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IT, AV Associations to Collaborate

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IT, AV Associations to Collaborate

InfoComm International and CompTIA will collaborate on new education, training and business development initiatives to reflect the convergence of AV and IT.

“InfoComm and CompTIA staff have been sharing best practices on certification and education issues and now we are taking the next step for our members to work together on how IT and AV issues. This is a great opportunity for both communities of professionals to share their knowledge and chart a future pathway for our industries,” says Randal A Lemke, PhD, Executive Director and CEO at InfoComm Read more...

Avnet Acquires Bell Micro

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Avnet Acquires Bell Micro

In an all-cash merger for an equity value of about $252 million and a transaction value of nearly $594 million, Avnet takes over Don Bell's Bell Micro.


Don (shown in photo from our interview several years ago) founded his company in 1988. Bell now has sales of  $3+ billion and 1900 employees.

The company, which operates both a distribution and single tier reseller business, offers a portfolio of storage, computing, software and networking products for broadcast, AV and IT industries. In 2009, the single tier business represented Read more...

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