As an Authorised Reseller for many of the major hardware and software suppliers, CAS provided a large range of products.
The product hardware range included some well recognised names like: HP, D-Link, Toshiba, IBM, Lenovo, TPG, NEC, Netcomm, Epson, Canon, Intel, ….. plus many more.
Our Software range included all the titles from many of the major distributors like Dataflow, Greygum, New Horizons, Satchel, and Scholastic, as well as most of the major manufacturers – eg. Borland, Citrix, Lotus, Corel, Microsoft, Novell, Symantec, … plus many of those other “hard to find” products.
At Hewlett-Packard, the environmental goals are to provide products and services that are environmentally sound throughout their lifecycles and to conduct operations worldwide in an environmentally responsible manner. HP’s commitment to environmental responsibility is part of HP’s effort to deliver high quality, innovative products, and is articulated in HP’s environmental policy
When APC began selling power protection equipment, networking was in its infancy. Most computer users were still transferring data on the “sneaker net” using 512k floppy disks. As networking began to evolve, users began to use linked PCs to share files and print documents, which gradually increased the importance of the computers and equipment upon which these tasks were transacted. Still, the number of people protecting the hardware and data with UPSs was small.
Initially, the motivation for using APC’s products was to protect the hardware itself. As more and more data was passed across networks, our customers began recognizing the importance and value of the data on their servers and PCs; they quickly began protecting this data as well. As the value of data grew exponentially, the importance of protecting the availability of the network reached critical mass. A growing number of customers cannot tolerate any downtime in their networks.
In the last few years, the value of the data being created, transferred and stored has continued to multiply. Not only is the quantity of data increasing, but E-commerce applications are literally transferring, processing and storing money on the servers we protect. As a result, highly reliable solutions like our Power Array technology are being adopted by industry-leading global enterprises to ensure E-commerce delivers on its promise. In 1984, when we built our first UPS, I don’t think anyone at APC could have imagined a better scenario for the Company than what we are seeing today. Data has become money, and it is flying around the globe, without bounds, at an incredible rate of speed. As a company we could not have hoped for a better business opportunity than one in which network downtime correlates to a loss of revenue.
Microsoft’s vision is to empower people through great software – any time, any place and on any device. As the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing, Microsoft strives to produce innovative products and services that meet our customers’ evolving needs.