WWT Recognized for Developing CPMigrator™ and Establishing State-of-the-Art Advanced Technology Center

ST. LOUIS (September 13, 2012) World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions,today announced that it ranked 86on this year’s InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. The annual list was revealed Tuesday night at a gala awards ceremony at the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference which took place at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, Calif.

WWT broke through the top 100 this year after appearing on the Information 500 list for the first time in 2011. WWT was recognized for developing a proprietary software and process called CPMigrator™, which reduces the cost and burden association with multiple desktop migrations, as well as the build-out of a state-of-the-art Advanced Technology Center (ATC) at the company’s St. Louis headquarters.

“World Wide is honored to be recognized by InformationWeek for these powerful initiatives,” said Bob Olwig, vice president of business strategy with WWT. “Both CPMigrator and the ATC were designed and built from the ground up by WWT with the express purpose of helping our clients lower costs, reduce risk and solve their most pressing IT challenges.”

WWT developed CPMigrator to help enterprises and government agencies of all sizes lower costs, increase end user satisfaction and improve visibility and control during Windows®7 migrations.   CPMigrator eliminates manual errors and data loss while seamlessly transferring data and application settings from one PC to another in one hour versus four hours for a manual migration, which can translate to a 90 percent cost reduction.

WWT’s ATC provides an ecosystem for customers and partners to stand up small-scale versions of prospective solutions, review product demonstrations, evaluate reference architectures and participate in hands-on training classes. The ATC helps commercial enterprises and government agencies to explore the latest technology trends, interact with certified IT experts and examine best-of-breed solutions before making any changes to their IT infrastructure. In the ATC, WWT maintains equipment from the world’s leading technology vendors deployed exclusively to benefit its customers.  Through face-to-face meetings or remote demonstrations, WWT’s technology and industry experts collaborate with customers to solve challenges around the data center, virtualization and cloud computing, unified communication and collaboration, mobility and borderless networks, and security.

“The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year’s innovations were particularly impressive,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches—new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT.”

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. Past overall winners include PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con-Way, and Principal Financial Group. 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/.

About WWT (www.wwt.com)

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 (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 1,800 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.

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