April 12, 2010

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:

April 15 - 16, 2010
Munich, Germany - Holiday Inn Munich City Center

June 23 - 25, 2010
Dublin, Ireland - Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

July 14, 2010
Minneapolis, MN

October 6 - 8, 2010
San Francisco, CA

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.

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On behalf of the Convention Committee, a gigantic thank you to those who attended the Winter Conference in Orlando.  I hope each and every one of you came home with one new friendship and one deal… at least!  It’s always a great experience for me to see new faces and see my old friends.  I always come back learning something new that I would not have known sitting at my desk that helps in closing deals.  I learn something new about someone else’s business, learn something about the industry….  Learn something… something that I would not know if I weren’t there.

Of course we had an Uberfabulous opening Cocktail Party and Unbelievable closing at the House of Blues!  We drank… and ate, and “networked” and had a blast, and thank god, no pictures were taken…only kidding.  I saw a lot of cards being given out, so it was all good!  During the meeting we were updated on governmental issues and how it impacts our industry, we had break out roundtables, had a program on how to tell if someone is lying to you, were updated on IBM policy, our general board meeting, ethics update, had a rained out Golf Outing and Greatest Soaking Wet Race.  All said and done, at the end of our three days, we gained knowledge!  Knowledge sells!  Attending the roundtables in your brokerage area, you learn “a little something”… it makes a difference….  That little bit of knowledge can make a big difference in the outcome of your sales over the broker’s that didn’t come to the meeting.  Think about it!  You can attend the meeting, or you can ATTEND THE MEETING!  Knowledge is priceless.

No worries, if you missed the Winter Conference, we have plenty of ongoing opportunities.  Next up…

Germany:  April 15-16  $175. USD

This is a one day event geared to our German contingency to be held in Munich.  What’s better than meeting old friends, making new friends, sharing information about industry and building an ASCDI presence in Germany?  You will get together in the morning and have a formal, informal meeting (how’s that?), then have a brewery tour and a light lunch; at 6pm you are off to a Knights Banquet where you will drink beer and eat food with your hands and get “mildy punished” if you don’t behave yourself. (only ASCDI ... this sounds like a fun event!!!)

Dublin, Ireland (European Conference) June 23-25
See details on the web – going to be a blast!

Minneapolis, MN July 14 Midwest Summer Event

ASCDI is here for you, to create a forum to promote an exchange of ideas among our membership, the industry and manufacturers, help us to help you do just that.  Show up!

