CLEARWATER, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that it has been selected as a 2017 ChannelPro SMB All-Star, joining a select group of hardware, software and service vendors that have had significant impacts on the SMB channel during the past year. Criteria for recognition included introducing ground-breaking products, rolling out new or improved partner programs, developing new markets, taking bold new directions or in some other way making meaningful contributions to the partner community. Tech Data was specifically recognized for the speed and urgency with which it has leveraged the resources it acquired through its $2.6 billion acquisition of Avnet Technology Solutions to transform resellers into true solution providers.
“We’re honored to receive the distinction of being named a ChannelPro All-Star, as it speaks to our unwavering commitment to the success of our channel partners,” said Joe Quaglia, president, Americas at Tech Data. “The colossal efforts of our entire combined team through the Technology Solutions acquisition process have brought to bear world-class resources from two great organizations, including deep skills in next-generation technologies to help our SMB partners manage and capitalize on digital transformation opportunities.”
The ChannelPro SMB All-Stars were selected by the ChannelPro-SMB editorial team and a panel of experts as the top innovation partners in the SMB IT channel ecosystem today. The ChannelPro editorial team selects these U.S. vendors based on reporting during the course of the year.
“We cover interesting products and companies all year round at ChannelPro, but the carefully selected vendors on our annual All-Stars list really grabbed our attention with an accomplishment or initiative that will help the resellers, MSPs and IT solution providers in our audience grow their business and better serve their customers,” said Rich Freeman, executive editor of ChannelPro-SMB.
About Tech Data
Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. Tech Data is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and has been named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for eight straight years. To find out more, visit www.techdata.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
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