June 25, 2007
Upcoming Meeting Notice

The Association of Service and Computer Dealers International (ASCDI) is a 30 year old, world-wide 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:

ANNUAL FALL CONFERENCE, Philadelphia, PA, October 17 – 19

For more information on ALL ASCDI MEETINGS, to view the agendas, lodging details, attendee lists and to REGISTER AT THE EARLY BIRD RATE, click this link and choose the meeting you would like to view:  (Click here for more information. )

Meet the New Members

Meet the New Members

Akibia, Inc.
For nearly 20 years Akibia has provided innovative IT solutions that enable leading companies worldwide to optimize, secure, manage and support their mission-critical infrastructure. As an independent advisor, Akibia partners with its customers to deliver solutions that improve the availability and performance of their data center and security infrastructure. Combining expert consulting, integration and support services with world-class customer service, Akibia helps IT organizations maximize the value of their existing infrastructure, while mitigating risk and reducing complexity.
Visit www.akibia.com.

Neo Consulting Inc dba Neo Networks
Neo Consulting Inc dba Neo Networks is a growing network of interrelated businesses engaged in wholesale and consulting services. These businesses offer a unique mix of products and services that leverage Neo’s core capabilities and exemplify our vision to be a growing, innovative network of businesses, achieving extraordinary results through extraordinary people. We are a proud Neo family and our purpose is to serve and enrich the lives of our customers, our shareholders, our team and our communities.  We have network equipment such as CISCO and HP and we provide consulting services for network projects.  Neo provides database programs and network recovery programs such as Altibase4, Maestro and Aurora2006, as well as display systems such as Super Vision and Super Lay Vision.
Visit www.neonetworks.ca.

Sun Union Canada Ltd.
Sun Union is an international independent distributor of Tier 1 IT products. We specialize in new, discontinued, factory re-certified and used IBM products ranging from PC, xSeries, pSeries, Tapes and Storage. Sun Union was established in 1999 in Hong Kong. Today we have 4 offices in Hong Kong, Bei Jing, Toronto (Canada) and New Jersey (USA). Sun Union works globally with Tier 1 distributors to stock and source discontinued and constrained products. Our inventory is stocked with a wide array of PC servers, storage units, tape drives and IBM xSeries and pSeries. Whether you are interested in buying or selling, Sun Union will meet and exceed your needs.
Visit www.sununion-computer.com.

TechTurn (formally Newmarket I.T. and Computerresale.com) was founded by Jeff Zeigler in 1999 and is a trusted industry leader for technology recovery, refurbishing and remarketing.  TechTurn is the preferred take-back partner for 300 of the Fortune 500 and the top four computer manufacturers. TechTurn operates two high-efficiency, maximum-security facilities in Austin, Texas and Richmond, Virginia, processing up to 15,000 units daily.  We invite ASCDI members to partner with TechTurn on large asset recovery deals.  We can handle any volume of PC's and you can process the high end data center equipment.   
Visit www.techturn.com.

