AVANT, a platform for IT decision-making and the nation’s premier distributor for next generation technology, announced an increased investment in its AVANT Analytics division, naming Alex Danyluk, Chief Strategy Officer at AVANT, as new managing director. AVANT Analytics, a division of AVANT, has provided its vast network of technology and channel professionals, known as Trusted Advisors, with industry-leading timely analysis of new and emerging technology services across the IT landscape, including UCaaS, CCaaS, security, WAN/SD-WAN/SASE, datacenter/cloud infrastructure and mobility solutions. Now, the enhanced AVANT Analytics will empower technology decision-makers with the insights needed to make better purchasing decisions in today’s rapidly changing technology landscape.

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In order to further help Trusted Advisors guide today’s CIOs, CISOs and CTOs as they navigate the crowded and rapid pace of change in IT, AVANT Analytics will tap into the breadth of expertise and experience of Danyluk and nearly a dozen of analysts and specialists with new live and on-demand video briefings, updated market trends, in-depth industry overviews, and timely alerts. These expanded offerings join AVANT Analytics’ existing portfolio of 6-12 Reports and the AVANT Technology Insights Podcast. AVANT will also continue to provide co-branded resources to its Trusted Advisors to help advance and fast-track their client’s technology decision making.

“I’m thrilled to lead the new AVANT Analytics team to expand the depth and breadth of our informative and relevant reports and briefings that empower decision makers to keep up with the accelerating pace of change in technology,” said Danyluk. “It is a true honor to collaborate with our AVANT Analytics team of analysts who have decades of real-world experience in working with clients to support and transform businesses in today’s technology-enabled hyper-competitive landscape.”

Danyluk takes on the expanded title of Chief Strategy Officer and AVANT Analytics Managing Director in the new role. With over 35 years of experience in enabling and delivering industry disruptive technologies and services, Danyluk’s hands-on experience and innate passion for diving deep into data analysis to extract insights makes him uniquely qualified to lead AVANT Analytics.

“I couldn’t think of a better person than Alex to propel AVANT Analytics to the next level. We affectionately refer to Alex as the ‘mad scientist’ at AVANT, as he consistently brings a wealth of insightful analysis and data visualizations to the table,” said Drew Lydecker, President and co-founder of AVANT. “Combine Alex’s breadth of experiences and analytical skills with the depth of our incredibly talented AVANT Engineers, and the sky’s the limit. Data is the new oil, speed is the new currency, and with the investments we are making in AVANT Analytics, we have the ticket to the future of technology decision making.”

In 2022, AVANT 6-12 reports and AVANT Technology Insights Podcast will focus on critical areas for IT decision-makers such as security and CCaaS. As security becomes the most sought after technology solution, efforts will focus on using the NIST cybersecurity framework as a guide for educating the market on security threat readiness and mitigation. Security research from the AVANT Analytics team will be presented as part of AVANT’s Security VIP Session and available at the AVANT Security Zone at Channel Partners 2022. AVANT Analytics will also focus on the accelerating adoption of CCaaS and its impact on business transformation and more disruptive technology trends in 2022.

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“We love to see the impact our AVANT Analytics reports have on building Trusted Advisors credibility with clients, driving prospect inquiries and accelerating opportunities,” said Ian Kieninger, CEO and co-founder of AVANT. “AVANT Analytics has been one of the most strategic and smartest investments we’ve made to aid Trusted Advisors in differentiating their value to clients, and we’re confident that Alex will lead the charge in this ongoing success.”