Tech Data Advanced Solutions UK to make strategic investment to boost professional services and solutions capabilities

By Simon Meredith | 24th January 2018
  • Integrated teams are ready to support partners in developing skill sets to sell emerging technologies
  • Hyper-convergence, network security and cloud are major areas of focus

Basingstoke, 24 January 2018 – Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that its Advanced Solutions portfolio is to make further strategic investments in its UK professional services and solutions practices with the aim of helping resellers to skill-up in emerging technologies and take them to market effectively.

Following the integration of its technical resources, resellers can now call on the services of an expanded team of technical experts to assist in identifying and proposing solutions and delivering professional services to end-user customers. This includes a dedicated pre-sales team aligned to solutions integrators and MSPs, in addition to professional services and service desk teams who can provide a range of services to and on behalf of partners, as well as24/7 support cover on key vendor technologies.

In addition, Tech Data is making a comprehensive schedule of technical training available to partners through the Tech Data Academy. Classroom-based, instructor-led tuition is delivered by expert consultants using high quality content, and through online and virtual resources. This enables partners to keep their knowledge and skills up-to date, allowing them to achieve or retain certifications for key vendors, including Cisco, Citrix, FlexPod, IBM, Microsoft, NetApp and VMware amongst others, and continually develop their capability to generate additional high-margin business.

Andy Brown, Technical Services Director for Tech Data Advanced Solutions UK, said: “We are making strategic investments to add high-end consultants to our solutions practice and support our partners in winning higher-margin business. We are ready to help resellers address the opportunities presented by current and emerging enterprise technologies with all the leading vendors.

“We are seeing increased demand for deployment and integration of hyper-converged solutions, in network security and cloud platforms. The breadth and depth of the investments we are making in these emerging technologies allows our customers to take them to market with confidence, knowing that that they have the backing of our professional teams, as well as the option to utilise our expertise and technical training for the transfer of skills.”

Further strategic investment in skills and personnel will be made as Tech Data grows its Advanced Solutions portfolio over the coming year, he added. As well as hyper-convergence, network security and cloud, the company will be looking to develop capability around data and analytics, IoT and advanced cyber security.

Picture: Andy Brown, Tech Data Advanced Solutions UK.

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