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How to Survive on Two Hours of Sleep and Still Learn Something at AWS re:Invent 2015

If this is your first AWS re:Invent conference, be prepared to be amazed. If it’s your fourth, well you know the drill. Either way, as you’re getting ready to embark on the journey to Las Vegas for this year’s AWS re:Invent, make sure you read Cloud Architect Eric Holler’s unconventional advice on how to survive on two hours of sleep, and still learn something at AWS re:Invent 2015.

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Avnet Celebrates Partnership with VH1 Save the Music

For the second year in a row, Avnet was a proud sponsor of the VH1 Save the Music Foundation which is dedicated to ensuring music instruction is part of the core curriculum in schools across the nation. On Tuesday, September 15th, the Avnet IBM Solutions Group joined VH1 Save the Music Foundation at an in-school celebration at Judson High School in Converse, Texas where they would receive the award of a VH1 Keys + Kids piano grant to the school’s music program.

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The 5 Requirements for Application Services in a Software-Defined Data Center

The world of applications is expanding. Mobile, microservices, and, sooner rather than later, the Internet of Things are creating explosive growth of applications that in turn are driving demand for DevOps and Software-Defined Data Center models. Here are the five key requirements for services to both fit in and enable the transition from a traditional data center to a software-defined, more cloudy, data center model.

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The Periodic Table of Mobile

Do you remember when you were a student in school and the teacher asked what water was comprised of? Everyone would yell hydrogen and oxygen!

Well, the same can be said for the world of mobile. If someone asked what is a Mobile As A Backend Service (MBaaS) comprised of? Hopefully everyone would yell Service Integration, Security Policy, Data Integration and Reporting for example! Ok, perhaps they wouldn’t yell with the same level of excitement, but a techie can dream, can’t he?

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21st Century Energy and the Increased Risk to Energy Information

Energy and utilities face a multifaceted security challenge. The industry must secure customer, exploration, refinery and business operation data, as well as general access and identity management. In the energy industry, as more and more access points become available, anyone from a rogue employee to foreign countries looking to cripple the U.S. grid is seen as a potential attacker.


Avnet CIO Now Stands in CIO Magazine’s Hall of Fame

Working in the highly complex IT industry requires a special breed of individual; one who is intelligent, dedicated and passionate about technology and innovation. But once in a while, you find yourself surrounded by someone that goes beyond these traits and are proactively making a difference in the marketplace.

At Avnet, we’re fortunate to have Steve Phillips, who has just been inducted into IDG’s CIO Hall of Fame.