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Tech Data introduces new global brand
2017-11-17

American broadliner Tech Data has introduced its new brand identity, highlighting the company's expanded reach and capabilities as a global leader in technology distribution and services. Following the company's transformational acquisition of Avnet's Technology Solutions business earlier this year, Tech Data has established a single global brand that capitalizes on the full reach, efficiency, and technical expertise of its new combined organization. Tech Data will now operate as a unified brand in all of its markets throughout the world, enabling channel partners to benefit from its unmatched end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions, and services. "As we evolve our business in anticipation of what's next, the Tech Data brand has evolved as well. Today we are proud to introduce the new Tech Data and the next chapter in the history of our company", said Bob Dutkowsky, chairman and CEO of Tech Data. "Our new global brand is centered on the proven strength of the Tech Data name and provides a unified promise of integrity, expertise and excellence. Tech Data serves as a beacon in the IT channel—central to our customers' and vendors' success. Our teams have highly specialized skills in next-generation technologies, extensive software and services capabilities, and the best logistics engine in the industry, all backed by a global IT system that can do anything from process the sale of a laptop to configure the most complex multi-vendor solution. Tech Data has become a company that delivers business outcomes—not just products—and we're excited for the future of our company as we help connect the world with the power of technology."

To enable a specialized approach while maintaining the exceptional service levels that partners expect from Tech Data, the company has grouped its offerings into two primary solutions portfolios under the Tech Data brand:

  • Tech Data's Endpoint Solutions portfolio, previously known as the company's broadline offering, primarily includes PC systems, mobile phones and accessories, printers, peripherals, supplies, software and consumer electronics.
  • Tech Data's Advanced Solutions portfolio includes primarily data center technologies such as storage, networking, servers, advanced technology software and converged/hyperconverged infrastructure. This portfolio also includes next-generation technologies such as cloud, IoT, mobility, security and analytics solutions.
  • Tech Data's next-generation technology solutions, as well as the company's services offering, including lifecycle, CRM, integration and supply chain services, span its Endpoint and Advanced Solutions portfolios. In addition to the company's two solutions portfolios, Tech Data will continue to go to market with three specialized solutions: Datech Solutions, Maverick AV Solutions and Global Computing Components. Azlan, Tech Data's pan-European enterprise specialist brand, will be transitioned over time and will be incorporated into the company's Advanced Solutions portfolio.

While Tech Data's logo will not change, the company's color palette and graphic devices have been updated to incorporate both its foundation and its new dimensions, blending the unique capabilities of Tech Data and Technology Solutions into a modern, global brand. Tech Data has also introduced new purpose, vision, and mission statements.

A major appointment for Nimans
2017-10-18

United Kingdom: telecom VAD Nimans has strengthened its grip on the UC, IT and end points sector with the appointment of Colin McGregor as its first-ever Director of Major Accounts. Colin will manage and develop sales opportunities with IT service providers, carriers and general customers to open more sales doors and help them capture additional sales. Colin is an industry heavyweight and has worked in the IT distribution sector for the last two decades. He is a former MD of Tech Data (Azlan) and for the last three years has been a partner at channel consultancy Demuto, specialising in strategic growth planning. "Taking on this new role at Nimans was a natural step", he explained. "As Director of Major Accounts I will work closely with vendors and resellers to provide higher, wider and deeper working relationships. It's imperative that we further understand our customers’ strategies and the direction they are taking particularly around UC so that we become their key strategic partner in helping them drive further forward and exceed their business objectives. I have a team of excellent people around me along with exceptional vendor relationships to ensure our customers gain a competitive market advantage." Colin emphasised: "Given the huge increase in SIP deployment, this will form a big part of the strategy we are going to implement in tandem with market leading major brands. The value we can bring in terms of the historic knowledge in the market is absolutely key. For example we have dozens of expertly trained engineers as well as 300 experts trained in delivering solutions to market backed by a phenomenal marketing department to help a partner develop strong messages and a high profile presence. Combined with our logistics engine ethos which is underpinned by Compendium our unique IP end point management proposition I believe the value we bring in helping resellers grow their businesses is second to none. These are some of the many reasons that attracted me to Nimans based on its heritage, history, knowledge, expertise and an unrivalled logistics operation. We are here to help customers win more business, make them more operationally efficient and reduce the cost and increase the speed to market. Exciting times are ahead."

Tech Data signs Dell EMC partnership to drive further growth opportunities
2017-08-29

Broadliner Tech Data has announced that its Technology Solutions business, formerly a division of Avnet and now part of Tech Data, has signed a new distribution agreement with Dell EMC in Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey. Through the agreement, Tech Data will provide channel partners in Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey with access to solutions across the complete enterprise Dell EMC portfolio, including servers, storage, cloud computing solutions and converged infrastructure technologies, to meet the needs of its small, midsized and enterprise customers. Jason Boxall, vice president, Strategic Vendors and International Channels, EMEA at Tech Data, said: "we are pleased to extend our agreement with Dell EMC to four additional countries and look forward to helping more partners meet their needs with the extensive and innovative portfolio that Dell EMC offers. Our Dell EMC partners are uniquely positioned to solve their customers’ business challenges thanks to new technologies that are redefining the future. We continue to leverage our deep data centre expertise to enhance our partners' abilities and deliver world-leading, comprehensive solutions from ground-breaking companies like Dell EMC."

