Health Management Technology
As electronic health records become more prevalent, healthcare organizations must accept that mobility and BYOD instances will happen with or without support from IT, according to CDW’s Brian Voves, principal solution architect, security, and Jeremy Weiss, senior solution architect, security. Voves and Weiss note that mobile device management solutions enable IT professionals to secure individual devices and ensure that only vetted applications are accessed. A comprehensive security response plan is also critical – before an incident occurs, they say.
CDW in the News
Health Management Technology
Technology startup center 1871 – known as “Chicago’s Entrepreneurial Hub for Digital Startups” – is positioned to cater to the growing tech and entrepreneurial community in the Chicago area. Supported by corporate sponsors such as CDW, the center helps businesses build themselves up to the point of self-sufficiency.
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.
Workforce Diversity for Engineering & IT Professionals
Beginning on page 22, David Tzau, senior manager, search engine marketing at CDW, discusses the skills needed for success in the IT field, as well as the positive work environment at CDW. “The company really invests in its people. I’ve been with CDW for 13 years, and it’s been great at letting me try my hand at different things as my personal career goals have changed,” Tzau said.
Mobile Sports Report
As the Arizona Cardinals prepare to host the Super Bowl this February, the IT team at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., is prepared for a mobile-hungry crowd with a pervasive wireless network. of the Cardinals worked with CDW to completely replace the stadium’s Wi-Fi system, installing new Cisco gear from back end to front end. CDW is also expanding the network outside the stadium to handle additional events, the author notes.
CDW donated $20,000 to the American Red Cross as part of this year’s Chicago CBS Cares Telethon promoting fire safety and recovery efforts. In a video interview, Aletha Noonan, vice president of higher education, CDW-G, said that CDW coworkers were proud to give back to the community by donating time, treasure and talent to the cause.
Technology tools are increasingly used in hiring and recruiting, but they won’t succeed if they are misunderstood, misapplied or misguided, according to recruiting experts at The Human Resources Management Association of Chicago’s recent panel discussion. CDW recently adopted a new video-interviewing program designed to reduce the time hiring managers needed to screen candidates. “When you put people, processes and technology together, you have to address all three. If you’re thinking about making an investment in technology, make sure you take implementation seriously,” said Rick Rosario, senior talent acquisition leader, CDW.
Security, privacy and data protection loom large in cloud deployments, and one common misstep for CIOs is relying on the vendor contract to address risk concerns, said Stephen Braat, CDW vice president for cloud and managed solutions said at SIMposium 2014., Braat outlined two ways companies can manage risk – know which departments are signing up for more risk so that IT teams can educate and implement governance, and continuously manage run-rate costs and reliability.
Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) worked with CDW to architect and deploy its new virtualization server environment. The virtualization implementation is part of the organization’s effort to raise $1 billion annually until 2022. “It’s very custom and very cool. Our goal is one-stop for everything. If it’s not one-stop for everything, it can’t be brought into CMN,” said Nick Ward, IT vice president, CMN.
Hiring veterans isn’t just the patriotic thing to do – it’s also good for the IT talent pool, given veterans’ skills in cybersecurity and IT. To commemorate Veterans Day 2014, Computerworld honored companies that have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their commitment to hiring veterans into IT and other business positions, recognizing CDW as a great company for veterans in IT. The article notes that CDW earned a spot on Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT list and is a member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission.
CDW reported third-quarter net income of $55.6 million, surpassing Wall Street expectations for earnings. The technology solutions provider also posted revenue of $3.27 billion in the period, beating Street forecasts of $3.1 billion.
CDW announced that its Board of Directors approved a 59 percent increase in its quarterly cash dividend and authorized a new $500 million share repurchase program. The company also acquired a minority stake in U.K.-based IT solutions provider, Kelway – enhancing its ability to provide IT solutions to U.S.-based multinational customers.
The newest iteration of CDW’s popular “People Who Get IT” integrated brand campaign, “Smart Growth 2.0,” highlights how CDW’s cloud computing, mobility, power and networking solutions help businesses keep up with the rapid pace of technological change. The author notes that CDW worked with the Arizona Cardinals to implement wireless access across the team’s stadium, and will soon provide access in the outdoor concourse and parking lots.