Avnet’s new portal provides insight into service contract renewal

IT distributor Avnet is introducing a new tool to help solution provider and supplier partners more easily renew service contracts. Dubbed Avnet uRenew, the new portal provides a consolidated view into the status of their

Published on: March 31st, 2015 CDN Staff

Avnet Canada on Aruba, HP’s split and distribution partner of the year

LAS VEGAS -- As Hewlett-Packard Co. prepares to split into two companies -- HP Inc. with the printing and personal systems business and HP Enterprise with the software, hardware and services business --

Published on: March 18th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

The channel is about to prove that bald is beautiful

Rick Brown, the Canadian channel chief of NetApp Canada, is looking to recruit new partners, but not for his channel strategy. Instead he needs people to shave their heads clean. No that is

Published on: February 19th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

CDN Top Newsmakers for 2014: Anton Granic of Nutanix Canada

You could not ignore the buzz around software-defined network and storage in 2014. But in the same breath when customers and channel partners began to discuss vendor options the name Nutanix surfaced over

Published on: January 21st, 2015 CDN Staff

Avnet pushes mobile, analytics and e-commerce as new trends in retail

IT distributor Avnet says that mobile, analytics and e-commerce are three key areas of growth in the retail space in 2015, and at the National Retail Federation's Big Show 2015 outlined several new capacities

Published on: January 12th, 2015 Dave Yin

Avnet TS has a new president

Avnet, Inc. has promoted Patrick Zammit to serve as global president for Avnet Technology Solutions, one of two global operating groups within Avnet. Zammit replaces Phil Gallagher and was the president of Avnet

Published on: January 5th, 2015 CDN Staff

Avnet to help partners get into the cloud ACT

Companies accessing the cloud need better ways to assimilate cloud usage data and decipher bills, according to technology distributor Avnet. The value added distributor based in Tempe, Az., with its Canadian subsidiary in

Published on: November 17th, 2014 Dave Yin

Nutanix outlines channel strategy for Canada

Anton Granic, Nutanix Canada's senior director for the Canadian operation made it clear to CDN that the company's go to market business model is 100 per cent channel friendly. Granic added that he

Published on: October 21st, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Avnet to distribute Lenovo x86 line globally

Just days after Lenovo officially took over IBM’s x86 business unit; the hardware vendor has struck a deal with value added distributor Avnet Technology Solutions that would get it access to 40 markets

Published on: October 20th, 2014 CDN Staff

VMware banks heavily on distribution

San Francisco – Almost lost in VMware’s Software-Defined Enterprise (SDE) strategy was the role distributors will play in it. VMware has traditional worked with distributors using them as a supply chain early on

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Strong Americas demand fuels Avnet’s bottom line

Strong demand from the Americas fueled year-over-year organic growth for distributor Avnet Inc., which released its second quarter fiscal results Thursday. Avnet, the parent company which includes the Electronics Marketing and Technology Solutions

Published on: January 23rd, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Five opportunities to help retailers improve their e-commerce IT strategies

As online shopping becomes easier and more convenient for consumers, days like Cyber Monday have become just as crucial as Black Friday for retailers. This year, Shop.org, a digital commerce community for the

Published on: November 25th, 2013 Tony Vottima

SAP taps Avnet’s distribution expertise with analytics offerings

German business software vendor SAG AG is continuing its embrace of the channel through an expanded distribution agreement with value-added distributor Avnet Technology Solutions that targets the popular trend of big data and

Published on: October 15th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Avnet tells channel to shift to software

SAN ANTONIO, Tex.– Perhaps value-added distributor Avnet Technology Solutions really needed the raucous percussions and lively break-dancing moves of the B-boys from the performance band Rhythm Extreme to drive its message to partners

Published on: August 12th, 2013 Nestor Arellano