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TMCNet:  World Wide Technology Named to CRN's 2014 List of Tech Elite 250

[April 17, 2014]

World Wide Technology Named to CRN's 2014 List of Tech Elite 250

ST. LOUIS --(Business Wire)--

World Wide Technology (News - Alert), Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, today announced it has been named to CRN's annual list of the Tech Elite 250. These companies represent an elite group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications from leading vendors.

In compiling the list, CRN editors worked with The Channel Company's research group to define the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the IT channel. These technical certifications - from vendors including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, EMC (News - Alert), HP, IBM, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and Symantec - have enabled solution providers to deliver the most premium products, service and support to their North American customers.

WWT was named to the Tech Elite 250 for its deep technical expertise, robust portfolio of technology certifications and proven approach to helping customers explore, evaluate, architect and implement advanced technologies such as data center, virtualization, cloud, mobility, security and collaboration. The depth and breadth of WWT's capabilities are on display at the company's 26,000-square-foot Advanced Technology Ceter (ATC), a collaborative ecosystem created to design, build, demonstrate and deploy innovative technology products and integrated solutions for customers, employees and partners.

"The solution providers highlighted on our annual Tech Elite 250 have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and gained industry credibility by investing in the IT certifications necessary to stay competitive and deliver the highest level of service to their customers, " said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "These featured solution providers have enhanced and strengthened their partnerships by earning some of the most difficult certifications from some of the biggest names in IT. We congratulate these organizations and look forward to their continued success."

"World Wide takes measuring, validating and acquiring IT certifications, specialized training and industry knowledge seriously," said Bob Olwig, vice president of business strategy with WWT. "We invest in our people, infrastructure and OEM partnerships to fuel our ability to solve complex industry-specific challenges for our global customer base with innovative solutions, services and support."

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

About WWT

World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a systems integrator with over $6 billion in revenue 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 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 (News - Alert) (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware (NYSE: VMW); Citrix Systems, Inc.; NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (News - Alert) (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs more than 2,400 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 on World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue (News - Alert). For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at�www.thechannelcompany.com.


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