September 12, 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.

 


ASCDI Inside
Book review
Cisco
HP

IBM
Oracle
Power
Software
Virtualization

 

ASCDI Inside

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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Book review

Cisco IP Switched NetworksThesaurus of Claim Construction
Reviewed by Ray Horak, Technology Editor

I recently found an exceptional piece of work in the Thesaurus of Claim Construction by Robert C. Kahrl and Stuart B. Soffer. This book is not for everyone, but if you are considering patenting an invention, you need this book. If you are or anticipate the possibility of being involved in patent litigation, you need this book. Actually, I suggest that this book is useful in any sort of technical litigation. If a patent judge has ruled on the definition of a term, that definition can well spill over into contract disputes, as an example.

Mark Twain said it well. “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter--it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” I would add that the use of the wrong word can have the same effect as being struck by lightning—it can be very unpleasant. Thesaurus of Claim Construction is an exceptional work written by two very knowledgeable, highly skilled and well seasoned gentlemen. I recommend it without reservation.

Authors: Robert C. Kahrl and Stuart B. Soffer
Paperback: 1030 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press (2011)
ISBN-10: 0199737118
ISBN-13: 978-0199737116
List Price: $295.00
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Cisco

PAETEC achieves Cisco Master Managed Services Certification
PAETEC Holding Corp. announced that it has achieved the Cisco Master Managed Services Certification. This certification recognizes PAETEC’s investment in the ITIL processes, practices and tools necessary to provide high-quality managed services. As a Cisco Master Managed Services Certified Partner, PAETEC has demonstrated the ability to deliver sophisticated solutions, meet stringent requirements that reflect a depth of capabilities, and has undergone an independent audit by an objective third-party auditor. PAETEC also demonstrated multiple managed services using the resources and procedures necessary to deploy, manage and support Cisco solutions. In addition, PAETEC has achieved Cisco Powered managed services designations in Cisco Powered Managed Cisco TelePresence, Cisco Powered Managed Connectivity (MPLS VPN, Dynamic IP, SIP-IP Trunking), Cisco Powered Managed Security and Cisco Powered Managed Unified Communications.
Visit www.paetec.com and www.cisco.com.
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HP

HP extends converged storage leadership with new storage federation technology
HP expanded its Converged Storage portfolio with HP Peer Motion, new federated storage software that enables clients to transparently move application workloads between disk systems in virtualized and cloud computing environments. HP also introduced new HP P10000 3PAR Storage Systems with powerful features for the delivery of enterprise IT within public and private clouds, called IT-as-a-Service. These features include multitenancy for workload consolidation, expanded thin technologies for efficient capacity utilization and autonomic load rebalancing to drive enterprise agility. HP Peer Motion software, available for HP LeftHand and HP 3PAR Storage Systems, delivers the industry’s first peer-to-peer storage federation capabilities that span from a virtual storage area network (SAN) software appliance to midrange and high-end storage systems.
Visit www.hp.com.
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IBM

IBM expands Power licensing as leading developers eye new applications
IBM announced that it is broadening its Power architecture licensing program to include, for the first time, a multi-use agreement that gives developers access to the entire lineup of Power cores with a single license. Designers can now gain access to a blanket license for unlimited uses of the Power 470, Power 460 and Power 405 cores for a five-year period. IBM also announced a new “no-barriers” license for the Power 405 core which drops the standard access fee. IBM also said it would work with Synopsys to make Power a staple architecture in university research and teaching for engineers. IBM is making the synthesizable version of the Power 405 core available to qualified Synopsys University Program members at no charge. The expanded program is intended to foster innovation using the Power 405 core for new applications around embedded intelligent systems. IBM also announced a Value added Reseller (VAR) agreement with C*Core, China’s leading designer of embedded-processor solutions, to expand market channels for Power architecture in China.
Visit www.ibm.com and www.power.org/home.
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Oracle

Oracle achieves world record result
Showcasing the superior performance and scalability of Oracle’s software and hardware, Oracle announced that Oracle Database 11g Release 2 running on Oracle’s SPARC Enterprise M9000 Server set a new world record on the SAP Assemble-to-Order (ATO) standard application benchmark. This benchmark utilizes the Unicode version of the SAP enhancement package 4 for the SAP ERP 6.0 application that runs on top of Oracle Solaris and relies on Oracle Database 11g Release 2 for managing data. This record-breaking result demonstrates that Oracle’s integrated and consolidated solution based on a single SPARC Enterprise M9000 server is well suited for customers planning large deployments of SAP applications. The SAP ATO benchmark captures the process of creating a final assembly order for such products as PCs, pumps and cars across components of SAP Business Suite software. The benchmark assumes high-volume sales and short production times reflective of today’s production environments.
Visit www.oracle.com/benchmarks.
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Power

White paper outlines power considerations in business disaster planning
Para Systems, Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive power protection solutions sold under the Minuteman brand, released a white paper, “Powering Your Business Disaster Planning.”   The white paper describes key components of a comprehensive plan to prevent businesses and other organizations from suffering severe consequences as a result of a power outage, whether it’s a short-term loss of power or an extended outage. The white paper cites several different research studies and publications from various sources, including the U.S Department of Energy, J.D. Power and Associates, Frost and Sullivan and the Electric Power Research Institute.  “Our goal in the white paper was to have the reader contemplate and consider the costs and vulnerabilities associated with even the smallest power interruption,” said Bill Allen, director of marketing for Minuteman.  “In addition, we have outlined the real value that a comprehensive power backup plan can contribute to business continuity.” The white paper can be downloaded directly from the Minuteman website at: www.minutemanups.com/disasterplanning.
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Software

Tigerpaw Software announces Livebridge
Tigerpaw Software Inc. introduced Livebridge, a real-time integration program with industry leading payment processing providers BNG Holdings and FTNI. “Livebridge is a vital aspect of Tigerpaw Software and is available at no cost to active members of the Tigerpaw Customer Assurance (TCA) program,” said James Foxall, President of Tigerpaw. As a function of the payment processing component of Tigerpaw, Livebridge offers users a single entry for credit cards through a real-time integration between Tigerpaw and BNG Holdings as well as ETran powered by FTNI. This integration allows Tigerpaw clients to accept payments from a credit card or automated clearing house (ACH), accept payments online through a customer portal, and automatically process recurring payments with “touch-free” invoicing, thereby reducing costs, reducing time to collection and increasing collection amounts. FTNI and BNG Holdings offer competitive processing rates.
Visit www.tigerpawsoftware.com.
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Virtualization

Carousel Industries attains Enterprise Status in VMware Solution Provider Program
Carousel Industries and VMware Inc. announced that Carousel Industries has achieved Enterprise Status in the VMware Solution Provider Program. To achieve VMware Solution Provider Enterprise Status, VMware partners must demonstrate expert knowledge in infrastructure and virtualization, as well as meet minimum staffing requirements in both sales and technical VMware certifications. Since adding VMware to its portfolio just over one year ago, Carousel Industries has been able to achieve each certification leading up to Enterprise Status in a very short period of time. As part of its data center practice, Carousel maintains more than 10 certified engineers and more than 20 certified sales professionals on staff to serve its customers’ data center solutions needs. In designing data center solutions for customers, Carousel’s holistic approach takes into account designs for efficient power and cooling, optimized networks, best-of-class security, layers of storage, and virtualization technology on top of the entire stack.
Visit www.carouselindustries.com/solutions/virtualization and www.vmware.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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