ST. LOUIS (June 29, 2011) – World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, today announced it has been recognized by Everything Channel as a part of CRN’s 2011 VAR500 list, which ranks the top technology integrators in North America. For 17 years the VAR500 has featured the highest producing technology integrators and solution provider organizations in the IT channel. WWT placed 18 in this year’s ranking, up 32 places from last year.
The VAR500 is a list of the largest value-added resellers, solution providers and integrators in North America by revenue size. Revenue size is determined by the amount of hardware, software and managed IT services sales over the course of 2010.
“The VAR500 represents the top performing solution providers in the IT community,” said Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director, Everything Channel. “Vendors of all sizes rely heavily on the VAR500 list to find those solution providers best suited to sell their products. VAR500 honorees are considered trusted business advisors, integration experts, and invaluable partners. Even more importantly, they solve customers’ biggest IT business problems through product integration, training, consulting and services.”
WWT currently offers technology products from more than 3,000 manufacturers and maintains over 1,000 certifications to ensure it provides the latest in IT solutions and services to solve business problems for its customers. The company is one of Cisco’s largest Gold partners and the number one supplier of Cisco products to the U.S. Federal government. In addition to its strong Cisco expertise, the company has strategic partnerships with Citrix, HP, EMC, NetApp and VMware.
“We are honored to be again named to the VAR500 and proud of our standing as one the fastest growing integrators in the technology industry,” said Joe Koenig, president of World Wide Technology. “Our success is a testament to the dedication and hard work our teams put into delivering mission critical IT and supply chain solutions to our growing and diverse customer base. We continue to see great opportunities ahead, as organizations look to WWT to help them transform their data centers into converged, integrated, cloud-based infrastructures. WWT is well positioned to capitalize on this trend, as we have already made the necessary investments in people, processes and facilities.”
WWT has become an industry leader in data center transformation and cloud computing, bringing tremendous cost savings and productivity gains to its customers. The company holds multi-vendor data center and cloud management accreditations from Cisco, EMC, NetApp and VMware. Recently WWT received Cloud Builder certification from Cisco, formally validating the company’s ability to design and implement cloud-ready infrastructure, or fully provision private and public clouds.
VAR500 Executive Conference and Awards
The 2011 VAR500 list was announced at the VAR500 Executive Conference and Awards, an elite two-day conference designed for high level executives to meet with VAR500 companies to discuss business models, technology offerings, and partnerships. Held June 13-14 at the Sawgrass Marriot in Jacksonville, Florida, the conference focused on channel marketing strategies and direction, offering actionable content to the top Solution Provider organizations in North America. Attendees learned the secrets for uncovering new market opportunities from industry experts, peers and fellow VAR500 companies.
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is aUBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us athttp://www.everythingchannel.com.
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World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to the commercial, government and telecom sectors. The company brings to market a powerful blend of knowledge, infrastructure and technology to help its customers manage the planning, procurement and deployment of IT products and solutions. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Dell (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware (NYSE: VMW); Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS); NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs over 1,400 people and operates more than 1.5 million square-feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in 20 facilities throughout the world. For more information on World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.
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Scott Regan, Senior Marketing Manager