Distributor Tech Data to Show VARs the (Economic Stimulus) MoneyBy Jessica Davis | Posted 2009-05-15 Email Print
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IT vendors and IT distributors have been working on programs to help IT reseller and solution provider channel partners find out what they need to know to get access to money available through the economic stimulus package, also known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Distributor Tech Data is now offering its Economic Stimulus Watch -- a resource center to help partners learn what is available and win funds for their customers' IT projects.
For months IT resellers and solution providers have been looking for answers about how to access economic stimulus funds available as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help pay for IT projects at client sites.
In answer to that, several vendors and distributors have been working
on programs to help their IT reseller and solution provider channel
partners get access to the right information and agencies. Distributor
Tech Data released Economic Stimulus Watch, an initiative that the
company says will help resellers track the billions of dollars in IT
spending available for IT projects starting as early as this summer.
Tech Data says that its Economic Stimulus Watch Web resource center
aggregate Tech Data's product knowledge, technical expertise and
public-sector sales support. In addition, it will provide an
interactive forum in which resellers can post questions and comments,
as well as communicate with Tech Data systems engineers, credit
specialists and other members of the team for bid and pricing support.
Tech Data says this resource center also will include the updates on
ARRA, links to federal and state government procurement Websites,
whitepapers for in-demand solutions and Webinars and podcasts, plus
advice for writing grant proposals, building bids and responding to
"The total economic stimulus package is expected to top $780 billion, and undoubtedly that will create tens if not hundreds of billions of dollars in IT spending," says Ken Lamneck, Tech Data’s Americas president, in a prepared statement. But questions remain, and Tech Data says it intends to provide the answers to IT reseller and solution provider questions about how to tap into the economic stimulus package.