World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, today announced that it has been named to Channel Reseller Network’s (CRN) 2012 Solution Provider 500 list. CRN is part of UBM Channel, which ranks North America’s top technology integrators. WWT placed 16 on this year’s ranking, up two places from last year and 34 from 2010.
Formerly known as the “VAR 500,” the Solution Provider 500 (SP500) ranks the highest-producing solution provider organizations in the IT channel from hardware sales, software sales and managed IT services. WWT’s high rank on the Solution Provider 500 ranking is based on 2011 revenue, but the selection panel for the 2012 SP500 also considered each company’s forward-thinking approach to the channel. This year, the SP500 recognizes companies that are building out practices around the data center and virtualization, while offering software integration and application development skills. The SP500 list will be made available in various forms at CRN.com at the end of June.
The 2012 Solution Provider 500 list was announced at the SP500 Executive Conference and Awards, an elite two-day conference held recently in Charlotte, N.C. The conference focused on channel marketing strategies and direction, offering actionable content to North America’s top solution provider organizations.
“Earning a spot on the Solution Provider 500 is an honor for WWT, in part because it’s so widely watched by the industry but also because the high ranking highlights the exceptional performance of our company and employees,” said Joe Koenig, president of WWT. “This award showcases our ability to help customers meet their business and mission goals through the successful implementation and support of advanced technology solutions.”
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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