ST. LOUIS (October 13, 2011) World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, today announced that it is among the InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology, for the first time.

WWT’s first selection to the listing came in recognition of its work with key technology and business partners to develop a self-contained mobile data center.  The solution has been engineered for extreme portability, and features integrated computing, storage, networking, power and cooling to provide a powerful, low-cost alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar data centers. WWT’s mobile data center configurations span an array of sizing and capacity options, offering flexibility traditionally unavailable in the data center space.

“WWT is honored to be recognized by InformationWeek as a top technology innovator,” said Bob Olwig, vice president of business strategy at World Wide Technology.  “The award highlights how WWT has consistently and strategically aligned our people and partners to apply advanced technology products and solutions to help our customers solve their most pressing business problems.  The self-contained mobile data center has received high praise for being able to deliver stand-alone efficiency in military and disaster recovery applications, retrofits, remote locations and harsh environments.”

“For 23 years, the InformationWeek 500 has chronicled and honored the most innovative users of business technology,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “In this day and age, however, being innovative isn’t enough. Companies and their IT organizations need to innovate faster than ever before to stay a step or two ahead of their customers, partners, and competitors. This year’s ranking placed special emphasis on those high-octane business technology innovators.”

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies.  Top winners have included:  The Vanguard Group, CME Group, Conway, National Semiconductor, Kimberly-Clark, Hilton Hotels and Unum.  The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

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About WWT

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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