From left to right: William Chu, president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Asia Pacific; David Bent, vice president of IT, Avnet, Inc.; Steve Phillips, senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO), Avnet, Inc.; and Gerard Purcell, vice president of IT, Avnet, Inc.
Global technology distributor Avnet, Inc has recently launched its latest Global Development Centre in Shenzhen, China.
According to a media statement, Avnet opened the new centre after its needs for IT support team members quickly outgrew the previous facility in Shenzhen, which opened in 2010. In addition to the centre in Shenzhen, Avnet also has a Global Development Center in Shanghai.
Max Chan, vice president of IT, Avnet Technology Solutions, Asia Pacific, said that China serves as a key growth market for Avnet. The company's approach to creating Global Development Centres in Shenzhen and Shanghai has helped Avnet meet its IT needs in the country and around the world, he added.
The team at this new Shenzhen centre provides a broad range of technical support, said Avnet in a media statement. They have specific expertise in CRM, database administration, collaboration software, enterprise resource planning, enterprise security, infrastructure solutions, Java, middleware, and quality assessment testing.
Such provision of global IT support and development work for Avnet will help the company enhance its efforts and capabilities to improve overall productivity, reduce costs and increase enterprise effectiveness, it added.
"Our new Global Development Centre in Shenzhen exemplifies how we are improving Avnet's efficiency at an enterprise-level, while also further enhancing the customer experience," said Steve Phillips, senior vice president and CIO, Avnet, Inc. "The technical expertise of our employees at the centre help us continually innovate our IT systems and create new ways for our customers and suppliers to collaborate and engage with us."
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