Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces SolutionsPath ISV Acceleration Program in India

Program designed to help ISVs take applications to market more quickly and at a lower cost.

Mumbai, India, April 23, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Avnet Technology Solutions, the leading technology solutions distribution company and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today launched “SolutionsPath ISV Acceleration” in India under its SolutionsPath practice. The program will help build a collaborative relationship between Avnet and its independent software vendors community, offering tools and support resources designed to help ISVs take applications to market more efficiently.

"Under this program, ISVs can take advantage of our infrastructure solutions skills and our reseller partner ecosystem to complement their vertical market offerings, which will help them deliver more value to their customers and incrementally grow their business," said Naresh Desai, general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, India.

This program offers Avnet’s customers the resources to help grow their business by way of joint marketing initiatives, go-to-market strategies and support needed to integrate ISV applications and products on various infrastructure platforms. The Avnet SolutionsPath ISV Acceleration program track is a fully integrated component of the Avnet Partner Program.

As a solutions distributor, Avnet has expanded beyond traditional distribution support services to give its partners innovative practices such as VirtualPath, which was launched in April 2010. Avnet’s proven SolutionsPath methodology helps partners quickly and cost effectively attain solution-selling specialization and profit from high-growth technology and market opportunities. SolutionsPath assists partners in identifying technology opportunities and growth markets, gaining knowledge and skills to prepare business for success cost effectively, and accelerating solution selling.

About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver effective solutions that address the business challenges of their end-user customers locally and around the world. For fiscal year 2010, the group served customers in more than 70 countries and generated US $8.19 billion in annual revenue. Avnet Technology Solutions (www.ats.avnet.com) is an operating group of Avnet, Inc.

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 in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year end July 3, 2010, Avnet generated revenue of $19.16 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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