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Company nameCDW
Company typePrivate company
SloganThe Right Technology, Right Away
IndustryBusiness to Business Technology Infrastructure and Resale Services
HeadquartersVernon Hills, Illinois,
United States
Key peopleJohn Edwardson, Chairman, Pres. & CEO, Michael Krasny, Founder, Former President and CEO
ProductsDesktops, servers, laptops, peripherals, software, telephony products, power, storage
Revenue(+)$8.1 billion USD (2006)
Owner(s)Madison Dearborn Partners

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CDW Corporation, headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois, is a reseller of computer hardware, software and supplies. Along with its warehouse-attached showroom in Illinois, CDW takes orders from its catalog via mail order, telephone and the Internet.

The company has a secondary division known as CDW-G, devoted solely to United States governmental purchasers, such as from schools, universities, cities, and the state and federal government.

CDW was originally incorporated as "MPK Computing" by its founding member Michael Krasny, who currently ranks on Fortune magazine's list of the wealthiest Americans. It later became Computer Discount Warehouse and then simply CDW.

In early 2006, CDW opened a 513000 sqft (47659.3 m2) distribution center in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The Vernon Hills, Illinois distribution center is roughly 450000 sqft (41806.4 m2).

CDW has recently announced the acquisition of Berbee, a top tier reseller of IBM, Cisco, and Microsoft products and services. This is CDW's second major acquisition after purchasing Micro Warehouse in September 2003 and opening two remote offices in New Jersey (Voorhees and Eatontown) which employ over 500 people.

CDW has recently agreed to be acquired by a private equity firm for a value of over 7 billion dollars

On Friday, October 12, 2007, CDW's acquisition by Chicago-based Madison Dearborn Partners was officially completed.

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Super Bowl: Cnet Has Slide Show of High Tech Cowboys Stadium - NY Convergence Tweet this news
NY Convergence--It was designed by -CDW- around Hewlett Packard blade server architecture. Slides showing a wireless access point center that lets technicians control and ... - Date : Sun, 06 Feb 2011 17:22:12 GMT+00:00
CDW Helps Make Cowboys Stadium One of the Most Technologically Advanced ... - Business Wire (press release) Tweet this news
Business Wire (press release)---CDW- was able to provide us with more than technology - their on-site assessment, design and configuration were critical to creating a data center that would ... - Date : Thu, 03 Feb 2011 16:27:35 GMT+00:00
CDW Helps Make Cowboys Stadium One of the Most Technologically Advanced ... - Digital Facility Tweet this news
Digital Facility--By BusinessWire VERNON HILLS, Ill., BUSINESS WIRE -- Long before people began gearing up for events at Cowboys Stadium, -CDW-, a leading provider of ... - Date : Sat, 05 Feb 2011 02:04:55 GMT+00:00
CDW-G and Discovery Education Kicks Off 9th Annual Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes - TMC Net Tweet this news
TMC Net---CDW--G and Discovery Education will also provide on-site training to all Win a Wireless Lab grand-prize winners. In the nine years of this partnership, ... - Date : Fri, 14 Jan 2011 09:53:16 GMT+00:00
The Data Center Powering the Super Bowl - Data Center Knowledge Tweet this news
Data Center Knowledge--But the staff at -CDW- and HP and the Cowboys' IT team know how vital the stadium's IT infrastructure is in creating the “ultimate fan experience. ... - Date : Thu, 03 Feb 2011 22:18:55 GMT+00:00
CDW Names Neal J. Campbell Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer - Business Wire (press release) Tweet this news
Business Wire (press release)--Campbell serves as a member of the company's Executive Committee and is responsible for the strategy and development of -CDW's- advertising, e-commerce, ... - Date : Wed, 02 Feb 2011 16:31:34 GMT+00:00
New CEO named for TrafficCast - Tweet this news became senior vice president and chief marketing officer of -CDW-, a technology products and services provider based in Vernon Hills, Ill., ... - Date : Thu, 03 Feb 2011 20:55:46 GMT+00:00
Ogilvy PR embraces Super Bowl for client CDW - PRWeek Tweet this news
PRWeek--DALLAS, TX: Information technology company -CDW- is leveraging this Sunday's Super Bowl and its millions of viewers to cement its place as an IT solutions ... - Date : Mon, 31 Jan 2011 22:26:57 GMT+00:00
Billing Outsourcing Trend Takes Hold as New Post-recession Recovery Strategy - PR Web (press release) Tweet this news
PR Web (press release)--The firm's high profile client roster includes Kraft Foods, -CDW- LLC, New Balance Athletic Shoes, Toshiba America Information Systems, MediaNews Group among ... - Date : Fri, 04 Feb 2011 08:14:50 GMT+00:00
CDW kicks off ad campaign - BtoB Magazine Tweet this news
BtoB Magazine--Chicago�Technology company -CDW- this week introduced a new ad campaign called “People Who Get IT,” developed by Ogilvy & Mather Chicago. ... - Date : Thu, 27 Jan 2011 18:21:17 GMT+00:00

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