Avnet Hall-Mark to Roll Out New Partner Programs

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Avnet Hall-Mark<, the branded enterprise distributor will announce new and expanded services for Hewlett-Packard resellers at its Avnet Enterprise Partner Summit in Phoenix this week.

Avenet Hall-Mark Inc., the branded enterprise distributor will announce new and expanded services for its Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. (HP) resellers at its Avnet Enterprise Partner Summit in Phoenix from December 7th to 10th.

Three key announcements include:

  • The introduction of a new vertical market program, focused on industries such as healthcare, manufacturing and finance, to help resellers capitalize on new opportunities.

  • A new service designed to make it possible for resellers to reduce the cost of demonstrations, allowing them to conduct more and maximize their sales potential.

  • The expansion of Avnet Hall-Mark's Networked Storage Advisor service which will make it more efficient for resellers to perform complete storage assessments.

    The Summit will focus on the needs of Hewlett-Packard partners. More than 200 HP-focused VARs, integrators and suppliers are expected to attend the three day summit. Panel sessions will focus on HP's strategic directions, opportunities in the enterprises, and new directions in 2004.

    Carol Ellison is editor of eWEEK.com's Mobile & Wireless Topic Center. She has authored whitepapers on wireless computing (two on network security–,Securing Wi-Fi Wireless Networks with Today's Technologies, Wi-Fi Protected Access: Strong, Standards-based Interoperable Security for Today's Wi-Fi Networks, and Wi-Fi Public Access: Enabling the future with public wireless networks.

    Ms. Ellison served in senior and executive editorial positions for Ziff Davis Media and CMP Media. As an executive editor at Ziff Davis Media, she launched the networking track of The IT Insider Series, a newsletter/conference/Web site offering targeted to chief information officers and corporate directors of information technology. As senior editor at CMP Media's VARBusiness, she launched the Web site, VARBusiness University, an online professional resource center for value-added resellers of information technology.

    Ms. Ellison has chaired numerous industry panels and has been quoted as a networking and educational technology expert in The New York Times, Newsday, The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio's All Things Considered, CNN Headline News, WNBC and CNN/FN, as well as local and regional Comcast and Cablevision reports. Her articles have appeared in most major hi-tech publications and numerous newspapers and magazines, including The Washington Post and The Christian Science Monitor.

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