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SMB Nation has been serving the Bainbridge Island area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

D&H Distributing Sponsors Windows XP Migration “Million Mile Tour”

DH-80px round 95thD&H Distributing said today that it has joined the Windows XP Migration Million Mile Tour as an official sponsor. The North America tour is bringing together small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to learn about the forthcoming April 8, 2014, deadline at which time support for Windows XP will terminate.

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D&H Mid-Atlantic Fall Show to be Held Oct. 30 in Hershey, PA

DH-80px round 95thD&H Distributing said today that is has finalized plans for its annual Mid-Atlantic Fall Technology Show. The event, which will be held near D&H headquarters in Hershey, PA, will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 11am-8:30pm.

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Tech Data to Offer Installation, Startup Services for HP Partners

tech data logoThis past Friday, I had a chance to sit down with Amanda Lee, Public Relations Manager at Tech Data, and Sheri Hedlund VP of HP at Tech Data. They were pretty excited about a new service offering from HP that the distributor will be able to provide to the MSP community. Tech Data partners will now be able to sell a piece of technology knowing that the distributor has a SKU for on-site set up and installation. Yep—you heard that right--certified experts will provide the work on your behalf.

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D&H Honored by Microsoft for Operational Excellence

DH-80px round 95thD&H Distributing announced today that it has won Microsoft’s Platinum Level Operational Excellence Award. The company was rewarded for its ability to deliver operational excellence supporting Microsoft technology over the past year.

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D&H Offering Best Practices Training Webcast Tomorrow

DH-80px round 95thD&H Distributing said that it is offering two new training events to help VARs attain additional skills and grow their businesses.  The first event is a new webcast to be held tomorrow at 2 pm EST through the distributor’s Solutions Lab. Entitled “VAR Best Practices – Building Your Business By Doing What’s Right For Your Customers,” this session is at no-cost for D&H resellers.  In addition, the distributor is offering a D&H and Lenovo Server Build Session on Tuesday, October 8, to be held at the Tripp Lite Integrated Solutions Center, 111 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL.  

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Comcast Business Adds SYNNEX as Inaugural Distributor Master Agent

Comcast-LogoComcast Business said today that distributor SYNNEX Corporation has joined the Comcast Business Solutions Provider Program as the first distributor to serve as a master agent. Comcast Business’s full line of Ethernet, Internet, voice, cloud and TV solutions will now be a key platform of SYNNEX’ mobility, communications and networking services distribution practice, MOBILITYSolv, that complement cloud application services SYNNEX VARs are already offering to their customers.

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D&H to Host New England Tech Show August 6

D&H Distributing told us today that they will conduct their New England 2013 Technology Show on August 6 at the Boston Marriott Quincy Hotel, Quincy, MA.  The distributor said they will expect close to 500 attendees and more than 60 participating vendors for this event.  Registration begins at 11:00 a.m., with seminars initiating at 12:00 p.m. The exhibit floor opens at 3:00 p.m.  

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Datto Acquires Paradeon Technologies to Form Datto UK

Datto said today that it has acquired distribution partner Paradeon Technologies in order to further expand into the UK and EU markets. Marking the first stop of an ongoing international expansion program, the UK site will include a dedicated office with sales, operations and marketing teams focused on the UK and broader EU sectors.

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D&H’s Partner Services Offers New Resources in Honor of First Anniversary

D&H Distributing has added new resources and capabilities to its Partner Services marketing program, as the offering hits the one-year milestone.  Partner Services offers resellers an expanding library of customizable brochure templates and an array of vendor materials that VARs can use to promote their own services. 

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D&H West Coast Tech Show Next Week to Feature Windows 8, Cloud Topics

D&H Distributing is opening its 2013 trade show schedule with the 11th Annual West Coast Technology Show next week on Thursday, March 14, at the Pacific Palms Resort in Industry Hills, CA.  Registration starts at 12:00 noon and seminars run from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The exhibit floor, holding booths from more than 65 D&H vendor partners, will be open from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The distributor expects upwards of 500 VARs in attendance.

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snom Technology Names 2013 Platinum, Gold Level Distys for North America

snom technology AG announced today its snom Americas Gold and Platinum Partners for 2013. Novus, LLC once again attained the coveted Platinum Partner status, and ABP International, Inc., and TeleDynamics, LLP were named Gold Partners for the second year. Gold and Platinum partner status is awarded to recognize strong sales of snom products, as well as high levels of support provided by partners to snom customers throughout 2012.

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Ingram Micro Promotes Kirk Robinson to Senior VP, Commercial Markets and Global Accounts

Ingram Micro Inc. said yesterday that it has promoted Kirk Robinson to senior vice president, commercial markets and global accounts, North America; according to the distributor, the promotion is effective immediately.

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D&H to Mark 95th Anniversary with 95 Prizes for Customers per Quarter

D&H Distributing said today that because 2013 marks the company’s 95th year in business, the distributor will commemorate the occasion and thank resellers for their patronage with a special Anniversary Promotion during each quarter of 2013. VARs and dealers are automatically entered to win one of the 95 Anniversary prizes by purchasing $1,000 worth of merchandise from D&H Distributing between now and March 31, 2013. The distributor will also continue to offer additional promotions and enhanced rewards in Q1 2013 through existing offerings such as its Incentives Rewards program.

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