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Arrow Education renews learning partnership with Microsoft
2017-11-17

Infratructure VAD Arrow ECS has signed a contract with Microsoft to deliver Microsoft's training portfolio across Europe, Middle East and Africa. The agreement renews Arrow's relationship as a long-term Microsoft Learning Partner and extends its geographical reach – following and further empowering the existing distribution agreements between both companies. The scope of available training spans from Microsoft's cloud solutions to certification-related courses and involves its online training modalities Open edX Learning Platform and Microsoft On Demand. The list of training topics includes:

  • Azure and Dynamics CRM
  • Windows Server and Client
  • Office 365, Exchange, Sharepoint, Skype for Business
  • SQL and data management solutions
  • PowerShell, Visual Studio and .NET

As a value-added distributor with a focus on channel services, Arrow's global business combines the two worlds of high-end technology distribution and education. Arrow develops new training delivery methods on a constant basis, including innovative online training such as video and mobile learning. "Cloud solutions are at the heart of our strategy, and education is a key element of the value-added services at Arrow, enabling the market and the channel to support technology providers with product and solution readiness", says Jacques Assant, Business Development Services Director, Arrow ECS EMEA. "We look forward to promoting this new opportunity at Arrow and especially appreciate the variety of training methods Microsoft brings to the table. Online learning solutions like Open edX are completely in line with our eLearning strategy and complement the Arrow catalogue of digital learning assets."

"I am extremely excited to partner with Arrow as they leverage their expertise and learning as a service offering, helping to transform our customers and other partner businesses via cloud-based solutions", said Kyle Uphoff, Sr. Director Worldwide Channel Sales of Microsoft Learning & Readiness.

Symantec names Arrow as a strategic distribution partner in EMEA
2017-11-13

Arrow ECS has been named a multinational strategic distribution partner of Symantec in the EMEA region. Following the acquisition of Blue Coat by Symantec in 2016, Arrow ECS has renewed its distribution contract with Symantec. Prior to the acquisition, Arrow had distributed the products and solutions of both companies in numerous countries. Arrow ECS has now extended its collaboration with the company. This new contract covers Austria, the Baltic States, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Symantec, the world's largest provider of cyber security solutions, offers a comprehensive portfolio with products, solutions and services for endpoint, cloud, web and messaging security. As one of the largest Symantec Secure One Services Partner (SOSP) in EMEA, Arrow has highly skilled engineers providing resellers and end customers with 24/7 support allowing them to be more profitable. "We are pleased that the relationship continues to grow", says Dominique Loiselet, Vice President Channels EMEA, Symantec. "Key to the close cooperation with Arrow is the diversity of Arrow's value-added services including innovative training sessions as an authorised 'ATC' training partner, proof-of-concept services and product testing capabilities, pre and post-sales services and know-how transfer."

"Following the acquisition of Blue Coat, Symantec offers a unique and extensive portfolio of IT security solutions and services, providing comprehensive security for the infrastructure and data of companies, organisations and private users", says Nick Bannister, Senior Director and Head of Networking and Security, Arrow ECS EMEA. "We have been working with Symantec for 13 years and our dedicated Symantec product teams are best placed to pass on their knowledge and expertise around its solutions benefits to our customers in any matter relating to security."

Arrow launches 'IoT Innovator Program' in EMEA
2017-10-23

Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS has launched its "Things Evolved: IoT Innovator Program" in the EMEA region. The programme is a new initiative to develop the company's Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem and to facilitate channel partners' path into IoT markets. Arrow is uniquely positioned in the IoT markets, with a wide portfolio addressing every layer of the IoT solution stack, ranging from electronic components to IT solutions. Through the launch of the "Innovator Program", Arrow will enable the channel community and IoT solution providers to benefit from its IoT technology reach and skills. Additionally, other benefits include access to all services delivered by Arrow such as remote management and monitoring, support, design, integration, training, marketing and financial solutions.

