February 11, 2008
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:



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Meet the new members
High speed data transport
Independent maintenance
Market changes
Unified communications


Meet the new members

Court Square Leasing Corporation
For over a decade, Court Square Leasing Corporation, a subsidiary of Provident Bank of Maryland, has offered a variety of leasing solutions in the commercial and technology arena.  Our all-star management team has a combined 40+ years of experience in the equipment leasing industry.  At all times, our team members strive to provide excellent customer service.  We hold a standard of ethics exemplified by our integrity, caring and commitment to excellence.  We would love to learn more about your business and how we can help. For more information please contact:

Scott Lipka ext. 242    Greg Oschell ext. 239     Jay Ems ext. 314www.courtlease.com

MVSS Brokerage
Australian based with distribution and full lab facilities also in Hong Kong; parts held under maintenance and for sale in 33 warehouses worldwide. Two main areas of specialty: sourcing SUN, HP & IBM kit for customers based in Australia/Asia, as well as supplying onsite third party cross platform hardware maintenance and level 3 support for SUN & HP and “end of life” across three continents. We also offer mid-range & high end server training from Superdome / 25K down. MVSS was formed August 2003. IBM has a small equity stake balance held privately.

Mal Fraser-Clay, Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 612-9428-8777
www.mvss.com and www.mvssbrokerage.com
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High speed data transport

NetEx HyperIP acceleration software scales to wire speeds
NetEx announced a new version of its award winning HyperIP software technology that boosts performance by almost 50 percent to deliver near-native wire speed performance of 800 Mb/s and currently residing on a non-proprietary, off-the-shelf Intel appliance. This new speed standard enables NetEx customers to purchase the HyperIP data acceleration solution on an industry standard platform at 1.5 Mb/s and then add performance as needed up to 800 Mb/s all in the same appliance with no hardware upgrades required. As bandwidth requirements grow performance upgrades are accomplished by supplying a non-disruptive software key, allowing users to pay only for what they need while providing true investment protection. Every HyperIP appliance is a complete turnkey solution with advanced features, including TCP application acceleration to mitigate latency, packet loss shield to protect against variable circuit quality conditions that can disrupt and degrade application performance, block-level adaptive compression for up to a 15x performance boost, and application aggregation. 
Visit www.netex.com.
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Independent maintenance

NHR unveils NetSure hardware maintenance program
Network Hardware Resale (NHR) unveiled NetSure, an innovative hardware maintenance program that provides substantial savings over traditional manufacturer maintenance with unprecedented flexibility to meet varying network support requirements. The enhanced service offering is available for most currently deployed network gear throughout North America. With NetSure, companies have access to 24x7 technical support and advanced, next-day hardware replacement at 50-to-90 percent off OEM contracts, such as Cisco’s SMARTnet service. Around-the-clock support is provided by a team of Cisco-certified technicians that provide customized coverage of network core, distribution and access layers. NetSure also provides an extra layer of protection for previous-generation gear and end-of-life network equipment, such as Cisco’s 6500 Series Switches, which boast an installed base of more than 350,000 units but are no longer eligible for new SMARTnet support contracts. Enhanced NetSure support includes installation assistance, configuration review and advanced troubleshooting for rapid issue resolution on a variety of platforms.
Visit www.networkhardware.com.
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Market changes

