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)
FVC signs agreement with Elitecore
Network and telecom VAD FVC has signed a partnership agreement with Elitecore, a provider of Wi-Fi service management, for its 24 Online, a wireless hotspot Management solution allowing customers to monetize their wireless infrastructure. The agreement enhances FVC's networking portfolio and strengthen its mobility offering to the enterprise sector in the African continent (except South Africa). Elitecore selected FVC for its extensive reach across Africa through regional partner base in the continent and its offices in Kenya, Egypt, Morocco and Nigeria. Elitecore will support FVC with its sales, pre sales and marketing teams. There are plans for joint road shows to help FVC partners realise the full potential of the product’s revenue generating opportunities both for the partners and their customers. In addition to brand awareness activities, both companies will introduce and conduct partner certification programmes in order to give them the necessary expertise and confidence.
ASBIS extends its SanDisk solid state drives offer
Broadliner ASBIS has gained a distribution of the client based SSD products from SanDisk. As a consequence of the market competitive dynamics and in compliance with vendor's internal product strategy, ASBIS attained a valuable Retail supplement to the contract signed with SanDisk for Commercial SSDs on January 1, 2014. From now on ASBIS product portfolio contains the complete wide-ranging assortment of SanDisk data storage solutions both Commercial and Retail. According to the negotiated stipulation ASBIS is commencing deliveries of the client based SanDisk SSD products starting the third quarter of 2014 in Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates.
Esquire sees sense in Hisense
Hisense, an electronics and white goods manufacturer, has signed South African broadliner Esquire Technologies as a distributor for southern Africa. The distributor will list Hisense LED TVs, smartphones, tablets in its catalog.