Bracknell, UK – 10 June 2015 – Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), has launched a CloudReady™ Programme in the UK.

The new initiative is designed to provide Avnet business partners with the tools and knowledge required to evolve their cloud strategy. To launch the programme, Avnet is hosting a partner briefing created in conjunction with HP and VMware, on Tuesday 16th June at the Coppid Beech Hotel in Bracknell, Berkshire.
Entitled “Future-Proof Your Cloud Proposition,” the briefing will reveal the latest findings from industry research and provide delegates with top tips on how to future-proof their own IT strategy. Industry analyst IDC will present the results from its latest end-user surveys of buyers’ attitudes and priorities. Cloud specialists from HP, VMware and Avnet will address the major challenges facing IT service providers today and answer some of the most commonly asked questions around HP and VMware cloud solutions.
Christian Curtis, sales director, Avnet Technology Solutions, UK, commented, “We are fast approaching the time when the cloud will simply be the new way business is done and IT is provisioned. However, the reality is that many end-users and channel organisations are not geared up for the change. IT management are often battling against complex, inflexible systems and infrastructure capacity limitations that compromise their ability to deliver a timely and competitive service to their customers. Meanwhile the channel is looking to broaden its capabilities by selling beyond products and break-fix services by offering cloud solutions and managed services that add business value, minimise financial risk and build recurring revenue streams.”
In addition to the research from IDC, there will be a series of business-led presentations on how cloud solutions can help boost competitive advantage and enable business partners to respond quickly and efficiently to increased and constantly changing service demands.
Curtis concluded, “By working closely with supplier partners such as HP and VMware and applying Avnet’s SolutionsPath™ methodology, we are perfectly positioned to enable our business partners to take the right evolutionary steps to deliver a seamless service to their customers while keeping ahead of the competition. This briefing is an opportunity for business partners and supplier partners to network, share ideas and gain insight into what the future holds. The next step will be for us to develop joint business plans to support our partners’ new goals and strategies.”
For further information and to register for the 16th June 2015 event, please visit the Avnet UK website.


About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions transforms technology into business solutions for customers around the world. It collaborates with customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the changing needs of end-user customers. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $11.0 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2014. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit

About Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit

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