Monday, January 21, 2013

Tech Data Promotes Cloud Enablement at TDCloud Partner Summit

CLEARWATER, FLA.--Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD), one of the world's largest distributors of IT products and services, hosted the TDCloud Partner Summit on January 9-11, 2013 at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Florida. More than 130 channel partners were on hand for the event, at which attendees heard from industry leaders on the future of Cloud and Cloud strategy. Leading the way among distributors in Cloud strategy, Tech Data executives and the Company's vendor partners also offered strategic overviews on partnering to achieve mutual success within the Cloud.


"The TDCloud Partner Summit is all about bringing vendors and resellers together to educate and enable our partners on how to grow Cloud sales and revenue for their business," said Bharath Natarajan, director of product marketing, TDCloud and Software Services at Tech Data Corporation. "Tech Data has created firm groundwork for a scalable, practical and value-add distribution channel for Cloud vendors and reseller partners alike, making Tech Data truly unique in delivering distribution channel value and scale."

Natarajan opened the Summit's general session with an overview of TDCloud. Other featured speakers at the event included:
- Joe Panettieri, executive vice president and editorial director, Nine Lives Media
- Larry Walsh, president and CEO, The 2112 Group
- Chris Pyle, president and CEO, Champion Solutions Group
- Howard M. Cohen, senior resultant, HMC Corporate Copywriting & Consulting
- Terry Hedden, president, Zeno Technology Solutions

In conjunction with the TDCloud Partner Summit, Tech Data released an independent Cloud assessment conducted by The 2112 Group. The assessment concluded that TDCloud, powered by StreamOne, is an "innovative and powerful combination." The 2112 Group, an independent consultancy specializing in technology and channel communications and intelligence services, also states that "when it comes to enabling the channel for the Cloud era, Tech Data is leading the way among distributors." To read a full copy of The 2112 Group's Cloud Assessment on TDCloud, please visit www.techdata.com/tdcloud. "The TDCloud Partner Summit provided valuable insight and tools for profitable Cloud growth," said Chris Pyle, president & CEO, Champion Solutions Group. "I look forward to continue working closely with Tech Data to offer the best solutions to our customers."

For more information on TDCloud or to speak with the TDCloud team, contact (800) 237-8931, ext. 87663 or tdcloud@techdata.com.

About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.