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Tech Data Partners With ConnectWise to Offer Business Management Platform to Solution Providers

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CLEARWATER, Fla., May 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) and ConnectWise, developer of a leading business management platform, today announced a distribution agreement to provide software solutions to its channel of resellers through Tech Data's TDCloud business unit in its award-winning Solutions Store. The announcement was made in conjunction with Tech Data's Cloud and Software Partner Summit, taking place this week in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.

"We are excited to announce our partnership with ConnectWise to deliver best-in-class business management solutions to our reseller partners," said Stacy Nethercoat, vice president, Product Marketing, Software and Cloud Services at Tech Data. "Through the agreement, resellers will now be able to offer their end-user customers an integrated platform that organizes their business communications and connections around one system. ConnectWise's tailored and secure cloud solutions are a great addition to the comprehensive list of cloud offerings available in the Tech Data Solutions Store."

Made for companies that sell, service, and support technology, ConnectWise enables organizations to seamlessly manage all their business operations on one platform. Trusted by more than 90,000 users and 6,000 businesses worldwide, ConnectWise empowers its clients to achieve greater accountability, operational efficiency and profitability.

"We are excited to announce our strategic partnership with Tech Data," said Jason Magee, vice president, Worldwide Channels & Alliances at ConnectWise. "ConnectWise will enable customers with a full business management platform that will allow them to organize all their business processes under one unified solution, resulting in a more profitable business. We continuously strive to extend our platform by offering the most comprehensive solutions for our partners and for our newest distribution partner, Tech Data."

Tech Data is continuing to offer the best and newest resources to enable its resellers to grow their cloud practices. The TDCloud business unit recently launched a new education and training module for the reseller community with a customized focus on how to best sell cloud-based business solutions. The eLearning based trainings will focus on three key areas: Launch Your Cloud Business, Expand Your Cloud Business and Maximize Your Cloud Business.

Tech Data's TDCloud business unit is a team of cloud experts dedicated to supporting Tech Data's channel of solution providers through education, enablement, and adoption of cloud and subscription-based services. TDCloud is powered by Tech Data's StreamOne platform, an automated buying, selling, provisioning and billing system for cloud and subscription-based services technology that scales the business and operational scope.

To learn more about TDCloud and ConnectWise, contact the TDCloud team at (800) 237-8931, ext. 87663, email tdcloud@techdata.com, or visit the TDCloud website.

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 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.8 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2014. It is ranked No. 119 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies." To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About ConnectWise

Made for companies that sell, service, and support technology, ConnectWise is the #1 business management platform worldwide. Today, more than 90,000 users rely on ConnectWise to achieve greater accountability, operational efficiency, and profitability. The platform fully integrates business-process automation, help desk and customer service, sales, marketing, project management, and business analytics that dramatically streamline a company's operations. ConnectWise also gives its users access to a powerful network of ideas, experts, and solutions. A veteran in the technology services industry, ConnectWise has been the premier business management platform for technology companies for more than 15 years. For more information, visit www.ConnectWise.com or call 800-671-6898.

CONTACT: Amanda Lee Public Relations Manager (727) 538-5803 amanda.lee@techdata.com

Source:Tech Data Corporation