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Tech Data Helps Solution Providers Embrace the Cloud Through Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program

CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it has been selected by Microsoft to participate in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program. This program is designed to expand cloud sales opportunities for reseller partners by enabling them to provide direct billing, sell combined offers and services, and directly provision, manage and support products and services.

"We continue to see growing demand in cloud technologies such as Office 365 and Windows Intune," said Stacy Nethercoat, vice president, Product Marketing, TDCloud at Tech Data. "Tech Data's participation in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program enables our resellers to engage at every part of the customer lifecycle. Through TDCloud and our global cloud services delivery platform, Tech Data helps reseller partners manage the lifecycle of Cloud Solution Provider subscriptions. When a reseller joins the Cloud Solution Provider Program, they can build stronger relationships with their clients and provide the best cloud solutions to drive their business."

Through its participation in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program, Tech Data will consolidate monthly billing for Cloud Solution Provider subscriptions along with monthly bills for other cloud services so reseller partners receive a single invoice each month. This will enable solution providers to more easily sell Office 365 and Windows Intune subscriptions.

"The Cloud Solution Provider Program puts our partners at the center of the customer relationship," said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "Through participation, these partners have demonstrated dedication to helping our mutual customers successfully move to the cloud."

Recently, Tech Data's TDCloud business unit introduced a new cloud-focused education and enablement program. Offered as part of TDCloud Academy, the program offers customized education tracks for solution providers focused on launching, expanding, and maximizing cloud businesses. Additionally, Tech Data has further invested in TDCloud by appointing dedicated executive leadership, adding new sales, reseller enablement, field marketing, and operations resources to the team.

To learn more about Tech Data's Microsoft business, contact a dedicated Microsoft team member at (800) 237-8931, ext. 82031, or email TDMicrosoft@techdata.com.

About TDCloud

Tech Data's TDCloud business unit is a team of cloud experts dedicated to supporting its 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 business and operational scope.

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.

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Source:Tech Data Corporation