Avnet Technology introduces Professional Services for Microsoft System Center

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Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc.(NYSE: AVT), today announced that Microsoft System Center professional services are now available from Avnet in the UK. This coincides with Avnet becoming the only distribution company in the UK to achieve the Microsoft Gold Competency in virtualisation and management.

The company says that by combining best-of-breed Microsoft technology with Avnet’s professional services capability, Avnet business partners will benefit from an effective framework for introducing server management lifecycle best practices and more simple and flexible licensing models that save time and money for end-user customers. Avnet will work with its business partners to support SME and midsized organisations by offering a comprehensive range of services covering pre-sales consultancy, design, customisation, integration and support.

Taisha Betz, Microsoft business unit manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, UK, commented, “Today’s announcement rewards our investment in high quality training and reflects our commitment to adding real value to our business partners. Our dedicated team of professionals has the market knowledge, resources and technology know-how to help business partners offer much more than software licenses, namely the ability to implement large-scale, complex IT solutions and services that deliver tangible business value.”

Stephen Ennis, services business development director, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA, added, “Being the first IT solutions distribution company in the UK to gain the Microsoft Gold Competency in virtualization and management is a truly remarkable achievement. Our comprehensive services portfolio enables business partners to rapidly enter and capitalise on the high growth virtualisation market. This portfolio is complementary to our business partners and augments their own in-house services.”