Tech Data Corporation has announced several enhancements to its Smart IoT and Analytics Solutions Practice in the Americas, which offer partners one-on-one consultations and end-to-end IoT design services.
Among the highlights, the Clearwater, Fla.-based distributor unveiled its “Smart IoT Scale Model,” which showcases how IoT and analytics solutions can drive business outcomes, as well as how connected things provide value in specific vertical-industry settings.
In addition, Tech Data will now distribute the Cisco Smart+Connected Digital Platform for creating a smart city framework, and has partnered with Quantela Inc., a digital technology solutions company focused on IoT, to offer its partners a solution to deploy and manage their customers’ smart-city solutions.
The distributor also announced a distribution agreement with iValu8, a retail software partner that delivers solutions to help businesses drive customer acquisition, traffic and intelligence through social and digital marketing solutions.
Tech Data has additionally formalized a distribution partnership with Molex, a provider of electronic components and solutions, for Transcend Network Connected Lighting solutions, delivering Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting solutions through the channel.
The announcements combine to provide a turnkey approach to help partners enter the IoT and smart cities space. In some cases successful execution of these strategies may spell the difference between long-term success and eventual acquisition by a larger competitor.