"Magirus delivers powerful, flexible and cost-effective data center solutions from a breadth of suppliers, including Cisco, VMware and EMC. The acquisition of Magirus will significantly enhance our competitive position in Europe and the Middle East by expanding our suite of solutions in high-growth technologies.”
– Phil Gallagher, President, Avnet Technology Solutions, Global, on the pending acquisition of Magirus
"Avnet Cloud Services represents a paradigm shift for the IT channel in Asia Pacific and changes the basic assumptions of what IT distributors can offer.”
– Michael Costigan, VP, Marketing & Business Innovation, Avnet Technology Solutions, Asia Pacific
"This milestone ranking is a reflection of Avnet's long-term strategy to leverage our global scale and scope into local benefits for our partners.”
- Rick Hamada, CEO, Avnet, Inc. on Avnet’s entry into the FORTUNE Global 500
"We're pleased to deliver cloud and managed services to enterprise customers through Avnet's channel community because they have a proven ability to build an ecosystem of knowledgeable partners that understand end customers' business challenges."
– Jaywant Singh Rao, VP, Global Alliances, Savvis
"We're uniquely placed as a distributor, as we can aggregate our vendors' technologies and solutions along with our proprietary services and offer the channel the support they need to build a profitable cloud business.”
– Bennett Wong, VP, GM, Avnet Technology Solutions, ASEAN
SolutionsPath™ is helping organisations build customer-focused solutions and marketing skills as opposed to simply focusing on product training. By helping our partners better understand new market opportunities and gain sales expertise in new areas, we enable them to hit their business development goals and stay on top of new technology trends."
– Wayne Gratton, SolutionsPath™ Business Development Director, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA
"Avnet acquired Ascendant Technology for their advanced capabilities and expertise in delivering IBM software implementation services that are well positioned to help our partners profitably grow their businesses."
– Fred Cuen, SVP, GM, IBM Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas
“Partnering with Avnet was a simple decision, as we share a common ethos for delivering the very best solutions that drive customer loyalty and generate additional value for both the channel and the end customer.”
– Richard Gold, UK vice president, Riverbed
“Avnet's established technical expertise and new state-of-the-art demonstration facility, coupled with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, can provide customers with comprehensive and easy-to-manage IT solutions for their cloud and traditional IT environments.”
– Fadi Abdulkhalek, VP, Cluster Leader, Gulf States, Oracle (MENA region)
"Channel partners need expert resources to help them drive growth and increase profitability. Partners can leverage Avnet's professional services along with their HP ServiceONE knowledge to accelerate the sales process and win more business delivering data center solutions that align with customer strategies."
– Tracy Galloway, vice president, channel and attach sales Americas, Technology Services, HP
"The addition of Pepperweed Consulting will help our HP reseller partners deliver increasingly complex and customized IT solutions needed by customers in high growth markets such as government, healthcare, energy, financial and retail."
– Jeff Bawol, President, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas