On February 12th  and 13th   four  members  of the DISC  Board of Trustees  traveled to Chicago to visit  with  our  Insight Relationship Team at Insight’s distribution facility.   We met with  Insight  representatives,  toured  the Insight  fulfillment and distribution center, and met with  eight technology manufacturers about possible new blanket pricing agreements with  DISC.    We learned  about  various Insight  services  that  could be useful  to Arch! Dioceses, and all eight manufactures are now  open to further conversations about blanket pricing agreements for  the U.S. and Canada.   We also  expect to see all eight manufactures  displayed at  the ’04  DISC  conference  at  Colonial  Williamsburg in June.   Some have also  committed to sponsor certain member events at this  year’s conference.

This  trip  was  a tremendous success in terms of improving and expanding our  DISC  relationship with  Insight.  We also  have plans to have conversations with  more high-visibility technology vendors working through Insight.   We will keep the membership updated as we  learn about  new  Insight  services,  and advance our  products!pricing  conversations with  additional technology manufacturers.