2017 brought first-ever P-OTA contract, top talent and big wins with partners
At the end of 2017, Cisco recognized World Wide Technology as Federal Defense Partner of the Year and Federal Partner of the Year during the Cisco® Partner Summit. These awards recognize and reward best-in-class methodologies.
This wasn’t the first time last year that WWT’s Federal Government practice received recognition. WWT ranked #95 (up 14 spots from its previous ranking) in the 2017 BGOV200 – an annual ranking of the top federal contractors based on prime contracts awarded.
You may be asking: what’s WWT’s secret sauce to outstanding technology solutions in the complex world of federal IT? For starters, WWT simplifies the process, from contracts to deployment. WWT currently handles large contracts for the federal government such as Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs), Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts and GSA Multiple Award Schedules (MAS). WWT also provides a variety of services and solutions for federal organizations including cybersecurity, cloud, big data and “as a service” initiatives.
Throughout the years, WWT has successfully offered federal tech solutions, but as the Cisco and BGOV200 recognitions attest, our federal practice saw a substantial amount of growth and success in 2017. Here’s why:
Demonstrating Outstanding Speed and Expertise
In August 2017, WWT was recognized with Microsoft’s FY17 U.S. Top Windows 10 Deployment Partner, Public Sector award for its outstanding achievement in promoting and migrating federal enterprise clients to the Windows 10 platform.
“Federal security mandates are forcing government agencies to meet a particularly tight deadline to migrate to Windows 10,” said Wendell Layne, Microsoft Practice Lead of WWT, during the announcement.
Migration speed and stability are paramount to them. Together with our strategic partners, we are helping clients from all sectors of government confidently make that platform jump with minimal downtime and disruption. Being recognized by Microsoft as a top deployment partner is a testament not only to the immense headway we’ve made with Windows 10, but also to the mass popularity the platform is having with government clients.
WWT actively migrated 220,000 computers for a federal healthcare organization. For this migration, WWT employed CPMigrator®, a fully portable, enterprise-class software solution WWT custom-built to accelerate the adoption of systems and devices running modern Windows.
Recruiting Top Talent
In October 2017, WWT announced its appointment of retired Army Lieutenant General Robert (Bob) Ferrell to vice president of Federal Strategy.
Ferrell retired from the United States Army in March 2017, following 38 years of distinguished service. Immediately prior to his retirement, Ferrell served as the Army CIO, reporting directly to the Secretary of the Army, setting strategic direction and objectives for the Army network, and supervising all Army C4 (command, control, communications, and computers) and IT functions.
Beating the Competition for Major Business
Building on the momentum of Ferrell’s appointment, WWT also announced in October 2017 its win of the first-ever Production-Other Transaction Agreement (P-OTA) awarded by the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), paving the way for the company to provide cybersecurity endpoint management services to federal agencies on an expedited basis.
WWT will provide Endpoint Management Solution as a Service (EPMSaaS) to the Army under the contract, using Tanium to provide endpoint management software across the Army network of endpoints to effect cyber-defense and control at the enterprise scale and speed required by the DoD. WWT will also provide ongoing management of the solution.
Walking the Talk
Many tech solutions providers think about innovative outcomes in the tech space, but World Wide Technology actually does it. At its Advanced Technology Center (ATC), WWT’s engineers and customers work together to build solutions using more than 100 racks of equipment for testing in the areas of big data, collaboration, computing and cloud, mobility, networking, security, software and storage.
Founded in 1990, WWT has grown from a small product reseller into a technology solutions provider with more than $10 billion in annual revenue and 4,600 employees. WWT serves the technology needs of large public and private organizations around the globe, including many of the world’s best-known brands.