Tech Data Earns Spot on the 2013 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators for Fourth Straight Year

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CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it was named to the 2013 InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the United States. The company was recognized for its accessTD mobile application platform, marking the fourth straight year that Tech Data has been ranked on the list. The full list can be found at

"Tech Data is proud to again be recognized among the country's most innovative organizations for the fourth straight year," said Bob Dutkowsky, chief executive officer at Tech Data Corporation. "Focused on our strategic initiatives of execution, diversification and innovation, this honor reflects Tech Data's commitment to offer a best-in-class customer experience. Our accessTD mobile tool is yet another example of the innovative solutions we are offering our customers in the IT channel, providing convenience for on-the-go sales opportunities and creative new ways to profitably grow their business."

accessTD, with its sleek interface and simplified ordering feature, enables resellers to connect instantly to thousands of products on The mobile platform also features reseller-branded company logos and revenue generation opportunities for Tech Data customers. Additionally, carts created on sync with accessTD, allowing resellers to place orders anywhere at any time using the application's simple checkout process. The accessTD mobile platform will serve as the model infrastructure for the company's next-generation web platform. accessTD is available in the United States and Canada via free download on a mobile device or tablet in the Apple, Android and Windows 8 App Stores.

"The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer‐focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear," said Rob Preston, editor in chief at InformationWeek. "Every enterprise is now a digital business—or needs to become one fast. The organizations in our ranking are leading the way."

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of the best‐known organizations in the country. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at

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, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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For more than 30 years, InformationWeek has provided millions of IT executives worldwide with the insight and perspective they need to leverage the business value of technology. InformationWeek provides CIOs and IT executives with commentary, analysis and research through its thriving online community, digital issues, webcasts, proprietary research and live, in‐person events. InformationWeek's award‐winning editorial coverage can be found at InformationWeek is produced by UBM Tech, a global media business that brings together the world's technology industry through live events and online properties. Other UBM Tech's brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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