900 jobs lost as Dell bolts
Dell Canada will close its Edmonton call centre after only three years, putting more than 900 people out of work. The computer giant said the city's hot economy and the strong Canadian dollar were partially responsible for the decision to close the facility. Dell came to Edmonton after signing a 20-year lease deal at Edmonton Research Park, and has consistently touted the call centre as a top-performing global facility. The deal with Edmonton Economic Development Corp. included a $1-a-year lease on 12 acres of land and a five-year property tax rebate worth $1.1 million. It becomes void if the number of employees drops below 500. At the time, EEDC said the concessions -- a first for the organization -- would be worth the extra $30 million a year in economic activity for the city. EEDC president Ron Gilbertson said the decision to make concessions was the right one at the time. The Canadian dollar was low and there were many people looking for jobs, he said. Mayor Stephen Mandel, who said he thinks Dell owes retroactive property taxes, was "quite disappointed" with the news. He said he thought bad news was coming after Michael Dell's warning last May of 9,000 company-wide job cuts.
Visit www.dell.ca.
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Xerox lauded for technology innovation
Xerox Corporation kicked off the 2008 Photo Marketing Association Show by winning two Digital Imaging Marketing Association Innovative Digital Product Awards. Xerox products recognized include the Xerox DocuColor 5000 Digital Press with Xerox Document Binder 120-D/Coverbind 101 DFS and the Xerox FreeFlow Print Server with JPEG Plug-in. The awards recognize products utilizing new technologies and applications that make them distinct and first of a kind. The new configuration of the DocuColor 5000 Digital Press maximizes productivity by enabling print providers and photo retailers and labs to print and finish materials in-line, resulting in complete photo specialty products coming off the end of the press and ready for customers. The FreeFlow Print Server with JPEG Plug-in allows users to print raw JPEG image files without having to pre-process them through separate photo editing software.
Visit www.xerox.com/tr/products.
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DataCore solutions are “Citrix Ready”
DataCore Software Corporation announced that DataCore SANmelody and SANsymphony virtual storage SAN solutions are among the first solutions to be verified for Citrix XenServer in the Citrix Ready program. DataCore is currently validating additional Citrix Ready solutions, including DataCore storage virtualization with Citrix Provisioning Server and Citrix XenDesktop, individually and in combination with Citrix XenServer. The Citrix Ready program recognizes Citrix partner products that have been validated by Citrix and/or partners to work in Citrix environments, making it simpler for customers to identify solutions that can be used with confidence in Citrix environments. DataCore solutions convert standard Intel/AMD servers or even virtual machines (VMs) into fully capable storage servers that virtualize disks and serve them over existing networks to application servers. They are simple to operate, take only minutes to install, and cost-effectively optimize, manage and protect data storage and disk space.
Visit www.datacore.com or www.citrix.com.
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Unified communications

IBM and NEC to deliver unified communications and collaboration to businesses around the world
NEC Corporation announced that it is working with IBM Corporation to deliver advanced unified communication and collaboration capabilities to businesses around the world. NEC will integrate its UNIVERGE IP communication servers with the IBM Lotus Sametime 8.0 collaboration platform, the industry's number one instant messaging software for enterprise customers.  With NEC’s UNIVERGE gateway module for IBM Lotus Sametime, companies using NEC’s UNIVERGE communication servers will be able to view online presence information and leverage click-to-call services from within a Lotus Sametime instant messaging chat, Web conference or IBM Lotus Notes email inbox.  This new integration uses the open Eclipse-based Lotus Sametime platform and the Lotus Sametime Telephony Conferencing Service Provider Interface (TCSPI) to support the convergence of voice and data. Businesses can gain click-to-call access by implementing NEC’s newly developed TCSPI interface plug-in software in the UNIVERGE gateway module for Lotus software.
Visit www.nec.com or www.ibm.com/lotus/sametime.

Plantronics enhances business agility for IBM Lotus Sametime Standard 8.0 users
Plantronics, Inc. expanded its growing portfolio of unified communications solutions with Plantronics PerSonoCall Plug-In for IBM Lotus Sametime Standard 8.0. The new plug-in provides seamless integration between Plantronics' professional wireless headsets for PCs and Lotus Sametime 8.0, helping companies enhance business collaboration and efficiency by speeding communications and extending the boundaries of the virtual workplace. The new Plantronics PerSonoCall Plug-In enhances the telephony capabilities of PCs running Lotus Sametime Standard 8.0 by providing call management functions -- voice activation, call answer/end, volume, mute -- and remote ring detection through a wireless headset. By "cutting the cord" between the PC and headset, professionals have the freedom to roam up to 200 feet away from the PC and be completely hands-free to multi-task and collaborate more effectively.
Visit www.plantronics.com.
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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:  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]


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 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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