Arrow Shoots for Storage Growth

By Jessica Davis  |  Posted 2007-11-22 Print this article Print

Arrow's new VP of North American Storage says storage sales growth is moving into mid-enterprise and SMBs.

Arrows recent appointment of Sean Kerins as vice president of its North American Storage Group marks an increased focus on fast-growing storage sales at the distribution giant. The Englewood, Colo., companys Enterprise Computing Solutions Group recently named Kerins to the newly created position, where he will own worldwide storage for both independent and embedded storage solutions, Kevin Gilroy, president of Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions Group, told Channel Insider. For more on Arrows increased focus on the midmarket enterprise, click here.
"From a macro level at Arrow, storage is becoming more and more strategic," Gilroy said. While analyst firms such as Gartner are quoting growth rates of 9 percent, Gilroy said Arrow is seeing 13 percent to 14 percent growth, particularly in vertical industry sectors such as health care and financial services.
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Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at

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