Tech Data Introduces Learning Management Platform for HP Partners

CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) today announced the introduction of EmpowerMe, a new online learning management system (LMS) for HP authorized solution providers. EmpowerMe offers users exclusive incentives, industry news, information about products and services, and in-depth training to enhance solution providers' businesses, growth, and profitability.

"Tech Data is pleased to introduce a new platform for learning that is exclusively available to our solution providers," said Heather Murray, vice president, Product Marketing, HP Solutions Group at Tech Data. "Education around new sales opportunities is essential because it gives solution providers the leading edge over their competition. EmpowerMe is demonstration of our commitment to partner enablement and to providing the tools necessary to help them thrive in the dynamic IT marketplace."

Tech Data developed the LMS to provide channel partners with the best training platform aimed to enhance partner growth. The infrastructure that makes up the platform helps solution providers identify new business opportunities, enhance business productivity, and streamline current processes.

"We are excited to collaborate with Tech Data on EmpowerMe because of the enhanced education and opportunity it brings to the IT channel," said Patrick Eitenbichler, director, PartnerOne, HP. "This platform makes it easier for solution providers to increase their profits and obtain the most up-to-date information to help their HP businesses thrive."

EmpowerMe gives partners immediate access to HP experts, serves as a customized vehicle for communication, and provides a convenient, effective way to learn. It is tailored to enable solution providers in the following ways:

  • Increase solution selling
  • Improve understanding of HP solutions and how to sell them effectively
  • Better support and training for new product launches
  • Roadmap and training for HP certifications

"The learning platform helps our company remain current with important information about HP's products and services, while providing new ideas for growth opportunities," said David B. Rounds, president at Net Effect.

For more information about the LMS platform, please contact Tech Data's HP Solutions Group at

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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 $27.7 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015. It is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies." To learn more, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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