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“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

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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!

Cloud Infrastructure Magic Quadrant Leadership: Savvis, AT&T, Verizon

It’s fantastic to see three of our strategic customers, Savvis, AT&T & Verizon, firmly positioned as leaders in Gartner’s latest  Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting.

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What is WWT’s Cloud Strategy?

I’ve been asked, “What is World Wide Technology’s cloud strategy?”

To answer, it’s helpful to first provide some background on WWT and I’ll borrow from our company profile.   For over 20 years now, World Wide has been a systems integrator and VAR of technology products and services to businesses and government entities around the world.  We have over 1,300 employees and a dozen supply chain integration centers across the U.S.    We support our customers with award winning customer service and a full portfolio of products and services including project planning, design, logistics, implementation and managed services. Continue reading

Twitter and My Army of Editors

A little over a year into using Twitter, I must agree with this recent article, Twitter: More a News Medium Than Social Network, from PCWorld.  The article describes researchers from Korea who conclude that Twitter is more of a news medium than a social network. It describes how Twitter has moved from “What are you doing?” to “What’s happening?” Continue reading