Avnet Technology Solutions recently held a series of training programs in association with HP to enhance the skill sets of channel partners and update them on latest technology trends in the market. In association with HP Networking (HPN), Avnet ran training workshops on networking solutions in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar, where it gave an overview of HP Networking products besides providing sales and technical training to partners on HP Networking products and solutions.
Leading Value added Distributor Avnet Technology Solutions, today announced the appointment of Henry Godwin as their new regional director for the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Godwin will be responsible for the strategic direction of Avnet Technology Solutions in the region. Godwin will report to Graeme Watt, President of Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA.
Avnet, one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology in the world, closed its fiscal year 2010-2011 on a happy note by clocking a turnover of $26.5 billion, while operating income growing 1.4 times faster than revenue to over $1 billion for the first time. The year 2011 saw Avnet adding more than $7 billion in its revenue basket through a combination of mergers and acquisitions, and organic growth. The company achieved this performance while making significant investments in acquisitions and integrating them into the business.
Avnet Technology Solutions, a global distributor leader and part of Avnet, Inc has extended its focus on the fast growing African market by investing heavily in the resources with a dedicated team of highly skilled sales, technical, financial and marketing professionals to expand its footprint across the continent. Avnet is also expanding its portfolio of products, solutions and services for solution providers on the African continent. A recent IDC forecast states that IT spending on the African continent will grow by 10% to touch US$ 25 Billion in 2011. South Africa is expected to grow by 7.5% in 2011, while Egypt will continue to grow rapidly at over 15% and the spending in the rest of Africa will grow at 12% to go past US$ 10 Billion in 2011.
Avnet Technology Solutions signed an distribution agreement with HP, to distribute networking products in the Middle East, including Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen. As an authorised value-added distributor for HP’s networking products, Avnet will be responsible for providing HP’s reseller partners with sales and technical enablement, logistics and operational support, and programs and services to develop business growth opportunities in the region. In addition to this support, Avnet is investing in channel initiatives and will hold a series of road shows aimed at growing the market for HP networking solutions. Avnet will also offer training and educational programs designed to further increase the data center and networking skills of its channel partners across the region.