Your Convention Chair,

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ASCDI Charities

ASCDI and NATD support God's Littlest Angels Orphanage in Haiti
The ASCDI and NATD Charities are supporting God's Littlest Angels orphanage located in the mountains above Pétion-Ville, close to the village of Fermathe. Established in the early nineties, GLA is actively helping the Haitian people rebuild their lives, and to rescue Haiti’s children. GLA was chosen as a focused target for ASCDI’s and NATD’s combined charity response to the earthquake. After the earthquake, GLA helped organize direct relief efforts for the people living near the orphanage, arranging for tents, tarps, blankets, towels, sheets, food and more to be flown in. The organization reports that it is still distributing donations and has so far sent five forty-foot containers to Haiti and chartered three airplanes of supplies. Children from other orphanages, which were destroyed, have been taken in. Some of GLA’s own staff’s family members were killed or injured in the quake as well. Today, with the help of charities such as the NATD and ASCDI, the GLA is in what it calls a “new normal,” finding the strength to run both an orphanage and school as before and being a source of emergency relief for nearby people and communities.
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More companies choosing HP over Sun and IBM for increased flexibility, lower total cost of ownership
HP announced that the number of global companies replacing Sun and IBM systems with more flexible HP solutions offering a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) is rising. HP also is providing new tools and support services to simplify and streamline the migration process for clients. A recent research study showed clients are rating HP Integrity servers and the HP-UX 11i v3 operating system higher than comparable solutions from both IBM and Sun on several mission-critical computing criteria, including Observed Performance and Observed Availability. Over a three-year span, HP-UX 11i v3 running on HP Integrity BL870c delivers a 23 percent lower TCO than IBM AIX 6.1 running on IBM BladeCenter JS23. HP has a special offer for clients who purchase HP-UX 11i v3 and support between now and July 31, 2010. With this offer, organizations can receive an HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosure and HP Integrity BL860c server blade starter kit at no additional cost.
Visit www.hp.com.
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Oracle releases new mainframe re-hosting products for Oracle Tuxedo 11g
In order to accelerate and simplify mainframe migrations, Oracle announced Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch 11g and Oracle Tuxedo Application Rehosting Workbench 11g. These new products provide runtime environments and migration tools that can speed up and reduce the cost and risk of mainframe re-hosting projects by providing standardized API emulation and tools that automate code and data migration. The products can re-host mainframe applications on Oracle Tuxedo 11g, the industry's #1 application server for mission critical C/C++ and COBOL applications.
Re-hosting on Oracle Tuxedo 11g helps organizations reduce the cost of running online and batch applications, and can also cut the expense of scaling and maintaining business continuity. With Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch 11g and Oracle Tuxedo Application Rehosting Workbench 11g, organizations can efficiently migrate to a software stack that can scale and evolve to meet new business objectives.
Visit www.oracle.com.
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Emerson Network Power’s Tom Karabinos recognized as a 2010 Channel Chief
Emerson Network Power announced that Tom Karabinos, director of partner channels for Liebert products in North America, has been named a 2010 Channel Chief by Everything Channel’s CRN. Channel Chiefs are recognized for creating effective channel programs for solution providers and consistently defending, promoting and executing effective channel partner programs and strategies. Karabinos was chosen for his leadership of Emerson Network Power’s Liebert Channel Partner program in North America. Everything Channel’s editorial staff chooses the Channel Chiefs based on criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue a company generates through partners, willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the channel, and the number of years the company has dedicated to channel activities. The Emerson Network Power Innovation Partnership Program in North America embraces solution providers, VARs, DMRs, systems integrators and major distributors. The program has grown steadily by focusing on solution providers whose business model best aligns with program objectives that include a holistic view of the data center with power, cooling and service solutions to support the network.
Visit www.liebert.com.
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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power chooses InfoPrint to reduce costs, improve its customer communications
InfoPrint Solutions Company, a joint venture between IBM and Ricoh, announced it has been chosen to provide the next-generation customer communications infrastructure for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). LADWP is the nation's largest municipal utility, delivering water and electricity supplies to more than four million users in homes and businesses throughout the City of Los Angeles. This state-of-the-art technology will enable LADWP to lower operational costs while increasing customer participation in energy and water savings initiatives via customized messaging and imagery dynamically printed on must-read communications, such as bills and statements. LADWP will build its new communication system with an Automated Document Factory (ADF) driven by the InfoPrint ProcessDirector (IPPD) workflow platform. IPPD will help LADWP enhance productivity while minimizing errors and lowering costs with extensive printer and inserter management capabilities -- vital considerations when producing millions of statements annually. The new statements will be produced in color on high quality, energy efficient InfoPrint 5000 inkjet printers.
Visit www.infoprint.com.
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Flexera Software announces InstallAnywhere 2010
Flexera Software announced InstallAnywhere 2010 which introduces application installation lifecycle management, bringing breakthrough functionality for non-Windows platforms which enables end users to add, remove and repair product features as required, dramatically improving the overall experience. InstallAnywhere 2010 allows developers to comprehensively manage all phases of the installation lifecycle including installation, rollback, maintenance, repair and uninstall. It is the leading multiplatform development solution for software producers who need to deliver a professional and consistent installation experience for cross-platform desktop and server applications. From a single project file and build environment, InstallAnywhere enables developers to create reliable installations for the broadest range of current platforms including Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, AIX , HP-UX and IBM iSeries. A free evaluation version of InstallAnywhere 2010 is available from the Flexera Software website.
Visit www.flexerasoftware.com.
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Dallas Digital Services to resell Virtual Instruments' SAN and virtual infrastructure optimization solutions
Virtual Instruments announced it has signed a reseller agreement with Dallas Digital Services. The agreement provides Dallas Digital with the opportunity to sell Virtual Instruments' solutions as a part of their portfolio of products and services. Under the terms of the agreement, Dallas Digital's sales force is authorized to resell Virtual Instruments' NetWisdom, the industry's leading SAN monitoring solution, and VirtualWisdom, the industry's first real-time cross-domain virtual infrastructure optimization solution. The two companies have already completed a major joint installation at one of the nation's largest telecommunications organizations.
Visit www.virtualinstruments.com or www.ddserv.com.
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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 [email protected].

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.


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
[email protected]


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
[email protected]

Court Square Leasing Corporation

For over 10 years, Court Square Leasing has dedicated itself to providing superior service, products and expertise in the commercial leasing arena. Make Court Square your partner by calling: (888) 477-8273.

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 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



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