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Does It Pay to Build Your Own Custom Mobile Apps? Yes, Says Survey

ZDNet
Custom mobile apps deliver high business value because they are targeted at a company’s needs and aim to transform processes, according to CDW’s Enterprise Mobile App Report.

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Enterprise Mobile App Investment on the Rise, Survey

FierceMobileIT
More than half of enterprises expect to increase their mobile app budgets, and 20 percent expect to increase app budgets by more than 10 percent, according to CDW’s Enterprise Mobile App Report.

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The Cloud in K-12: CDW-G Tells Us What Educators Need to Know

Education Drive
In this Q&A, Tim Murphy, CDW-G cloud client executive for education, explains the benefits and challenges of deploying cloud computing in K-12 schools.

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Separating Cloud Vendor Hype From Reality

CIOInsight
CDW’s Cloud 401 Report sheds new light on cloud vendor hype vs. reality. Respondents to CDW’s survey rated flexibility, ease of use and ease of administration as vendor truths and security as hype.

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Engaging LTC Residents

McKnight’s Long-term Care News
Long-term care organizations are embracing technology’s role in improving resident engagement, as well as its positive effects on resident socialization and wellness, explains Ginna Baik, business development executive, CDW Healthcare, in this contributed article.

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Security, Financial Concerns Impact Cloud Deployments

eWeek
Shane Zide, CDW cloud client executive, discusses the successes and struggles of organizations deploying data, storage or application services in the cloud.

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Survey: Reliability Is Most Important When Choosing Cloud Provider

Healthcare Informatics
Reliability, more than cost, is most important to healthcare organizations when choosing a cloud provider, according to CDW’s Cloud 401 Report.

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Daytona Rising Adds Partners for Renovation

National Speed Sport News
Daytona International Speedway announced the Daytona Technology Platform Powered by CDW as part of the expanding network of companies that are supporting the unprecedented $400 million Daytona Rising redevelopment project.

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Super Bowl XLIX Sets New Stadium Wi-Fi Record With 6.2 Terabytes of Data Consumed

Mobile Sports Report
Fans at Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz., used a record-breaking 6.2 terabytes (TB) of data on the CDW-implemented wireless network at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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SuperBowl XLIX Stadium is Wi-Fi Ready

Mobile Enterprise
As the official technology partner for the Arizona Cardinals and University of Phoenix Stadium, CDW implemented a new high-density network for secure stadium wireless ahead of Super Bowl XLIX, the 2015 NFL Pro Bowl and the 2016 college football championship.

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CDW Upgraded the Wi-Fi at the Super Bowl So 73,000 Fans Can Get Online in Phoenix

ChicagoInno
CDW implemented a new Cisco-based, high-density wireless network at University of Phoenix Stadium, enabling fans at Super Bowl XLIX to share the game-day experience with faster and more secure stadium Wi-Fi.

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Analytics Investment Among Health Care Organizations Grows

eWeek
Organizations implementing analytics plan to invest in data capture, storage and processing, according to CDW Healthcare’s Analytics in Healthcare Report. “We see endpoint virtualization and application virtualization gaining momentum, as organizations feel more comfortable storing data locally and delivering it virtually,” said Chris Haupt, mobility solutions architect, CDW Healthcare.

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More Than the Big Game: Venues in Phoenix, Ariz., Prepare for Two Huge NFL Events

Venues Today
“The Arizona Cardinals teamed up with CDW to provide state-of-the-art networking, wireless and computing technology at University of Phoenix Stadium,” said John Drum, vice president of stadium operations. The partnership makes the stadium one of the NFL’s most technologically advanced facilities, demonstrating the expanding role of IT in major sports venues, Drum said.

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Here’s an In-Depth Look at Chicago’s Breakout Year in Tech, From A-Z

Chicago Inno
CDW’s continued success landed it on this list of top performers and events in Chicago technology in 2014. CDW beat out many other contenders to occupy the “C” spot on the list, with the author noting that its stock more than doubled since its IPO in 2013. He also notes that CDW’s success is a critical part of rewriting the media narrative of Chicago as a tech hub.