Pulling from a recent Q&A with CEO Jim Kavanaugh, CRN highlights how WWT's strategic investments in ATC Portal, integration centers around the world and acquisition of a software development group has led to rapid growth and success.
On August 3, 2016 CRN posted:
World Wide Technology, a $7.4 billion solution provider, is growing at breakneck speed this year as strategic investments in software, innovation centers and employees are paying off significantly, said co-founder and CEO Jim Kavanaugh.
After hiring 2,200 new employees over the past three years while growing annual revenue by more than 15 percent, privately held WWT is taking what it means to be a solution provider to the next level.
“We are truly moving into that trusted adviser position,” said Kavanaugh in an interview with CRN. “Customers are coming in and asking us for a level of independent opinion on different products, different solutions and how they work in their specific environment, and we help them use our labs to test out and vet those solutions. That’s how customers want to buy in today’s market.”
Ranked No. 12 on the 2016 CRN Solution Provider 500, St. Louis-based WWT has invested millions in building integration labs and its Advanced Technology Centers -- which house hundreds of different hardware and software products -- giving customers and employees hands-on experience with a vast variety of solutions from different vendors.
To better drive revenue through its various technology facilities spanning across the globe – including Advanced Technology Centers in Amsterdam, Singapore and St. Louis – WWT built a software portal and platform accessible to engineers around the clock.'