"The extension of our agreement with Tech Data is a logical step to support the growth of our business in Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey. Tech Data is a leader in the data centre area and we can benefit from its large-scale partner network and expertise to further drive business solutions for customers in those countries", commented Michael Collins, senior vice president, Channel EMEA, Dell EMC.

This partnership further cements Tech Data's relationship with Dell EMC, a global market leader in servers and storage. Tech Data is committed to supporting the strong growth in this market and driving momentum through this strategic partnership across the EMEA region. Tech Data now offers the complete Dell EMC portfolio of solutions in 22 countries in EMEA: Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Tech Data adds NEXIONA IoT solutions to cloud solutions store
2017-08-24

Broadliner Tech Data has announced that NEXIONA's innovative range of IoT software is now available on the Tech Data Cloud Solutions Store, powered by StreamOne, Tech Data's platform for end-to-end provisioning and billing of software and cloud services. Tech Data customers in Europe can now manage the complete sales cycle for NEXIONA's solutions using this digital platform, from initial purchase to license renewal, through local cloud stores in Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

"IoT is one of the top areas of focus for many of our partners' customers", said Colin Blair, vice president, Data Analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) at Tech Data. "The addition of NEXIONA to our Tech Data Cloud Solutions portfolio provides our partners with the broad set of tools they need to be successful in meeting the diverse needs of their customers."

NEXIONA is part of Tech Data's growing SmartForce IoT offering, which comprises a portfolio of validated end-to-end solutions for systems integrators, value-added resellers and service providers, providing them with the tools they need to deliver solutions and products quickly to the emerging IoT market. NEXIONA's MIIMETIQ software enables system integrators and service providers to rapidly and easily design, prototype, and commercialize their own industrial IoT applications by simplifying secure connection to physical devices and the management of all sensor data.

"To unlock the value of IoT, system integrators and solution providers need a way to quickly design, prototype, and turn new ideas into value-driving IoT applications", said Victor Paradell, vice president, Tech Data Smart IoT & Analytics, Europe. "Delivering NEXIONA's MIIMETIQ high-productivity application enablement platform through Tech Data's StreamOne gives our partners an easy, fast and cost-effective way to start building their own IoT platforms—with full control over their data—and migrating to new, more profitable service delivery models."

NEXIONA's platform supports more than 60 machine-to-machine (M2M) and IoT protocols and communication technologies, and is built on a flexible service-oriented architecture (SOA) that fully integrates with IBM Watson IoT and Microsoft Azure IoT Hub cloud services and is available from Tech Data as an integrated solution with the Dell Edge Gateway 5000 Series for rapid IoT framework development.

Tech Data announces European distribution agreement with Worldsensing for Smart City Solution
2017-08-22

Broadliner Tech Data has unveiled a European distribution agreement with Worldsensing, a recognised specialist in wireless technology and smart software solutions. Through the agreement, Tech Data will offer FastPrk, an Internet of Things (IoT)-based smart parking management system through its Smart IoT Solutions business practice, which offers validated, end-to-end solutions for systems integrators and service providers, enabling them to identify and drive new revenue opportunities. FastPrk is an intelligent parking management system that allows cities and operators to manage parking resources more efficiently and parking operators to generate additional revenue. The wireless system uses smart sensors installed in parking spaces, enabling parking operators to direct drivers to areas with vacancies via electronic panels and mobile applications. Fastprk also enables cities and operators to gain control over parking utilization, while implementing better strategies on monetization of parking in line with demand.

"As our cities continue to grow rapidly, there is an increasing need to invest in smart technology to become more efficient, better connected and more environmentally friendly. For example, helping drivers find parking spots quickly reduces traffic and lowers carbon dioxide emissions with less fuel wasted", said Victor Paradell, vice president, Tech Data Smart IoT & Analytics, EMEA. "Our agreement with a global IoT pioneer in smart cities and wireless infrastructure sensor networks like Worldsensing adds a game-changing component to our portfolio, allowing our partners provide connected operational intelligence solutions to their clients."

Ignasi Vilajosana, CEO and co-founder of Worldsensing, said: "Welcoming Tech Data as a strategic partner is a great step forward for us and a huge milestone for our commercial expansion. We are looking forward to working closely with the Tech Data team and enriching our sales process with their experience and know-how."

