August 11, 2008
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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.

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Meet the new members
e-waste market
Leasing and credit

Meet the new members

Tech Data Corporation
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest distributors of technology products from leading IT hardware and software producers. Tech Data serves more than 100,000 IT solution providers in over 100 countries. Every day, these value-added resellers depend on Tech Data to cost-effectively support the technology needs of end users, including small and medium businesses (SMBs), large enterprises and government agencies. Ranked 105th on the FORTUNE 500, Tech Data generated $23.4 billion in net sales for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2008.

Tim Orselli
[email protected]

Hal Data Services
Hal Data Services is Australia’s largest independent reseller of new, current and end-of-life IT hardware across all of the world’s most trusted brands.  Since 1993 we have been partnering with corporate and government clients to deliver mid-range to high-end infrastructure and communications solutions. Through a service offering based around integrity, speed of response and flexibility we have become a trusted partner of many of Australia’s largest organisations.

Pedr Cain
[email protected]

DaBergy Inc
DaBergy Inc is a company dedicated to cater exclusively to the Latin American market‘s end users via direct marketing and sales. DaBergy Inc is based in Miami, FL and specializes in most of IBM’s product lines such as AS/400 iSeries i5, RS/6000 pSeries p5, xSeries, IBM Storage, as well as SUN Microsystems and HP amongst others.

Rossi Dagnino  
[email protected]

Rudolph Becker
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e-waste market

Newport Computer Services looks to India for its future
Newport Computer Services Inc. has had a firm hand in the used computer parts and electronic components market for over a decade; now the company is turning to India to continue its growth. Newport has signed a joint venture agreement with New Delhi’s IL&FS Waste Management and Urban Services Ltd., a subsidiary of IL&FS India, to tackle what is commonly referred to as the “e-waste” market. Still a growing and under-serviced market here in the United States, Newport president Shiva Nanda said that the need for the proper disposal and recycling of used computer parts in India is alarming.
In a report on the Indian semiconductor industry, for example, analyst firm Frost & Sullivan estimates that the hardware market in India is expected to grow at 30 percent per year until 2015 to a size of $320 billion. Nanda points to the outsourcing boom as a tremendous factor in the increasing amount of computer equipment in India, but he also tabs the growing middle class and increasing amount of India’s population buying computers as signs of what is to come for the e-waste market. He added that India is about five to seven years behind the United States in terms of computer consumption with only about 20 percent of its 1.1 billion population owning a computer.
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IBM aims $400 million at cloud computing
IBM announced that it's spending nearly $400 million on new cloud computing data centers in North Carolina and Tokyo. Big Blue will spend nearly $360 million to renovate an existing building at its Research Triangle Park campus in North Carolina. The goal is to reuse 95 percent of the existing building's "shell," recycle 90 percent of the old building's material, and make sure 20 percent of the new material is recycled. The new center is expected to be completed by late 2009. IBM also says that the new data center's mechanical equipment will be "50 percent more efficient than the industry average, equaling a reduction of approximately 31,799 tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year." If IBM can follow through on that promise, it would be the equivalent of taking 5,800 cars off the road, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The Tokyo facility will be linked to the new North Carolina facility and seven other IBM cloud computing centers in cities including Dublin, Ireland and Beijing.

Green 500 list ranks IBM supercomputers at the top
When it comes to supercomputing energy efficiency, IBM said it cannot be beaten -- according to the findings of the latest Supercomputing 'Green 500 List' announced by The No fewer than the top 15 positions in the ranking of energy efficiency are held by supercomputers built on IBM high performance computing technology. The list includes supercomputers from across the globe being used for a variety of applications such as astronomy, climate prediction and pharmaceutical research. Ranking the recently announced world's fastest Los Alamos National Laboratories petaflop supercomputer at number three for energy performance -- the list is topped by IBM's own Boeblingen Lab supercomputer which is used for development of IBM blade computing systems. The third annual Green 500 list provides a ranking of the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world and serves as a complementary view to the TOP500 announced in Dresden last month.
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Leasing and credit

S&P: speculative-grade 12-month default rate rises to 2.25%
As financial markets continue the malaise that began nearly a year ago, corporate defaults in the U.S. have started to rise in response, according to Standard & Poor's.  A new article for the ratings agency titled "U.S. Credit Metrics Monthly: Defaults Continued To Rise Through July," says that relevant credit metrics within the U.S. show continued deterioration of credit quality alongside a prolonged contraction of new issuance and tightening credit conditions. "Corporate defaults continue to rise as expected," noted Diane Vazza, head of Standard & Poor's Global Fixed Income Research Group. "With seven U.S. defaults in July, this brings the year-to-date total to 44." This easily exceeds the combined 16 and 22 defaults in full-years 2007 and 2006, respectively. The preliminary estimate for the U.S. 12-month trailing speculative-grade default rate in July is 2.25% (subject to revision), an increase from 1.92% in June and 0.97% in December 2007.
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The booming business of Active RFID and RTLS
The RFID business is quintupling in value in the next ten years but the Active RFID business is growing about ten times, driven by such business as the $475 million military order currently being serviced by Savi Technology and innovations such as the first 100,000 Active RFID labels from Power ID with greatly enhanced range over passive alternatives. Within Active RFID, the market for Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) is projected to grow even faster - from $145 million today to $2.7 billion in 2018. Several analysts have come up with broadly similar figures to these projected by IDTechEx. Reflecting the fact that such a huge new market will serve many very different user needs, the choice of technologies is also becoming richer and more varied by the day. We now have RTLS that is "plug and play" and even RTLS that is battery operated. Some new systems auto-calibrate; some RTLS locates to a few centimeters accuracy over fairly short range while other RTLS works at 300 meters away. There are now four main frequency bands to choose from in the array of RTLS offerings and for good reason, because the needs are so disparate.
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Sun releases JavaFX preview
Sun Microsystems has released a preview edition of JavaFX, a Web development platform that would compete with Adobe's Flex and Microsoft's Silverlight. In general, JavaFX and the competing platforms are used to build applications that run in a browser, but have functionality similar to applications running natively on a PC. JavaFX applications are written to standard application programming interfaces for Java runtime environments widely deployed on desktops, notebooks and mobile phones. The latter capability is one of JavaFX's key advantages, according to Sun. The JavaFX Preview is meant to help early adopters become familiar with the platform and is not meant for commercial applications. The components of the platform are a software development kit, the NetBeans 6.1 integrated development environment with integrated JavaFX plug-in, the Java Runtime Environment 6 Update 10 Beta, and Project Nile.

Sun Microsystems profit falls 73% as customers cut spending
Profit at Sun Microsystems declined 73 percent in the most recent quarter as slumping sales to big American companies and reorganization charges weighed on the server and software maker. The company revealed plans to expand its stock buyback program by $1 billion, a sign that Sun believes its shares, which have fallen by 50 percent over the last nine months, are undervalued and poised to rebound. Wall Street did not share that optimism. Sun said that it expected a “slight” sales decline in its first quarter, which ends in September, and indicated it most likely would not turn a profit. Sun blamed weakness in the American economy, which has caused some of its biggest customers to cut spending, and the sale of fewer higher-end servers, which carry better profit margins.
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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
Contact: Susan Warnke
Phone: 612-253-4218
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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]



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Contact: Roger Taylor
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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 . 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 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 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
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