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Tech Data achieves Professional Services Certification across APAC
Mon, 10th Apr 2017
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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.