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Continuant vs. Avaya: a David & Goliath Triumph for the Industry

September 20, 2014 // Association News, Industry News, Policy & Law

Continuant has been serving customers with OEM-independent maintenance and support of voice and data systems for over 17 years. In June of 2006 Avaya filed suit against them alleging that Continuant was in violation of Avaya’s intellectual property rights. Then in August 2006 Continuant filed a counter suit alleging Avaya violated the Clayton Antitrust Act. […]

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Consumers And Small Businesses Should Come Together On Farenthold “YODA” Bill

September 19, 2014 // Association News

A STATEMENT FROM THE AscdiNatd Joseph Marion, President of the Association of Service and Computer Dealers and the North American Association of Telecom Dealers (AscdiNatd) made the following statement: “The AscdiNatd is supportive of the bill known as YODA (You Own Devices Act) introduced by Congressman Blake Farenthold (R‐TX). Representative Farenthold has shown a tremendous […]

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Bill Introduced To Protect Owners Rights

September 19, 2014 // Association News

Farenthold bill addresses critical digital rights issue, preserves right to sell U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold (R-TX) has introduced a bill that will protect the rights of people and businesses who own products that rely on the manufacturer’s software to function. Farenthold’s “You Own Devices Act” (YODA) would permit users who want to sell, lease, or […]

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Trademark Priority

January 28, 2015 // Industry News

        How much can I change my trademark without losing priority and who decides whether I have gone too far?  That was the issue in a case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court last week which is discussed in the attached article.  Similar issues arise when a trademark is used in connection […]

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Tech Data Adds to U.S. Mobile Accessories Portfolio

January 27, 2015 // Industry News

Microsoft Device Accessories Now Available Through Tech Data Mobile Solutions CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Microsoft to offer select mobile device accessories to national retailers and solution providers in the United States. Through the agreement, Tech Data will offer Microsoft’s wide […]

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Yorktel Honored for its Commitment to Developing Next-Generation Video Communications Platforms

January 27, 2015 // Industry News

UC&C, cloud, video services leader receives 2014 Frost & Sullivan Product Line Strategy Leadership Award for its Cost-effective, Low-risk, Flexible Solutions. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan today announced that it has honored Yorktel with the 2014 North American Award for Product Line Strategy Leadership, based on its recent analysis […]

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MEET THE NEW MEMBER – Secure Infrastructure & Services

January 26, 2015 // Meet the new members, Member News

Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS) is cloud service provider specializing in IBM Power Systems and x86 servers, and supporting all other major environments.  Through our Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model, we provide exceptional levels of secure, reliable and cost-effective computing for small and mid-sized and Enterprise businesses. We market and sell our products and services through our […]

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5 Unexpected Ways Businesses Can Use Smartphones to Drive Profit

January 26, 2015 // Opinion

by Kirill Storch, CEO of Electric Web (www.ElectricWebMarketing.com) No matter the product, service or industry, mission or corporate philosophy, nearly every business is bottom line-driven. And, there is no shortage of ingenuity as to how companies try to glean more profit out of existing processes. Every so often, a new technology emerges that radically changes […]

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Sage Sustainable Electronics Named a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher

January 23, 2015 // Industry News

Sage Refurbishing Used Computers with Low-Cost, Genuine Microsoft Software COLUMBUS, Ohio – Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) announced today that Sage Sustainable Electronics has been designated a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR), enabling Sage to equip used desktops, laptops and servers with affordable, fully licensed, genuine Windows® operating systems and other software. “Sage leadership has a long history […]

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Radware Integrates Application Delivery and Security Services into Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure

January 23, 2015 // Industry News

Radware’s Alteon and DefensePro Enable IT Managers to Gain Greater Value From Their Cisco ACI Deployment Through Automated Tenant-Based Application Delivery and Security Services. MAHWAH, N.J., Jan. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Radware (Nasdaq:RDWR), a leading provider of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers, today announced the integration of […]

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