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CDW-G Honored as Microsoft U.S. Federal Channel Partner of the Year

Award Recognizes Outstanding Use of Microsoft Technology, Deep Industry Expertise and Exemplary Customer Satisfaction

HERNDON, Va. – September 20, 2012 – CDW Government LLC (CDW-G), a leading provider of technology solutions to government, education and healthcare customers, today announced its recognition as the 2012 Microsoft U.S. Federal Channel Partner of the Year. The award honors CDW-G’s innovative use of Microsoft technology in support of public sector agencies and organizations. Winners and finalists were nominated and selected by Microsoft’s U.S. Public Sector team working throughout the nation.

“Microsoft relies on its network of dedicated partners around the globe to deliver technology solutions that empower public sector missions,” said Vince Menzione, general manager of U.S. public sector partner strategy at Microsoft. “We are thrilled to recognize CDW-G as a Partner of the Year for its unwavering commitment to serving customers across government.”

CDW-G received multiple nominations from across the Microsoft Federal field organization citing its involvement and expertise in driving new business, as well as managing accounts and enterprise agreements with key Federal customers. CDW-G received praise for its dedication to helping customers maximize their software investments by engaging in every step of the software lifecycle – from technology validation to management and deployment.

“CDW-G is honored to be named Microsoft U.S. Federal Channel Partner of the Year and to be recognized for the depth and breadth of value we provide in delivering and supporting Microsoft-based solutions in the Federal government,” said Doug Eckrote, senior vice president of strategic solutions and services for CDW. “This award, like CDW’s 2012 Microsoft Server Platform Partner of the Year award in July, is the latest example of our commitment to working with valued partners such as Microsoft to consistently deliver exceptional service, solutions and expertise to customers.”

“Government organizations are being challenged to deliver improved services while simultaneously cutting costs,” said Greg Myers, vice president, U.S. Federal at Microsoft. “Over the past year, CDW-G has shown how the innovative deployment of Microsoft technology can transform operations for our Government customers.”

For more information about CDW-G’s Federal offerings, please visit www.cdwg.com/federal.

About CDW-G
A wholly owned subsidiary of CDW LLC, ranked No. 32 on Forbes‘ list of America’s Largest Private Companies, CDW Government LLC (CDW-G) is a leading provider of technology solutions to government, education and healthcare customers. The company features dedicated account managers who help customers choose the right technology products and services to meet their needs. The company’s solutions architects and engineers offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its advanced technology engineers assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. Areas of focus include notebooks, desktops, printers, servers and storage, unified communications, security, wireless, power and cooling, networking, software licensing and mobility solutions.

For more information about CDW-G product offerings, procurement options, service and solutions, call 1.800.808.4239, email cdwgsales@cdwg.com or visit the CDW-G Web site at www.CDWG.com.

The Microsoft Partner Program is designed for all partners who develop and market solutions based on Microsoft platforms, provide consulting or technical services on Microsoft systems, or recommend Microsoft technology purchases. Microsoft partners include consulting services providers, independent software vendors (ISVs), independent hardware vendors, large account resellers (LARs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), support providers, system integrators, system builders, training providers, value-added resellers and value-added providers.