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July 18, 2018
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PRESS RELEASE — CLEARWATER, Fla. (July 18, 2018) – Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Advantech, a leader in trusted, innovative embedded and automation products and solutions for IoT. The addition of Advantech to the Tech Data portfolio extends its end-to-end capabilities and vertical market reach, and will further equip resellers in the U.S. and Canada with solutions preconfigured for Microsoft Azure and related Microsoft services such as Power BI that address a wide array of applications across diverse industries.
“Advantech’s portfolio provides a broad variety of IoT products and solutions across today’s strongest verticals including industrial and retail,” said Michelle Curtis, director, IoT Solutions, North America, at Tech Data. “Combined with the unparalleled services and end-to-end support of Tech Data, Advantech solutions can help our partners drive Azure consumption and make significant inroads toward their customers’ successes.”
The addition of Advantech is already making an impact. Tech Data IoT recently supported the design, build and deployment for an industrial use case within the professional carwash industry by streamlining the partner’s services offerings and optimizing recurring revenue structure, all while utilizing the Advantech WISE-PaaS solution.
Through Tech Data’s distinct, consultative approach to IoT, end customers can benefit from the company’s unique IoT ecosystem and knowledge base, while resellers can take advantage of the relationships within the community to build new business opportunities. Preconfigured solutions include Advantech Edge Intelligence Servers, which offer a simple industrial solution for channel partners to build up edge-to-cloud applications with integrated hardware, plus software that is pre-configured for Azure.
“To realize our vision of enabling an intelligent planet, Advantech is pleased to help Tech Data and its partners deliver real-world and value-added IoT solutions that will delight end customers,” said Jay Liston, channel sales director, at Advantech. “The full Advantech portfolio, with horizontally applicable IoT solutions, will contribute toward Tech Data’s advocacy of digital transformation and third platform initiatives—furthering growth in new and emerging markets.”
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Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. Tech Data is ranked No. 83 on the Fortune 500® and has been named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for nine straight years. To find out more, visit www.techdata.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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