Orange Coast Computer
Orange Coast Computer (OCC) is a leading worldwide supplier of high quality, new and reconditioned IBM servers, peripherals and networking equipment.  Founded in 1989, OCC was one of the first companies to specialize in this market. OCC now offers IBM Servers, both iSeries and pSeries, as well as a full range of peripherals and networking hardware. Our cutting edge software includes web-facing and high availability applications, among others.
Visit www.orangecoastcomputer.com.
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Avnet Technology Solutions taps Joe Rueda to lead IBM sales team
Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas announced the addition of Joe Rueda to the senior management team for its IBM business unit. As vice president of sales, Rueda will be responsible for managing sales teams across the United States to profitably grow business for Avnet and its partners. A seasoned executive, Rueda joins Avnet from IBM where he has more than 14 years of experience in sales and management, most recently as director, Americas business partner sales for the IBM Systems Group. Throughout his career at IBM, Rueda has achieved success selling to the small and medium business market, financial institutions and the software channel. While at IBM, he played a pivotal role in developing Avnet as a new IBM distributor. Later, Rueda built the strategy, associated management systems, sales, business development and marketing teams to drive independent software vendor solution sales on the iSeries platform. Before joining Avnet, Rueda served as the executive assistant to the general manager for IBMs Global Business Partners. Rueda received his bachelors and masters of business administration degrees from Arizona State University.
Visit www.ats.avnet.com.
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Intermec launches printer trade-in program
Intermec, Inc. has launched a printer trade-in program where end users can earn rebates of up to $525 per printer (Intermec and/or competitor) when they buy a new, qualified Intermec printer. The trade-in program runs through December 1, 2007. End users earn a $200 rebate for each Intermec printer traded in when they also purchase a qualifying printer or $100 if they purchase an Intermec PD41. The rebates double when trading in a competitive printer. End users earn a $400 rebate for each competitive printer traded in when they also purchase a qualifying printer or $200 if they purchase an Intermec PD41. Customers can earn an additional $125 rebate when they include a three-year Medallion Service agreement with the qualifying purchase. The printer rebate program makes it more economical for customers to trade up to the latest generation of Intermec "smart" printers with built-in intelligence that enables them to perform a wide variety of operations that normal printers cannot.
Visit www.intermec.com.
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NetIQ drives evolution of SIEM
NetIQ announced the upcoming worldwide release of NetIQ Security Manager (SM) 6.0 with Change Guardian for Windows. With this release, NetIQ is delivering the industrys first comprehensive security information and event management (SIEM) solution with robust user and access monitoring, real-time auditing of system changes and powerful threat detection for the Microsoft Windows platform. Traditional SIEM approaches have limited visibility of user activity and changes on host platforms. Their visibility is further limited when administrators disable cumbersome native Windows object-level logging. With the threat vectors changing to avoid traditional perimeter and network protection, traditional SIEM solutions are blind where they are needed most at the host platform. NetIQ SM 6.0 with Change Guardian for Windows delivers integrated user monitoring and change auditing technology with full SIEM capabilities to overcome these challenges and fully protect the host platform where corporate data resides. By leveraging Microsofts file system filter drivers for server monitoring capabilities not provided by other SIEM vendors, security teams get an easy-to-read audit trail, real-time alerting of dangerous activities and a much smaller performance footprint than native Windows auditing.
Visit www.netiq.com.
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Eastern Bag & Paper Group deploys Voxware’s open, 100% SOA-based voice-driven software
Voxware, Inc. announced that The Eastern Bag & Paper Group has deployed Voxwares software and reached pre-deployment standards within 4-weeks. Voxwares software will enable Eastern Bag workers to minimize errors and increase productivity. Eastern Bag has deployed Voxwares software at its Connecticut facility on LXE HX1 wireless mobile computers. Voxware, Inc. provides open, standards-based software solutions for supply chain logistics that optimize the full spectrum of warehouse operations for greater accuracy, productivity and flexibility in supply chain execution.
Visit www.voxware.com.
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Networking, storage and telecom leaders tap Kaon to bolster product presentation and sales
Kaon Interactive, Inc., creators of 3D interactive sales and marketing solutions that bring products to life, announced that its list of networking, storage and telecom equipment customers continues to grow. To address industry challenges, these leading companies are employing Kaons interactive product solutions to improve the customer experience while also reducing costs associated with shipping and product presentations. Ciena Corporation, Juniper Networks Inc., and Dot Hill are among those leveraging Kaons solutions at tradeshows, in Executive Briefing Centers and on their websites to better communicate product differentiation among multiple audiences (customers, channels, sales, marketing and training). Kaons highly realistic 3D product models allow companies to present sophisticated products and demonstrations virtually, both online and offline. Extraordinary interactivity allows customers to experience products by viewing them from every angle and exploring options and features (opening compartments, etc.). The Kaon v-OSK, a high-definition, large-format display with touch-enabled interactivity, allows customers to review products at their own pace and preference. The combination of the virtual product demonstration and relevant product messaging creates a more engaging and memorable customer experience.
Visit www.kaon.com.
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New website makes specifying air filters easier for design engineers
The new website for Universal Air Filter is easier for design engineers to navigate to help them save valuable time and money.  Seven of the most popular design applications (telecom, power generation, broadband/CATV communications, computer networking, defense electronics, medical equipment, HVAC) are featured on separate landing pages to find specific information faster and more efficiently.  Product page banners have been updated to provide clear pictures of various filter frame styles and options. Useful design tools such as 3D CAD models, a free prototype service and aftermarket filter information can now be quickly found on a series of easy-to-locate banners prominently displayed on the UAF home page.  Online order forms to request a quote and an easy-access sign-up form to receive a free online newsletter also are included on the new site.
Visit www.uaf.com.
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Only ATN offers safe, secure and closed-end trading with dealers only - no end users! Only the ASCDI Guarantee backs the ATN. Traders must adhere to the highest standards of ethical conduct or lose their trading privileges. Learn more, visit http://www.ascdi.com/pages/



Ship with CTS - Now a member of World Cargo Alliance Computer Transportation Services, Ltd. is now a member of World Cargo Alliance, Inc. WCA is the world’s largest network of independent air and ocean forwarders in the world and was established in 1998 with no freight forwarders in ownership, thus preserving group neutrality and ensuring equal benefits for all members. Visit our innovative Ballpark Rates - www.ballparkrates.com, the instant online transportation rating program for blanket-wrap trucking, economy motor freight and time definite air freight services. Call 1-800-831-0030 or email Todd Partridge, [email protected] for more information.


ASCDI At Your Service

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: Jim Lubeskie
Phone: 512-630-5168
[email protected]


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 us for our new ASCDI 07 reseller remuneration packages.
Contact:  Steve Studley
Phone:  202-558-5527
[email protected]



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
[email protected]


Micro Memory Bank launches new on-line division
MemoryStore, a leading provider of computer memory upgrades for virtually every computer model and brand, old or new, announced the launch of its new online store at www.memorystore.com . MemoryStore.com now offers consumers even more choices. This is the only online store on the web where customers can instantly view side-by-side comparisons between brand-name, factory original and 100% guaranteed compatible computer memory upgrades, allowing them to decide what memory solution is best for them. Memory upgrades for Dell, IBM, Apple, DEC, HP, Sun and hundreds of others are all available for purchase online at MemoryStore.com or by calling 877-ADD-RAM9.

For the first time, customers do not need to know their exact model number. The Memory Wizard tells the customer exactly what computer memory they have and exactly what memory is needed. 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: 877-ADD-RAM9
Phone: 877-233-7269
Phone: 215-643-6020



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