Avnet Technology Solutions Recognized as the HP Software Distributor of the Year for North America

  Avnet Technology Solutions Recognized as the HP Software Distributor of the
  Year for North America

Avnet Technology Solutions honored for empowering HP’s North American solution
                  providers to increase their software sales

Business Wire

TEMPE, Ariz. -- June 18, 2013

Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an
operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today that it was
selected as the HP Software Partner of the Year in the distribution category.
This honor celebrates Avnet’s overall performance in North American HP
software license sales through its solution provider community in 2012. As one
of HP’s largest enterprise distributors, Avnet worked closely with its HP
solution providers to enable them to solve their customers’ business
challenges with complete solutions designed for high-growth market
opportunities, such as those related to big data, cloud computing and

“Avnet accelerates the success of our HP solution providers by developing
unique programs, tools and resources that help them capitalize on software
market opportunities,” said Chris Swahn, vice president and general manager,
Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, HP Solutions group. “By providing our HP
solution provider community with complete solutions featuring software,
services and hardware, they have been able to distinguish themselves as
trusted advisors with their customers. We appreciate the strong partnership we
have with HP, and I commend my team and our solution providers for their
expertise and ability to solve customers’ business challenges with solutions
based on HP software.”

Avnet has a number of unique resources designed to help HP solution providers
increase their software sales and further hone their expertise in this market.
For example, Avnet developed Avnet Practice+ for Analytics^™, which equips HP
solution providers with a complete set of enablement and go-to-market
capabilities coupled with channel-friendly services. With these comprehensive
resources, HP solution providers can architect, implement and manage big
data-driven IT initiatives based on HP Vertica and HP Converged Infrastructure
Platforms. Additionally, Avnet introduced its first big data and analytics
solution available through this practice at HP Discover 2013, and this
solution includes an integrated, packaged offering of software, services and
hardware designed to help solution providers rapidly generate results for
their customers’ big data initiatives.

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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. The group serves customers and suppliers in the
Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US
$10.8 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2012. Avnet Technology
Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit

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 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 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion.
For more information, visit www.avnet.com.


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