Advanced Technology Center (ATC) and Customer Success

Advanced Technology Center

WWT’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC) is a place where customers and partners can stand up small-scale versions of prospective solutions, review product demonstrations, evaluate reference architectures and participate in hands on training classes. Recently we stepped up our investment in the ATC, bringing on an operations manager with 15 years of IT management experience, Mark Dougherty. Mark works with a core team running the ATC, which is complemented by an eco-system of WWT pre-sales engineers and technical architects with specific expertise in subjects ranging from data center design, core networking, cloud infrastructure, virtualization and collaboration. Continue reading


WWT’s “Flash Mob” at VMworld 2011

Special thanks to all of our Technical Architects (TA) and Consulting System Engineers (CSE) for the heavy lifting in making WWT’s VMworld event a success this week. With over 100 WWT team members present at the Las Vegas show it was our strongest VMworld presence yet. Continue reading

“Doing Whatever it Takes!” Approach Yields Major Contract

I asked Tom Bedwell, one of our new Business Development Managers, to share a recent story on teamwork at WWT.   Tom’s post not only highlights great teamwork but also underscores an aspect of our culture that our CEO Jim Kavanaugh calls “Doing Whatever it Takes.”  Thanks, Tom.

Every new employee who joins World Wide Technology is asked to read a pair of books to help develop a sense of our corporate culture. Good To Great and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team are essentially required reading for WWT recruits regardless of job type, or department. Continue reading

WWT Achieves Cisco’s Cloud Builder Certification

As summer solstice marks the northern hemisphere’s furthest tilt toward the sun, I’d like to take a moment and announce a high point in World Wide Technology’s progress toward establishing itself as a leader in cloud IT delivery models. Continue reading

WWT Climbs to Number 18 on CRN VAR 500

Having been here for over 15 years, it’s been fun watching WWT climb the rankings in the CRN’s VAR 500 industry benchmark.  With our revenues climbing from $2.2B to $3.3B, it was fantastic to to see such a major leap this year from #50 in 2010 to #18 in 2011.

A big thanks to all of our customers that ultimately drive our success and congratulations to all of our employees who make this type of recognition possible.  In addition, we couldn’t do it with out the valued partnerships we have with the best the industry has to offer: Cisco, EMC, HP, NetApp, VMware & Citrix–Thanks!