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Feb 3 2012   3:15PM GMT

Tech Data introduces one-stop cloud services store

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

As awareness about software and content piracy increases along with the need for proper licensing management, distributor Tech Data has created a site that creates a way for technology solution providers to streamline software licensing management and to offer cloud-delivered applications and services to small and midsize businesses (SMBs).

The StreamOne Solutions Store represents dozens of different software applications and cloud service offerings. Technology solution providers can use the store’s StreamOne Software License Selector to figure out which licensing policies make most sense for their individual customer, provision the software or service, and then offer a simple invoice. The latter is especially important if a business is selecting more than one application or cloud service, because it helps simplify license management.

Said Gertrud Pillay, vice president of category marketing and licensing operations at PCMall:

“The Tech Data StreamOne platform is unlike anything currently offered within the channel. With the intuitive interface, we’re able to quickly and easily bring greater value and efficiency to our customers by identifying which software solutions and cloud services will help our customers reach their goals.”

From the solution provider’s standpoint, Tech Data’s store not only helps simplify software management tasks, it provides a single location for helping their customers consider different applications or subscription options that they might not previously have considered.

StreamOne also obviously provides a way for independent software vendors or developers to get their applications in front of potential sales and business partners.

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