Tech Data’s business boost: More cloud development services and new dedicated wearables team

Tech Data has rolled out is latest strategy to lead the way in cloud development to its range of customers.

During its Cloud Summit in Barcelona, the distributor revealed its aim to provide cloud development to key vendors, service providers, resellers and managed services provider partners from all over the continent.

Reza Honarmand, VP of software and cloud Europe at Tech Data, said: “The Tech Data Cloud Summit really underlined Tech Data’s credentials as the cloud leader within distribution in Europe and gave our reseller, service provider and vendor partners with a clear, 360 degree view of our strategy.

“Cloud services adoption is accelerating and is now a standard part of every new IT investment decision.”

The distributor offers its customers a broad portfolio of cloud services, including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, as well as services from IBM SoftLayer, Microsoft Azure, VMware vCloud Air, IBM, AirVM, and HP, which are available through its StreamOne cloud aggregation portal.

David Smith, general manager of worldwide SMB sales at Microsoft, added: “For over 25 years, Tech Data has been an innovative partner of Microsoft and I am excited about the work we are doing together in this transformation.

“I have high confidence that Tech Data can provide its cloud community with the platforms and tools they need to be successful in this cloud journey.”

In addition, Tech Data is also putting together a dedicated team to address the wearables market.

The three-strong team will work together on partner enablement and programmes designed to drive reseller and retailer sales.

Mike Cain, previously Netgear development manager within the Tech Data PC components team, takes the position as business development manager for wearables, while Mica Jakins has been appointed to senior category manager having previously held a similar role within the Tech Data consumer electronics team.

Lastly, Stacey Bliss makes up the final three, and has been named assistant category manager.

The team will work closely with the Tech Data consumer electronics and Tech Data mobile teams, to ensure that vendors and customers have access to the information, resource and support they need.

Mark Glasspool, director of product marketing at Tech Data, commented: “The formation of the dedicated wearables team is a clear sign of our commitment to this market.

“We believe there will be enormous potential to develop our business in this area.”

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