Tech Data Offers Cloud Education Platform to the Channel Through Partnership With CompTIA

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CLEARWATER, Fla., June 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced the introduction of a channel education platform offered through its partnership with CompTIA. The platform offers cloud-specific education, providing resellers with access to valuable CompTIA resources. The expanded CompTIA education resources are now available free for through TDCloud.

"Tech Data is continuing to offer the best and newest resources to enable our resellers to grow their cloud practice," said Bharath Natarajan, director of Product Marketing, TDCloud at Tech Data. "By way of partnership with CompTIA, TDCloud is offering an education platform, giving resellers access to valuable CompTIA resources, enablement tools, research, and templates to help partners grow their business, streamline cloud operations and maximize profits."

By giving our resellers access to the latest and most up-to-date resources CompTIA provides, TDCloud is offering valuable education guides that include content that is only otherwise available to CompTIA members. Through Tech Data's partnership with CompTIA, resellers now have the tools at their fingertips to learn how to expand their cloud offerings and gain access to education tools and resources specific to their needs. The educational resources via CompTIA are available at

The education platform will enable resellers to:

  • Enhance their marketing and sales kits
  • Gain access to sales guides and assessments
  • Access a 10-week guide pertaining to cloud, marketing and sales

"The market for cloud computing solutions is robust, evidenced by the latest CompTIA research, which shows that more than 80 percent of companies are now using some form of cloud solution," said Kelly Ricker, senior vice president, Events and Education, CompTIA. "We're pleased to team with Tech Data to provide their partner community with valuable educational guides and training tools to help them grow their cloud practices to serve this growing market."

Promoting cloud enablement, Tech Data will host its second annual TDCloud Partner Summit in Tampa, FL on August 7-9, 2013. To learn more about the cloud education platform or the TDCloud Partner Summit, contact the TDCloud team at (800) 237-8931, ext. 87663 or

About Tech Data

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 120,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $25.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013, and is ranked 119th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit

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