Tech Data Awarded Best Distribution Sales Support by ASCII Group
Tech Data Offers Support and Benefits to ASCII Members
CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 29, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it was awarded Best Distribution Sales Support by the ASCII Group, Inc. (ASCII) at the organization's third consecutive SMB IT Success Summit. The award was presented to the technology company deemed to have the best distribution sales support in the IT industry as voted on by the solution provider attendees at ASCII's recent SMB IT Success Summit in Boston, MA
"Tech Data is pleased to once again be recognized by ASCII for our world-class SMB sales support," said Greg Banning, Vice President, SMB Sales and General Manager, Costa Rica Operations for Tech Data. "ASCII provides a valuable network for solution providers and we are proud to offer its members best-in-class solutions, service, and support. We look forward to continuing to work with ASCII to enhance the selling and support process in the channel."
Tech Data supports ASCII's community of solutions providers, integrators and resellers through training and education, demonstration by its dedicated System Engineers, online tools such as the StreamOneTM Software License Selector, and discounted pricing to ASCII members based on potential group volume purchases.
"Tech Data has proven its commitment to the ASCII community through excellent support, competitive pricing, and building face-to-face relationships at the ASCII SMB IT Success Summits," said Jerry Koutavas, President of ASCII Group. "We appreciate the support of a distribution partner like Tech Data and look forward to growing the ASCII community by offering innovative solutions to our resellers."
The ASCII Group is focused on providing solution providers with the tools necessary to survive and grow in the competitive technology market. ASCII currently manages and represents over 2,000 resellers in North America and affiliations with over 5,000 in Europe. ASCII resellers are responsible for purchasing, installing and integrating technology solutions for over 100,000 small- and medium-sized businesses.
"Partner groups like ASCII and IAMCP are the lifeblood of the channel," said Tiffany Embry, Director of Software Product Marketing at Tech Data. "These groups provide channel partners with the opportunity to share best practices, leverage relationships to complement their businesses, and gain education and training as member benefits. Tech Data's Software Product Marketing team has been an active supporter of both and continues to build relationships with solution providers in the channel through our involvement."
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products. 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 $24.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2011, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.
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