Now in its third year, the CDW-G School Safety Index provides a nationwide, firsthand view of school safety issues from the perspective of district IT and security directors. Additionally, the index enables schools to measure themselves against a national benchmark. CDW-G expanded the survey to understand the steps districts are taking to strengthen security, protect wireless networks, and monitor buildings.
In today’s economically challenging times, IT departments, big and small, are looking for ways to boost productivity and efficiencies, while managing operating costs. CDW Government, Inc.’s (CDW-G) new tracking poll, which surveyed 766 IT professionals who work on unified communications (UC) or component technologies in business, government, higher education, and healthcare, indicates that IT executives are working to integrate communications technologies to reduce costs and help grow the organizational bottom line.
How close are we to achieving the 21st-century campus? To answer that question, CDW-G surveyed more than 1,000 college students, faculty and IT staff members about their perceptions of campus technology. To help higher education institutions assess their own technology, CDW-G developed the 21st-Century Campus Online Assessment Tool. Using the same surveys from the national study, institutions can identify how faculty use technology and understand students’ technology expectations.
Energy consumption and costs remain a top focus for Information Technology (IT) executives across all industry sectors. E2IT found that while most organizations care about reducing energy consumption – and that significant savings are realistic – success comes only with sharp, persistent focus on energy-efficient opportunities across the IT organization.
Managing information technology (IT) assets is a critical – but challenging – element of maintaining security, cost efficiency and controlled management of an information infrastructure. To understand how Federal agencies are tackling IT asset management, CDW-G surveyed 154 Federal IT decision makers to understand what IT assets are being tracked by Federal agencies, determine the benefits and challenges associated with tracking assets and define the next steps for improving IT asset tracking.
For 2008, the CDW Telework Report surveyed more than 1,800 private-sector and Federal government employees and IT professionals nationwide. Exploring the correlation between telecommuting adoption and such issues as IT security and business continuity, the CDW Telework Report is the first side-by-side comparison of adoption and IT support in both the private and Federal market.
In today’s environment, Americans anticipate emergency situations ranging from major storms to health threats and terrorist incidents. The need for mass notification systems that provide actionable information in an emergency has never been greater. The study, “This is a Test – This is Only a Test: Updating America’s Emergency Alert Infrastructure” investigates Americans’ perceptions of their cities’ emergency alert systems and their own emergency communication habits.
The Higher Education IT Security Report Card 2007 is CDW-G’s third annual survey of higher education IT professionals. CDW-G surveyed 151 higher education IT directors and managers to examine the challenges they face as they implement security programs on campus. Quantifiable feedback is essential for raising awareness of security vulnerabilities that exist in higher education in order to create change in the community.
The CDW-G State & Local Government Technology Investment Curve is an assessment of public-sector purchasing behavior across all 50 states in the United States. The Curve provides an unbiased, objective assessment of purchasing behavior over four years. The Curve is based upon research from the Center for Digital Government and CDW-G sales data from 2003 to 2006. This is the fourth of several Technology Investment Curves, and focuses on mobility IT products.
The CDW-G School Safety Index is a national research project benchmarking the current status of public school district safety. Based on 14 elements of physical and cyber safety, the survey of 381 school district IT and security directors highlights the indicators of strong district safety programs, as well as the barriers to school safety.
The third annual CDW Telework Report compares the adoption of telework between the Federal government and the private sector. This approach provides the first side-by-side comparison of telework adoption and IT support in both markets. The report shows that telework adoption continues to grow across the Federal government and outpaces private-sector adoption by a three-to-one margin.
The CDW-G State & Local Government Technology Investment Curve is an assessment of public-sector purchasing behavior across all 50 states in the United States. The Curve provides an unbiased, objective assessment of purchasing behavior over four years. The Curve is based upon research from the Center for Digital Government and CDW-G sales data from 2003 to 2006. This is the third of several Technology Investment Curves, and focuses on storage IT products.
The CDW-G Higher Education IT Security Report Card 2006 is CDW-G’s second annual survey of higher education IT professionals. CDW-G worked with Eduventures – a noted market research firm within the higher education market – to survey 182 higher education IT directors and managers to examine the challenges they face as they implement security programs on campus. This year’s report indicates that IT security is a major challenge at higher education institutions; 58 percent of respondents experienced at least one security incident in the last year. While IT directors and managers place a very high priority on improving IT security, they are often stretched for budget and resources.
The CDW-G State & Local Government Technology Investment Curve is an assessment of technology purchases across all 50 states in the U.S. The Curve is based upon research from the Center for Digital Government and CDW-G sales data since 2000. This is the second of several Technology Investment Curves, and is focused only on 802.11 wireless components.