News | April 28, 2014

Tech Data To Distribute Google Chromebook Management Console

Now Offering Full Line of Google Chromebooks to IT Channel

Clearwater, FL (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced an agreement with Google, Inc. (Nasdaq:GOOG) to distribute Google's Chromebook management console to its channel of solution providers in the U.S. through the company's Systems & PeripheralsIT division. Through the agreement, Tech Data now offers the complete portfolio of technology for Google Chromebooks available on hardware from leading manufactures such as Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Samsung. Tech Data will also provide additional value-added services and training for solution providers.

"Tech Data is pleased to be selected by Google to manage distribution of its full line of Chromebooks, including the Chromebook management console," said Wendy Maurer-Linsky, vice president, Product Marketing, Systems & PeripheralsIT at Tech Data. "Through the agreement, Tech Data will provide best-in-class enablement services for IT resellers both within the private and public sectors seeking to enhance their Google Chromebook deployments. We thank Google for their continued partnership and look forward to ongoing success together as we remain strategically focused on providing the highest levels of expertise and service to our channel partners."

The Chromebook management console is a value-add to solution providers seeking to customize user features, configure networks, track and manage user access—all within a secure network environment. By way of the agreement, Tech Data will provide white glove services and support for solution providers and their end user customers such as pre-sales consultation, deployment services and a virtual concierge for additional technical support.

Chromebooks, combined with the management console, provide a comprehensive solution to enhance student learning and seamless access to leading-edge technology. The web-based management console makes it easy for schools to configure and manage a set of Chromebooks across a school, district or country.

Tech Data's S&P division is focused on five key growth areas: Visual Solutions, Imaging & Print, Power & Energy Management, Personal Systems and Consumer Professional Electronics. Tech Data has invested in the training and education of its S&P team to fully enable its partners to effectively go to market with printing products, offering certifications, training, installation and content management. The "IT" in Systems & PeripheralsIT represents the exponentially powerful service and solutions that Tech Data is dedicated to providing its partners.

To learn more, please visit the S&P Solutions Hub, the division's robust website enabling channel partners to quickly and easily communicate with Tech Data's dedicated S&P sales teams through a Live Chat feature.

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 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.8 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2014. It is ranked No. 119 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.

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SOURCE: Tech Data Corporation

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