The "IoT Innovator Program" allows Arrow's channel customers to offer their end customers best-of-breed IoT solutions. To support this approach and accelerate IoT market development, Arrow is, in addition, creating dedicated IoT stacks with new, specialised IoT solution providers. These providers are already established in key vertical IoT market segments: smart cities, industrial IoT, healthcare and automotive/transportation.

A key element of the "IoT Innovator Program" is to connect "Things Evolved" partners with IoT projects generated through Arrow's extensive sensor and connectivity market reach. "Things Evolved" customers will benefit from Arrow's skills and expertise in data gathering and transportation in IoT projects.

"Our 'IoT Innovator Program' kick-starts the most comprehensive channel enablement initiative in the industry’s complex IoT environment", says Eric Nowak, president enterprise computing solutions, Arrow EMEA. "In the light of our sensor-to-sunset strategy, Arrow is the only global distributor capable of offering reliable and secure IoT solutions to cover all aspects of technology. With our full service IoT programme based on solution stacks and professional managed services, Arrow provides the channel with new exciting sales opportunities."

Channel solution providers will receive many benefits from participating in Arrow's IoT Innovator Program, such as:

  • Access to IoT solution stacks that include sensors, connectivity, cloud, analytics, security, IT infrastructure, managed services up to end-of-life asset disposition
  • Certification with the Arrow Things Evolved Partner accreditation
  • Business reviews with the Arrow IoT sales team
  • Qualified leads and incorporation, in addition to IoT projects
  • IoT training and marketing expertise.

More Symantec for Arrow ECS
2017-10-19

As part of a broader partnership, infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS is now authorized to distribute the full Symantec portfolio in , the Baltic States, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom beyond Blue Coat products it was allowed to distribute until now.

More employees and vendors for 100Mega and Arrow ECS
2017-10-17

Small accessory and peripheral vendor Remax has appointed broadliner 100Mega as an official distributor in both Czechia and Slovakia. In Czechia, infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS has welcomed Jakub Müller from O2 as cloud business development manager (source: Reseller Magazine Online Česko, Channel World Česko).

 

Arrow ECS, a.s.
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Arrow ECS, a.s.
Tvorkovských 5
CZ-709 00 Ostrava - Mariánské Hory
Czechia
Phone : +420 596 622 191
Fax : +420 596 622 486
Website : http://www.arrowecs.cz
E-mail : sale@soft-tronik.cz

Other offices
CZ-130 00 Praha 3
Phone : +420 266 109 211

Team

General manager : Mr Boris Nevrlý (*** ****** ********* ** )
CFO : Mr TomᚠZářický (*** ****** ********* ** *)
Marketing director : Mr Milan Bartek (*** ****** ********* ** )
Sales manager : Mr Zbyněk Vávra (*** ****** ********* ** )
Division director or manager : Mr Radek Čelůstka (*** ****** ********* ** **)
Market manager : Mr Petr Vežník (*** ****** ********* **)
Market manager : Mr Ondřej Mikuš (*** ****** ********* ** )
Market manager : Mr Vladimír Gazdík (*** ****** ********* ** ***)
Market manager : Mr Dan Albrecht (*** ****** ********* ** )
Market manager : Mr Jakub Müller (*** ****** ********* ** *)
Market manager : Mrs Jolana Kubienová (*** ****** ********* ** ****)
Market manager : Mr Petr Bobek (*** ****** ********* *)
Product manager : Mr Martin Bobek (*** ****** ********* ** )
Corporate account manager : Mrs Kateřina Opočenská (*** ****** ********* ** ***** )

Information

Creation year : 1990
IČO : 25870424
VAT number : CZ 25 870 424
Annual turnover
2010 : 43,15 M€
2009 : 43,47 M€
2008 : 45,18 M€
2007 : 33,31 M€
2006 : 24,07 M€
Indirect turnover : 100%
National/regional/export split : 100/0/0
Export : Slovakia
VAD : Networks, security
Main brands : Citrix, F5 Networks, Juniper Networks, Oracle, VMware
Clients : Associations, consultants, corporate resellers, dealers, IT consulting and service providers, service providers, specialized resellers, systems integrators, telecom operators, VAR
Employees : 42 people