As one of the world’s largest wholesale IT distributors, Tech Data is the conduit through which the power of technology flows to the world. In fiscal year 2011, we sold IT products to more than 125,000 technology resellers in over 100 countries. Every day these resellers depend on us to help them cost-effectively support the technology needs of end users of all sizes, including small- and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises, educational institutions, government agencies, and consumers.
Being at the center of the IT supply chain means Tech Data is in the unique position to provide a broad range of product lines, logistics capabilities and value-added services that enable technology makers and technology resellers to deploy powerful and cost-effective IT solutions. While we don't manufacture any of the IT products we sell, we play a strategic and indispensable role in getting them from those who do and delivering them to those who bring technology to life.
Doing business with Tech Data gives resellers access to a vast array of technology products, including networking devices, server and storage hardware, notebooks and desktop computers, printers and scanners, HD TVs, cameras, peripheral products and accessories, power devices, as well as operating systems and security, business intelligence and other office productivity software applications. These products are offered in conjunction with a comprehensive range of services, including financing, technical training and marketing support, and scores of business development programs and productivity-enhancing e-business tools to help resellers operate their businesses more efficiently.
To differentiate our business in the marketplace, we are focused on a strategy of execution, diversification and innovation.
Execution is fundamental to our business success, and at its core are 29 logistic centers where each day, tens of millions of dollars of technology products are received, packaged and shipped to our customers. Products are generally shipped from strategically located logistics centers the same day the orders are received. In addition, execution is marked by a high level of service provided to our customers through the Company’s technical, sales and marketing support, electronic commerce tools, product integration services and financing programs.
Our diversification strategy seeks to remix our product and customer portfolios in market segments through organic growth initiatives and acquisitions. We believe that as industry standardization, the push for greener technologies, the convergence of consumer and professional devices, cloud computing and other disruptive factors transform the way technology is used and delivered, we will use the efficiency and effectiveness of our core, broadline business to capture new market opportunities emerging in specialty areas, such as data center, mobility, consumer electronics, software and integrated supply chain.
The final tenet of our strategy is innovation. Our IT systems and e-business tools and programs provide flexibility and strength in our business model to navigate through changes in market conditions, structural changes in the technology industry and changes that are created by the very technology we sell. These IT systems and e-business tools and programs strengthen our vendor and customer relationships while improving the efficiency and profitability of these business partners.