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World Data Products Named to CRN's 18th Annual Solution Providers 500 List

MINNETONKA, MN - June 24, 2013 – World Data Products, Inc. (WDPI), a leading independent provider of on-demand new and OEM-quality refurbished IT hardware including servers, storage and networking equipment, announced today that it has been recognized by UBM Tech Channel as part of CRN's 2013 Solution Providers 500 list, which identifies the top technology value added resellers (VARs) and integrators in the US and Canada based on revenue size.

Formerly known as the "VAR 500," the Solution Provider 500 (SP500) ranks the highest producing solution provider organizations in the IT channel from hardware sales, software sales and managed IT services.

"We are extremely pleased to be named to the 2013 Solution Providers 500," said Neil Vill, President and CEO of World Data Products, Inc. "It is an honor to be included on the list of the strongest performing value added resellers (VARs) in the country. Our ongoing success stems from our vendor agnostic approach that focuses on delivering hardware solutions based on the unique requirements of each customer."

"We aim to highlight the 'best of the best' among the channel community, and the Solution Provider 500 is no exception. Now in its 18th year, this prestigious list serves as a valuable industry resource to help end users quickly identify top performers and make the most well-informed choices for their business," said Robert Faletra, CEO, UBM Tech Channel. "The companies listed have a forward-thinking approach to solutions sales. They are also highly dedicated to putting their customers' needs first to accelerate the adoption of innovative technology and drive immediate results. We congratulate World Data Products for making this year's list and look forward to covering their continued success."

The 2013 Solution Provider 500 list category awards will be presented at the BoB thought leadership conference in October. A sampling of the 2013 SP500 list is featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and is featured online at www.crn.com. The complete list of 500 companies will be available in the CRN Tech News app, available for iPad and Windows 8.

About World Data Products, Inc.(WDPI): Founded in 1987, World Data Products, Inc. (WDPI) is a world-class independent provider of on-demand new and OEM-quality refurbished server, storage, and networking hardware for enterprise level Information Technology (IT), healthcare, education, retail, manufacturing and government organizations. By taking a brand-agnostic approach and focusing on each organization’s unique hardware requirements, WDPI is able to offer flexible, customized solutions that save customers up to 50% or more on their hardware investment. WDPI sells leading hardware brands such as Cisco, DELL, IBM and HP. More information is available online at www.wdpi.com, by phone at 888-210-7636 or on our blog, The IT Hardware Forum.

About UBM Tech Channel: UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/UBMTechChannel.

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