Windows, Chrome, Android, Apple; traditionally, districts picked a single operating platform for instruction and administrative functions – but is that still necessary? As districts embrace mobility and cloud in the classroom and as a business enabler, how do multiple platforms affect students and educators as well as districts’ short and long-term educational goals? CDW-G surveyed […]
As millions of workers bring their own mobile devices to work and connect to their employers’ networks, those devices further complicate already-complex computing systems. The BYOD phenomenon is one of the greatest challenges for IT professionals: empowering worker choice and productivity while protecting the organization’s network, data and assets. CDW’s Mobility at Work Report surveyed […]
Common Core State Standards offer educators, parents and administrators a consistent and clear understanding of what students need to learn in order to be successful in the classroom, college and beyond. Technology is a critical component of Common Core that can support teaching, learning and student engagement and assessment. CDW-G’s latest research, Common Core Tech […]
Recent CDW Spotlights
CDW Healthcare, the dedicated healthcare organization within CDW, today announced its recognition as Microsoft’s 2014 Healthcare Partner of the Year. This is the second year in a row that CDW Healthcare earned the award, which recognizes the company’s ongoing success and leadership in delivering effective solutions to healthcare customers. “Our award winners showcase the best […]
CDW’s cloud expertise was recently recognized when Microsoft presented CDW with several awards during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), including the HP and Microsoft Outstanding Frontline Partner for 2014 in Virtualization and Private Cloud, Microsoft Experience Center (MEC) Partner of the Year and Microsoft Office 365 Sales Achievement. CDW was also named a finalist […]
CDW Healthcare received a 2014 HealthTrust Vendor Excellence Award, marking the fourth consecutive year it received the honor. CDW Healthcare and nine other solutions providers accepted their awards during the HealthTrust University Conference & Vendor Fair in July. HealthTrust offers savings initiatives and consulting engagements that cover all areas of supply spend and supply chain […]
CDW ranks No. 13 on jobs site Glassdoor’s list of the Top 25 Companies for Culture and Values, according to anonymous coworker feedback shared on the site. Culture and values ratings are gathered through Glassdoor’s online company review survey, which seeks to gain employee sentiment about the work environment of their current or recent […]
The 11th annual VMworld conference kicked off yesterday in San Francisco, welcoming business and technology professionals nationwide, including VMware experts and executives. Attendees gather at the conference to inspire each other toward greater achievements in virtualization and cloud technology through a series of networking opportunities, more than 500 unique breakout sessions and hands-on labs. This […]
CDW in the News
Technology in sports has evolved from fixing employees’ desktop computers to becoming a major player in business strategy, fan engagement and player performance. This in-depth profile on Phoenix Suns Vice President and Chief Information Officer Steve Reese discusses his unique role with and goals for the organization, and notes that CDW is the team’s go-to player for technology solutions and services.
Educating students on the opportunities that exist in the field can encourage them to graduate high school and get involved in careers in in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), according to the author, executive director of Lumity, a Chicago nonprofit that provides financial and technology consulting to other nonprofits. Businesses can get involved in a number of ways – for example, CDW recently led a group of 18 students through its warehouse and data center and exposed them to the sales department, where they saw individuals working directly with customers.
The average school now supports three platforms for instruction and two for administration, according to CDW-G’s “Surviving & Thriving in a Multi-platform Universe” infographic, which examines how multiple platforms affect K-12 students and educators. The diversity of platforms poses big challenges for developers and publishers, as schools want assurances that instructional solutions will work on all major platforms.
The Chicago Tribune
The National Endowment for the Humanities selected CDW coworker and artist Paul Balan’s design for the new National Humanities Medal. Balan moved to Chicago from the Philippines in 2001 with $5 in his pocket and has since developed a reputation as an artist through his medal and coin designs for the U.S Mint. “It’s a reminder that there is talent in all of us, and if you invest in talent and individuals, extraordinary things like this are bound to happen,” said Max Reed, vice president, program sales, CDW.
The Washington Post
The Montgomery County Board of Education (Md.) approved a bid from CDW-G to provide 40,000 laptops and tablets to students, as part of the county’s major technology initiative in its public schools. The initiative is an effort to bring technology into the classroom and fuel student engagement and creativity.