An organization’s decision to move IT to the cloud is daunting because it is a wholesale change in sourcing and delivery of solutions. However, most organizations are planning to shift select capabilities there, and many already have. The decision is often influenced by technology trends, including the growth of bring your own device (BYOD), the [...]
CDW-G and Discovery Education invite you to be a part of the 2013 Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes. Now in its 11th year, Win a Wireless Lab provides teachers with the classroom technology tools they need to create and deliver interactive projects and lessons. School employees can register once per day from now until May [...]
Small businesses are getting a competitive lift from their employees’ use of mobile devices, but most employees use their own devices, and small business IT managers are working to keep up. CDW’s Small Business Mobility Report surveyed mobile device users and IT management professionals across five small business industries to determine how mobile technology will change the small business landscape moving forward.
The traditional lecture model is the standard learning method in most American classrooms, but there is growing interest in new learning models that are encouraging students and teachers to “learn now, lecture later.” CDW-G’s new report, Learn Now, Lecture Later, looks at how technology is supporting the move to these new learning models.
Many IT decision-makers are optimistic about their IT budgets and future technology purchases, according to the latest CDW IT Monitor. In fact, half of the survey respondents anticipate overall budget increases during the next six months. Reflecting this confidence, the IT Growth Monitor composite score continued its upward trajectory.
One in four organizations has experienced a data loss in the last two years. Many report breaches jeopardizing their email, network or other sensitive information. CDW’s Data Loss Straw Poll surveyed 654 IT professionals from business, financial services, healthcare and higher education about data loss and what’s still keeping them up at night.
Think of energy efficiency as a multi-layer solution stack: hardware selection, consolidation, virtualization, design, cooling strategies and software. In its fourth year, the Energy Efficient IT Report provides solutions rating maps based on IT professionals’ experiences and identifies where organizations might find their next energy efficient IT investment.
The number of new healthcare IT systems deployed to caregivers is staggering. Though caregivers report that these new systems are more useful in patient care, they also rate them as slower and harder to use. This new report explores how large hospitals are managing the balance between IT tools used by caregivers and the supporting infrastructure.
State and local government agencies face continued financial challenges, among them the withdrawal of billions of dollars in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding and revenue collections below pre-recession levels. Some states have reduced aid to local governments – some to a significant degree. Despite the challenging outlook, CDW-G’s Efficient Agency Report reveals that governments are finding new ways to save through operational efficiency. CDW-G examines how state and local IT professionals are maximizing resources and looks at how initial savings from four technologies proven to drive operational efficiencies can be used to generate still more savings.
For many IT decision-makers, 2011 was characterized by cautious optimism as they hoped for economic recovery and subsequent IT budgets increases. Overall sentiment suffered with continued economic fluctuation and some IT decision-makers were forced to make purchases that did little more than maintain their organizations’ IT status quo. However, IT decision-makers are showing renewed confidence in 2012 as the latest CDW IT Monitor indicates they are ready to spend.
Server virtualization offers big benefits to large organizations with massive data centers, but what about small ones with only a handful of servers? Many small businesses feel they lack the money, the resources or the need for server virtualization. CDW’s Small Business Server Virtualization Roadmap provides a path forward for small businesses interested in virtualization, highlights the benefits small businesses see from virtualization and shares best practices from small businesses that have already adopted virtualization.
Now in its fourth year, the CDW-G 21st-Century Campus Report examines the role of technology in higher education. CDW-G surveyed more than 1,200 college students, faculty, administrators and Information Technology (IT) staff members to understand their perceptions of campus technology. In 2011, the report found that interactive technology offerings such as digital content, mobile devices and online learning are not only more important to the 21st-century campus – they are being used on campuses at an increasing rate.
The 21st-century classroom is about using technology to engage and empower students and teachers. The 2011 21st-Century Classroom Report offers educational leaders the opportunity to hear directly from their students, faculty and IT professionals on how to create and sustain an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in today’s classroom and on tomorrow’s college campus.