed RFID reader
Motorola Solutions, Inc. introduced the FX9500 industrial-class fixed RFID reader for reading RFID-enabled pallets, cases and items at dock doors, conveyors and other industrial portal-based read points. The Motorola FX9500 is a rugged, high-performance fixed RFID reader built for demanding industrial RFID applications in manufacturing, distribution and warehouse, and retail receiving environments. The increased sensitivity of the FX9500 RFID reader yields greater accuracy for reading RF-challenging items, longer read ranges for applications such as yard management and higher throughput rates to read more tags as item-level RFID adoption increases and densely packed goods become more commonplace. The FX9500 is available in four-port / antenna configurations, as well as eight-port / antenna configurations that can cover more portals or dock doors with fewer readers, saving on deployment costs and achieving a lower cost per read point. The FX9500 allows for bistatic operation, where separate cables are used for antenna transmitting and receiving, for even higher RFID performance.
Visit www.motorolasolutions.com.
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Wireless

Small business spending on wireless services to overtake wireline voice in 2012
It has always been predicted that small business expenditures on wireless services would someday exceed that of wireline voice.  That "someday" will be in 2012 as wireless becomes the largest category of telecommunications spending for small businesses, according to new research from In-Stat.  Wireline data spending and cloud computing services round out the four spending categories. Additional data includes:
--Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is set to grow 190% from 2010 to 2015.  Overall, cloud computing services are the largest growth engines for small business telecom spending.
--Traditional TDM services are set to decline 15% from 2010 to 2015, a loss of over $1 billion.
--Retail trade, along with the hospitality and food vertical will account for over $11.5 billion in spending in 2010.
--The 20-99 employee size portion of the small business segment accounts for over half of all spending in small businesses (5-99 employees).
Visit www.in-stat.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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