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Tech Data's Nethercoat Named to MSPmentor 250

CLEARWATER, Fla., Dec. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that Stacy Nethercoat, the company's vice president, Product Marketing, TDCloud, was named to the seventh annual MSPmentor 250 by Penton Technology Group. The global list, based on MSPmentor's annual global survey and daily coverage of the managed services market, identifies the world's leading Managed Services Provider (MSP) executives, entrepreneurs, experts, coaches and community leaders.

"It is an honor to be selected to the MSPmentor 250," said Nethercoat. "As TDCloud continues to grow our partner community and enable success in cloud computing, we remain focused on providing guidance, pre-sales support and consultation to the IT channel. We have the right strategic focus and the best tools in place focused on cloud education and enablement. I look forward to continued growth and success in the coming year."

The seventh annual MSPmentor 250 recognizes MSP executives and experts from across the globe. Additionally, MSPmentor has added members to its Hall of Fame list, formally known as "Locked in the NOC (Network Operations Center)" to recognize individuals who have made a lifetime impact in the market.

"We congratulate Stacy Nethercoat on this distinguished honor and thank our readership community for submitting the nomination," said Jessica Davis, executive editor of MSPmentor, a division of Penton.

The MSPmentor 250 report is based on a global survey of MSPmentor site readers conducted in the first half of 2014. The MSPmentor editorial staff, led by Davis, also weighed in with nominations, based on the team's daily coverage of the managed services market. The resulting MSPmentor 250 and Hall of Fame coverage represents MSP experts across business, technology, sales, marketing, community development, coaching and more.

Earlier this year, Tech Data was ranked No. 21 in the Talkin' Cloud 100 by Penton Technology Group, which ranks the world's Top 100 cloud service providers (CSPs), aggregators, and brokers based on recurring cloud revenues, survey results from cloud companies, and other metrics. Tech Data's TDCloud business unit offers solution providers best-in-class cloud-focused education and enablement through its TDCloud Academy program, which provides customized education tracks focused on launching, expanding, and maximizing cloud businesses. Also this year, Tech Data has further invested in TDCloud by appointing dedicated executive leadership and adding new sales, reseller enablement, field marketing, and operations resources to the team.

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.

About MSPmentor

MSPmentor is part of the Penton Technology Group, a division of Penton that defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The company's IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor, The VAR Guy and Talkin' Cloud.

Penton Vision Statement

For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth.

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

Source:Tech Data Corporation