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8 Lessons From ISTE 2017

SmartBrief
Nearly half of schools and districts have a formal Internet of Things (IoT) strategy in place, and 82 percent say the majority will incorporate IoT into core functional areas within five years, according to CDW-G’s “Safety and Savings: IoT Opportunities in K-12” infographic report.

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IoT Tees Up on the Golf Course

IoT Solution Provider
The PGA TOUR’s ShotLink system, powered by CDW, provides real-time shot measurement and scoring data to television broadcasts, players and coaches and mobile devices, and it is useful for golf course architects evaluating course changes, the author writes.

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The 25 Most Beloved CEOs in America

CNBC
Glassdoor released its 2017 highest-rated CEOs list, which is based on anonymous, voluntary employee feedback. The top 25 CEOs at companies with more than 1,000 employees earned approval ratings above 95 percent, including CDW Chairman and CEO Tom Richards.

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Best Places to Work in IT 2017

Computerworld
CDW ranked No. 17 among large companies on Computerworld’s list of the top 100 work environments for IT professionals.

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Here Are Illinois’ 2017 Fortune 500 Companies

Chicago Business Journal
Thirty-six Illinois-based companies landed on the 2017 Fortune 500 list, including CDW, which rose 21 spots to No. 199.

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Data Technology Providers on Analytics Usage Barriers

University Business
Analytics tools can help educators identify trends and answer questions about the student experience, but some usage barriers remain. “The intricacy of the higher education hierarchy can create complexity around who is responsible for managing data analytics tools,” says David Doucette, director of higher education, CDW-G. “This can sometimes make it difficult to determine which departments will train employees and provide access to the important information gleaned from data analytics – information that ultimately will help students.”

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CDW Wears Blue in May to Benefit Birdies for the Brave

PGA TOUR Charities
As part of its celebration of Military Appreciation Month, CDW raised funds for Birdies for the Brave in May, underscoring its long-standing support for military members and their families.

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CDW’s Hill Is a Thought Leader

Woman Engineer
CDW engineers are the best in the business because they understand the challenges and opportunities in the ever-changing IT sector, says Beth Hill, CDW mobility solution domain manager, in this interview on pages 39-40. In her role, Hill serves as a thought leader, providing insight and support for sales and solutions teams. “There’s a multitude of career paths one can take as a consulting engineer at CDW. … The possibilities are endless,” she says.

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Seeing Clearly in the Cloud

Raconteur
Jonathan Eyton-Williams, head of solutions at CDW UK, discusses how companies can leverage CDW cloud capabilities with NetApp to enable agile and seamless data management across the hybrid cloud. “It isn’t just about the technology; it is about understanding the business case for a cloud-based journey, getting the best out of it financially, and creating opportunities for business expansion and innovation,” Eyton-Williams said.

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CDW: Attracting, Engaging and Hiring Veterans

Diversity in Action
CDW continues to expand its outreach to engage veterans and help them transition from military service, said Tamara Queen, manager of inclusion practices, CDW. “Veteran coworkers bring skills and experiences critical to CDW’s success,” she said. If you have trouble viewing this article, we recommend using Internet Explorer as your browser.

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Top Four Patient Engagement Trends to Watch

Managed Healthcare Executive
Both patients and providers are eager for more effective engagement, according to CDW’s 2017 Patient Engagement Perspectives study. “We found that communication is important for engagement, and both providers and patients see technology as a channel to expand interaction and access to information needed to empower patients,” said Nancy Ragont, senior manager for customer insights, CDW Healthcare.

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School Buildings on Autopilot

District Administration
The Internet of Things provides K-12 schools with opportunities to automate operations, improve learning and save money, says Pete Koczera, senior manager for K-12 education, CDW-G.

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HIMSS17: Patient Engagement Is All the Rage, Survey Finds

Healthcare Dive
Patients are becoming more engaged with their healthcare through patient portals, according to CDW Healthcare’s 2017 Patient Engagement Perspectives Study. “Patients want to use their smartphone to be able to talk to their clinician just like they would to their friends and family,” said Nancy Ragont, senior manager of customer insights, CDW Healthcare.

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CDW, Lenovo, Intel Bring Golf and Tech to Arizona Kids

Golf Channel
Matt Troka, CDW senior vice president of product and partner management, and CDW-sponsored PGA TOUR professional Gary Woodland talk about how CDW partnered with the Chris Paul Family Foundation, Lenovo and Intel to bring golf and technology to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix through its new Tech Fore! program.

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The Patient-centric Movement: What’s Driving It, What’s Ahead?

Health Management Technology
New public policies and reimbursement models, technology innovation and evidence that engaged patients experience better, more-cost effective outcomes are driving patient engagement expansion, explains Jon Karl, director, CDW Healthcare.