Tech Data Earns 2019 Global Distributor of the Year Award from HPE

Singapore (June 18, 2019) – Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that it has been named the 2019 Global Distributor of the Year by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The award was received at the annual HPE Global Partner Summit 2019 in Las Vegas. The winning channel partners were recognized from across the channel ecosystem for… Continue reading Tech Data Earns 2019 Global Distributor of the Year Award from HPE

Tech Data and VMware Expand Partnership into Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY – 3 June 2019 – Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced it has signed a Vietnam distribution agreement with VMware. This further strengthens the existing partnership between the two companies, which stretches across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Tech Data’s partners in Vietnam can now access VMware’s full range… Continue reading Tech Data and VMware Expand Partnership into Vietnam

Tech Data Named Hewlett Packard Enterprise Marketing Pro Distributor of the Year for Growth and Emerging Markets

JAKARTA– 2 April 2019 – Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that its Indonesian business has been awarded 2018 Marketing Pro Distributor of the Year for Growth and Emerging Markets by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The award was presented at the recent HPE Partner Ready Marketing Pro Academy Summit, held in Bangkok, Thailand, with HPE recognizing… Continue reading Tech Data Named Hewlett Packard Enterprise Marketing Pro Distributor of the Year for Growth and Emerging Markets

Tech Data and Barracuda Partner to Deliver World-Class IT Security Solutions in India

MUMBAI, India – 28 March 2019 – Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that it has signed an Indian distribution agreement with Barracuda Networks, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions. Under this agreement, Tech Data will now deliver Barracuda’s email protection, network and application security, and data protection solutions to local… Continue reading Tech Data and Barracuda Partner to Deliver World-Class IT Security Solutions in India

Tech Data Signs Distribution Agreement with Automation Anywhere in India

MUMBAI, India – 27 February 2019 – Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that it has signed an India distribution agreement with Automation Anywhere, the global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Automation Anywhere pioneered RPA to enable organizations to automate business processes while freeing up existing employees to spend more time on strategic tasks.… Continue reading Tech Data Signs Distribution Agreement with Automation Anywhere in India

Tech Data Launches Cloud Solutions Factory to Meet Digital Transformation Needs

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Tech Data Launches Cloud Solutions Factory to Meet Digital Transformation Needs New global offering makes available end-to-end solutions that simplify configuration, customization and deployment of integrated private and public cloud technology New offering leverages Tech Data’s ecosystem of vendors to deliver business solutions. Portfolio of integrated, packaged “click-to-run” solutions are designed for simple, fast deployment.… Continue reading Tech Data Launches Cloud Solutions Factory to Meet Digital Transformation Needs

Tech Data Joins Forces with Mat Bao to Expand Cloud Services Offering in Vietnam

HOCHIMINH CITY, Vietnam – 21 December 2018 – Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced an agreement with Mat Bao, one of the leading managed hosting providers in Vietnam. The agreement enables Tech Data’s customers to gain access to best-in-class technology combined with value-added services in data center, networking and security to take full advantage of… Continue reading Tech Data Joins Forces with Mat Bao to Expand Cloud Services Offering in Vietnam

Tech Data Signs Distribution Agreement with Fujitsu in India

MUMBAI, India – 19 December 2018 – Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Fujitsu India Pvt. Ltd., a member of the Fujitsu1 Group, a leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company and part of Fujitsu EMEIA2. The agreement will see Tech Data distribute the entire Fujitsu… Continue reading Tech Data Signs Distribution Agreement with Fujitsu in India

Tech Data Receives IBM Award in Recognition of Innovative Cloud and Cognitive Solutions in Hong Kong

HONG KONG – 3 December 2018 – Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that it has received the 2018 IBM Cloud Partner Innovation Award at IBM’s recent Cloud Partner Summit held in Nanjing, China. The award recognizes Tech Data’s ability to drive the most beneficial and innovation solutions for their customers utilizing the latest IBM… Continue reading Tech Data Receives IBM Award in Recognition of Innovative Cloud and Cognitive Solutions in Hong Kong

