Tech Data Offers Manufacturing-Focused Solutions Through Expanded Agreement with Panduit
CLEARWATER, Fla., July 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) today announced an expanded agreement with Panduit to add their Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio to the company’s Smart IoT Solutions practice. Through the agreement, Tech Data will offer Panduit’s manufacturing-focused IoT solutions and partner enablement tools to its channel of solution providers in the United States through its Advance Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) division. Panduit solutions will also be included in Tech Data’s award-winning Cisco® enablement and education program, Momentum, in which partners are trained around IoT solutions and market opportunities. The announcement was made in conjunction with Cisco Live!™, being held this week in Las Vegas.
“We are pleased to expand our agreement with Panduit and deliver solutions that drive the growth we’re seeing in the convergence of the information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) markets,” said Angie Beltz, vice president, Cisco Solutions Group, at Tech Data. “This agreement enables Tech Data to bring complete industrial IoT solutions to market in the manufacturing space, which is a key vertical for our new Smart IoT Solutions business practice. Tech Data has the distribution power and portfolio to complement all the elements of Panduit’s solutions, including device activation, sensor, data, power, server, storage, cloud and accessories, and we’re excited to help our partners operate in this space.”
Panduit and Cisco, along with Rockwell Automation, collaborate to deliver data center, enterprise and industrial automation solutions that bridge the gap between the logical architecture and physical infrastructure. Panduit offers solution providers reliable and scalable infrastructure solutions that can be deployed across multiple technology platforms, giving solution providers the opportunity to increase sales, improve profitability and differentiate within the market.
“With this new agreement, Panduit and Tech Data are positioned to provide solutions and partner enablement tools that ease complex IT and OT convergence initiatives for our manufacturing and industrial customers,” said Steve Timian, vice president, Business Development, Industrial Automation Infrastructure at Panduit.
In June, Tech Data was honored with Cisco’s Excellence in Security and Innovation in Services awards in the United States, as well as the Enable & Scale Partner Satisfaction award in the United States and Canada at Cisco’s annual Americas Distribution Forum event. To learn more about the full portfolio of solutions and services available through Smart IoT Solutions by Tech Data, email IoT@techdata.com or visit IoT.techdata.com.
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 105,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2016. It is ranked No. 108 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.” To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Panduit is a world-class developer and provider of physical infrastructure solutions that improve reliability, security, and safety of Industrial Automation Infrastructure systems while reducing deployment and operating costs. Working with industry leaders, Panduit helps bridge the gap between IT and Controls Engineers by providing optimized building-block architectures for connecting enterprises, industrial networks and control systems. (www.panduit.com/ia)
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