April 28, 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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The used/refurbished equipment marketplace
Find out why enterprises of all types are considering used and refurbished equipment, and read an insider’s look at the refurbishing process, along with tips for finding a reliable dealer:

Considering preowned equipment:

Cutting costs with refurbished equipment:

Finding a reliable used or refurbished equipment dealer:

Where to get rid of your old equipment:

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HP iPAQ 900 Series slips through the FCC
HP's latest foray into the smartphone market, the iPAQ 900 series, has slipped through the FCC, packing dual-band HSDPA (850/1900MHz), which points towards AT&T being a possible carrier. The Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional-powered smartphone offers a QWERTY keyboard for convenient text entry, as well as Google Maps Mobile and Google Search pre-loaded. A full office suite, including mobile versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote is included, as well as built-in WiFi. A microSD card slot is available for expanded memory, as well as a 3 megapixel camera with flash.
Visit www.hp.com.
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NetManage OnWeb for iSeries granted IBM ServerProven status
NetManage, Inc. announced that NetManage OnWeb for iSeries has achieved IBM ServerProven status for the third year in a row. OnWeb for iSeries enables System i users to efficiently and securely transform existing host applications into Web applications and easily integrate these systems into a SOA-based environment. OnWeb for iSeries runs natively on System i hardware and eliminates the need for additional run-time servers, delivering significant cost savings for those companies Web-enabling 5250 and RPG applications. The latest version of OnWeb for iSeries also offers AJAX support, PDF and Excel printing from iSeries applications, as well as enhanced designed tools and enhanced host publishing capabilities like keyboard buffering.
Visit www.netmanage.com.

First Option releases iSeries watchdog
First Option debuted the iSeries Watchdog, a new system monitoring solution that First Option originally developed to assist with its outsourcing business. iSeries Watchdog collects key health indicators of System i servers and displays them in a color-coded interface. The software, which was written in Java, alerts operators and administrators to system problems and halt messages, and keeps them abreast of the status of tape drives, as well as DASD and CPU usage. According to Paul Fuller, president of First Option, iSeries Watchdog started as an internal project to reduce the need for manual systems checks and reports throughout the day. Fuller admits that there are more sophisticated System i monitoring products on the market, but says the iSeries Watchdog provides core monitoring functionality at a "price that makes business sense."
Visit www.1stoption.com.
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Meru Networks named an Intermec Honours Partner
Wireless LAN provider Meru Networks has joined the Intermec Honours Partner Program, which recognizes companies that deliver highly valued solutions for mutual customers of Intermec and its partners. Meru's cost-effective wireless LAN solutions let customers run a wide variety of applications wirelessly, including voice over Wi-Fi, security surveillance, inventory tracking, shipping, receiving and point-of-sale applications. Intermec has also been named a member of the Meru Technology Partners program, under which the two companies' solutions have been validated to work together seamlessly. Meru has successfully tested Intermec RFID readers, bar-code scanners and mobile computers for interoperability with Meru's award-winning Air Traffic Control technology. The certification will help Intermec customers, resellers and partners build best-of-breed solutions combining Intermec mobile data-collection devices and the wireless LAN technology best suited to address the needs of retail and supply-chain environments.
Visit www.intermec.com or www.merunetworks.com.
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Relational Technology Solutions recognized in new report of leading independent lessors
Relational Technology Solutions announced that it has been included in the inaugural ranking of the Monitor Top Private Independents, an analysis of the leading non-captive equipment leasing and finance companies in the U.S. Appearing in the March/April issue of the Monitor, the report ranked RTS fifth based on 2007 new business volume. Of note, the article reported that average new business activity for the participating organizations jumped 15.3 percent over 2006, translating to a $550.8 million increase totaling $4.14 billion. The growth in RTS' new business volume - 31.3 percent over the previous year - was more than double the survey average; the company was cited as one of the "top five gainers" in this capacity.
Visit www.rts.com or www.monitordaily.com.
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Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions launches new business group focused on midmarket
The Enterprise Computing Solutions (ECS) business of Arrow Electronics, Inc. announced that it has launched a new business group dedicated to building a channel for suppliers and valued-added resellers (VARs) to expand their reach in the midmarket. The Arrow ECS Midmarket Group targets the technology needs of midsized companies, the fastest growing IT segment, through its VARs. Arrow ECS Midmarket offers VARs solutions customized for midsized companies, data analytics to target the right prospects, training, marketing and expert support. Arrow ECS Midmarket is taking a lead in building multivendor solutions for its resellers, leveraging its IT knowledge and broad portfolio of suppliers, including IBM. The initial suite of solutions focuses on the high-demand areas of security, storage and virtualization, solving the business problems in industries such as health care, financial services, manufacturing and professional services.
Visit www.arrowecs.com.
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Partnership program

MSPs can increase revenue opportunities with system logging solutions
Patrick Townsend and Associates launched a new partnership program for managed services providers (MSPs). “Due to compliance regulations like PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA, more and more organizations must collect and analyze logs from their servers and network devices. If they have the right tools, MSPs can perform this service more economically and more securely than most companies can do internally. Thats where we come in. Our technology is affordable, safe, reliable, scalable and proven. It works on all platforms including Unix, Linux, Windows and IBM System i (AS/400 or iSeries). MSPs can easily integrate our products into their existing NOC and SOC infrastructure and business model,” explains the company’s founder, Patrick Townsend. The company provides complete support including presales consultation, installation, training and on-going software and customer support.
Visit www.patownsend.com.
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Sun Microsystems and International Turnkey Systems enable service for over 25 million telecoms subscribers
To further facilitate the growth of the Middle East's telecommunications industry, Sun Microsystems Middle East & North Africa (MENA) and International Turnkey Systems (ITS), the leading provider of integrated information technology solutions and software services in the Middle-East, Africa and the Asian region and an Executive member in the SUN Partner advantage program, have created a telecom solution that will enable regional telecoms providers to service up to 25 million subscribers in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The new solution, which include ITS's flagship customer care and billing system solution 'TABS', and Sun's server and storage technology, recently broke all previous records for performance and scalability in a public benchmarking exercise.
Visit www.sun.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: Susan Warnke
Phone: 612-253-4218
[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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