A.I. 人工智能為香港消費者提供合適的涼茶 為零售商注入創新動力

A.I. 人工智能為香港消費者提供合適的涼茶 為零售商注入創新動力 星期五,二零一八年九月二十八日 涼茶業界先驅鴻福堂利用人工智能,為每位顧客分析並提議最切合他們需要的養生產品,以提升集團銷售表現。 根據政府統計處最新數字顯示,香港零售業銷售額有所提升。雖然本年度首六個月的銷售額較2017 年同期上升13.4%,但零售商的營運仍然困難重重。上市公司鴻福堂集團控股有限公司(香港聯合交易所股票代號:1446)推出全新智能養生站「鴻家 HUNG+」,利用人工智能為顧客及股東帶來新氣象。 根據調查機構The Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science的研究結果顯示,網上顧客僅需19秒選擇購買哪一個品牌的產品,而實體店舖的情況更甚,顧客只需13秒就可以作出決定。 普遍店舖員工難以在這短暫的時間內,了解每位客戶的需要並增加銷售。因此,鴻福堂集團控股有限公司(鴻福堂)推出智能售賣機,結合人臉識別技術和人工智能,分析每位顧客的需要,從而為他們推薦合適的養生產品。 每部智能售賣機均配備連線至互聯網的前置鏡頭,在得到顧客同意後進行拍攝,並將影像傳輸至IBM Cloud,由特製的邏輯思考模型進行即時分析。模型會根據多種因素,包括當日天氣、用家年齡、性別、形像等,即時分析數據並建立一個預測檔案,預測該顧客最有可能購買的養生產品,並透過售賣機對顧客進行個人化的推薦。 零售業透過嶄新的人工智能技術,不但突破昔日自動售賣機與顧客之間的關係,從一個匿名的購買行為,到現在可以收集顧客的購買資訊並提供最合適的產品,更重要是可以在銷售點對不同的客戶群進行針對性的推廣。除此之外,這項技術亦能根據時間和多方面收集到的資訊預測銷售趨勢,為鴻福堂提供實時和策略性的建議。售賣機將成為一種智能設 備,亦是鴻福堂銷售團隊和ERP架構的一部分。 鴻福堂總經理兼執行董事司徒永富博士表示:「我們目前已推出約10台智能自動售賣機,預計年內將合共推出20台,以覆蓋目前115家店舖以外的零售點,尤其是商業區及商業大廈。 鴻福堂未來將繼續投資於大數據研究、智能自動售賣機和開發無人店。」  人工智能方案合作伙伴 IBM 白金級別合作伙伴Tech Data,為「鴻家 HUNG+」智能養生站注入人工智能。Tech Data 是全球最大的技術產品、服務和解決方案分銷商之一,而Tech Data 香港的業務模式則略有不同,主要以資訊科技解決方案供應商的角色為香港企業提供專業服務。Tech Data先建立一套人臉識別API,再運用IBM 先進的人工智能技術來進行客戶特徵分析。除了人臉識別,系統還可以從內部主機、外部雲端或物聯網設備中匯入並分析大數據,例如銷售點數據、會員信息、庫存記錄以及溫度和濕度等外部因素,以提高預測的準確性。 除了提升客戶體驗外,這個人工智能項目更具有一個實際的策略效益,系統可以建立詳細的銷售與行為數據,以產生簡易的圖表供策略規劃或即時改善之用。下列的圖表就模擬了2018年度第二季的數據,顯示出15至30歲的客戶群購買的涼茶種類不但最多,銷售額亦是多個年齡層中最高。 Tech Data 香港及澳門總經理許德麟表示:「人工智能並非新興的技術,而是成熟、可確切應用在不同行業和營運方面的技術。鴻福堂的智能養生站『鴻家 HUNG+』證明了人工智能正被廣泛應用,亦為我們的日常生活帶來轉變。」 人工智能為鴻福堂股東帶來回報 對鴻福堂來說,推出智能養生站「鴻家 HUNG+」是集團的長期策略之一,以加快產品推出市場和提升營運效能。鴻福堂開設一間實體店舖的平均成本為800,000港元,而添置一台智能自動售賣機所需要的成本較少,而且是廿四小時全天候運作。鴻福堂現有115間自營店舖,亦計劃在全港推出更多智能自動售賣機。截至2018年6月30日止六個月,該集團收益按年增長10.1%至391,900,000港元,同期毛利增加6.6%至237,600,000港元。「鴻家 HUNG+」作為主要策略的一部份,有助拉近顧客關係,並為股東帶來滿意回報。 Author: Jim James EASTWEST Public Relations jim@eastwestpr.com