Avnet Technology Solutions Unveils SolutionsPath Partner Enablement Program in Singapore

Avnet Technology Solutions Unveils SolutionsPath Partner Enablement Program in Singapore
Avnet delivers Storage Path in conjunction with IBM to enable business partners to accelerate growth on storage solutions
Singapore May 2, 2012-- Avnet Technology Solutions, a global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has expanded its SolutionsPath™ methodology in conjunction with innovative partner program aimed at extending technology expertise to support their channel ecosystem of partners.  The first part of this program, was the launch of Avnet StoragePath™ University which was held in Singapore in February.  
“We had an excellent turnout, with more than 40 people from our partner community attending.  The business partners stayed with us over the entire 2-day university program, which demonstrates the commitment and desire our partners have for the program. Using a combination of market and technology enablement sales training, StoragePath™ University provided the tools and education for business partners to achieve profitable growth opportunities, and strengthen their existing sales pipeline opportunities”, commented Derek Ewell, solutions manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Singapore.
Clement Chan, IBM Storage brand sales manager noted “Customers today want us to understand their industry-specific business needs. Avnet’s commitment to the reseller community combined with IBM's comprehensive storage portfolio ensures that our relationship and engagement with customers remains strong.”
“With the StoragePath™ University program from Avnet, we are able to leverage on Avnet’s dedicated technical resources and knowledge of their speakers. This will help us to accelerate our learning cycle in addressing customer needs. We are also impressed by the speakers knowledge and content over the two-day programs and the curriculum is very interesting and innovative”, said James Wong, Project Manager, STE-Info-Software Systems
Julie Lawandra, associate marketing director, Avnet Technology Solutions ASEAN said “Avnet offers an elevated partner experience built on a proven step-by-step approach to assessing the best growth market opportunities, and then working together to implement a solid plan of training, enablement and demand creation. The SolutionsPath™ partner program is designed to help partners develop solid solutions strategies, along with strategic marketing plans that accelerate their profitability, market share and business growth jointly with Avnet”.
About Avnet Technology Solutions 
As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers locally and around the world. For fiscal year 2011, the group served customers in more than 70 countries and generated US $11.5 billion in annual revenue. Avnet Technology Solutions (www.ats.avnet.com) is an operating group of Avnet, Inc.
About Avnet 
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 2, 2011, Avnet generated revenue of $26.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
Julie Lawandra
Associate Director (ASEAN), Marketing
Avnet Technology Solutions

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