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Avnet to distribute QLogic in the region

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Avnet Technology Solutions partnered with QLogic to offer its networking products like 10Gb Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and converged networking solutions throughout the MEA region. “This agreement emphasizes our commitment to the growing 10Gb Ethernet and converged networking markets and significantly strengthens our Fibre Channel offerings for storage networking,” said Henry Godwin, regional managing director, Avnet Technology Solutions, Middle East and Africa.

Avnet unveils its portfolio of digital signage solutions

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Global value added distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions unveiled its full range of digital signage solutions targeting value-added reseller (VAR) and embedded original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners in the Middle East region. As a part of its digital signage portfolio in the region, Avnet provides integrated, environmentally-friendly digital display solutions based on hardware and software from industry leaders, such as AOpen, ComQi, Matrox, Philips, PresTop and ViewSonic. Avnet helps its partners capitalize on the growing digital signage market by providing comprehensive solutions for specialized applications in vertical markets, such as aviation, entertainment, healthcare, hospitality and retail.

Avnet trains its channel partners in Saudi Arabia

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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.

Avnet launches its cloud based Demo centre

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Avnet Technology Solutions launched its first demo centre in Dubai based on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Platforms for its channel partners in the Middle East and North Africa region. The demo centre will works as a point of reference for companies that would like to understand the potential of Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud engineered systems. It will enable companies to experience the use of Oracle technologies by creating proof of concept designs and performance benchmarks based on the Oracle Exadata Database Machine or Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, a leading foundation for Cloud, to transform business requirements into a proven IT solution within an optimized, agile and risk mitigated environment.

Avnet takes “HP Networking Academy” to Iraq

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Leading value added distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions announced that it will hold “HP Networking Academy” in association with HP Networking division a special training program that is designed to enrich the skill set of channel partners and to update them on latest developments in Iraq. Fadi Bawab, Channel Manager Iraq, Avnet Technology Solutions, said, “Most of the existing channel trainings are held outside of Iraq. Due to high travel cost and existing visa issues this means that the majority of local channel partners and customers from Iraq miss out opportunities to update themselves with the latest technology. We believe that this academy will provide a great platform for many more local partners and end users to be on a par with rest of the region”.

Avnet promotes its key executives

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Avnet, Inc. recently announced that Steve Phillips, chief information officer, has been promoted to a corporate officer position of senior vice president for Avnet,, while, Graeme Watt the president of Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA will now be the new corporate vice president for Avnet. “These promotions reflect the substantial contributions each of these executives has made to the success of Avnet, our customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders,” said Rick Hamada, chief executive officer, Avnet, Inc. “By demonstrating exceptional performance in their respective areas of responsibility, Steve and Graeme have earned respect as leaders with a commitment to excellence.”

“HP 3PAR Academy” from Avnet

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Avnet Technology Solutions as part of it’s Value Add Program in the Middle East Region recently held a 2 day training program for its channel partners in the region on HP 3PAR Storage Solutions termed as on HP 3PAR Academy, designed specifically to help channel partners to capitalize on the fast-growing storage market that supports data center, virtualization, and cloud computing solutions.

Avnet clocks $6.43 billion in its first quarter

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Recently, world's leading IT distributor Avnet reported impressive numbers $6.43 billion worldwide sales for the first quarter results of the fiscal year 2012, which is an increase of 3.9% year over year. Avnet Technology Solutions experienced solid year over year improvements in profitability and returns during the quarter. Gross profit margin improved 75 basis points sequentially and 37 basis points year over year. In addition, operating income increasing 14.7% year over year, and operating income margin increasing 28 basis points year over year to 2.5%.

Avnet celebrates the Gitex spirit

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Leading IT solutions distribution, Avnet Technology Solutions recently celebrated the spirit of Gitex in the company of over 100 key channel partners, vendor partners and associates from across the Middle East region at the prestigious Armani Hotel, located in world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. The evening was presided over by the President of Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA, Graeme Watt, and supported by senior executives from Avnets key vendors, such as HP, Oracle, AMD, Enterasys and Motorola.

Henry Godwin to lead Avnet in the MEA region

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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 clocks a record breaking turnover

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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 runs Datacenter Efficiency workshops

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Avnet Technology Solutions, the leading Value Added Distributor in the region recently held a special training workshop Improving Datacenter Efficiency with Oracle for its Preferred Partners in Egypt, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. “Datacenter Efficiency” workshops were supported by Linux Plus Information LLC in Egypt, OMNIX Qatar Co in Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which had two different workshops found their support from National DataServe & Turnkey Solutions and Baud Telecom Company respectively.
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