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Avnet Success Story | The Story of Braster

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It started with a breakthrough idea

Braster S.A. is a Poland-based company founded by scientists with a mission – to save lives by giving women an easier, more effective and more comfortable way to conduct breast self-examinations at home. They believed that through regular home screening, more women would be able to detect breast cancer at an earlier stage, thereby living longer, healthier lives.

How Do You Design a Building for the Future?

By Shin Woo Paik, CCNA, LEED AP
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As the building industry changes, architects, engineers, and developers must look forward and plan for the impact of workplace trends and disruptive technology on the commercial real estate industry. So how do you design a building for the future? Our advice: integrate IT services and connectivity infrastructure in the planning process for all commercial developments and redevelopments.

Avnet Success Story Video | The Story of Ubicquia

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Avnet works with Ubicquia to make cities smarter by embedding streetlight sensors that detect threats such as gas leaks, radiation and gunshots, and alert response teams.

Emissions Reduction from Virtualisation Products: An Interview with Mornay Van Der Walt and Nicola Acutt of VMware

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An IDC report, sponsored by VMware, shows how virtualisation products, namely VMware’s products, reduce carbon emissions. The report also evaluated the CO2 emissions that were avoided because of server virtualisation as well as consolidation. The results showed that this reduction in power consumption and CO2 emissions could be directly attributed to the use of virtualisation and VMware products around the world.

Dr. Harry Poulos of Coffey, A Tetra Tech Company, Wins ASCE OPAL Award

Recognizing lifetime achievement in civil engineering and revolutionary geotechnical design methods
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On March 16, 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) presented Dr. Harry Poulos of Coffey, A Tetra Tech Company, with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award in Design during its annual Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Gala in Arlington, Virginia. The award honors an outstanding civil engineering leader for lifetime accomplishments in innovation and excellence in civil engineering design.

Avnet Launches ‘Reach Further’

New brand reflects the company’s purpose of guiding today’s ideas into tomorrow’s technology
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PHOENIX, April 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ --  Highlighting its ongoing mission to help customers navigate an ever-changing technology landscape, Avnet (NYSE: AVT) today introduced “Reach Further,” its new global branding campaign. Reach Further reflects Avnet’s corporate transformation as well as the collaborative relationship with the company’s customers in navigating the complex process of bringing new technology to the marketplace.

Consumers Energy Encourages Robotics in Local Schools

The Bart Hawley Show Features Consumers Energy Foundation Monique Wells, Stem & Robotics Director
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Consumers Energy is sponsoring the upcoming statewide high school robotics championship this month at Saginaw Valley State University. On Monday, Monique Wells appeared on JTV-TV (Jackson) with guest host Carolyn Bloodworth to talk about the Company’s support for STEM and robotics

Arrow Electronics Wins “Innovation of the Year” Award for Second Consecutive Year at Lean & Six Sigma World Conference

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For the second year in a row, Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) walked away with “Innovation of the Year” honors in March at the Lean & Six Sigma World Conference, the leading conference on business process improvement.

Arrow Electronics’ SAM Car Ranked Top Car Innovation of 2016

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CENTENNIAL, Colo., March 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ The Semi-autonomous Motorcar, or SAM Car, that Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) built for a former racecar driver paralyzed from the neck down, was named the best car innovation of 2016 by Business Insider.

Four New Solar Plants to Deliver Clean, Cost-Effective Energy for Florida

Black & Veatch providing EPC project services for Florida Power & Light renewable expansion program
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch has been selected to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services on four solar energy projects for Florida Power & Light (FPL). The plants are part of an extensive renewable energy program designed to help deliver additional electric supplies to meet increasing population and business growth in the region.

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