Worldsensing product should be available through Tech Data's IoT BUs in Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

 

Tech Data Advanced Solutions UK
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Tech Data Advanced Solutions UK
Redwood 2 - Crockford Lane
Chineham Park - Redwood
RG24 8WQ Basingstoke
United Kingdom
Phone : +44 (0)871 880 3000
Fax : +44 (0)871 880 4335
Website : http://www.azlan.co.uk
E-mail : sales@azlan.co.uk

Other offices
WA3 7SN Warrington
Phone : +44 (0)1925 851 219
E1 7HT London
Phone : +44 (0)20 7377 9585
EC2A 4DT London
Phone : +44 (0)20 7490 7427
BB4 4PW Haslingden
Phone : +44 (0)1706 222 180
BT28 3AJ Lisburn
Phone : +44 (0)2892 629 636
RG12 8FZ Bracknell
Phone : +44 (0)1344 662 000

Team

Vice-president : Mr Andy Gass (*** ****** ********* ** )
Vice-president : Mrs Alice Jenkinson (*** ****** ********* ** ***** )
Vice-president : Mr Sukh Rayat (*** ****** ********* ** *)
Vice-president : Mrs Sırma Özkan (*** ****** ********* ** **)
General manager : Mr Rob Tomlin (*** ****** ********* ** *)
General manager : Mr Rob Tomlin (*** ****** ********* ** *)
Sales director : Mrs Sarah Williams (*** ****** ********* ** *****)
Sales director : Mr Christian Curtis (*** ****** ********* ** ***** *)
Marketing director : Mr Ian Jeffs (*** ****** ********* ** )
Marketing director : Mrs Linda Patterson (*** ****** ********* ** ***** )
Marketing director : Mr Sara Gemmell (*** ****** ********* ** ***)
Marketing director : Mr Mark Robinson (*** ****** ********* ** ****)
Marketing director : Mrs Heather Haworth (*** ****** ********* ** ***** )
Sales manager : Mr David Morris (*** ****** ********* ** ***)
Sales manager : Mrs Rachel Patterson (*** ****** ********* ** ***** *)
Sales manager : Mrs Heather Harding (*** ****** ********* ** ***** )
Division director or manager : Mr Danny Yeowell (*** ****** ********* ** ****)
Division director or manager : Mr Peter Spreadbury (*** ****** ********* ** ***** *)
Division director or manager : Mr Robert Stockford (*** ****** ********* ** ***** *)
Division director or manager : Mr Simon Bennett (*** ****** ********* ** ****)
Division director or manager : Mr Jody Taylor (*** ****** ********* ** **)
Division director or manager : Mr Huw Jones (*** ****** ********* ** )
Division director or manager : Mr Andrew Waddington (*** ****** ********* ** ***** **)
Division director or manager : Mr Phil King (*** ****** ********* ** )
Division director or manager : Mr Andrew Stuart (*** ****** ********* ** ****)
Division director or manager : Mr Gary Lloyd (*** ****** ********* ** *)
Division director or manager : Mr Andy Dow (*** ****** ********* **)
Division director or manager : Mr Ciaran Doherty (*** ****** ********* ** *****)
Division director or manager : Mr Mike Mernagh (*** ****** ********* ** ***)
Division director or manager : Mr Phil Soane (*** ****** ********* ** *)
Human resources manager : Mrs Sharon Beardmore (*** ****** ********* ** ***** *)
Communication director or manager : Mr Lawrence Roberts (*** ****** ********* ** ***** *)
Market manager : Mr Lee Davies (*** ****** ********* ** *)
Department manager : Mr David Chantry (*** ****** ********* ** ****)
Department manager : Mr Mark Ceraolo (*** ****** ********* ** ***)

Information

Creation year : 1992
Company registration number : 01691472
VAT number : GB 385 5242 35
Annual turnover
2012 : 915,00 M€
2003 : 162,00 M€
2002 : 226,00 M€
2001 : 244,00 M€
2000 : 257,00 M€
Active resellers : 2100
Indirect turnover : 100%
Export : Ireland
VAD : Networks, security, storage
Main brands : Brocade (Foundry Networks), Cisco, Citrix, HPE Networking, IBM Software
Clients : Corporate resellers, dealers, installers, ISV, IT consulting and service providers, multispecialists, service providers, specialized resellers, systems integrators, telecom operators, VAR
Employees : 300 people

Services

Value added services
After-sale consulting, after-sale service, architecture design, audit, authorized training centre, BTO, business plan help, co-marketing funds, configuration help, customer loyalty program, demo products, demos, direct shipping to final client, e-mailing, field sales staff, hardware installation, help with specifications write-up, hot-line, information newsletter, lead generation, logistics, manufacturer certifications, modeling, network management, on-site quote, on-site training, personalized help, pre-sale consulting, product catalog, product loan, project management help, project monitoring and control, regular special offers, retail-dedicated sales staff, sales help, seminar centre, shipments tracking, show-room, software customization, system integration, technical deployment, technology watch, telemarketing, training centre, transfer of skills
Financial services
Advance payment, automatic transfer, bank garanty, cash, cash on delivery, cash with order, cash with trade discount, cheque, credit card, credit insurance, delegation of payment, draft, factoring, financing solutions, leasing, part payment, personal outstanding, personalized terms of payment, stock financing, term of payment, transfer of debts
Minimum delivery time
National : 24 hour(s)
International : 48 hour(s)