Business partners benefit from Tech Data’s online community lunch sessions

By Simon Meredith | 18th May 2020
  • Strong desire to share ideas and best-practice while people are WFM
  • Informal daily discussions focus on different theme each time

Basingstoke, 18 May 2020 Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) has been attracting scores of resellers to a series of daily virtual community lunch sessions, organised by the company’s Advanced Solutions team.

The Zoom meetings have been staged by the Enterprise Software and Cloud team to provide a way for technical and sales teams to keep their finger on the pulse of the market and interact with their peers whilst working from home

The informal, daily virtual get-togethers have become a regular part of the schedule for the partner community and have included input from other ecosystem partners and vendors, including VMware, Citrix, Veeam and Lakeside. A different subject is chosen each day and at least one expert will be online for the duration.

Subjects to date have included hyperconverged infrastructure and AI, as well as more business-led briefings on key virtual events and promos along with current offers and promotions. Other specialists from Tech Data, such as the Tech-as-a-Service team, have also participated in the sessions.

The idea was to give partners a way to come together, discuss whatever is on their minds and to look at new ideas and opportunities and what comes next. Customers and partners have responded in a really positive way and Tech Data plans to continue running the sessions daily while there is a need to bring people together.

Tech Data’s Enterprise Software and Cloud team provides expert support and service to partners on a wide range of leading vendors, including Citrix, Microsoft, Oracle, Veeam, Veritas and VMware.  The distributor provides a number of enablement and transformational programmes, such as Cloud Practice Builder, to assist partners in making the journey from traditional software sales to subscription- and cloud-based models. In addition, there many other resources available to partners, including: extensive professional and managed services capability; education and training provided by Tech Data Channel Academy; and StreamOne, Tech Data’s cloud solutions aggregation platform.

All of these programmes and services are provided as part of Tech Data’s all-encompassing Trusted Advisor strategy, which aims to ensure that everything Tech Data does is geared to supporting its customers’ efforts to grow sales, increase profits, reduce costs and enhance customer satisfaction.

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