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World Wide Technology Named to CRN 2016 Tech Elite Solution Providers List

WWT made the list for deep technical expertise, robust portfolio of technology certifications and proven ability to build and deliver business results.

Tech Elite 250 List Recognizes IT Solution Providers with Deep Technical Expertise and Premier Certifications

ST. LOUIS – March 31, 2016 – World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading technology integrator, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named WWT to its 2016 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendors. This is the sixth consecutive year that WWT has been named to the Tech Elite 250 list.

“WWT takes continual training and certification seriously, and we are pleased to be recognized once again by CRN as a member of its Tech Elite 250,” said WWT’s chief executive officer and co-founder Jim Kavanaugh. “WWT’s commitment to broadening our knowledge-base is evidenced by our extensive and growing list of certifications, strong partnerships and ability to successfully navigate the rapid pace of change in today’s IT landscape and channel marketplace for our customers.”

To compile the annual list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors work together to identify the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Companies who have obtained these elite designations — which enable solution providers to deliver premium products, services and customer support — are then selected from a pool of online applicants.

WWT was named to the Tech Elite 250 for its deep technical expertise, robust portfolio of technology certifications and proven ability to inspire, build and deliver business results for its customers, from idea to outcome. The depth and breadth of WWT’s capabilities are on display through the company’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC), a collaborative ecosystem to design, build, educate, demonstrate and deploy innovative technology products and integrated solutions for customers, partners and employees around the globe.

“The solution providers selected for our annual Tech Elite 250 list have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and gained strong industry credibility by earning some of the most difficult IT certifications available from top technology vendors,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Attainment of these exclusive certifications strengthens the channel as a whole by invigorating partnerships and enabling the delivery of exceptional customer service. We congratulate each of these organizations and look forward to their continued success.”

Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at www.crn.com.

About World Wide Technology

World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a leading technology integrator with more than $7 billion in annual revenue that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations. Through its culture of innovation, WWT inspires, builds and delivers business results, from idea to outcome. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware; NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs more than 3,000 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

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