Tech Data Awarded 2021 Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year, Indirect Partner Provider

Tech Data earns prestigious award for the second time in four years

CLEARWATER, Fla., July 8, 2021 – Tech Data today announced it has won the 2021 Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year Award in the Indirect Provider of the Year category. The company was honored among a global field of industry-leading Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of solutions based on Microsoft technology.

“We are fortunate to have a key partner in Microsoft who recognizes the value our combined efforts bring to technology ecosystem,” said Rich Hume, CEO at Tech Data. “In partnership with Microsoft, Tech Data provides essential technologies, solutions and services to our global community of customers as they undergo a fundamental digital transformation. We’re committed to uniting IT solutions that deliver business outcomes for customers today and unlock growth for the future. Our success in this regard, is due to dedicated partnerships with Microsoft and our broad portfolio of strategic and collaborative relationships with leading technology vendors.”

“In the past year, we designed and delivered specialized and accessible programs to help Tech Data customers scale their market reach during a time of unprecedented digital transformation,” said EVP, Strategy, Innovation, Cloud, and Next Generation Technologies at Tech Data, Sergio Farache. “From enablement to execution, we’ve helped partners grow their Microsoft business and implement new business models, offer repeatable value-added services around the Microsoft Modern Work and Security stack, deploy automated Click 2 Run ™ solutions and build new solutions in a practice style methodology.”

Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from over a hundred countries worldwide. Tech Data was recognized for providing exemplary solutions and services in the Indirect Provider category.

The Indirect Provider Partner of the Year Award recognizes partner excellence in transforming the traditional transactional business model into a value-based, all-inclusive, solution-provider model that reaches resellers at scale to drive usage, consumption, and customer acquisition growth throughout the partner channel.

“I am honored to announce the winners and finalists of the 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards,” said Rodney Clark, corporate vice president, Global Partner Solutions, Channel Sales and Channel Chief, Microsoft. “These remarkable partners have displayed a deep commitment to building world-class solutions for customers—from cloud-to-edge—and represent some of the best and brightest our ecosystem has to offer.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards acknowledge outstanding successes and innovations by partners in over 100 countries across a variety of categories.

About Tech Data

Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. Tech Data has been named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 11 straight years. To find out more, visit or follow us on TwitterLinkedInFacebook and Instagram.


Robyn Itule
Director, Americas Communications
Tech Data, Americas
(727) 275-5236

Ariel Kouvaras
Managing Director
Sloane & Company
(973) 897-6241

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