Happy Friday, and welcome to this week's Distribution Watch, our weekly collection of things distribution-related. This week we've got news from Tech Data (Nasdaq:TECD) and Synnex (NYSE: SNX), so settle in and let's get to it.

Tech Data: The global distributor was named "Best Distribution Sales and Support" by the ASCII Group (ASCII) at the ASCII I.T. Success Summit.

"This award reinforces our strong partnership with the ASCII Group and its members," said Greg Banning, vice president, SMB Sales at Tech Data. "Tech Data and ASCII share a focus on adding value through customized education and training to meet the needs of solution providers in the channel. The ASCII Group provides a beneficial network for solution providers, and we are proud to deliver the best support for its members."

The award recognizes the technology company deemed to have the best distribution sales support in the IT industry, according to the ASCII Group. The awards are voted on by the solution provider attendees at the event.

Synnex: Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has recognized the distributor with the HP Partner in Excellence Award for Top U.S. Commercial Distributor at the 2013 HP Global Partner Conference (GPC) in Las Vegas.

HP Partner in Excellence Award winners are selected by a panel of HP channel executives and presented to outstanding HP partners worldwide who demonstrate exceptional business performance, significant overall growth, innovative solutions for customers, or IT innovation through philanthropic activities in their local communities, according to HP.

With the award, Synnex was recognized for its year-over-year growth in the United States across the HP portfolio.
"We are proud of our long-standing partnership with HP and of our associates whose dedication has allowed Synnex to be honored four years in a row with HP's Partner in Excellence Award for Top U.S. Commercial Distributor," said Kevin Murai, Synnex president and CEO.

And that's a wrap for this week's Distribution Watch. Tune in next week for more distribution news. Until then, stay safe.