Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA launches Security & Networking Solutions Division
Multispecialist Avnet Technology Solutions has launched its Avnet Security & Networking Solutions (ASNS) division in the EMEA region. This will be supported by the opening of specialist technical and commercial ASNS Competence Centres in EMEA. Avnet's new division helps to further support its extensive portfolio of security and networking solutions and services. Industry analyst firm IDC predicts that market revenues will be in excess of $10 billion in the Network Security field by 2017, with a compound annual growth rate of 6.1% for the period 2012–20171. Avnet is addressing this significant market opportunity for partners to expand their existing business in this space. As an integral part of addressing this growth market for the channel, Avnet is opening its first EMEA ASNS Commercial Competence Centre in the Netherlands this quarter. The centre will act as an EMEA hub for delivering security and networking services and solutions across the region. These will be further backed up by Avnet’s local expertise in the field to provide comprehensive support in this highly complex and technical marketplace. "The launch of our new division in this high growth, strategic market for security and networking is a natural fit to complement our extensive EMEA partnerships in this space. By leveraging our resources, value-added services and skills we can help partners enter or expand in this complex marketplace, accelerating their time to market," commented Graeme Watt, president, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA. He added, "We will leverage existing talent within Avnet in addition to bringing in new, external specialist skills to deliver best-of-breed, value-added security and networking solutions in EMEA."
New Horizons joins Arrow's global training alliance for IBM Global Training
Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS has announced that New Horizons Worldwide recently joined Arrow’s global training alliance, a unique global learning ecosystem that makes IBM training available around the world, delivered in a consistent manner and based on local requirements. New Horizons operates more than 300 training centers in 70 countries and offers a wide range of technology, applications, and business skills training from basic application and desktop productivity tools to complex and integrated business systems. The addition of authorized IBM training from Arrow ECS to New Horizon's offerings will allow the company to provide even more training solutions to its customers. Arrow's global training alliance is being extended and adapted to local customer requirements on an ongoing basis. Arrow's dedicated IBM Global Training website, http://edu.arrow.com/ibm, is subject to continuous update regarding the latest regions and training added. Arrow and the members of Arrow’s global training alliance are in the process of implementing IBM Global Training in 130 countries. The scope of available training includes:
- IBM Systems training (i.e., IBM Power Systems, IBM PureSystems, IBM System Storage and Storage Networking)
- IBM System x and BladeCenter
- IBM System z
- Cloud Computing
- IBM Software Trainings (i.e., Business Analytics, Information Management, Collaboration, Product Lifecycle Management, Rational, Tivoli and WebSphere)
More Honeywell for Ingram Micro
Already working together since 2009 on Intermec products, Honeywell has decided to grant the DC/POS division of broadliner Ingram Micro official rights to distribute all its other, POS-related products in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, as well as through its sales agents throughout Eastern Europe and in Russia.
Tech Data adds 3,000 videogames to TD Activate-here ESD
American broadliner Tech Data has made its TD Activate-here an even more attractive way for retailers to offer instant availability of software at the point of sale by adding more than 3,000 games from more than 200 leading publishers available via its market-leading electronic software distribution (ESD) service. The addition of popular PC gaming titles from publishers such as 2K Games, Activision, Rockstar Games, SEGA, Square Enix and Ubisoft, adds a new dimension to TD Activate-here, making it a viable one-stop shop for retailers that want to offer a wide range of software packages to customers in store and at the point of sale. It is also a further sign of Tech Data's strategic commitment to ESD as the key method of software delivery in the future. Since its launch in July 2011, TD Activate-here has become the leading ESD service in the European IT channel, with more than 20,000 customers making use of the system. The games are being offered by Tech Data through a distribution agreement with French global digital commerce-as-a-service distributor Nexway. Tech Data utilizes the Nexway Digital Catalog Web Service to deliver up-to-date marketing information for all digital titles (including running publisher promotions such as game pre-orders, recommended up-sells and cross-sells, latest visuals, and more). TD Activate-here is available in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the USA.
Avnet Memec appointed as European distributor for e2v
Semiconductor specialist Avnet Memec has extended its distribution agreement with e2v. The new agreement will allow Avnet Memec to provide support throughout Europe for the e2v high-reliability Aerospace and Defence products, through its offices in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and UK.