By Rebecca Morrison
TIME recently revealed its inaugural TIME100 Most Influential Companies list â€” and an expansion of the annual TIME100 list of the worldâ€™s most influential people â€” that highlights 100 companies making an extraordinary impact around the world. World Wide Technology LLC, the largest Black-owned corporation in the United States, is in the â€śLeadersâ€ť section of the TIME100 list.
TIME said, â€śBehind the scenes, World Wide Technology (WWT) helped power the transition to working from home. Teaming up with manufacturers such as Cisco and Dell, the technology-services behemoth helps a broad range of organizations â€” including major hospitals and the Department of Defense â€” select and install computer systems and other digital infrastructure.
In 2020, to deal with the surge in demand as companies rushed to move to the cloud, WWT hired more than 600 additional employees. Revenues for the company increased 12.4%, to $13.4 billion last year.â€ť
WWT founder and Chairman David L. Steward said, â€śOn behalf of the entire WWT team, we are excited, humbled and honored to be included on the inaugural TIME100 list. Being included in this distinguished list of top businesses across the United States is a reflection of the dedication of our tremendous employees, our commitment to serving our customers and partners and our devotion to diversity and inclusion not just in our workplace but in our communities. We are grateful and thankful to everyone who has helped WWT become a top technology solutions provider and look forward to expanding the transformative platforms we offer to the world.â€ť
To assemble the list, TIME solicited nominations across every sector â€” including health care, entertainment, transportation, technology and more â€” from its global network of editors and correspondents, as well as from industry experts. Each company was then evaluated on key factors, including relevance, impact, innovation, leadership, ambition and success.