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Making It Happen: En Pointe Celebrates Twenty Years

Making IT Happen: En Pointe Celebrates Twenty Years

Company Attributes Success to Its Ability to Evolve and Change in the IT Marketplace

LOS ANGELES & ANAHEIM, CA – February 26, 2013 – En Pointe Technologies, a leading solution provider of IT products and services, today announced the celebration of its 20th anniversary, live from Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Anaheim, California. En Pointe is hosting its annual National Sales Meeting, where its employees and partners, including Adobe, Cisco, Dell, HP, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Symantec, and VMware, are gathering together to celebrate this industry milestone, while participating in a mix of educational workshops, sales training, and network events that explore solutions around the desktop, data center, virtualization, cloud, security, networking, and device management.

“Over the past twenty years, we have been through exciting times and a few challenging moments, but we advanced, overcame, and continue to more…

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Protecode Partners With Abilis Solutions To Expand Open Source License Compliance Services

OTTAWA, CANADA – February 21, 2013 – Protecode, an innovative provider of open source software license management solutions, today announced the expansion of its software code assessment and product support services through a partnership with Abilis Solutions. A leader in systems integration and the development of custom business software solutions, Abilis can now provide software license assessment services and support throughout the United States and Canada.

“Software development organizations today are leveraging open source code to speed up development, reduce costs, and remain competitive. Increasingly, these organizations want to make open source license management part of their governance and quality development processes,” said Éric Le Goff, president of Abilis Solutions. “We are proud to partner with Protecode to help further expand our service offerings to our U.S. and Canadian customers.”

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dinCloud Appoints New CTO

dinCloud Appoints New CTO

Former Barnes and Noble Executive Will Lead Expansion of Cloud Offerings

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 20, 2013 – dinCloud, a cloud transformation company, today announced the addition of Barry Weber as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). An IT veteran, Weber brings thirty years of proven success as a leader in IT in the retail, financial services, professional services, and high tech industries.

Weber will lead all aspects of infrastructure engineering and future technology development for dinCloud, making him an integral ingredient in the company’s strategic direction and future growth. Weber is also chartered with translating dinCloud’s business strategy into scalable and reliable service offerings that will ensure the company’s leadership in the competitive landscape.

“We are very excited to have attracted someone of Barry’s caliber for CTO,” said Kevin Schatzle, CEO of dinCloud. “Barry has the perfect combination of deep technology understanding more…

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A.I. Corporation Partners with Protecode to Offer Expanded Open Source License Management Solutions in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN & OTTAWA, CANADA – February 11, 2013 – A.I. Corporation (AIC), a software solutions vendor for the embedded system design and development industry in Japan, today announced the addition and availability of open source license management tools and services from Protecode to its current solution offerings. New products include the hosted solution, ProtecodeCloud, and additional software code auditing services, which will be available to customers in the Japanese region.

Developed by Protecode, an innovator in the field of open source software license management solutions, ProtecodeCloud is a Software as a Service (SaaS) code scanning tool that allows organizations to manage open source licenses and obligations in the cloud, without having to invest in infrastructure and costly upgrades. With ProtecodeCloud, organizations can now manage open source licensing obligations in the cloud without the infrastructure requirements of an on-premises solution. Those interested in cloud-based software scanning and open more…

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Insight Teams with dinCloud to Provide Cloud Business Provisioning

Top Rated Hosted Virtual Desktop Service Now Available in InsightCloud Solutions Center

TEMPE, AZ & LOS ANGELES, CA – February 12, 2013 – Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT), a global technology provider of hardware, software and service solutions, today announced the expansion of its InsightCloud Solutions Center, with the addition of Cloud Business Provisioning, powered by dinCloud.

Cloud Business Provisioning includes hosted virtual desktops, hosted applications and servers, storage backup, and disaster recovery. These services help businesses remain connected on the go, enhance productivity, protect their critical business assets, and reduce the cost of owning and operating IT infrastructure. The InsightCloud Solutions Center aggregates these cloud-based services, providing a single client portal for ongoing management of subscriptions, features, and requirements.

