Maximum Teams with Top Accounting Firm to Educate Distributors on Federal Tax Changes

As a systems integration provider focused on developing business software solutions for the wholesale distribution industry, Maximum Computer Systems is making a smart move by teaming with accounting firm Margolin, Winer and Evens LLP (MWE) to help distributors better understand the impact recent changes to the Federal tax code will have on their businesses.

The two Long Island-based companies will co-host a lunch-and-learn on Wednesday, July 21, from 12 p.m. to  2 p.m. at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Garden City.  In light of recent tax legislation, planning is necessary to reduce federal income tax for distributors.  Tax rates will be increasing starting in January 2011, therefore now is the time to take advantage of some key tax saving opportunities.

As one of the largest accounting and business advisory firms in the Northeast, MWE is well-qualified to offer advice in this area.  And according to recent tweets by @MaximumComputer, Section 179 will also be discussed at this event.  As part of the “Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act” of 2010 that extended the enhanced Section 179 deductions of 2008/2009 into 2010, businesses can now write-off up to $250,000 of qualified equipment and software during the 2010 tax year.

Seating is limited, so anyone who is interested in attending this event is asked to register as soon as possible.

Maximum Computer Systems Uses YouTube to Explain Its Business

It’s nice to see Long Island-based technology systems integrator Maximum Computer Systems using YouTube to explain how it develops software solutions for the wholesale distribution industry.  While the nearly five-minute video is very informative, I would like to see future videos feature company executives, employees and existing clients talking about results that are being achieved thanks to MCS’ solutions.  This would allow potential clients to “meet” some of the personalities behind Maximum and help them better understand how their own companies may benefit from MCS’s offerings.

Take a look at the video below and let me know what you think.

Calling All IBM Business Partners on Long Island

By my count there are more than a dozen IBM Premier or Advanced Business Partners based on Long Island.  Some of them, like VAI, Future Tech Enterprise, and Nastel Technologies do a very good job with their public relations efforts and participate in social media activities like Twitter and blogging.  Companies like Vicom Computer Services and Maximum Computer Systems seem to be dipping their toes in the social media waters, but they could be doing more to engage with their clients and potential clients.

However, it would great if we knew more about companies such as The Ergonomic Group, Salmon LLC, ENI Systems, Software Engineering of America (SEA), ABC Services, KMR Systems, Progressive Technology Group and Computer Equipment Services.  I’m sure they are doing great work.  They just need to toot their own horns more and join in the conversations taking place in various social media networks.

If you work for or represent any of the IBM Business Partners mentioned here, please post a comment or send a note to michael[at]techsources[dot]com.  I would love to help spread the word about your accomplishments.

Maximum Computer Systems Earns IBM Premier Status

Congratulations to Long Island’s own Maximum Computer Systems ( for becoming an IBM Premier Business Partner and an IBM Agent for the State of New York.  As a Premier partner, MCS will actively participate with IBM in joint planning and development initiatives.

And as an IBM Agent for the State of New York, MCS can now sell IBM hardware to all state and local governments and educational institutions, broadening their market penetration and ability to sell to a new customer niche.