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WWT Named to CRN’s 2012 List of the Tech Elite 250

World Wide Technology (WWT) announced today it has been named to CRN’s list of the Tech Elite 250, representing an elite group of IT solution providers.

March 8, 2012

Second Annual List Recognizes IT Solution Providers with Deep Technical Expertise and Premier Certifications in North America

ST. LOUIS ––March 8, 2012 –– World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, announced today it has been named to CRN’s second annual list of the Tech Elite 250. Companies on the 2012 Tech Elite 250 list represent an elite group of IT Solution Providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most technical certifications in the IT Channel.

In compiling the list, CRNeditors worked with the UBMChannel research group and a team of outside experts to define the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the IT channel.  These technical certifications have enabled solution providers to deliver the most premium products, service and support to their North American customers.   A sample of CRN’s2012 “Tech Elite 250” list is featured in the February issue of CRNMagazine and online at www.crn.com.

“The 2012 Tech Elite 250 list recognizes an exclusive group of Solution Providers that have shown a dedication to helping customers innovate while reducing costs,” said Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director at UBMChannel.  “By identifying and adapting to the skills and training needed to best serve today’s customers, members of the Tech Elite 250 have proven their commitment to delivering the products and services that today’s end-users value most.”

WWTspecializes in delivering and supporting advanced technology solutions in the areas of data center and virtualization, unified communication and collaboration, mobility and borderlessnetworks, and security. The company offers technology products from more than 3,000 manufacturers and maintains over 1,000 certifications to ensure it provides the latest in IT solutions and services to customers around the globe.  WWThas strategic partnerships with some of the world’s leading technology manufacturers including Cisco, Citrix, EMC, HP, NetApp and VMware.  The company also offers a complete array of configuration and integration services and a full suite of advanced logistics, inventory management and supply chain solutions.

“WWTis honored by CRN’srecognition, as we invest heavily in our people and our partnerships with the world’s leading technology providers,” said Bob Olwig, vice president of business strategy with WWT.  “The commitments we make every day in training and maintaining our extensive array of technical certifications fuels our ability to help customers take on today’s challenges and make the most of their technology investments.”

Since its founding in 1990, WWThas grown from a small start-up into a world-class organization with over $4 billion in revenue and more than 1,700 people in locations throughout the world.  Earlier this year, WWTearned a place on the FORTUNE “100 Best Places to Work For®” list, which honors companies that combine productive, people-focused work environments with strong growth and exemplary operations.

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, WWTworks 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. WWTemploys over 1,700 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.

About UBMChannel: (www.ubmchannel.com)

UBMChannel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBMChannel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBMChannel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBMChannel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com.

UBMplc (www.ubm.com)

UBMplcis a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com

Contacts:

Edward Levens for WWT

(919) 346-5531

eslevens@propelmg.com

Scott Regan for UBMChannel

(508) 416-1186

Scott.Regan@ubm.com