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June 2017

5 Top Tips on preparing for the GDPR
Zubair Ismail
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Healthy Water — How can IoT help to reduce the risk of Legionnaires disease?
Most healthcare professionals and facilities managers know all too well the risks of Legionella; a pathogenic bacterium found commonly in water supplies. The problem is that, under certain conditions, including temperature and incubation, bacteria can grow and replicate to dangerous levels of concentration. If Legionella bacteria is present in a sufficient concentration, something as simple as turning on a tap or a shower can cause the bacteria to be air bound in tiny water droplets. If inhaled, the bacteria can cause a potentially fatal form of pneumonia, known as Legionnaires disease.
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A new report and 3 ways Technology Solutions can help you maximise on converged infrastructure opportunities
Catherine Dillon
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May 2017

Server sprawl or virtual machine sprawl – a software defined data centre (SDDC) makes sense
Tom Ellis
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From CV to DC – 5 Reasons why digital credentials are the next generation
Richard Whitson, Academy Business Development Manager, Azlan + Technology Solutions, UK, explains why digital credentials or badges are the future when it comes to acknowledgement of skills and experience.
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April 2017

When it comes to cloud it is horses for courses: 5 ways to pick a winner
Christian Curtis
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The difference between backing up and archiving data – and why it matters to your customers
Mark Harden
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Sitting on the sidelines when it comes to IoT? 3 ways to get in the game
Craig Smith
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3 important considerations for the booming IoT market in 2017
IoT is one of the latest and most buzz-worthy acronyms to enter the technology scene in the last year. IoT, or the Internet of Things, is a term for the concept of embedding computing devices like sensors into everyday objects to allow those objects to send and receive data.
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March 2017

IoT Security - Five must knows
Danny Yeowell
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The significance of certified training in a competitive partner landscape
Stephen Ennis
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Converged Infrastructure: 5 reasons to get off the fence, and fast Technology Solutions, formerly a division of Avnet and now a part of Tech Data
Evan Unrue, converged infrastructure lead, Technology Solutions, EMEA
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Security Success Story Video - Fighting malware with secure endpoints in under 30 days
Together Avnet and Insight developed a solution that can secure customer endpoints in less than a month, protecting them from malware and other cyber-attacks. David knew teamwork was the answer as “no one expects any one partner to be able to do it all by themselves.”
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February 2017

Earn training revenue without the hassle
Richard Whitson, Academy Business Development Manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, UK, says it’s time to make training an intrinsic part of solutions selling and it’s really very simple with Avnet’s new incentive programme
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Cloud-based Services: what’s holding you back?
Christopher Wright, cloud business development manager, Avnet Technology Solutions UK, says it’s time for the channel to think positive and reap the full benefits of cloud computing.  Avnet’s Cloud Marketplace may well be the answer.  
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January 2017

Middleware and the Cloud, Turning Existing Middleware Investment into a PaaS
Middleware has been a foundation of modern web-based applications for a long time now. Middleware has evolved substantially over the years and has provided a platform for developers to develop rich distributed applications. In today’s world the richest of applications can all be easily accessed via the web and can scale to accept millions of connections, thanks in large part to middleware.  There are a variety of middleware types from application servers to message oriented middleware, all working together to provide a platform upon which developers can develop and scale applications.
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Avnet Helps UK Business Partners to Maximise IoT Opportunities with the Creation of a New Partner Ecosystem
Bracknell, UK – January 19, 2017 – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, has created an ecosystem that drives active collaboration to enable partners to unlock end-to-end opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT) market. Avnet partners will be able to minimise barriers to entry, carve out new revenue streams and seize opportunities to deliver end-to-end IoT solutions by fostering relationships through the ecosystem with business partners that offer complementary products and services. To launch this initiative, Avnet is hosting a ‘Monetising IoT event’ created in partnership with Cisco, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM and Informatica, on Wednesday 25th January at Avnet’s offices in Bracknell.
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Analytics: 3 reasons for the channel to wise-up
Ian Belton, Sales Director Analytics, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA, explains how analytics is driving new opportunities
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When it comes to security, building a bigger wall is not the only answer – five steps to cyber resilience
Danny Yeowell, Security and Networking Business Unit Manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, UK, considers the steps towards cyber resilience and the opportunity that security, as a business enabler, presents to the channel.
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December 2016

Avnet 2017 predictions
From Marcus Adae, VP Strategic Suppliers at Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA
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Respond faster to threats with scalable security capacity and disaster recovery
Enable businesses to respond faster to threats with scalable security capacity and disaster recovery
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Every cloud has a silver lining: Why now is the time for the channel to take advantage of cloud computing
Today we are seeing cloud computing spreading across the IT landscape, offering businesses the benefits of scalability, speed and accessibility, says Michael Fischermanns, vice president cloud solutions at Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA.
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November 2016

It’s time to take a look at all flavours of flash
Mike Fearon, Storage Leader, Avnet Technology Solutions UK gives his five Top Tips for getting started with Flash Storage
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Why engage with Amazon Web Services through Avnet?
Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses all over the world. Add to that Avnet’s successful solution-driven strategy and deep channel knowledge, and the result is a winning combination all around. AWS gives instant access to worldwide storage and compute options, as well as additional services. Even better, you only pay for what you use and for the time you use it.  
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Alternative positions for growth by consolidating distribution of IT products through Avnet
Founded in 1994, Alternative has seen significant growth to become one of the leading managed service providers in the UK, capable of delivering the full range of services “from device to data centre”. Assessed by MSPMentori as one of the largest MSPs in EMEA, Alternative has capabilities across mobile, fixed line connectivity, unified communications, networking and IT services, bringing a strong convergence capability to thousands of UK midmarket organisations. Alternative consolidates all aspects of its portfolio through a single management platform called Synapse, providing a strategic, consolidated approach and making it easy for customers to consume IT products and services.
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