In early April, CDW rolled out the CDW Technoliner, a high-tech bus representing the first mobile implementation of a dynamic, synchronized stadium video system, high-density Wi-Fi network technology and a retractable 14-foot video wall. The tech-centric vehicle debuted in Atlanta and will travel the country to enable hands-on demonstrations of CDW’s technology solutions at local venues.
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Jonathan Karl, CDW Healthcare sales director, discusses the benefits of cloud computing for long-term care providers in this article, which cites CDW’s State of the Cloud Report. Karl notes that cloud computing reduces costs and improves efficiency for long-term care providers by enabling centralized IT management.
This Q&A with CDW-G customer Passaic Public School District (N.J.) details its transition to one-to-one computing with the Google Chromebook, which the district calls “right time technology” for its ability to meet educational needs and its ease of deployment and management. CDW-G’s white glove service was instrumental in the deployment.
The Wall Street Journal
Fans seeking the ultimate experience at this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four are in luck. At the Georgia Dome – the site of this year’s tournament finals – fans now have access to free, high-speed wireless Internet. CDW worked with the Georgia Dome to manage the $1.5 million installation of 534 wireless access points, which enable fans to stream video, share photos and communicate with others while enjoying the games.
Charles Barkley and CDW team up again in CDW’s new “Winning on the Road” marketing campaign, in which Barkley helps highlight CDW’s mobility solutions offerings. Dean Lamb, CDW’s senior manager of corporate brand marketing, explains how the campaign demonstrates CDW’s ability to help customers navigate business problems and get the most out of their IT investments.
The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement and cloud adoption seem to be closely linked. CDW’s State of the Cloud Report found that almost three-quarters of IT professionals said their organizations’ decision to adopt cloud computing was influenced by employees’ use of personal mobile devices and related cloud applications.
Although security remains a top concern, CDW’s State of the Cloud Report found that 35 percent of healthcare organizations are implementing or maintaining cloud systems. Healthcare IT professionals ranked conferencing and collaboration, computing power and office and productivity suites as the top services or applications migrating to the cloud.
The Wall Street Journal
Professional football teams are increasingly becoming tech savvy. Ryan Fannin, director of football information systems for the Indianapolis Colts, discusses the team’s work with CDW to upgrade the wireless coverage in its training facility – part of a larger mobility solution from CDW to enhance team performance and operations and the in-stadium fan experience.