Tech Data presented with Global Training Excellence Award by IBM

By Simon Meredith | 16th June 2020
  • Distributor wins prestigious accolade for second year in succession
  • Highlights strong focus on meeting customer needs

Basingstoke, 16 June 2020 – Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) has been awarded the IBM Global Training Excellence Award during the first-ever virtual IBM Think Digital Event Experience.

The IBM Excellence Awards recognise the stellar performance of IBM Business Partners who have demonstrated excellence and driven exceptional client experiences and business growth. Tech Data has been an authorised IBM Global Training Provider for some time now and this is second consecutive year that the company has won this award.

Through its education and training solutions, Tech Data provides global certified IT training in more than 60 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific regions. Tech Data education solutions are provided through its ExitCertified platform in North America and its Tech Data Academy platform in Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Tech Data was selected based on set criteria established by IBM’s Worldwide Training & Skills leadership. The win highlights Tech Data’s alignment with strategic training initiatives within IBM’s global business partner ecosystem, as well as with customers implementing IBM technology solutions.

Matt Child, Managing Director – Advanced Solutions UK and Ireland, Tech Data, stated: “This award acknowledges the exceptional work The Tech Data Academy does in creating and delivering high quality training both to and on behalf of our reseller partners. It’s a vital service that not only enables them to offer more value to their customers, but also ensures that they can continue to develop the technical skills of their own teams and advance the transformation of their own businesses.”

Over the past few weeks all training has been delivered online, as reseller businesses and end user organisations have been unable to attend classroom-based or workshop sessions. This has not inhibited the technical training programme organised by the Tech Data Academy in any way, he noted.

“Our Academy team has been running hybrid training that combine classroom and virtual attendees for some time. Switching to completely virtual delivery has therefore, been seamless, as all the best practices and technologies were already in place. That’s allowed us to offer our regular schedule of courses and given our customers an ideal opportunity to progress their skills development at a time when providing a focus and goal for individuals and teams has become more important than ever.”

The Tech Data Academy provides technical and accreditation training courses that help IT channel sales and business development teams position and sell IT products and solutions more effectively. It offers a comprehensive range of online, classroom and self-paced courses, designed to help technical IT professionals get more from technology. More information can be found at

Picture: Matt Child, Tech Data.

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