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Riding the Information Wave: IoT and Big Data Analytics

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Apr 26, 2016 7:48:26 AM

Max Chan, Vice President, Global Information Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions Asia Pacific

There have been a number of exciting developments around the Internet of Things at Avnet lately.  First, we kicked off the calendar year 2016 announcing a newly created role of vice president, Internet of Things in the person of Eric Williams, who will steer the company’s global IoT strategy. The previous year, Tim FitzGerald who had led Avnet’s Cloud Solutions business, was appointed vice president of digital transformation. These key appointments underscore our steadfast commitment to investing in the right resources to capitalise on the opportunities in the rapidly growing IoT market.

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Topics: Analytics, Big Data, big data, business needs, Customers, data analytics, Data Management, Internet of Things (IoT), IoT, IT infrastructure

Effective security is more than an insurance policy - it’s a business enabler

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Feb 16, 2016 5:33:48 AM

Christian Curtis, sales director at Avnet Technology Solutions UK takes a look at how to sell the business benefits of IT security

Security is vital; the threat landscape has evolved beyond lone hackers or small groups breaching networks. Cyber crime is organised, it is big business and has spawned a huge underground economy. Attacks are often targeted, sophisticated and inherently malicious.

We understand and recognize that security is essential and that not everyone who wants to access a corporate network has good intentions, however, the doom mongering can be overwhelming. Security solution companies and channel partners could and should adopt a more positive approach to selling IT security. It is not an easy task and regular stories in the industry and by the media around high profile breaches tend to reinforce the fear and dread message in people’s minds. That said, selling security only on the merits of negativity seems counter-productive and unnecessary.

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Topics: business needs, Data Management, IT infrastructure, IT Security, Security

Now is the time to consolidate corporate data

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Apr 3, 2014 7:51:16 AM
Miriam Murphy, senior vice president, enterprise business group at Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA
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Topics: business needs, Data Center Solutions, Data Management, data storage, IT infrastructure

SaaS and the cloud: the channel should look to service provider models

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Apr 15, 2013 7:02:17 AM
Kevin Collins, Director Cloud Practice (EMEA)
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Topics: Cloud Computing, Cloud Services, Data Management, gartner, saas, software as a service

Converged infrastructure: how to address business challenges rather than talking tech

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Mar 25, 2013 6:53:09 AM
Evan Unrue, EMEA Technical Architect Team Leader (VCE)
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Topics: business growth, business needs, converged systems, Data Management, IT infrastructure, IT storage solutions

What does cloud mean for SMEs?

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Feb 28, 2013 4:47:04 AM
Kevin Collins, Director Cloud Practice (EMEA)
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Topics: Cloud Computing, Cloud Services, Data Management, IaaS, saas, SME, WAN

Waking up to the value in the IT estate: Are you sitting on a gold mine?

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Feb 1, 2013 6:58:45 AM
Simon Ellis, Director Estate Management Solutions and Services EMEA
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Topics: big data, CMDB, data analytics, Data Management, Estate Management, estate management, IT infrastructure, ITAM

The channel’s need for Open Source Sofware (OSS) strategy

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Nov 26, 2012 4:52:12 AM

 

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Topics: Data Management, IT distributor services, IT infrastructure, IT Software, open source strategy, software applications, software as a service, total cost of ownership

Healthcare – it’s time for the channel to make a difference

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Oct 31, 2012 11:17:53 AM

 

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Topics: big data, Data Management, gartner, healthcare solutions, HealthPath, improve patient care, IT channel, unstructured data

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