Tech Data signs up US education management vendor Lightspeed Systems

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Tech Data signs up US education management vendor Lightspeed Systems

Tech Data has forged a new partnership with education technology vendor Lightspeed Systems to distribute its range of integrated solutions to partners in Australia and New Zealand.

Lightspeed's solutions include web filters, relays, a mobile device manager and management bundle for Windows, specifically aimed at maintaining technology in school environments.

The vendor is based in Austin, Texas and boasts 25,000 school customers worldwide.

“Lightspeed is a powerful addition to our solutions portfolio, enhancing our offering in the education space," said Tech Data country manager Wendy O'Keeffe.

"The education sector can present some great opportunities as IT spending continues to increase to keep environments technologically relevant and counter security threats. Tech Data partners can now leverage Lightspeed's customisable and scalable solutions to drive profitable opportunities within this market."

Tech Data's vice president, marketing, education and supplier management Michael Costigan told CRN last year the distie would be focusing on integration and its education services businesses, including building solutions for partners to take to customers, and also offer installation services should the partner require.

The distie was also appointed as an education reseller by VMware last year – which sees Tech Data onsell education services rather than deliver them itself.   

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