Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distributor and an operating group of Avnet, Inc., today announced a new training programme for Avnet partners in the UK. SolutionsPath™ Fundamentals is designed to help business partners understand the terminology and basics of leading high-growth markets so they can quickly identify new opportunities.
SolutionsPath Fundamentals consists of training modules covering 13 technology and two business areas that give partners the flexibility to attend quarterly or biannual face-to-face training sessions or to study online. With the focus on hot topics such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Cloud Computing and Virtualised Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), SolutionsPath Fundamentals aims to educate Avnet business partners on the latest trends and encourages them to share vital knowledge with their own teams. The result will be employees who are better equipped to recommend tailored business solutions that solve customer challenges irrespective of technology.
Laura Harman, sales director, Avnet Technology Solutions, UK, commented, “Today, organisations are looking for more than just technical expertise. By working closely with Avnet and exploiting the full potential of the SolutionsPath methodology, our business partners will learn how to add real value to the latest technology areas, giving them the confidence they need to deliver solutions that tangibly meet their customers’ business objectives. Ultimately, closer customer engagement will positively impact business partners’ performance, helping them achieve growth targets and tap into some of the most rapidly expanding markets in the industry.”
As part of the SolutionsPath Fundamentals training programme, Avnet has scheduled nearly 50 two-hour sessions over the next 15 months. Each session follows a standard format to educate partners on the relevance of the technology area, its application in a customer environment and the acronyms and terminology associated with it. The sessions, delivered by Avnet’s experienced team of solutions development managers at Avnet offices in Bracknell and Leeds, are supported by a comprehensive range of online materials. Avnet will broadcast each session via a secure webcast to enable interactive participation for remote delegates, backed up with a compressed version participants can share directly with customers.
Harman added, “Avnet’s new programme addresses the crucial issue of training across the entire channel. It is relevant for business partner employees wishing to be knowledgeable in growth technology areas or business basics, whether they are new to the IT market, looking to expand their skill set or in need of a refresh on the latest topics in the market. We are actively promoting the sharing of knowledge and building a pipeline of bright new talent who will support the development of the channel in the future.”
Avnet has introduced four technology practices that support the SolutionsPath methodology: Storage and Data Management; Datacentre Optimisation and Virtualisation; Unified Communications, Collaboration and Mobility; and Cloud Computing. Each practice has dedicated resources with the market knowledge required to deliver the training and expertise needed to effectively create solutions, combining technologies and services to solve the business problems and IT challenges facing companies today.