Tech Data Introduces the TechSelect Community Portal

Tech Data Introduces the TechSelect Community Portal

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 include:

  *More robust applications, mobile device capabilities, and simplified
  *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 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 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, or
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