Story image

Tech Data achieves Professional Services Certification across APAC

10 Apr 2017

Tech Data today announced that it has made further inroads in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

Its Technology Solutions business, formerly a division of Avnet, has achieved Professional Services Certification for NetApp E-Series in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

There are a number of conditions to achieving NetApp Professional Services Certification, but essentially it enables, recognises and rewards partners for selling and delivering their own brand of professional services.

The Professional Services Certification is in fact a requirement for earning NetApp specialisations such as FlexPod Datacenter and Clustered Data ONTAP.

Marketing education and supplier management at Technology Solutions APAC, Michael Costigan says the team is thrilled with the certification and are sure the benefits for partners will be many.

“Professional services certifications help our partners to increase their understanding of key technologies that are shaping our world,” says Costigan.

“They instill confidence in the technical competences held by businesses, and in turn, open the door to increased revenue opportunities.”

With this certification status, Technology Solutions partners now have access to:

  • NetApp services IP, best practices, tools, and training
  • Advanced proficiency enablement
  • Program support and updates
  • Technical support

According to Technology Solutions, in addition to hundreds of training and accreditation programs delivered annually, the company provides partners with access to expert knowledge and skilled resources on an ongoing basis to support the development of their in-house capabilities organically.

By obtaining these skills, Technology Solutions’ partners are able to create valuable and compelling points of differentiation, empowering them to become leaders in their fields.

NVIDIA introduces a new breed of high-performance workstations
“Data science is one of the fastest growing fields of computer science and impacts every industry."
Apple says its new iMacs are "pretty freaking powerful"
The company has chosen the tagline “Pretty. Freaking powerful” as the tagline – and it’s not too hard to see why.
NZ ISPs issue open letter to social media giants to discuss censorship
Content sharing platforms have a duty of care to proactively monitor for harmful content, act expeditiously to remove content which is flagged to them as illegal.
Polycom & Plantronics rebrand to Poly, a new UC powerhouse
The name change comes after last year’s Plantronics acquisition of Polycom, a deal that was worth US $2 billion.
Bitdefender invests in A/NZ with new offices and regional director
Bitdefender has opened its Partner Advantage Network (PAN) programme with the aim of recruiting and supporting its over 500 local resellers.
BeyondTrust’s 2019 APAC Partner Award Winners
Identity Solutions Australia took the local prize, being named Australia and New Zealand Partner of the Year.
Two Ministers’ thoughts on blockchain in Oz
Minister Karen Andrews, and Minister Simon Birmingham have released a joint statement on the national blockchain roadmap and extra $100,000 funding.
Apple launches revamped iPad Air & iPad mini
Apple loves tinkering with its existing product lines and coming up with new ways to make things more powerful – and both the iPad Air and iPad mini seem to be no exception.