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Tech Data Introduces the TechSelect Community Portal

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CLEARWATER, Fla., July 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced the revamped and enhanced TechSelect Community Portal for its members. TechSelect, a national community of solution providers with proven leadership in the IT industry, promotes unique cooperation between VARs, vendor partners, and Tech Data to deliver the business training and technology solutions necessary to foster membership growth and success.

"The TechSelect Community Portal provides the latest information and greatest technology solutions our customers need to grow their businesses," Pete Peterson, senior vice president, U.S. Sales at Tech Data. "Within the TechSelect Community Portal and at our various Partner Conferences, channel partners have the opportunity to share profitable growth strategies, discuss the latest technologies in the IT channel and capitalize on exclusive networking opportunities. The new portal runs more quickly and efficiently, making it easier for the community to find the information they need. This is extremely valuable to our community for relationship-building and future business opportunities."

New features on techselect.com include:

  • More robust applications, mobile device capabilities, and simplified navigation
  • New functionalities of the TechSelect vendor microsites, resource library, video library, upcoming events, and the reseller partner locator
  • Updated news feeds and live social media feeds

"The only thing that is constant in our industry is change," said Allan Walters, senior vice president, Saratoga Technologies, Inc. and president, TechSelect Advisory Council. "Tech Data continues to show its leadership by launching the new TechSelect Community Portal to further enhance its commitment to the channel and to the TechSelect community."

"The new techselect.com is a vast improvement for the TechSelect community," said Spencer Ferguson, chief executive officer, Wasatch I.T. and member of the TechSelect Advisory Council. "The user experience, content, and partner locator will help make partnering with other IT vendors and firms that much easier. It's great to see yet another addition to the already robust list of benefits for TechSelect members."

Since 2008, the TechSelect community has embarked on goodwill campaigns to thank and support the cities who graciously host its Partner Conferences. To date, the TechSelect community has raised over $100,000 in monetary and product donations to help various charities that benefit special needs children, abuse survivors, children's education and advancement, humanitarian causes, and more. Charitable organizations supported by the TechSelect community include Kids Cops and Computers, The American Red Cross, Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, The Russell Home for Atypical Children, Morgan's Wonderland and Big Brothers Big Sister.

The Fall TechSelect Partner Conference will be held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, California from November 6-9, 2013. To learn more about TechSelect, go to www.techselect.com or call (800) 237-8931, ext. 84529. Follow TechSelect on Twitter at @TechSelect.

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. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Source:Tech Data Corporation