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Arrow ECS Launches Multivendor Enablement Programming for High-Growth Areas of the Data Center

<p> <i>‘Empower' program provides five areas of support for solution providers including vision, direction, training, sales leads and resources</i> </p>

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Arrow ECS Launches Multivendor Enablement Programming for High-Growth Areas of the Data Center10:42 EDT Tuesday, September 20, 2011 ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (Business Wire) -- Drawing from its broad technical expertise and insight into the transformation of the data center, Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW], has created a North American multivendor, multidimensional enablement program around high-growth technology areas. Dubbed “Empower,” the program includes five practice areas offering data-driven vision, direction and expertise to deliver solutions and services that create business value. “IT decision makers share similar priorities for transforming their data center, regardless of their industry,” said Sean Kerins, president of Arrow ECS in North America. “The Empower program gives solution providers guidance and support around key technology trends that are predicted to continue growing as data centers become more complex and continue to evolve.” The five high-growth technology trends that Arrow ECS is focusing on include: Next-generation analytics – the transformation of data into business knowledge to guide business strategies and conduct predictive analyses Value-added services – efficient, flexible and cost-effective subscription-based resources Data-center convergence – resource consolidation to maximize usage rates and lower costs Secure enterprise – enterprise-wide information management and protection Mobility – improvements to workforce productivity and connectivity Arrow is introducing these practice areas consecutively, beginning with the next-generation analytics program. The Empower enablement program provides guidance, solutions and resources for building or expanding a practice around each trend. Each practice area provides five dimensions of support including: Comprehensive information about industry-leading technology offerings available through Arrow ECS Drawing from Arrow ECS business and market intelligence data, insight into solutions and buyer behavior to better understand the market opportunities Industry training, as well as solution and certification roadmaps Demand-generation campaigns to profile and identify opportunities and nurture leads Ongoing sales, marketing, technical, finance and services support ABOUT ARROW ENTERPRISE COMPUTING SOLUTIONS Arrow ECS, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW], provides enterprise and midrange computing products, services and solutions to value-added resellers, system integrators, and independent software vendors. Based in Englewood, Colo., and with offices in 29 countries, Arrow ECS connects its customers to the world's foremost technology suppliers. Arrow ECS reported $5.6 billion in global enterprise computing solution sales in 2010. Visit ecs.arrow.com for more information. Arrow Electronics Inc.Dawn Small, 303-824-4188Communications Managerdsmall@arrow.com