CDW-G Selected to Deliver Technology Products to Troy University through Catalog Bid
VERNON HILLS, Ill. - January 10, 2005 - CDW Government, Inc. (CDW-G) - a wholly owned subsidiary of CDW Corporation (NASDAQ: CDWC) and leading source of information technology (IT) solutions to governments and educators - today announced it has been awarded a one-year competitively bid contract to provide IT products and services to Troy University in Troy, Alabama. The contract enables Troy, the second-largest public university in Alabama, to purchase any product from CDW-G's catalog, which includes more than 100,000 products from leading technology companies.
As higher education institutions continue to rely upon IT to facilitate learning and improve efficiency on campus, Troy University is committed to streamlining technology acquisition and implementation. It recently consolidated its various campuses' purchasing systems into one centralized system to leverage its collective purchasing power and improve internal efficiency. The university sought a partner that could help it select the most appropriate IT products and services for its unique needs. It selected CDW-G due to the company's breadth of product line, as well as the quality and speed of its customer service.
In addition, CDW-G and Troy University are collaborating to standardize many technology products across the entire university system, including IBM notebooks, desktops and servers; Hewlett-Packard printers; InFocus projectors; ViewSonic monitors and Cisco infrastructure products. The partners have begun to refresh more than 6,000 PCs and update antivirus software on more than 3,000 systems across the university's campuses.
"We looked to CDW-G because they can help meet any IT need Troy University may have," said Greg Price, Director of Information Technology Management, Troy University. "We needed a company to come in and work with us as a partner to standardize our systems from the top-down, while at the same time keeping down costs and providing top-of-the-line customer service. These upgrades will certainly enhance our learning environment, allowing us to provide our students with the best IT solutions available."
The one-year contract has a potential value of $3 million and a two-year extension option. Moreover, Troy University has secure access to a variety of services on CDW-G's extranet, which provides customized account information on installed items and price quotes. Through the extranet, Troy University can track its orders, manage asset-tagged hardware and order configured products directly - providing real-time visibility into, and control over, the purchasing process.
"CDW-G is pleased to collaborate with Troy University, providing IT products and dedicated customer service to support the university's position as a technology innovator," said Chris Rother, CDW-G vice president for education, state and local sales. "We commend Troy University for upgrading its technology infrastructure and streamlining its purchasing processes to better meet the university's needs."
CDW-G partners with leading IT companies to deliver more than 100,000 products featuring top IT brands from over 1,400 manufacturers, providing higher education customers with best-in-class products and solutions.
A wholly owned subsidiary of CDW Corporation (NASDAQ: CDWC), a FORTUNE 500 company, CDW Government (CDW-G) is a trusted technology advisor to federal, state and local government agencies, as well as to educational institutions at all levels. CDW-G offers best-in-class technology products and services from top-name brands such as APC, Cisco, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Sony, Symantec, Toshiba and ViewSonic. For more information about CDW-G product offerings, procurement options, service and solutions call 1.800.863.4239, or visit the CDW-G Web site at CDWG.com.
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