Distributor Avnet has announced today that it has invested £300,000 to enhance their Resource centres in its Bracknell and Warrington locations. The technology enhancements make Avnet one of the first distributors in the UK to showcase the complete Avaya product portfolio.
The technology refresh incorporates the Avaya Flare Experience backed up by installations of Communications Manager, Communications Server 1000 and application servers, all underpinned by Avaya’s Data and WLAN Technologies. Avnet has also taken the opportunity to install a number of IP Office 500 units to enable IP Office sales and technical training courses to be presented in Bracknell and Warrington. Avaya’s Agile Communications Environment will be installed in the next few months.
Commenting on Avnet’s investment, Tony McNish, Avaya business unit manager, Avnet Technology Solutions UK, said, “There is a real buzz in the channel around the new collaboration and communication portfolio that is the Avaya Flare Experience, and as the only distributor with the infrastructure to showcase all of the latest Avaya technologies, our partners are able to get ahead of the game. The enhanced Avnet demonstration facilities, combined with our team of highly experienced technical and commercial specialists, give our partners access to a combination of otherwise inaccessible resources that will help them accelerate business success.”
Avnet has invested heavily in all areas of the Avaya portfolio since being awarded the full distribution contract. Having almost tripled the size of its Avaya team through the expansion of its established enterprise team and the addition of SMB specific resources.