But Seriously, What’s a GSA Schedule Contract? 7 Things You Need to Know

Avnet GSA Schedule
May 25, 2015

You can’t dabble in the marketplace, it’s too reactionary – And being reactionary in the marketplace doesn’t build you a sustainable go to market or business strategy within the public sector. You have to treat it as if it is an economy within itself. A GSA Schedule contract transcends all of this – Here are 7 things you need to know in order to benefit.


Blue Bean Bag Brigade – EMC World 2015 Recap

EMC World 1
May 18, 2015

Didn’t have a chance to make it to EMC World 2015 this year? From blue bean bags and human foosball, to EMC VSPEX BLUE and the Solutions Arcade, Avnet’s Wally Campbell has you covered on the must-sees from the entertaining and educational conference held May 4–7 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.


3 Ways To Get the Most out of AWS (and still optimize your costs)

Cloud AWS
May 14, 2015

Typically we see customers who are very eager to begin leveraging the flexibility and configurability that AWS offers right away — and as such, start to grow their footprint rapidly. What I don’t always see from these same customers, is a plan on how to optimize and manage this explosive growth once they’ve reached it. Here are 3 tips on how to get better control of your growing cloud footprint, while also optimizing the resources you are consuming to minimize spend.


How to Meet Customers’ Expectations of Next-Generation Networks

May 12, 2015

As IT infrastructures continue to evolve in the direction of virtualization and cloud computing, it is critically important that every organization that is selling, buying or building networks is aware of the impact that this will have on their customers, and as a VAR, it’s important to understand how this will change your end users’ expectations as well.


My First 100 Days as President of Avnet Technology Solutions

May 7, 2015

Patrick Zammit was recently appointed as the new President for Avnet Technology Solutions. He brings to the table his over 20 years’ experience in the electronics business in Europe and he’s now overseeing the entire Technology Solutions team across the globe. Read more about his first 100 days, the challenges and changes he sees in the near future as well as his priorities for 2015.


Embracing the Cloud

May 5, 2015

Timothy Chou has been a leader in bringing enterprises to the cloud since 1999, when he began his tenure as President of Oracle On Demand. Since leaving Oracle he returned to Stanford University and started the first course on cloud computing. In this guest blog, Chou discusses how the channel must embrace the next wave of technology.