Expands Its Cisco Solutions Group With Refreshed Solutions
Center, New Momentum Tool and Redesigned Online Store
CLEARWATER, Fla., July 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data
Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it has enhanced its
Cisco Solutions Group to simplify sales of the Cisco portfolio for its
channel of over 60,000 resellers in the U.S., including the expansion
of the Cisco Solutions Center at Tech Data, the introduction of the
exclusive new Momentum partner enablement tool, and the redesigned Tech
Data Cisco Manufacturer Store on www.techdata.com.
"The expansion of our Cisco Solutions Group makes Tech Data the easiest
place in the IT channel for resellers to profitably grow their Cisco
practices," said Angie Beltz, vice president, Cisco Solutions Group at
Tech Data. "Whether our resellers know the right path for their Cisco
practices or if they need help choosing the next step, Tech Data's
innovative new resources enable them to quickly become product experts,
close deals more effectively, and keep pace with emerging technology
trends like BYOD, business video, and virtualization."
Focused on partner enablement with a specific purpose of driving
profitable growth for resellers, the enhancements to Tech Data's Cisco
Solutions Group bring innovation to life with state-of-the-art
demonstration and training facilities, simplify a complex environment
with revolutionary enablement tools, and provide a best-in-class
knowledge foundation through redesigned information resources, high
technical competence, and skilled account planning.
"Tech Data's new offerings and process improvements help resellers on
their journey with Cisco," said Julie Hens, vice president, U.S.
Channels Distribution at Cisco. "Tech Data's team of dedicated Cisco
representatives understands the business needs of Cisco reseller
partners. The new Momentum tool should help drive partner profitability
by enabling partners to more effectively navigate Cisco architectures
and build successful Cisco practices."
Momentum is Tech Data's new exclusive partner enablement and education
tool, providing information and tools required for resellers to
accelerate their Cisco practices. A fully comprehensive guide, Momentum
displays the authorization path to any product, the requirements of any
specialization and key profitability metrics of any program. Whether
partners are looking to take their business from registered to Cisco
Select or pursue a Cisco Gold Certified Partnership with advanced
architecture specialization, Momentum provides a custom path for each
individual Cisco journey.
As technology is ever-changing, so is the Cisco Solutions Center at
Tech Data. Featuring more than $3 million in design and product
upgrades to incorporate emerging technology trends, the Cisco Solutions
Center at Tech Data now includes live video streaming-based training,
an exclusive webinar series and virtual one-on-one engineering
consultations. The state of-the-art technology solution demonstration
facility exemplifies how to utilize Cisco innovation to create
profitable business results, enabling Tech Data's partners to become
early adopters of ground-breaking industry trends, engage in one-on-one
consultative sessions to determine IT strategy and investment
priorities, and close deals faster. Business owners, managers,
technicians, sales representatives and end-users alike can utilize Tech
Data's Cisco Solutions Center either on-site or through an enhanced
virtual experience to demonstrate the benefits of the latest Cisco
technologies for all markets. Tech Data, Cisco, and industry experts
also host weekly live streaming events from the Cisco Solutions Center
covering relevant topics including sales, engineering, product
positioning, trending, demonstrations and verticals.
In the newly redesigned Tech Data Cisco Manufacturer Store on
techdata.com, visitors will now find access to Tech Data's exclusive
tools and resources, like Momentum and the Solutions Center, providing
a one-stop shop for resellers to obtain pertinent and up-to-date
information on Cisco products, services and events. In the store,
visitors have access to Tech Data's exclusive tools and resources like
Momentum and the Cisco Solutions Center at Tech Data, as well as
architecture-specific product, promotion and education information, a
searchable resource library and archive and real-time updates via Cisco
social mediums. A partner events calendar will also soon be available
in the store.
"Tech Data has been extremely helpful in building Data Strategy's Cisco
roadmap -- they really understand what is relevant to our business, be
it role-sharing, specific programs, or just getting us the answers we
need quickly," said Gregg DeWitt, president of Data Strategy. "The
Momentum tool, combined with their team expertise, has greatly
simplified the specialization process for us and given us all the
information we need to make profitable decisions for our business."
To learn more about the new Cisco offerings at Tech Data or to speak
with one of Tech Data's dedicated Cisco team members, call (800)
237-8931, ext. 77776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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(R). To learn
more, visit www.techdata.com.
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