Arrow ECS Unveils Empower Next-Generation Analytics Program
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(September 28, 2011)--Providing vision, direction and end-to-end support for business intelligence and analytics IT initiatives, Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW], launched a “next-generation analytics” Empower enablement program for IBM solution providers selling the IBM® analytics technology in North America.
Under the Empower enablement program, Arrow ECS provides technology solutions, opportunity analyses, education, demand-generation services and business resources to help solution providers establish and build practices for high-growth technology areas.
“Business-intelligence technology is emerging as an essential tool for identifying new revenue-generation opportunities, as well as to control unproductive expenditures. Further, demand is shifting from measurement to analysis, forecasting and optimization leading to predictive analysis,” said Sean Kerins, president of Arrow ECS in North America. “Arrow ECS is committed to helping solution providers pursue this market given 80 percent of large and midsize organizations purchase BI software, yet few have standardized enterprise-wide deployments. Also, midmarket companies are focused more on BI technology and depend on solution providers to guide them in the decision-making and implementation process.”
The Arrow ECS next-generation enablement program includes market, vertical and white-space opportunity analyses to assist solution providers with understanding the untapped potential of IT initiatives involving BI technology. In addition, solution providers are provided with education and certification roadmaps, and proven demand-generation campaigns, as well as extensive resources and support. The program is currently available for solution providers selling IBM analytics technology. Similar programs for other next-generation technology solutions are planned as well.
“The comprehensive programming that Arrow ECS has developed for the growth area of business analytics addresses the critical areas that solution providers need to successfully identify and close business analytics opportunities,” said Mark Register, vice president, business partners and midmarket, IBM Software.
“Arrow ECS provides data-driven vision, direction and expertise to help deliver IBM solutions and services that create business value and empower the transformation of the data center for their customers,” said Mark Taylor, vice president of the North American IBM group for Arrow ECS. “The Empower next-generation business analytics program delivers market research, competitive intelligence resources, analytics, training, demand-generation campaigns and lead generation and tracking tools to support our solution providers take advantage of the opportunities in the marketplace.”
“MATRIX has been pleased with the support Arrow ECS has provided around IBM® Cognos® 10 and IBM SPSS® Statistics as part of its next-generation analytics concentration area,” said Greg Boyd, national practice vice president for MATRIX. “We have particularly appreciated the access to and support for building relationships with IBM account management that Arrow ECS has provided. Technical consulting and access to the Arrow ECS North American solutions lab also have helped us achieve success with expanding our business in this segment.”
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.
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