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Tech Data Partners with IAMCP to Offer Member Benefits and Support

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CLEARWATER, Fla., April 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bringing channel partners together, Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) has teamed up with the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) to offer support and benefits to its members. This initiative was created to provide partner enablement, specialized vendor product and partner program support, competitive pricing, training tools, and growth opportunities for overall sales and solutions. Tech Data also waives new account fees for all IAMCP members.

"The IAMCP is important to the channel and their members are important to Tech Data," said Tiffany Embry, director of Product Marketing, Software at Tech Data and an active IAMCP member. "Our partnership is a new opportunity for solution providers to grow their business through the benefits that come along with being an IAMCP member. We will continue to provide value to IAMCP members across the country through our active participation in various chapter events, our highly-skilled support teams, such as Microsoft, and our broad product offering and dedication to the success of our channel partners."

This partnership and its benefits represent a significant opportunity for solution providers to improve their competitive position by leveraging the buying power of the entire U.S. IAMCP membership.

The IAMCP is the preeminent networking venue for Microsoft Partners in the world, bringing channel partners together to leverage joint strengths in delivering solutions to their clients while enhancing their ties to Microsoft. IAMCP membership spans thousands around the world, including 39 chapters across the United States. The organization aims to maximize the business potential of its members through four main pillars: partner-to-partner networking, advocacy, community, and education (P.A.C.E.).

"We are pleased to work with our national member and distributor sponsor, Tech Data, who has created a program which provides significant value to our IAMCP member companies," said Jon Sastre, vice president of IAMCP United States. "The IAMCP/Microsoft ecosystem is very strong and working together with our distributor partner makes our entire membership stronger and helps us provide greater value to our clients. We want to thank Tech Data for their continuing efforts with IAMCP."

For U.S. IAMCP members who do not have active Tech Data accounts, a new account application form is available at: www.techdata.com/content/service/credit/cred_newcus.aspx.

To learn more about Tech Data's support of IAMCP members, or to speak with a Microsoft Product Sales Champion, please contact 800-293-5626 or iamcp@techdata.com. To become an IAMCP member, please contact 972-717-3500, ext. 229 or www.iamcp-us.org.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 120,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.

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

Source:Tech Data Corporation