Employee Trust, Empowerment and Camaraderie in the Workplace are Top Factors for WWT’s Ranking

ST. LOUIS – March 5, 2015 – World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, has been named as one of the 2015 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®. This list, now in its 18th year, recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures. 2015 marks the fourth consecutive year that WWT has earned a spot on the coveted list.

WWT was selected among hundreds of companies vying for a place on the list this year. Applicant companies opt to participate in the selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about their programs and company practices. Great Place to Work® then evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

Creators of the methodology behind the list, Great Place to Work® has found that employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with.

“A powerful combination of trust, teamwork, empowerment, core values and an unwavering commitment to the success of our employees creates the foundation for WWT’s culture,” said WWT’s chief executive officer and co-founder Jim Kavanaugh. “We are honored to be selected by Fortune once again for this prestigious recognition, and thank all of our employees for their overwhelmingly positive feedback and commitment to WWT, each other and our customers and partners.”

WWT took the 28 spot on this year’s Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. The company’s highly inclusive culture and unique people-focused workplace, which fosters employee trust, empowerment and camaraderie, helped make this the fourth straight year WWT has been named to the list. WWT’s longstanding commitment to creating a profitable growth company that is truly a great place to work promotes deep employee satisfaction that in turn nurtures an unmatched level of customer care as well as corporate growth and expansion.

“A new type of 21st century company is emerging,” said China Gorman, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “It is transforming how business is done both internally and externally. It understands that a high-trust work culture results in higher productivity, increased engagement and better financial performance. These factors ultimately lead to a competitive advantage and enable companies to quickly bounce back from challenging situations. The 100 Best companies set the standard for businesses.”

Organizations named on the list see many benefits that include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, more innovative and creative thinking, higher productivity and enhanced public perception. Other well-known business entities that are featured on this FORTUNE list include Google, SAS, Edward Jones, Cisco, NetApp and VMware. To see the complete 2015 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and to learn more about how to build a high-trust workplace culture, visit www.greatplacetowork.com.

About WWT

World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a systems integrator with more than $6 billion in annual revenue that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations.  The company brings to market a powerful blend of knowledge, infrastructure and technology to help its customers explore, 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 more than 2,700 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world. For more information about World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services and employer branding programs, including Best Companies lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. Great Place to Work®’s Trust Index©, a 58-question employee survey that measures trust, is used around the world to help companies increase the levels of trust across their organizations and improve business results. Annually, Great Place to Work® produces the research for the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small and Medium Workplaces list. Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

About Fortune
Fortune is a global leader in business journalism with a combined audience of more than 9 million readers in print and online. Fortune covers bold innovators, smart companies, new ideas and innovative strategies that inspire the Fortune audience to accelerate their business success. Fortune’s major franchises include the FORTUNE 500, the 100 Best Companies to Work For, World’s Most Admired Companies, 40 Under 40 and Fastest-Growing Companies. Fortune hosts a wide range of annual conferences, including Fortune Most Powerful Women, Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Fortune Brainstorm E and the Fortune Global Forum. Fortune was the first business magazine with an iPad app and has more than 1.5 million followers on Twitter. Fortune.com launched on June 1, 2014 and has seen rapid growth since launch reaching an average of over 7mm monthly unique visitors. See the latest from Fortune online at Fortune.com and on Twitter @FortuneMagazine.

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