The Software-defined Data Center Explained: Part I of II


The traditional data center is being challenged harder than ever to keep up with the pace of change in business and technology.

Three recent megatrends—the growth of data and data analytics, the rise of cloud computing and the increasing criticality of technology to the operations of many businesses—have shown that legacy infrastructures are too inflexible, too inefficient and too expensive for a growing number of businesses.

In this first of two posts on this topic, we’ll briefly recap the evolution... View Article

Avnet Recognized as #4 on 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100


Last week we received a bit of exciting news: Avnet has been ranked #4 on InformationWeek’s 2015 Elite 100 top technology innovators due to the launch of our cloud-based technology training platform that is the foundation for Avnet Academy.

Avnet came up with the idea for the training system through our Magirus acquisition in late 2012. Magirus had a registration and course delivery system already in place, focused on VMware training.

We began looking for ways to scale... View Article

INFOGRAPHIC: How Safe Are Your Passwords?

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A quick review of SplashData’s 25 Most Common Passwords of 2014 shows how vulnerable so many of our systems and data still are to this day, relying on little more than “security through obscurity.” 

With nothing but a few characters keeping your identity and sensitive personal and financial information from would-be thieves and hackers, it’s important that those passwords remain as secure as possible.

In the infographic below, we’ve listed five important questions to ask to ensure that your... View Article

VIDEO: IT & Talent Management Trends (Part I of II)

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Talent Management is the #1 priority for corporate executives in 2015, according to a survey conducted by The Conference Board.

As companies of all sizes compete for talent around the world, many are increasingly relying on IT and HR working together to help attract, retain and develop the best and brightest.

To find out how Talent Management is evolving in the global enterprise on 2015, I sat down for a... View Article