Avnet Technology Solutions and JAMF Software join forces to provide comprehensive Mac and iOS device management solutions in Australia

SYDNEY, 23 October 2013 - Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with JAMF Software, the creator of the Casper Suite, to distribute their MDM (Mobile Device Management) solution in Australia. JAMF has significant experience in the enterprise and is dedicated to helping educate the IT community in best practices for Mac and iOS device management. The Casper Suite for Mac, iPad, and iPhone management enables IT departments to support an extraordinary experience for the end user while meeting or exceeding organisational requirements.

“Given our existing portfolio and relationships, we saw a great opportunity in partnering with JAMF to distribute their MDM solution,” says Darren Adams, vice president and general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions, Australia and New Zealand. “Their Casper Suite is an excellent addition to Avnet’s portfolio for partners.”

Dennis Cashman, area manager—Asia Pacific, JAMF Software, also has high hopes for the relationship, saying, "The Casper Suite has built a solid and loyal customer base in Australia over the past few years.  We expect the Avnet / JAMF Software partnership to build even greater interest and appreciation of the Casper Suite and all the tools it has to offer in managing Mac and iOS devices."

Avnet understands and supports the development needs of suppliers, ranging from emerging market innovators to industry-leading global technology providers. JAMF’s focus on training and support, coupled with its comprehensive technology solutions, is a solid fit for Avnet, opening the door to many opportunities for their business partners. The Casper Suite is available from Avnet today.

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About JAMF Software

JAMF Software, founded in 2002 and headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, is the creator of the Casper Suite, the only suite of OS X and iOS management software developed exclusively for the Apple platform. As the best-of-breed management solution, the Casper Suite provides the most comprehensive breadth and depth of functionality for IT administrators including settings management, software and content distribution, imaging, inventory, compliance and security, package building, image management, remote updates, mobile device management, and a powerful framework for automated support.

About Avnet Technology Solutions

As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers locally and around the world. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.36 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2013. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.ats.avnet.com/.

About Avnet

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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