“We have recognized that customers are looking for more comprehensive cloud solutions beyond just hosted virtual desktops or servers,” said Bill McCarthy, senior vice president, Cloud more…

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En Pointe Executives Recognized as Channel’s Most Influential People

Three Executives Win 2012 Channelnomics Channel Influencers Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 9, 2013 – En Pointe Technologies, a solution provider of IT products and services, today announced that several of its executives, including founder and CEO Bob Din, were recognized as the channel’s most influential people in the second annual 2012 Channelnomics Channel Influencers Awards. The awards highlight those who inspire, stimulate, and impact the reseller and solution provider ecosystem.

Herb Hogue, VP, Professional Services & Data Center Practice, and Shahzad Munawwar, CIO and Senior Vice President Operations for IT, won in the Professional Services category. Both executives have guided the transition of En Pointe from a product business to a professional services group, already seeing impressive results from enhanced deal registration, higher margins, and tighter integration with the business.

Hogue has molded En Pointe’s original professional services and consulting team into an established engineering more…

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dinCloud Director of Channels to Speak at ITEXPO East

Panel Discussions Will Focus on Cloud Migration and Secure Workforce Mobilization

LOS ANGELES, CA & MIAMI, FL – January 23, 2013 – dinCloud, a cloud transformation company, today announced that Director of Channels Joseph Barnas will speak on two panels at collocated shows, ITEXPO East and Cloud4SMB EXPO, January 30-February 1 in Miami, Florida. Barnas will join other thought leaders from Cisco and Research in Motion to explore how cloud computing provides companies with new options that lend themselves to a more flexible IT environment, increased performance, reliability, and reduced costs.

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As the need for business resiliency to decrease the dependence to any physical location or system grows, we continue to see more SMBs integrate cloud-based technologies. But, as with any transition, migrating to the cloud requires advanced planning, especially for small businesses that don’t have an in-house IT department. The “Leveling the Playing Field: SMBs more…

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En Pointe Collaboration Solution Receives 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award

En Pointe Collaboration Solution (ECS) Recognized for Innovation

LOS ANGELES, CA – January 22, 2013 – En Pointe Technologies, a solution provider of IT products and services, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named its En Pointe Collaboration Solution (ECS) a recipient of a 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award.

“Organizations struggle to effectively manage voice, video, audio, and other communications’ data across many disparate systems on their IT infrastructure. ECS supports the diverse needs of today’s workforce complexities, ensuring reliability and scalability to manage these complexities across the board,” said Tom Versfelt, Vice President, En Pointe Collaboration Solutions. “We are honored to have ECS recognized for this award, as it highlights En Pointe’s commitment to delivering cost-effective solutions that enhance business communications.”

Built on the foundation of Cisco’s Hosted Collaboration Solution with additional En Pointe developed capabilities, ECS delivers a more…

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En Pointe is Partner of Choice for Microsoft System Center 2012

Customized Implementations Enable More Comprehensive Solutions for End Users

LOS ANGELES, CA – January 15, 2013 – En Pointe Technologies, a solution provider of IT products and services, today announced it is the partner of choice for deploying and implementing Microsoft System Center 2012 as part of its solutions offerings to customers across the West. As the rising leader in Systems Center solutions for end users, En Pointe helps administrators manage their IT environments across traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, client computers, and devices.

“We’re excited to be regional partner of choice for System Center, especially with the latest version’s enhancements and capabilities,” said Herb Hogue, VP of Professional Services & Data Center Practice at En Pointe Technologies. “We value our long standing relationship with Microsoft. Working directly with their team of professionals and product groups allows us to maintain a deep knowledge of System Center more…

dinCloud Wins THINKstrategies’ Cloud Computing Business Value Award

Cloud Transformation Company Helps Organizations Rapidly Migrate to the Cloud Through Business Provisioning Services

Wellesley, Mass. – January 14, 2013 – THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market, announced today that dinCloud has been named the latest winner of THINKstrategies’ Cloud Computing Business Value (CCBV) Awards program, which is aimed at promoting the measurable business benefits being delivered by today’s cloud computing solutions.

The CCBV Awards program was launched in 2010 to recognize Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers delivering tangible business benefits to specific user organizations. These benefits include lower costs, faster deployment times, greater profitability, etc.

The CCBV Award program builds on the success of THINKstrategies’ Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards program which was initiated in 2009.

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