ST. LOUIS – June 24, 2013 –World Wide Technology, (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, today announced that it has been named by IDG’s Computerworld as a 2013 Best Places to Work in IT. WWT ranked as number five (5) among the 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. The company will be included in a Computerworld Special Report along with results from the 20th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey.
“The culture of ‘work hard/play hard’, keeping business relevance top of mind in all that we do and encouraging innovation are key to what makes IT a differentiator for WWT,” said Bhavani Amirthalingam, vice president of IT for WWT. “Being integrated into every aspect of sales and execution at WWT provides IT employees with challenging, rewarding work and excellent career growth opportunities. The annual Hackathon event, our aforementioned culture, the alignment with sales and operations and the opportunity to take our internally developed products to market create a unique passion and entrepreneurial spirit within IT at World Wide Technology.”
WWT specializes in delivering and supporting advanced technology solutions. The company brings a new way of thinking and a proven approach to how organizations evaluate, architect and implement technology. Through its Advanced Technology Center and its collaborative partner ecosystem, WWT provides its customers with technical and engineering expertise and hands-on access to the latest technology products and solutions. Powered by its Integration Centers, WWT also offers a complete array of configuration and integration services and a full suite of advanced logistics, inventory management and supply chain solutions. The company employs more than 2,200 diverse individuals, including an extraordinary team of highly certified professionals, all of whom are committed to understanding and achieving the long-term goals of WWT and its customers.
“We applaud the organizations on the Best Places to Work in IT list for creating and sustaining dynamic IT work environments,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “This year, several new names have joined the stalwarts that make the list year after year. It’s clear that the best IT workplaces are constantly raising the bar with great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging business-critical projects.”
The ranking by Computerworld is the second major workplace award WWT has achieved in 2013. Earlier in the year, the company was named to the FORTUNE “100 Best Places to Work For®” list with a 24 ranking.
“WWT is honored to receive this recognition from Computerworld as it validates our longstanding commitment to our employees and success in meeting our mission of creating a profitable growth company that is a great place to work,” said WWT’s chief executive officer and co-founder Jim Kavanaugh.
About the Best Places to Work in IT
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG’s Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a $5 billion 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 evaluate, architect and implement technology products and solutions. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Dell (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware (NYSE: VMW); Citrix Systems, Inc.; NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs over 2,200 people and operates more than 2 million square-feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world. For more information on World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.8 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, November 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.
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