Named Regional Distributor of the Year for Latin America and wins
the North America Trailblazer Cross-Selling Award for 2017
CLEARWATER, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Data Corporation (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that it has received
two major awards from Ruckus,
a part of Brocade,
at the 2017 Ruckus Big Dogs Partner Conference in Miami. Tech Data was
named Regional Distributor of the Year for Latin America and won the
North America Trailblazer Cross-Selling Award. The awards recognize
significant achievements in wireless technology for the overall benefit
of the IT channel ecosystem.
"Being recognized through these awards validates our dedication to
providing Ruckus wireless solutions as an ideal complement to Tech
Data's existing Brocade offerings. These offerings, highlighted by
Brocade's high-performance ICX campus network switches, make Tech Data
better positioned to support our partners who are helping bring their
customers into the new era of IT," said Deena Piquion, vice president
and general manager of Tech Data's Latin America and Caribbean region.
"Our alliance with Ruckus has added game-changing wireless components to
our portfolio, delivering compelling solutions to mobile carriers,
broadband service providers and corporate enterprises."
The Regional Distributor of the Year for Latin America award was earned
through the steadfast work by Tech Data over its 10-year partnership
with Ruckus and its ICX portfolio of products. In the last three years,
Tech Data has grown its Ruckus revenue by over 600 percent.
Additionally, in less than one year since Tech Data added the Ruckus
brand to its portfolio, Ruckus expects that Tech Data's wireless revenue
will equal its wired revenue and possibly surpass it by the end of this
The Trailblazer Cross-Selling Award for North America was the result of
Tech Data's robust revenue-generating ICX switching portfolio as well as
Tech Data's well-executed pivot to the wireless side of Ruckus
offerings. Specifically, over the last year, Tech Data implemented a
Ruckus launch plan, resulting in over 250 inside sales representatives
obtaining Ruckus Sales Certification, while the dedicated Tech Data
Ruckus team completed all Ruckus Sales Expert (REx) and Ruckus Wireless
Solutions Engineer (WiSE) certifications. In addition, the Tech Data
team has become experts at providing predictive heat maps to Ruckus
Resellers as part of their value-added offerings. Last quarter, the team
issued more than 400 heat maps.
"We're delighted to recognize Tech Data as our Regional Distributor of
the Year for Latin America and with our North America Trailblazer
Cross-Selling Award for 2017," said Eric Buck, director of worldwide
distribution sales, Ruckus. "Over the course of our relationship, Tech
Data has successfully sold solutions in our ICX switching portfolio, and
their team has become a genuine trailblazer with its impressive Ruckus
Sales Certification record. We congratulate them on these important
recognitions and look forward to many more years of mutual success."
Ruckus offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor "Smart Wi-Fi" products
and has over 40,000 end customers worldwide. Ruckus technologies address
wired, Wi-Fi capacity and coverage challenges caused by the
ever-increasing amount of traffic on networks due to accelerated
adoption of consumer electronics.
For more information on Tech Data offerings from Ruckus, please visit
Tech Data's Ruckus
/ Brocade team webpage, email them at email@example.com
or call 1-800-237-8931, ext. 82111, option 1.
to tweet: .@Tech_Data Receives Two Major Awards from
@RuckusWireless; #wifi; http://ow.ly/Yvcv30dSLb0.
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of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and
solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation
technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and
solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. Tech Data is
ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and has been named one of
Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies" for eight straight years. To
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