Avnet Technology Solutions Helps Partners Tap the Growing Software as a Service Market with OneTech Hosted Exchange Services
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Avnet Technology Solutions, a value-added distributor of enterprise computing products, embedded subsystems, software and services, and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), today unveiled its first offering for the Software as a Service (SaaS) market -- OneTech Hosted Exchange Services. These newly announced services provide email messaging based on a reliable and scalable platform and will be available through Avnet’s value-added reseller partners.
Avnet’s OneTech Hosted Exchange solution is an integrated messaging management service that uses Microsoft Exchange Server to deliver enhanced security, storage and administrative functions under a central policy. The services include hosted mailboxes, highly secure mail delivery, compliance, filtering and oversight, message archiving, message availability, mobile device support, and anti-spam and anti-virus protection. Avnet’s OneTech Hosted Exchange Services are designed to help partners expand their service portfolios, gain incremental revenue and enter the rapidly emerging SaaS market, without the significant upfront costs of developing these types of services in house.
’Email is a business-critical application for companies of all sizes; however, managing an email system within today’s high demand environments and federal regulations is quickly becoming overwhelming,’ said Jack Morris, vice president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, Technology & Market Solutions. ’This presents tremendous opportunities for partners to serve as trusted advisors to their customers by helping them resolve the key business challenges around email management. Our partners will be able to further grow their services businesses with Avnet’s OneTech Hosted Exchange Services, while providing a reliable, secure and cost-effective email management alternative for their customers.’
Designed for today’s governance-focused environment, OneTech Hosted Exchange Services ensure federal regulatory compliance around retention, content filtering and data encryption. Avnet’s OneTech Hosted Exchange Services also feature audit trails to track access and amendments to all records, Intelligent Content Analysis (ICA) to offer accurate detection of potential email-based violations, and archiving for e-Discovery and litigation support.
’Hosted email management services provide customers with tangible business advantages by eliminating overhead and capital costs, and freeing up resources to focus on revenue-driving applications,’ said Rob Anderson, CEO, Pinnacle Business Systems, Inc. ’Avnet’s OneTech Hosted Exchange Services provide us with all the tools and resources needed to meet and exceed our customers’ email management requirements.’
OneTech Hosted Exchange Services leverage industry-leading data centers that feature high availability, redundancy and security. These services offset the risks, costs and complexity related to email management, and leave full transparency, control and control with the customer.
’Small-to-mid-sized businesses experience many of the same email management challenges as larger enterprises, however they lack the resources available to support user demands,’ said John Zanni, managing director of Worldwide Hosting for Microsoft Corp. ’By offering hosted Microsoft Exchange from Avnet as a service, value-added resellers can provide their customers with Microsoft’s industry-leading software in a cost-effective and highly secure manner.’
Avnet’s OneTech Hosted Exchange Services is one of the messaging solutions available through OneTech Managed Services offerings. Avnet’s OneTech Managed Services also include fully managed services, partially managed services, database administration, application support, remote monitoring and management services, and messaging services. Additional information regarding Avnet’s OneTech offerings is online at http://www.ats.avnet.com/onetech.
About Avnet Technology Solutions
Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) representing US$6 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2007, with locations in more than 30 countries. As a global technology sales and marketing organization, Avnet Technology Solutions has sales divisions focused on specific customer segments and a select line card strategy enabling an exceptional level of attention to the needs of its customers and suppliers. Visit www.ats.avnet.com.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and technology services and solutions with more than 300 locations serving more than 70 countries worldwide. The company markets, distributes and optimizes the supply-chain and provides design-chain services for the products of the world’s leading electronic component suppliers, enterprise computer manufacturers and embedded subsystem providers. Avnet brings a breadth and depth of capabilities, such as maximizing inventory efficiency, managing logistics, assembling products and providing engineering design assistance for its 100,000 customers, accelerating their growth through cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007, Avnet generated revenue of $15.68 billion. For more information, http://www.avnet.com.
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