Avnet Joins AWS Government Reseller Program, Partners With Information Builders

PRESS RELEASE — PHOENIX — February 14, 2017 Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) today announced that its Technology Solutions business can now provide solutions on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud to state and local government organizations and education institutions (SLED) through the AWS Authorized Government Reseller Program. Avnet partners can address their SLED customers’ needs through the award-winning Avnet Cloud Marketplace, which provides a one-stop shop for cloud service offerings and solutions. The AWS Authorized Government Reseller Program enables Avnet to resell AWS services to its public sector customers around the world. The program is designed for APN Consulting Partners who have built their AWS practice to include value-added solutions, services, or support, such as professional services and management of customer AWS deployments.

“Membership in the AWS Authorized Government Reseller program adds a valuable element to the Avnet Cloud Marketplace by giving our partners access to deliver innovative AWS cloud solutions,” said Sergio Farache, senior vice president of strategy and specialist business units for Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. “We can now give our partners a new set of resources and tools that allow them to quickly serve government customers and their unique workload needs, while providing them with solutions to better serve their constituents.”

Partners will be able to engage Avnet’s dedicated solutions specialists to develop complete AWS-based cloud solutions and navigate the unique needs of the SLED market and related regulations. Partners will also be able to access:{ad}

  • A secure web-based portal with functionality that enables resellers to simplify, track, manage and optimize AWS provisioning, usage and invoicing
  • Technical resources, account provisioning support, and monthly reporting
  • Dashboard and drilldown views across all accounts
  • Automated individual and aggregate account usage reporting
  • Multi-tier/multi-customer bill reporting
  • The ability to manage pricing and discounting by customer

Partners targeting the SLED market can further increase their skills through Avnet’s award-winning education services, which feature a wide variety of training and certification offerings. Specifically, Avnet is an AWS Authorized Training Partner that teaches IT professionals and business leaders how to deliver cloud-based solutions and applications. Partners can also offer this AWS training to their customers for additional revenue opportunities and to help ensure their customers get the most out of their new technology investments.

Avnet’s membership in the AWS Government Reseller Program builds upon Avnet’s solutions specialist approach to accelerate the channel’s abilities to capitalize on …


… next-generation technologies that are rapidly growing and defining the future of computing and the data center. Avnet also provides the channel with in-depth expertise in complementary technologies, including cognitive computing, data analytics, the data center, the internet of things (IoT), mobility, security and enterprise networking, and training and education.

For partners interested in learning more about Avnet’s Cloud Marketplace, please visit the Avnet Cloud Marketplace website, or contact your Avnet account representative. For specific information on this program, please visit the Avnet AWS Government Reseller Program webpage. For AWS-related training and education offerings from Avnet, please refer to the ExitCertified webpage for AWS Training.

To learn more about how Avnet can help partners grow their businesses, visit To become an Avnet partner, please visit the “Become a Partner” webpage.{ad}

About Avnet, Inc.
From components to cloud and design to disposal, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology globally by providing them with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products, services and solutions. For more information, visit

PRESS RELEASE — New York, NY – February 13, 2017 – Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, today announced it has partnered with Avnet’s Technology Solutions business unit through the Analytics Accelerator program. This partnership provides Avnet with access to resell the entire WebFOCUS BI and analytics portfolio from Information Builders and allows their partners to take advantage of the largest margin available for WebFOCUS sales to customers.

The Information Builders portfolio provides customizable, self-service analytics capabilities designed to operationalize insights throughout the organization. WebFOCUS has earned top positioning in numerous analyst reports for its unrivaled breadth and ability to deliver value, most recently with Ventana Research rating the company first overall in its 2016 Value Index for Mobile Analytics and Business Intelligence.

The Analytics Accelerator program provides Avnet’s partners with access to …


… this robust technology at an attractive price point, enabling them to give their customers a competitive advantage while simultaneously driving revenue. With the business analytics industry expected to reach $27 billion by 2021, Information Builders’ new partner program provides a strategic avenue for organizations to tap into this growing market.

Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders, said:

“The addition of Avnet to Information Builders’ Analytics Accelerator program extends our solutions to a new partner base, ensuring an array of new customers have a powerful framework for making the most of their information investments. All companies, regardless of size, should have the ability to analyze their existing data and make more informed decisions as a result. Our Analytics Accelerator program enables the customers of Avnet’s global resellers to do exactly that, allowing these partners to improve processes and deliver greater business value.”{ad}

Colin Blair, vice president of Data Analytics and IoT solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, said:

“Avnet continuously looks for strategic partnerships that drive business outcomes for our ecosystem. Adding the Information Builders’ Analytics Accelerator program to our data analytics and IoT portfolio will help us create new and compelling solutions for our partners to leverage data to deliver better value for their customers.”

About Information Builders
Information Builders provides solutions for business intelligence (BI), analytics, data integration, and data quality that help drive performance improvements, innovation, and value. Through one set of powerful products, we enable organizations to serve everyone – analysts, non-technical users, even partners, customers, and citizens – with better data and analytics. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched with thousands of organizations relying on us as their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with global offices, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.

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