CDW: CDW Government Solutions

Thomas E. Richards, CEO
In each association, there are people who get technology. And people who don't. And yet, heads of IT face the intimidating problem of ever more people to support and ever more complex networks to handle-with the instantaneous pressure to decrease costs and cut headcount. This is where CDW.G comes into picture, a firm which has been serving U.S. government for almost 30 years to get not just the most, but the best from their technology savings. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois, is a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare. CDW.G offers an inclusive work environment that leverages diverse perspectives in order for coworkers to excel. With its philosophy—"Perfection is unattainable; if you strive for perfection, you’ll achieve excellence", the company accomplishes the requisites of the customers.

"We went from area to area within the company, looking for our weakest links and turned them into our strengths. Every time we increased automation, we reduced the number of steps, wait time and keystrokes," says Thomas E. Richards, CEO of CDW.G. The firm offers knowledge in designing tailored solutions and supporting customers with the implementation and lasting management of solutions such as Business Intelligence (BI), digital signage, mobility, cloud computing and data center optimization.

Making vital business decisions and identifying growth opportunities starts with 'data.' CDW.G's Business Intelligence (BI) solutions helps organization to key into the data, analytical output, and reporting in order to make informed decisions. Digital signage, provided by the firm, has become an effective way for organizations to inform and communicate specific messaging to their target audience. It helps to deliver a wide range of dynamic information using audio, video, still, or moving images. The end-to-end approach, Total Mobility Management helps to plan, acquire, and manage mobility and plugging the existing infrastructure. The dedicated Cloud Specialists of the firm guide customers through the entire evaluation and implementation process to determine the optimal deployment options, including on-premise, cloud-based, or some combination of both.
CDW.G Cloud Collaboration is a proficient way to use the power of the cloud to efficiently deliver collaboration applications to the staff. It provides access anywhere, any time and on any device.

The firm's Configuration Services help its clients to build state-of-the-art preconfigured solutions. CDW.G works with third-party e-Procurement software providers, marketplaces, exchanges, and consortiums to integrate with customer's procurement solutions. Its E-Procurement services equip its clients to refine their buying procedures, minimize human error, and decrease transactional costs. The firm also provides professional services across the country, ranging from simple client system deployments to more robust Data Center and Network Infrastructure implementations. Depending on the technology needs, CDW.G gives leasing programs to maximize the client’s options and terms. NetApp, IBM, Cisco and HP are some of the prominent leasing partners of the company. The telecommunications specialists assist, define and scope the customer's voice and data needs. Thus, CDW.G connects its clients with a provider that can meet the requirements, both domestically and internationally.

Palace Entertainment, the largest operator of water parks and family entertainment centered in the United States, joined hands with CDW.G for to save time, improve performance and reduce costs. The Palace witnessed a tremendous improvement and the aftermath was astonishing. "CDW.G was instrumental in helping us with negotiations and hammering out a solution," says, Dan Vogt, Executive Director of Palace Entertainment.

CDW.G's future looks brighter than ever, with the company’s revenue reaching an all-time high of $10.1 billion as per the latest update. In June 2013, CDW.G listed its stock on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "CDW." The company gives credits to its employees as they bestow quality services to their clients. The values which the firm uses to guide their customers, partners and communities help them to surpass every hurdle and to provide deliverables beforehand. CDW.G believes that even with the changing market conditions, holding fast to their values will always keep them on the right course.

CDW Government Solutions

Vernon Hills, IL

Thomas E. Richards, CEO

Provides technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare.