Profile: CDW Corp (CDW.OQ)
16 Feb 2018
CDW Corporation (CDW), incorporated on May 25, 2007, is a provider of integrated information technology (IT) solutions in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Company's segments include Corporate, Public and Other. The Corporate segment consists of private sector business customers in the United States based on employee size between medium/large customers, which primarily includes organizations with more than 100 employees, and Small Business customers, which primarily includes organizations with up to 100 employees. Its Public segment comprises government agencies and education and healthcare institutions in the United States. Its Other segment includes Canada and CDW UK. The CDW Advanced Services business consists primarily of customized engineering services delivered by technology specialists and engineers, and managed services that include Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings. The Company has centralized logistics and headquarters functions that provide services to the segments. The logistics function includes purchasing, distribution and fulfillment services to support both the Corporate and Public segments. The centralized headquarters function provides services in areas, such as accounting, information technology, marketing, legal and coworker services.
The Company's array of offerings ranges from discrete hardware and software products to integrated IT solutions, such as mobility, security, data center optimization, cloud computing, virtualization and collaboration. As of December 31, 2016, its solutions portfolio included more than 100,000 products and services from more than 1,000 brands. Its customers include private sector businesses, government agencies and educational and healthcare institutions. The Company provides its products and solutions through approximately 5,000 customer-facing coworkers, including field sellers, technology specialists and service delivery engineers. It operates in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canadian IT markets. The Company offers a range of integrated solutions, such as Mobility, Security, Data Center Optimization, Cloud Computing, Virtualization and Collaboration.
The Company offers a portfolio of integrated solutions that include Data Center, Digital Workspace Security, Virtualization and Services. It assesses its customers data center needs, designs solutions and manages the solution throughout its lifecycle. Its portfolio of hardware and software, for both on and off-premise solutions, enables it to provide a well-integrated solution, including converged and hyperconverged infrastructure, physical and virtualized servers, software defined data center, storage and power and cooling. It builds solutions that deliver access to applications that manage its customers' productivity regardless of time or location. It connects its customers' physical devices, including laptops, desktops and mobile devices, and utilize collaboration solutions to unite communications and applications through the integration of products that facilitate the use of multiple enterprise communication methods, including e-mail, instant messaging, presence, social media, voice, video, hardware, software and services. It also hosts cloud-based collaboration solutions. Its solutions provide the tools that allow its customers' employees to share knowledge, ideas and information among each other and with clients and partners.
The Company assesses its customers' security needs and provides them with threat prevention tools in order to protect their networks, servers and applications, such as anti-virus, anti-spam, content filtering, intrusion prevention, firewall and virtual private network services, and network access control. It also designs and implements data loss prevention solutions, using data monitoring and encryption across a range of devices to ensure the security of customer information, personal employee information and research and development data. It designs and implements server, storage and desktop virtualization solutions. Virtualization enables its customers to utilize hardware resources by running multiple, independent, virtual operating systems on a single computer and multiple virtual servers simultaneously on a single server. Virtualization also can separate a desktop environment and associated application software from the hardware device that is used to access it, and provides employees with remote desktop access. Its specialists assist customers with the steps of implementing virtualization solutions, including evaluating network environments, deploying shared storage options and licensing platform software.
The Company advises on, architects and manages integrated business technology for commercial and business organizations. Its solutions include integrated cloud, collaboration, data center, mobility and security business technology, from the physical to the application layer. It provides advisory, architectural and managed services across basic, discrete and integrated business technology solutions. It leverages partner technology platforms to architect and manage disparate IT platforms into integrated business technology solutions.
The Company competes with Computacenter, Connection, Dimension Data, ePlus, Insight Enterprises, PCM, Presidio, SCC, Softchoice, World Wide Technology, Dell, HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Apple, IBM, Accenture, AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon, Amazon Web Services, Newegg, TigerDirect.com, Microsoft, Box, Staples and Office Depot.
200 N Milwaukee Ave
VERNON HILLS IL 60061-1577