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Tech Data Adds Analytics and IoT Technologies to Its Solution Factory

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To help businesses accelerate opportunities in the booming
next-generation technology areas of analytics and IoT, Tech
(Nasdaq: TECD) today introduced its Analytics and IoT Solution
Factory. This new global offering expands on the click-to-run solutions
found in the Tech Data Cloud
Solution Factory
to create vetted analytics and IoT solutions that
focus on specific use cases in key vertical markets to facilitate
simplified deployments and outcomes for partners.

Tech Data has included a broad spectrum of next-generation technologies
including analytics and IoT solutions featuring Intel®
IoT Market Ready Solutions
. The Solution Factory methodology enables
Tech Data partners to obtain proven, repeatable solutions providing
speed and scale in the market.

“The Solution Factory is a great example of how Tech Data is aggregating
pre-packaged, tested and proven solutions to speed time from deployment
to outcome,” said Colin Blair, vice president, Analytics and IoT
Solutions, Americas, at Tech Data. “There is a huge opportunity for our
customers to deploy profitable Analytics and IoT solutions. Tech Data’s
Solution Factory enables repeatable solutions resulting in a faster time
to market.”

Industry analyst firm IDC projects that by 2021, more than 65% of
partners will focus efforts by vertical or functional use case.
Repeatable solutions enable faster delivery to help optimize use case
deployment, resulting in greater profits for stakeholders.1

“Tech Data’s Solution Factory complements its successful Practice
Builder methodology to provide partners with outcome-driven, complete
solutions,” said Pam Miller, director of Infrastructure Channels
Research, at IDC. “This model offers end customers digital
transformation with demonstrable business value, while allowing partners
to jump-start their own transformation to the digital economy. This type
of enablement is what has been needed for the channel to scale in
analytics and IoT and capitalize on the revenue opportunity provided by
the third platform.”

Examples of outcomes within the Analytics and IoT Solution Factory
include the following:

  • Smart city solutions, such as outdoor edge security for school safety
    and smart security for remote areas for public safety and situational
  • Wayfinding and location services that supercharge the shopper
    experience by leveraging Wi-Fi, beacons and/or GPS to drive foot
    traffic and revenue by improving store operations, reducing restocking
    time and overhead—enabling retailers to elevate the shopper’s journey,
    offering targeted promotions in real time.
  • Clinic
    for the ambulatory care market that connects care
    teams and patients across multiple facilities also addresses the M&A
    challenge and accelerates the digital transformation of outpatient
    clinics and hospitals.

Moving Analytics and IoT from “Science Project” into the Real World

“Delivering pre-designed, defined and repeatable solutions is key to
channel partners like Logicalis,” said Mike Trojecki, vice president,
IoT and Analytics, at Logicalis. “The advent of repeatable, scalable
solutions is helping move analytics and IoT out of the ‘science-project
phase’ and into the real world, where actual use cases are seeing
problems being solved, with the benefits of these technologies being
circulated across the entire business. However, partners can’t do it
all—it’s critical to have a strong relationship with a proven solution
aggregator such as Tech Data.”

For more information on Tech Data’s Analytics and IoT Solution Factory
email us at or
call 1-800-237-8931. Please follow us on Twitter
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1 2019 IT Channels and Alliances Predictions; IDC WW Channels
and Alliances Team; January 31, 2019.

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