Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) today announced it is now a Skype for Business Launch Partner. This program, along with the Elite partner program for Skype for Business, positions Arrow's Systems Integration business to offer insights to customers when considering Skype for Business.

Arrow is a Gold Communications Competency (the highest level Lync certification) and a Microsoft Lync Certified Support Partner. These certifications are available through Arrow's Systems Integration business and align with Arrow's commitment to providing superior technology support and guidance in today's evolving business environments.

"This program showcases Arrow's expertise in helping customers understand how unified communications and collaboration solutions from Microsoft best integrate into the business goals of our customers," said Michael Bevilacqua, president of Arrow's Systems Integration business. "We are one of the few partners who have the ability to architect, deploy and support solutions that incorporate existing infrastructure. We are also uniquely positioned to integrate Skype for Business into line of business applications to help customers meet the business requirements being set by their leadership."

"As a Skype for Business Launch Partner, Arrow has demonstrated a high level of experience, training and commitment to the Lync and Skype for Business platform, and is prepared to help customers benefit from adopting Skype for Business," said Giovanni Mezgec, Microsoft general manager of Skype for Business.

Arrow's Systems Integration business specializes in unified communications, voice and data technologies, contact center and network security. It provides business-transforming communication, collaboration and ongoing services solutions.

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics ( www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 56 countries.

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