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Tech Data Partners Get Kony Enterprise Mobility Platform

PRESS RELEASE — CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced an exclusive agreement with Kony, a leading cloud-based enterprise mobility company, to rapidly deliver turnkey mobile applications to its network of solution providers in the United States through the company’s Client and Mobile Solutions division. Kony, an industry leader among mobile application development platform (MADP) providers, is now extending its market-leading platform to help organizations of all sizes build innovative and omni-channel applications with speed, agility, and security.

“Tech Data is committed to providing our customers with the capabilities and experience to offer complete mobile solutions to their clients,” said Bob Dutkowsky, chief executive officer of Tech Data. “As the adoption of mobile applications for business use continues to expand, we are pleased to add Kony’s solutions to our portfolio and help our partners offer cutting-edge mobile application development, from design to launch. Kony’s customized solutions enable consumers to take an important step forward in the digital transformations of their businesses.”

Small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are currently faced with the tough choice of using off-the-shelf apps that are inflexible and have no integration capability, or spending millions of dollars on building their own custom apps. To address this need, Kony’s new Managed Services solution is specifically designed for SMBs, providing businesses with outcomes and applications for a single low price that bundles the necessary people, processes, and technology. Offered through Tech Data’s channel of U.S. solution providers, the Managed Services solution enables organizations to rapidly and securely deploy mission-critical mobile applications with modest in-house expertise and financial resources.{ad}

“Whether you are a $50 million or $5 billion company, embracing digital and mobile is an imperative for business success and survival in this new digital era,” said Thomas E. Hogan, chairman and chief executive officer of Kony, Inc. “This offering combines the strength of the Tech Data customer base with Kony’s market-leading platform to simply and predictably deliver low-cost, best-in-class mobile applications.”

Kony has been named a Leader for the fourth consecutive year in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms (MADP) report. In addition, Kony was named a Leader and earned the highest score in the current offering category in Mobile Infrastructure Services by independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc., according to The Forrester Wave: Mobile Infrastructure Services report.

For more information, please contact Tech Data’s Client and Mobile Solutions team at (800) 237-8931.

About Tech Data
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 105,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2016. It is ranked No. 108 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


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