News | August 27, 2008

World Wide Technology Reaches $1 Billion In Cisco Sales

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, today announced it has reached $1 billion in Cisco sales, reinforcing its position as a Cisco Gold Certified channel partner and one of the largest suppliers of Cisco networking and communications solutions to the U.S. government.

"Reaching this sales benchmark is a testament to the talented people on both sides of our longstanding relationship with Cisco," said Jim Kavanaugh, chief executive officer for World Wide Technology. "Our 14 year relationship with Cisco was founded on and continues to be fueled by a commitment by both organizations to the success and satisfaction of our customers. To that end, we have invested heavily in developing the people, processes and capabilities that can deliver and support Cisco's advanced technology solutions for our customers around the globe."

WWT utilizes its Cisco-expertise to deliver advanced technology solutions to its customers in unified communications, security, data center and wireless. The company's depth of technical expertise and unique ability to deliver premier solutions to clients using Cisco's rich portfolio of products and services in these fields has led to numerous awards. Most recently, WWT was named West Area Enterprise Partner of the Year, Federal Direct Value Added Reseller (DVAR) of the Year and Global Nationals Mobility Partner of the Year for the U.S. and Canada at the Cisco 2008 Partner Summit.

"WWT has made a substantial investment in Cisco over the last few years, developing vertically focused solutions, building practices around advanced and emerging technologies, and achieving Cisco's most advanced certifications and specializations," said Wendy Bahr, vice president of US and Canada Channels for Cisco. "WWT is now reaping the rewards of relentlessly executing a customer centric company vision."

As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner with Master Specializations in both Unified Communications and Security, WWT has a strong relationship with Cisco and belongs to an elite group of channel partners who have demonstrated a track record of customer success selling, deploying and supporting sophisticated Cisco solutions.

About WWT

World Wide Technology, Inc. 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); Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: JAVA); Dell (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., formerly SBC Communications Inc. (NYSE: ATT); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs over 1,000 people and operates more than 1.7 million square-feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in 20 facilities throughout the world. For more information on World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.

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