Tech Data Receives Two 2012 XChange Public Sector XCellence Awards

Company Recognized for Outstanding Federal, State and Local Programs

CLEARWATER, Fla., June 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it received two 2012 XChange XCellence awards in the categories of XCellence in Federal Program and XCellence in State and Local Program at this year's XChange Public Sector event hosted by UBM Channel. Selected by top integrators, the XChange XCellence awards honor vendors and distributors with the most exceptional products, programs and technologies for the public sector IT Channel.

"Our TechEDG team does an outstanding job of helping resellers gain expertise and take advantage of opportunities in the public sector, and this recognition is truly deserved," said Pete Peterson, senior vice president, U.S. Sales at Tech Data. "Public sector resellers are often faced with budget constraints and economic uncertainty. Our team arms them with the knowledge, strategic tools, and partnerships they need to gain competitive advantages and profitably penetrate the state, local and education markets."

TechEDG, Tech Data's education and government-focused business, helps resellers maneuver through the complex bureaucratic maze of the public sector. TechEDG is focused on key technologies like server virtualization, security, and green technology in the federal segment, cloud-based services, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), virtualization, and security in the state and local segment, and mobility, print management, digital whiteboards, BYOD, and security in the education segment. Tech Data's dedicated team of business development professionals, bid specialists, credit experts, certified technicians and sales representatives understand how to navigate through the complex and dynamic landscape that exist in these vertical markets.

As the largest independent industry event dedicated to the unique dynamics of the public sector IT channel, XChange Public Sector brought together integrators, vendors, and industry experts. For two and a half days, participants had the opportunity to discuss the challenges facing the public sector IT market from every angle – federal, healthcare, state, local and education – and find new opportunities to succeed.

"The XChange XCellence award winners have demonstrated unparalleled understanding and commitment to addressing the unique dynamics of the public IT sector," said Robert C. DeMarzo, Senior Vice President of Strategic Content, UBM Channel. "We congratulate all the winners on their ability to deliver high-quality, results-driven solutions that can help public sector organizations achieve both near term and long term goals."

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 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit

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About UBM Channel

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