Qwest, Tech Data deal beefs up e-commerce
- By Natasha Haubold
- Mar 09, 2000
Tech Data Corp. and Qwest Communications Inc. announced on Tuesday a partnership
that would give both companies' customers better access to e-commerce
Tech Data, which provides services and product and logistics management
to more than 100,000 technology resellers, will now be able to provide its customers
access to more than 24,500 miles of scalable optical networking equipment.
Qwest will gain an extended sales force "that can provide mutual customers
the value-added services they need to help them make the successful transition
to the e-business
Internet economy," said Roger Attick, Qwest's senior vice president
of alternate channel
markets. Qwest provides secure broadband, Internet-based data, voice,
communications to businesses and individuals.
Under the agreement, Tech Data will offer its resellers and systems integrators
infrastructure solutions, broadband IP communications, World Wide Web
capabilities and ASP solutions, including electronic commerce packages,
business-video communications and Microsoft Corp. Windows 2000-based
Customers also will have access to Qwest's Cybercenters, which give customers
high-speed networks and state-of-the-art software without infrastructure
investments or paying for costly upgrades.
More information on the agreement is available at www.qwest.com or