Tech Data Wins 2013 ChannelPro Readers' Choice Awards

CLEARWATER, Fla., July 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it has been named a Silver award winner in the 2013 ChannelPro-SMB Readers' Choice Awards in the categories of Distributors: Best Cloud/MSP Service Offerings, Best Financing Options, Best Hardware/Software Catalog, Best RMA Offerings, Best Sales Support, and Best Training Programs.

"We are honored to once again be recognized by the ChannelPro-SMB community for our commitment to SMB solution providers," said Pete Peterson, senior vice president, U.S. Sales at Tech Data. "We are dedicated to offering exceptional customer experience, the best products, solutions, support and training that our channel partners require to grow successful businesses. These awards reflect our focused efforts to make our SMB resellers a priority at Tech Data."

Readers of ChannelPro-SMB were invited to participate in the channel's only SMB-focused Readers' Choice Awards by casting their votes for the most SMB- and partner-friendly products, technologies, services, programs, and professional organizations in the channel today, via the publication's website. For each category, readers were asked to select the option that best satisfies the unique business requirements, work styles, and budgets of their small and midsize business clients, as well as those that best serve their own partner organizations.

"Our readers are as passionate and selective about the tools they choose for their businesses as they are about the solutions they recommend to their SMB clients," said Cecilia Galvin, executive editor of ChannelPro-SMB. "It was gratifying to see such a high level of participation in the survey on the part of our readers, which helps us compile the only rankings of this kind for SMBs and the channel pro organizations that serve them."

For more information, visit www.ChannelProSMB.com/2013Awards .

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.

About The ChannelPro Network

ChannelPro-SMB provides targeted business and technology information for IT channel partners who serve small and midsize businesses. Via a monthly magazine and associated online properties, ChannelPro-SMB delivers expert opinion, analysis, news, product reviews, and advice vital to a reseller's business success. Perspectives from VARs, vendors, distributors, and analysts are spotlighted daily. No other media company focuses on the small and midsize marketplace like ChannelPro-SMB. More information is available at www.channelprosmb.com .
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