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Tech Data Mobile Solutions Boosts CellManage Platform for Partners

August 4, 2014



CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that Tech Data Mobile Solutions has enhanced CellManage, its cloud-based portal that centralizes the management of mobile devices through integration with wireless carriers, enterprise mobility management (EMM), and corporate IT systems. The announcement was made in conjunction with Tech Data Mobile Solutions' participation in CompTIA ChannelCon, taking place this week at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.

"Our new enhancements to CellManage provide resellers with a comprehensive platform that manages asset tracking, billing, deployment and procurement of mobile devices," said Heather Murray, vice president, Tech Data Mobile Solutions. "CellManage offers solution providers a complete set of management tools and services to increase visibility, reduce costs, and increase efficiency of solution providers' mobile program. Through CellManage, solution providers can fully leverage an innovative end-to-end solution for mobile devices and activations."

Integration enhancements to CellManage allow EMM providers to ensure seamless security and policy enforcement, including centralization with wireless carries for all devices. New features include:

• Consultative services that guide in establishing mobile programs, policies and processes• Remote and onsite device preparation, logistics, and training services to achieve optimal productivity from devices• Expense management services that reduce costs and efficiently manage the financial aspects of mobile programs•Lifecycle services that decommission and facilitate the trade-in of end of life devices while keeping data safe

Powered by MOBI, CellManage aids solution providers and wireless carrier partners in delivering a better experience for their mutual customers in the sale and management of wireless deployments. The portal provides comprehensive Wireless Mobility Management (WMM) services, including end-to-end procurement and recycling, pre-flight device provisioning, 24/7 technical help-desk support, ongoing expense optimization, and departmental cost reallocation to help automate business processes and drive down unnecessary risks and costs associated with managing any mobile environment.

"MOBI is proud to provide the software and services that powers CellManage 2.0," said Mitch Black, president, MOBI. "Tech Data's VARs and their enterprise clients now have a proven MMS solutions that provides increased visibility, reduced costs, and increased efficiency in the management of their mobile ecosystems. CellManage is a valuable brand in the channel and is a complementary addition to Tech Data's solution provider's products and services."

The CellManage portal also provides solution providers with the opportunity to view order history, status and invoices. The portal can be branded or white labeled to appear as the solution provider's exclusive site, providing a customized product and end-to-end solution to complete the sale with their end user, while the ability to maintain customer accounts through the portal provides a recurring revenue source through cycling service bills. Additionally, solution providers are in touch with the management of the end user's account, keeping their business up-to-date with activation renewals.

To learn more about CellManage, contact the Tech Data Mobile Solutions team at (800) 237-8931, extension 83662.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest 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. 111 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.

CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT Amanda Lee Public Relations Manager (727) 538-5803 amanda.lee@techdata.com



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