A technology company has grown to become a global technology solution provider with up to $10 billion in annual revenue, all from the backyard of St. Louis.
World Wide Technology (WWT) was founded by David Steward in 1990 and hires thousands of IT engineers, developers and has testing labs for deploying various technologies that help customers bridge the gap between IT and business.
Based in the City of St. Louis, WWT has over 4,000 employees and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, and offers distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities globally.
Currently, the company provide products and services in more than 60 countries and serves in 125 distinct global customers.
One of the many highlights within the company is the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) testing lab. This facility is a place where engineers can go for resources, guidance and tools.
According to the company, the ATC lab is a collaborative ecosystem built to design, educate, demonstrate and deploy innovative technology products and integrated architectural solutions for World Wide Technology customers, partners and employees.
With the testing lab, it has helped WWT customers conduct sizable tasks. WWT stated that because of the ATC lab, one major oil company was able to reduce the time it took to evaluate complex object storage from six months to two weeks.
In terms of service, the company primarily provides local, state and federal partners with staffing services, shipping, laboratory access and internet software.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a majority of the company’s contracts are from the federal government, which provides over 20 percent of the company’s revenue. In 2016, the company won contracts with the Air Force Network, U.S. Army ($5 million), and the Defense Information Systems Agency ($427 million).