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Tech Data appoints dedicated BDE to advance Microsoft SPLA for partners

Basingstoke, 29 February 2016 – Tech Data has appointed a dedicated Business Development Executive (BDE) to drive activity on Microsoft’s Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) scheme, which gives resellers a way to offer Microsoft solutions as part of their own hosted service.

Oscar Ulander was previously part of the Microsoft Business Development team. He will now be 100 percent focused on spreading the word about SPLA and supporting partners on every aspect of the programme.

SPLA enables partners to offer their own independently-hosted Microsoft cloud services to end-user customers. There is growing demand for assistance on Microsoft SPLA and as a leading distributor for the vendor, Tech Data is ideally-placed to offer additional support on the scheme, said Mark Whittle, Microsoft Business Manager at Tech Data.

“With the momentum towards the cloud building all the time, SPLA is becoming more relevant to more Microsoft partners. It is now much easier for services resellers to see how SPLA fits into their overall proposition. By providing this additional and dedicated support, we’re hoping we can help more partners to get on board and actively making use of SPLA. “Interest in the scheme is growing and we’ve brought Oscar onto the team to ensure we can keep up with the level of enquiries. As a leading Microsoft distributor it’s part of our role to help Microsoft partners start to understand how they can benefit from and participate in programmes like SPLA.”

Tech Data provides a wide range of education and enablement resources to partners on Microsoft programmes and cloud solutions, which are available to any Microsoft reseller that engages with the company.

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About Tech Data
Tech Data provides its customers in UK and Ireland with a unique combination of focused expertise from its Collection of Specialists business units, alongside unrivalled broadline distribution capabilities. 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 $27.7 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015. It is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.”  To learn more, visit, or follow on Facebook  and Twitter.

For further information contact:
Stewart Hayward
Marketing Services Director
Tel: 0871 880 3000
Twitter: @techdatauk