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About CDW

CDW (NASDAQ: CDW) provides information technology (IT) solutions and services. The company offers a range of services including networking, mobility, cloud computing, security, software management, and data center management. It primarily serves sectors such as healthcare, education, finance, retail, and small businesses. It was founded in 1984 and is based in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

Headquarters Location

200 North Milwaukee Avenue

Vernon Hills, Illinois, 60061,

United States

847-465 -6000



Expert Collections containing CDW

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CDW is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Fortune 500 Investor list.


Fortune 500 Investor list

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This is a collection of investors named in the 2019 Fortune 500 list of companies. All CB Insights profiles for active investment arms of a Fortune 500 company are included.


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CDW Patents

CDW has filed 46 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • building automation
  • home automation
  • building engineering
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Database management systems, Data management, Relational database management systems, Databases, Data modeling


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Database management systems, Data management, Relational database management systems, Databases, Data modeling



Latest CDW News

Support K–12 Technology Integration with Professional Development

Feb 20, 2024

Professional Development in the National Educational Technology Plan The pandemic highlighted the access divide , and the 2024 update to the NETP includes it as one of three digital divides in K–12 education. The other two are the use divide, which involves students’ opportunities to use technology to learn, and the design divide, which includes teachers’ ability to create lessons supported by technology. To close the design divide, K–12 schools must provide every educator the time and support they need to build their capacities to design learning experiences with digital tools and enhance their digital literacy skills so they can model them to students and other stakeholders. The NETP highlights examples of professional development activities to support closing the design divide, and many education agencies have structures in place to support this as well. Many districts work with outside groups to support teacher professional development. Wherever an agency stands in the process of closing the design divide, CDW can offer resources via its full-stack approach to supporting educators with professional development. CDW also takes a vendor-agnostic approach, giving schools access to its partnerships with different trusted professional development providers who align with the NETP, are experts in more than just technology integration, and can customize topics and formats aligned with stakeholder needs. Onsite professional development sessions — where trainers can be hands-on with educators and support them as they practice skills — is often the most popular type. But there are also options for virtual and asynchronous PD. CDW can even help schools set up and host their own ed tech mini-conferences , which are a great way for educators to learn about digital tools and solutions without the expense of traveling to a traditional expo. Keys to Successful K–12 Professional Development When hosting professional development in any format, there are a few key components that will make the training successful. First, administrators and technology professionals in K–12 districts understand their users. Asking what they want, how they learn, and what’s important for their classrooms can provide a sense of direction and prioritization for the professional development offered. It can also help IT departments share existing tools and solutions with teachers so they can take better advantage of them. From there, understanding what formats participants are interested in and how they like to learn can help districts tailor professional development to their staff so that it’s well received. Additionally, support for professional development needs to come from the district office. This allows professional development to be consistent across disciplines, whether users are training on literacy or technology. If schools create a level of consistency across all types of professional development , it increases the ability to track participation and feedback to highlight successes and opportunities for change. It’s easier to engage with professional development when there aren’t different ways to sign up, depending on the department. And it may be easier for participants to attend when sessions are always held at the same time. Consistency allows schools to look for areas where they can meet multiple needs with one training — for instance, combining training on literacy and technology tools — thus avoiding time conflicts and ensuring all teachers can participate in the PD they are interested in and required to complete. Finally, one of the best things schools can do is showcase success stories. This boosts tech integration because it helps teachers imagine themselves using the technology rather than simply seeing the tech tools as products. Engaging, consistent professional development will allow schools to find success with ed tech integration, which will help them close the digital design divide and ultimately improve learning environments for all students.

CDW Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was CDW founded?

    CDW was founded in 1984.

  • Where is CDW's headquarters?

    CDW's headquarters is located at 200 North Milwaukee Avenue, Vernon Hills.

  • What is CDW's latest funding round?

    CDW's latest funding round is IPO.

  • How much did CDW raise?

    CDW raised a total of $4.1M.

  • Who are the investors of CDW?

    Investors of CDW include Providence Equity Partners, Madison Dearborn Partners and Silver Lake.

  • Who are CDW's competitors?

    Competitors of CDW include Presidio, Softchoice, Tech Data Corporation, Ingram Micro, Computacenter and 7 more.


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