Botnets, Green IT and June 30th

June 2008

In this edition of the Netforce newsletter, we are combining our usual review of IT news, technologies and developments in context of the “End of Financial Year Specials” available.

We have mentioned a few promotions here but there are a great deal more! Please call your account manager or email us for guidance on which specials may be most appropriate for your needs.

* WAN & Security
* Storage

* Wireless LAN
    The new wireless LAN standard 802.11n is almost here. Access points that support the draft standard are now shipping. They combine the mobility of wireless with the performance of wired networks. 802.11n technology offers reliability with up to five times the throughput of current 802.11a/b/g networks. Advantages are:
    1. Data rates of up to 300 Mbps per radio support more users, devices, and mission-critical, bandwidth-intensive applications
    2. New multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) technology provides predictable WLAN coverage and reliable connectivity
    3. Next-generation wireless provides the greatest investment protection to support emerging mobility applications

    EOFY Special:
    We currently have a number of promotions running from Cisco and other vendors. As pricing for the 802.11n wireless access points varies based on the options you pick, (a/g/n model or g/n model or 2.4 or 5-GHz radio modules, or both), please call us for your End of Financial Year Special Quote.

* Printers
    Printer hardware is expected to contribute more than one million tons of solid waste in the US alone. Sometimes the cost of ink and toner exceeds the price of the printer itself and disposing of cartridges responsibly is difficult.

    The very new "green" HP DeskJet D2545 Printer is made almost entirely out of recycled plastic. 83% of the printer's total plastic weight is recycled material. In addition, the printer uses HP 60 ink cartridges, which are molded from recycled plastic resins. In addition, HP has launched an initiative to help you reduce your environmental footprint. When you purchase any HP LaserJet Printer you can claim a bonus carbon offset at no cost to you. Details are at

    EOFY Special:
    Receive a bonus laser printer with the purchase of an HP multifunction printer.
    Duration: Until 29th June 2008 or while stocks last

    A few popular models that we have found are popular with small to medium size businesses are:
    1. HP LaserJet M3035xs MFP. This comes with a BONUS HP Color LaserJet 2605dn (We like the 2605 dn as it has automatic two sided printing, which again carries out green IT initiatives)
    2. HP LaserJet M4345 MFP This comes with a BONUS HP Color LaserJet 3600n
    3. HP LaserJet M4345x. this comes with a BONUS HP Color LaserJet 3600n

* Reliability and portability with Lenovo
    The Lenovo ThinkPad X61 is an ultraportable business laptop geared to business travellers. Like its larger brothers of the ThinkPad line, it shares all of the same rugged features, as well as the comfort of a full-size keyboard. The X61 looks as if Lenovo took a ThinkPad T60 and shrunk it down by 30 percent. Although it is much smaller than its counterparts, it is every bit as fast. This model comes loaded with a 7200rpm hard drive, 2GHz Core 2 Duo processor and 2GB of RAM. Business travelers can rest easy knowing they didn’t sacrifice anything but weight when they take the X61 on the road.

    EOFY Special:x61 with Intel® CORE 2 DUO® T8100(2.1GHz), 2GB RAM, 160GB 5400rpm HD,12.1in 1024x768 LCD, Intel X3100, Intel 802.11agn wireless, Bluetooth,Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader, 8c Li-Ion,WinVista Business 32, 3 Year Warranty- for $2385 ex GST. Please ask for a quote on part # 7676A18.

Please note all offers are valid for orders received COB 29th June 2008 or while stocks last.
    Read on for more end of financial year specials!