|By Business Wire||
|September 17, 2013 03:37 PM EDT||
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, today announced that it has ranked 91 on this year’s InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. This is the second consecutive year that WWT has been recognized for IT innovation with a top 100 ranking on the InformationWeek 500. The full list of recipients can be viewed at www.informationweek.com/500.
“WWT is proud to be recognized as a technology innovator by InformationWeek,” said Bob Olwig, vice president of business strategy and innovation for WWT. “Our inclusion in the 2013 InformationWeek 500 is a reflection on our overall focus towards innovation, fast growth and high performance teamwork. The G-Hub app is just one of many innovations coming from WWT and our Advanced Technology Center.”
WWT was selected for the award as a result of its Global Hub (G-Hub) application which streamlines the planning, procurement and distribution of multi-national supply chains. The G-Hub application was planned, designed, implemented and operationalized in less than 90 days. The solution provides supply chain visibility to third party logistics providers (3PL) and original design manufacturers (ODMs) to improve efficiency, resource utilization and customer satisfaction.
"The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer‐focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "Every enterprise is now a digital business – or needs to become one fast. The companies in our ranking are leading the way."
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of the best‐known organizations in the country. Past overall winners include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con‐Way, and Principal Financial Group. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology.
Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.
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World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a $5 billion 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 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 (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware (NYSE: VMW); Citrix Systems, Inc.; NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs over 2,200 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.