May was a busy month for Data Analytics and IoT with conferences including IoT World, IBM Vision, Informatica World and SAP Sapphire. As industry leaders descended upon California and Florida, Tech Data was onsite to press the flesh, talk to customers, and gain a deeper understanding of business needs and use cases. To kick off the week of conferences, our Data Analytics and IoT Strategic Business Unit “took over” our…
Tech Data / Technology Solutions’ booth display at this month’s Dell EMC World 2017 had a decidedly aviation-esque theme. As a self-anointed airplane aficionado, the cutaway jet fuselage was one of my favorite event displays in recent memory. Our onsite “cabin crew” offered discussions and demonstrations focused on software-defined storage solutions and the journey to the hybrid-cloud and software-defined data center. Tech Data was a gold-level sponsor of Dell EMC…
Retail’s “Big Show” (the National Retail Federation Conference 2017) has come and gone. Having attended the show a dozen plus times in the past 20+ years, it’s been amazing to see the transformation in the show as retail itself has transformed. My early NRF memories were of point of sale and supply chain vendors exhibiting products to support store and warehouse processes. Mobile bar code scanners in the warehouse and…
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with food and football. But in addition to my two favorite “f’s,” I’m always reminded that this is the season of philanthropy– both giving thanks for what we have and giving our time to the community. We tend to get caught up in the regular hustle and bustle and forget that there are people less fortunate than us that may need…
Missed the event but still want to deliver next-generation security across the attack continuum to your customers? Check out our recap!
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.
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.
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.
Last month, the most innovative and brightest minds in the marketing industry gathered at the BMA15 national conference in Chicago to discuss innovative trends and best practices. Learn what 7 B2B trends they highlighted and how you can apply them to your marketing strategy.
No guts, no glory. Avnet Technology Solutions UK employee Paul Ayala steps out of the office and into the boxing ring for CRN Fight Night 2015 to represent Avnet and raise money for charity.
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.
Last week, The VAR Guy released their inaugural list of leaders who they believe impact and effect change in the channel: the Top 50 Channel Influencers of 2015. This list honors the channel’s most influential people, including two of Avnet’s own leaders.
Recently, Premera Blue Cross was hit with the second-biggest cyberattack in healthcare industry history, exposing the personal, financial and medical information of more than 11 million customers. Only six weeks before, Anthem announced that it had been victim of a breach subjecting nearly 80 million records of customers to exposure. Although these breaches are becoming more and more common in the healthcare industry, they’re nothing new.
Avnet CEO, Rick Hamada, Avnet Technology Solutions Asia Pacific president, William Chu and Avnet Technology Solutions vice president and general manager A/NZ, Darren Adams sit down with ARN’s Julia Talevski to talk about top priorities, the next wave of distribution, their challenges and how disruptive technologies such as Cloud, are influencing the pace of change in the market.
Often one of the biggest barriers to success for women in the channel is themselves, a panel of women executives said at the 2015 XChange Solution Provider in Dallas. In this recent article featured on CRN, Jessica Yeck, vice president of sales, HP Solutions, is featured discussing how she’s overcome some of these barriers and continues to succeed and lead by example in the channel.