CLEARWATER, FL – June 15, 2016 — / — Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today introduced a community of independent software vendors (ISVs) designed to support the ecosystem of Microsoft solutions offered by its Tech Data Cloud business unit. These ISV solutions, which are now available in the United States through the Tech Data Cloud Solutions Store, enable Tech Data’s solutions providers to easily differentiate offerings while providing more complete solutions to end users. The announcement was made in conjunction with Tech Data’s Channel Link 2016 event, taking place this week in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Our goal in creating an ecosystem around Microsoft solutions is to help our partners differentiate themselves by adding value to their end user’s cloud experience,” said Stacy Nethercoat, vice president, Tech Data Cloud, Americas at Tech Data. “Each of these new ISV solutions that we have added to our Tech Data Cloud portfolio will either contribute to driving the sale of Microsoft products by making migration to the cloud easier or drive additional consumption of services by creating a user-friendly experience.”

The community of ISVs now available through Tech Data Cloud in support of Microsoft solutions includes:

Tech Data Cloud now offers data protection from Spanning®, an EMC company, including Spanning Backup, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) backup and recovery solution that minimizes the risk of data loss for organizations using Microsoft Office 365. Spanning delivers daily comprehensive, automated backup and restore technology, significantly improving the quality of data protection to help meet business continuity and compliance requirements for data management.

“Spanning by EMC is witnessing tremendous interest in SaaS data protection for Office 365 as more and more companies want to take advantage of the improved collaboration, higher productivity and increased mobility that comes with cloud computing without the risk of data loss,” said Jeff Erramouspe, vice president and general manager at Spanning. “Our joint efforts will help Tech Data’s value-added resellers to enable their customers to confidently transition to cloud-based productivity free from worry about data loss catastrophes and non-compliance.”

Through an agreement with Akumina, creator of InterChange user experience (UX) software, Tech Data will now offer its Microsoft Office 365 content management solutions through the Tech Data Cloud business unit. Akumina’s technology platform is the only developer framework designed specifically to connect Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint to any other business system of record. Akumina also offers Intranet 365, an out-of-the-box intranet that allows its clients to realize immediate value with their Microsoft Office 365 investment.

“Akumina’s software empowers developers and designers to build transformative digital experiences across cloud business systems while increasing internal business-user productivity and overall solution adoption,” said David Maffei, chief revenue officer at Akumina. “We are excited to share the benefits of Akumina’s Interchange platform through Tech Data’s award-winning Cloud Solutions Store.”

RapidStart CRM
Tech Data is partnering with Forceworks, a Microsoft-certified cloud deployment partner, to offer itsRapidStart CRM, a platform Microsoft partners can utilize to deploy customer relationship management software to their small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers. This offering is designed for would-be CRM partners with no CRM experience and includes a deployment methodology and associated software that helps customize the CRM technology for customers.

Cirrus Insight
Tech Data now offers Cirrus Insight, a CRM application that integrates Salesforce with third-party services, including Gmail and Microsoft Office 365. Cirrus Insight is the leading solution for companies that want to connect with their customers via Outlook and Gmail, while simultaneously syncing emails and calendar events. Cirrus Insight also fully supports sales departments by automatically syncing emails and appointments with any mobile device through the cloud. Cirrus Insight is the third-highest-rated application of all time on the Salesforce AppExchange with more than 1,250 reviews by sales professionals. Learn more and start a free 14-day trial at

Additionally, Tech Data Cloud offers BitTitan cloud enablement services and Skykick cloud management solutions as part of its ISV solutions portfolio.

Tech Data Cloud offers solution providers and managed service providers (MSPs) the capabilities needed to capitalize on cloud opportunities in the marketplace, including the tools to navigate and transform their businesses. The Tech Data Cloud team offers education, marketing, business planning, demand creation, sales training and services to enable partners to successfully sell cloud products and solutions. To learn more about offerings through Tech Data Cloud, call (800) 237-8931 ext. 87663, email, or visit

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, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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