CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tech Data
Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) hosted its fifth annual Ignite event, the
company’s exclusive Cisco business-building program, on November 11-13,
2014 at the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun, Mexico. Channel
partners from the United States, Canada and Latin America were in
attendance to learn new ways to optimize Cisco business opportunities
in the IT channel.
“Tech Data’s fifth annual Ignite event delivered outstanding results
for our channel partners, providing them with real-time business plans
to successfully build upon their Cisco practice,” said Angie Beltz,
vice president, Product Marketing, Cisco Solutions Group at Tech Data.
“Through Ignite and our dedicated Cisco team, Tech Data is offering
partners world-class exclusive business-building programs and
award-winning enablement tools to help our channel partners thrive.”
The event included education breakout sessions and business-building
opportunities focused on Cisco enablement and training. At the event,
solution providers had the opportunity to engage in strategic
networking opportunities with Cisco, peers, and Tech Data
representatives, including hands-on technology training, certification
planning, and marketing and sales strategies. Additionally, solution
providers who attended the event were given one-on-one consultations by
Tech Data’s team of experts in order to create a customized business
plan–optimizing the company’s award-winning program and tools.
Attendees at the Cisco Ignite heard from featured speakers including
Josh Linkner, New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur and
venture capitalist; Polly LaBarre, bestselling author of Mavericks at
Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win; and Joe Quaglia,
President of the Americas at Tech Data. At the event, attendees also
had the opportunity to hear from Tech Data’s credit team and gained a
CEO’s perspective on sustainable and profitable growth during former
solution provider CEO Frank Albi’s informative session.
“The Ignite conference has been a huge success,” said Michael Dunn,
Technical Solution Architect at Netsecure. “We are very excited about
the relationships that have been established as well as the various
speakers. Each speaker brought an important and unique perspective that
we will be able to utilize going forward. We look forward to the
upcoming year and further relationship-building to continue growing our
business with Tech Data.”
For the Ignite Conference, channel partners raised more than $7,000 for
Girls Inc. Pinellas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering
young women academic enrichment and support programs, life skills
instruction, and activities focused on healthy living.
To learn more about Cisco cloud networking solutions, contact one of
Tech Data’s dedicated Cisco team members, call (800) 237-8931, ext.
77776, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Tech Data Cisco
Manufacturer Store at www.techdata.com/cisco.
Earlier this year, Tech Data received two Cisco Partner Summit awards
for Global Distributor of the Year and U.S. Distributor of the Year.
Tech Data was recognized by Cisco for its channel innovations, unique
enablement programs, business performance and profitable growth.
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 115,000
resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse
technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data
generated $26.8 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January
31, 2014. It is ranked No. 111 on the Fortune 500(R) and one of
Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.” To learn more, visit
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