IDC insight released detailing benefits of Tech Data’s acquisition of Avnet Technology Solutions

avnet techdata acquisition benefitsThere’s often a misconception that major change is a bad thing because the old way is “how we’ve always done it.” That’s one of the reasons why people feel uncertainty when it comes to acquisitions. In fact, they can be and usually are a positive event, particularly when the companies combining capabilities and talent are viewed as complementary to one another.

By now you’re probably aware that Avnet is selling its Technology Solutions (TS) business unit to Tech Data. With the closing of the transaction anticipated to occur shortly, IDC’s Pam Miller has recently published her perspective on the benefits of the acquisition.

Ultimately, Miller writes, “IDC believes that the combined company provides both Tech Data and Avnet TS capabilities and resources to achieve their core strategies and to scale their respective businesses, ultimately delivering greater profitability to its shareholders and significant advantages to partners and vendors.”

Partners can access the complete document for free on the Knowledge Network.

How might this acquisition affect partners?

In her report, Miller detailed major benefits for partners, including:

Expected improvement on product line breadth
With the combined line cards of both companies, partners can expand offerings and capabilities even further by creating and selling more complete, multi-vendor solutions to customers.

More opportunities for value-added services
Avnet and Tech Data are bringing together their respective high-volume and highly-focused distribution capabilities. This gives partners access to premiere enablement, lifecycle or renewal management and third-platform bundles, all to engage more with your customers.

Enhanced cloud marketplace
As both companies currently have its own cloud marketplace, the combination of the two could be extremely competitive with a seamless purchasing experience on a single invoice.

Download the full report

To read more about the acquisition benefits, including a separate list of benefits specifically for vendors and additional overview and insight on the overall deal, visit the Avnet Knowledge Network to download the document.

Laura Lentchitsky

Laura Lentchitsky

Marketing Communications Specialist at Avnet
​​​​​​As a seasoned storyteller and part of Avnet's marketing team, Laura Lentchitsky is responsible for developing content that takes hard-to-understand technical topics and translates them into enjoyable stories for readers. Her expertise focuses around Avnet's IT services capabilities in cloud, IT operations and management, IT asset management, and training and education. Laura's creativity and energy helps deliver Avnet's value proposition as a solutions provider and distributor in the IT industry to readers all over the globe. ​
Laura Lentchitsky

Posted by Laura Lentchitsky

​​​​​​As a seasoned storyteller and part of Avnet's marketing team, Laura Lentchitsky is responsible for developing content that takes hard-to-understand technical topics and translates them into enjoyable stories for readers. Her expertise focuses around Avnet's IT services capabilities in cloud, IT operations and management, IT asset management, and training and education. Laura's creativity and energy helps deliver Avnet's value proposition as a solutions provider and distributor in the IT industry to readers all over the globe. ​

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