Avnet Intros 3 New Services

Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of Avnet Inc., today announced three new services offerings for the U.S. and Canada: Healthcare Provider Portal, Middleware Infrastructure Automation, and Social Business in the Cloud.

These services, the first made available through Avnets recent acquisition of Ascendant Technology, are designed to broaden partners capabilities, lower barriers to entry and accelerate complete data-center solution sales for Avnets IBM channel partners.

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,” said Fred Cuen, senior vice president and general manager of IBM Solutions of Avnet Technology Solutions in the Americas. Our IBM partners can now immediately leverage this new alignment to expand their own end-to-end services, enhancing their customers satisfaction while maximizing new margin opportunities."

Built on open standards-based IBM software solutions, Avnets Healthcare Provider Portal allows providers to serve all of a constituents varying, yet integrated needs through a single interface that delivers a highly personalized experience on an integrated platform, the company said.

With Avnets new Middleware Infrastructure Automation service, partners have a customizable framework that delivers centralized automation of installation and patching, configuration management, and application deployments on heterogeneous middleware platforms for their customers.

Social business and collaboration are typically line-of-business initiatives. Through Avnet, channel partners can now offer IBM collaboration and social components which will allow customers to start with a small, cloud-based pilot and scale up to a large production environment, or bring the social software on-premise once the pilot is complete.


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