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CNBC: Tech Data CEO On Avnet Technology Solutions Buyout

Tech Data (TECD) CEO Bob Dutkowsky discussed the $2.6 billion Avnet Technology Solutions buyout on CNBC yesterday. In the video below, Dutkowsky describes the "third platform" opportunities -- including more skills, more talent, more global opportunities, and more data center vendor relationships that come along with the deal.

For the vast majority of ChannelE2E readers who already know Tech Data, you can skip Jim Cramer's colorful intro and jump to the interview at the 1:13 mark. Admittedly, Cramer doesn't ask a single hardball question -- and instead becomes a cheerleader for the deal. Still, there are some great nuggets of info here. Dutkowsky shares multiple anecdotes that really crystalize the deal's potential value to Tech Data and its channel partners.

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Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.