CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it has received a Cisco® Partner Summit Global award, recognized as Distributor of the Year. Cisco revealed the winners at a Global Awards reception during its annual partner conference this week in San Francisco, California. "We are honored to be recognized as Cisco's Global Distributor of the Year," said Angie Beltz McCourt, vice president, Cisco Solutions Group at Tech Data. "It has been our privilege to work with Cisco for more than 20 years, and we look forward to continuing to grow our business together. This award validates our team's commitment to aligning with partners across the world to execute and deliver innovative excellence. Congratulations to the entire dedicated Cisco team at Tech Data for an exceptional year, as well as those throughout our entire organization who contribute to the success of our partnership every day." Awarded to exemplary channel partners, the Cisco Partner Summit Global awards are designed to recognize best-in-class business practices and serve as a model to the industry. Areas of consideration include innovative practices, architecture-led approach successes, strategic business outcome-focused programs, seizing new opportunities and sales approaches. "It gives me great pleasure to recognize our partners' incredible accomplishments, breakthroughs, and innovations that address our customers' most pressing business issues," said Wendy Bahr, senior vice president, Global Partner Organization, Cisco. "I'm honored to present the Global Distributor of the Year to Tech Data in recognition of its outstanding achievement in helping customers on the path to digitization and true IT transformation." Cisco Partner Summit Global awards reflect the top-performing partners within specific technology markets across all geographical regions. All award recipients are selected by a group of Cisco Global Partner Organization and regional executives. At Cisco Partner Summit, Tech Data was also named Distributor Partner of the Year (Germany), while Azlan, Tech Data Europe's specialist brand for value-added distribution of enterprise networking, server, storage and software solutions, was named Distributor Partner of the Year (France) and Capital Partner of the Year (France).