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Tech Data Wins 2014 ChannelPro Readers' Choice Awards

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CLEARWATER, Fla., July 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it has been named a Gold award winner in the 2014 ChannelPro-SMB Readers' Choice Awards in the categories of Distributors: Best Hardware/Software Catalog.

"We are honored to be recognized by the ChannelPro-SMB community, exemplifying our commitment to SMB solution providers," said Pete Peterson, senior vice president, U.S. Sales at Tech Data. "At Tech Data we provide leading solutions, services, training and support for solution providers to enable successful business growth. This award reinforces our dedication to their success and our pledge to provide the best customer experience in the IT channel."

Readers of ChannelPro-SMB were invited to participate in the channel's only SMB-focused Readers' Choice Awards by casting their votes for the most SMB- and partner-friendly products, technologies, services, programs, and professional organizations in the channel today, via the publication's website. For each category, readers were asked to select the option that best satisfies the unique business requirements, work styles, and budgets of their small and midsize business clients, as well as those that best serve their own partner organizations.

The survey drew participation from more than 800 VARs, MSPs, systems integrators, custom builders, and IT consultants in the channel. Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners are named in each category.

"Our readers are as passionate and selective about the tools they choose for their businesses as they are about the solutions they recommend to their SMB clients," said Michael Siggins, publisher of ChannelPro-SMB. "It was gratifying to see such a high level of participation in the survey on the part of our readers, which helps us compile the only rankings of this kind for SMBs and the channel pro organizations that serve them."

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Recently, Tech Data launched SMB.techdata.com, its new website strategically designed and custom-built for SMB solution providers. Unique to web platforms currently offered in the IT channel, the TDSMB website provides a best-in-class user experience, enhanced resources for solution providers, and Tech Data's exclusive new rewards program, TDLoyalty. To speak with one of Tech Data's dedicated TDSMB team members, call (800) 237-8931, email TDSMB@techdata.com or reach out via our live chat feature.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest 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. 111 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 ChannelPro-SMB

ChannelPro-SMB, part of The ChannelPro Network, provides targeted business and technology information for IT channel partners who serve small and midsize businesses. Via a monthly magazine and associated online properties, ChannelPro-SMB delivers expert opinion, analysis, news, product reviews, and advice vital to a reseller's business success. Perspectives from VARs, vendors, distributors, and analysts are spotlighted daily. No other media company focuses on the small and midsize marketplace like ChannelPro-SMB. More information is available at www.ChannelProNetwork.com.

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

Source:Tech Data Corporation