Tech Data Receives a 5-Star Rating in the 2020 CRN® Partner Program Guide for its Digital Cloud Practice Builder and IoT and Analytics Practice Builder Roadshow

CLEARWATER, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that its Digital Cloud Practice Builder and IoT and Analytics Practice Builder Roadshow both received a 5-Star rating from CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, in its 2020 Partner Program Guide – an annual listing of the most rewarding partner programs from technology companies that provide products and services through the IT channel. The 5-Star rating is awarded to an elite group of businesses that deliver best-in-class partner programs for solution partners.

Tech Data’s Digital Cloud Practice Builder enables reseller partners to quickly and affordably build profitable cloud practices online, helping them streamline their operations and strengthen their technical capabilities, business models and go-to-market strategies. Partners that leverage it can develop a vendor-agnostic cloud practice, onboard and power up with top cloud providers such as AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure and more, or accelerate their existing cloud business with Tech Data’s preconfigured Click-To-Run Solutions. In addition, users benefit from hands-on support from the company’s cloud experts, who can assess progress made, identify ways to overcome challenges and provide coaching to help them achieve their objectives for establishing or enhancing their cloud practice.

“Now more than ever, the power of the cloud is evident in terms of the flexibility and scalability it affords and its ability to support business continuity,” said Stacy Nethercoat, Senior Vice President, Cloud Solutions, Americas, Tech Data. “Our Digital Cloud Practice Builder reduces the partner’s cost and time associated with creating or accelerating this increasingly important capability. It’s an honor to be recognized by CRN and truly reflects our commitment to helping our partners satisfy the evolving needs of their customers.”

Tech Data’s IoT and Analytics Practice Builder Roadshows serve as an enablement program for select partners based in North America and Europe. They offer a structured and accelerated path to deepen their specialization in analytics and IoT by undergoing a readiness assessment, followed by a strategy development workshop and, finally, a build period of 90 days after which they are poised to bring IoT and analytics solutions to market. The initial Tech Data’s IoT and Analytics Practice Builder Roadshow drew more than 200 participants and launched in conjunction with Tech Data’s Analytics and IoT Solution Catalog, which features more than 30 market-ready, vetted solutions with proven and profitable outcomes in healthcare, industrial, retail, smart cities and transportation and logistics, among other verticals. The catalog will continue to be supplemented by additional solutions that support the needs of Tech Data’s partners.

“Companies are increasingly realizing the need for IoT devices and analytics solutions to help them implement better decision-making to gain a competitive edge in a rapidly shifting market,” said Colin Blair, Vice President, IoT and Data Analytics, North America, Tech Data. “To receive a 5-Star rating from CRN for our roadshow shows the innovation and value it brings to partners seeking an opportunity to quickly enter the analytics and IoT market and become their customers’ go-to resource for best-in-class, industry-specific solutions.”

Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company, said, ‘With the speed and complexity of technology today, solution providers need partners that can keep pace and support their growing business. CRN’s Partner Program Guide features insight into the strengths and benefits of each company’s program to identify those that truly support and drive positive change within the IT channel.”

To learn more about Tech Data’s Cloud Practice Builder, click here. For more information about the company’s IoT and Analytics offering, click here.

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